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Record of a Spaceborn Few, by Becky Chambers

cordelia_egnor's review

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hopeful reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

svspirium's review against another edition

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3.0

(3.5 down) wanted to love this but unfortunately it just didn’t work as well for me as the other two books :( the constantly switching povs made it hard for me to get into it especially when i didn’t feel particularly connected to any of these characters. i like how this book explores the lore and nature of the beautiful universe becky chambers has crafted but it just fell a bit flat for me

ash_mac's review

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adventurous emotional inspiring reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

dtier's review against another edition

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4.0

Going to write a longer review later. The characters here are wonderful and the way Chambers explores her world is excellent. It's not as compelling as Wayfarers #1 or #2, but Chambers is still the only author I know who manages to bring an enjoyable everyday nature to science fiction.

jen_b's review

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emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

3.75

lilifane's review

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adventurous emotional hopeful informative reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Ah, I really like this series. It's so wholesome and cozy, you don't get that often in Sci-Fi. 
I liked how quiet and melancholic but still hopeful this one was. There was almost no plot, just a slice of life story on a generation ship. Or, several stories of several different characters that may or may not cross paths. I really liked the beginning and how the characters were introduced and were effected by a tragedy that took place a few years ago. The main event took me by surprise, but I also liked how it was handled. I loved the discussions about it and the overall themes of the book. 
Sadly, I didn't enjoy all the point of views equally... and the ending dragged a little. 
But I'm looking forward to the fourth book in the series. 

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joillian's review against another edition

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hopeful reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

a bit slow for my taste, but it ramps up and I found myself drawn in and tearing up by the end

delaneyswann's review

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adventurous emotional hopeful fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

Unlike the first two Wayfarer’s books this one dragged a bit. However it was still extremely well considered and fun to read, with extremely tender moments that are rare within the genre. Another great installment. 

leahpowell's review against another edition

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3.0

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lonelylunchclub's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75