Announcing the Record of a Spaceborn Few Special First Edition

By Sam Bradbury

Posted on June 1, 2018 in Books with tags becky chambers, special edition

Yes, you heard that right! By now I’m sure you’ve seen (and lusted after) the beautiful blues and greens of the stunning galaxy inspired cover for Becky Chambers’ new novel Record of a Spaceborn Few.  Well, prepare to get even more excited, because today we’re announcing the Spaceborn Few SPECIAL FIRST EDITION!

And don’t forget – when we say first edition only, we mean it! Once they’re gone, they’re gone, so you should probably preorder your signed edition before they sell out!

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 with the result.

Record of a Spaceborn Few Endpapers by Kiku Hughes

When we asked Kiku what inspired her to illustrate this scene, she said:

“I wanted to illustrate Eyas at work almost immediately upon reading her first few chapters. I love sci-fi that delves into the cultural practices of space-faring people, particularly the points where necessity becomes ceremony. I was so interested in the idea that humans needed a way to simulate the natural life cycle that would take place on earth, and their whole concept of death changed because of that. I’m also just a big fan of plants in general, so Eyas was the perfect subject. Her scenes show life, death, and all the ways humans have adapted to both life and death without a planet.”

Kiku is a comics artist and illustrator in the Seattle area. Her work has been featured in the Beyond and Elements anthologies, and in Short Box #7. She is currently working on her first graphic novel, “Displacement,” about her grandmother’s experience in the Japanese American incarceration camps. It’s due to be published in 2019 by First Second. If you’d like to see more of her work or get in touch with her, she can be found on her website or on Twitter at @geniusbeee.

Remember, only the first print run will feature these endpapers, so make sure you grab yours early!

The Record of a Spaceborn Few special first edition can be pre-ordered now at:


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