Becky Chambers is a science fiction author based in Northern California. She is best known for her Hugo Award-winning Wayfarers series, which currently includes The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, and Record of a Spaceborn Few. Her books have also been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Locus Award, and the Women's Prize for Fiction, among others. Her most recent work is To Be Taught, If Fortunate, a standalone novella.Becky has a background in performing arts, and grew up in a family heavily involved in space science. She spends her free time playing video and tabletop games, keeping bees and looking through her telescope. Having hopped around the world a bit, she's now back in her home state, where she lives with her wife. She hopes to see Earth from orbit one day.
The best speculative fiction currently being written . . . Becky Chambers is a wonder, and I feel better for having her books in my life - John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker ThrillersYes, these books really are that good . . . Anyone who scorns sci-fi as a lesser genre really doesn't deserve to read anything as splendid as this - Joanne Harris, author of ChocolatAn emotional, moving look at what it means to be human, and the importance of heritage and legacy - Lauren James, author of The Loneliest Girl in the UniverseRelatable characters in a fascinating universe . . . the writing uplifts and captivates - Gareth Powell, author of Embers of WarBoth fascinating and entertaining... Becky's portrayal of humanity is generous, kind and honest - Geneveive Cogman, author of The Forbidden Library