Record of a Spaceborn Few, by Becky Chambers

This is an amazing book, and I loved every minute of it.

It’s my first Becky Chambers and now I have to read more.

Here are my three top quotes:

“Yet it was a quiet grief, an everyday grief, a heaviness and a lightness all at once.”

“That’s how we’ll survive, even if not all of us do.”

“Our species doesn’t operate by reality. It operates by stories.”

Yes – now that is completely true.

I loved the cast of diverse characters/species and the plot threads that connected them all. I loved the worlds and the perspectives, and the clarity of this story. I was a little impatient with teenager Kip, but hey, that’s what teenagers are for! The alien viewpoints were also fascinating.

One of my best reads of 2018, for sure.