The novel is ambitious, with each chapter hosting new characters in a different era. … The genius of this arrangement soon becomes apparent. M Darusha Wehm is adept at creating characters who are immediately recognisable and engaging. Despite the short time we spend with each, we care about their progress, fears, triumphs and shortcomings.
— Clare Rhoden, Aurealis #132
Can home be a place you’ve never been, a place no one has ever been?
The White Cloud is the most audacious experiment the human species has ever undertaken—to search for a new Earth. The ship and its crew exist for a solitary purpose—to reach a distant planet and establish a colony. However, the vast majority of people undertaking this journey will not live to see its result, nor were they part of the decision-making process to leave.
A novel-in-stories, following the many generations who make the journey, The Voyage of the White Cloud asks how you can find meaning as a slave to destiny, a mere stepping-stone in history.
These are the stories of the most ordinary people on a most extraordinary journey.
Sir Julius Vogel Award finalist for Best Novel, 2019
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– ordinary stories of ordinary people on a generation starship 🚀
– queer folks everywhere
– how do you find meaning when you’re just a stepping stone in history?
Cover by Novae Caelum