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Becky Chambers on the contents of the Voyager Golden Record

Two of my favorite extant objects are ones I will never see. But then, their lack of proximity is rather the point. As I write this, they are respectively about eleven billion and thirteen-and-a-half billion miles from Earth (these figures grow by the second). It is quite possible — likely, even — that no one […]

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Announcing The New Novella From Becky Chambers: To Be Taught, If Fortunate

Okay, okay, we’ve teased you enough for one day! Today, we’re thrilled to announce a new novella from Becky Chambers: To Be Taught, If Fortunate. This completely standalone novella is set in a world where explorers of the solar system transform themselves in order to survive the harsh environments of the planets they visit. Carrying […]

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Space is for Everyone Week: You’re Never Alone in Space…

Continuing our series of space-themed blogs for Space is for Everyone Week, Hodderscape publisher Oliver Johnson thinks about the characters he’d most like to travel the galaxy with, because in the Wayfarers, you’re never alone in space. Space: a dark, noiseless, freezing void… no one can even hear you scream. So how are you going to […]

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Space is for Everyone Week: Space Movies to Get You in the Mood for Record of a Spaceborn Few.

The time has finally come guys. You can stop trying to build your time machine*, cross off that final day on the calendar and rest easy in the knowledge that… RECORD OF A SPACEBORN FEW IS PUBLISHED TOMORROW and we’re celebrating with SPACE MOVIES. That means it’s also the first day of Space is For […]

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Announcing the Record of a Spaceborn Few Special First Edition

The Spaceborn Few special first edition comes complete with stunning endpapers designed by the very talented Kiku Hughes. We fell in love with Kiku’s work when she entered (and won!) the Wayfarer’s fanart competition we ran last year and so we couldn’t be more delighted at the opportunity to work with her again. We are THRILLED […]

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Cover Reveal: Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

This beautiful cover was designed by Natalie Chen from the Hodder Art department and you can see more of her work here. Record of a Spaceborn Few will be released in hardback, ebook and audio on 26th July.   ~*~ From the ground, we stand. From our ship, we live. By the stars, we hope Hundreds […]

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Blurb reveal: Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

Hundreds of years ago, the last humans left Earth aboard the Exodus Fleet…

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Announcing the Wayfarer Fan Art Contest!

Now, if you can’t draw, do not fear. Fan art takes all kinds of forms, from cosplay to cover design, from quote art to jewellery. All of these forms are eligible. All we ask is that you submit a picture of it on either Instagram or Twitter using #WayfarerFanArtComp, and that you stay clear of any copyrighted images. […]

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Stargazing tips for city dwellers

When I was eleven, I wanted to be an astronomer when I grew up. Okay, what I actually wanted to be was the character Ellie Arroway from the film/book Contact, but I hadn’t realised that nuance yet. After picking up a guide to backyard astronomy at the library, I spent a few weeks doggedly going […]

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