The Expanse, Books 1-3 by James S.A. Corey

When I first heard that SyFy was adapting this series of books, I figured I might as well go ahead and read them. I would see them mentioned on Goodreads forums often, but I don’t read a lot of science fiction (I prefer epic fantasy), so I just kept them in the back of my mind to read in case I wanted to read something different. I can watch science fiction on tv or in movies, but reading it was always difficult for me. I could never really get engaged. So far, the first 3 books I have read so far have kept my interest, and I like them.

This will be a very brief review because, well, I actually don’t have much to say other than they’re good.

Here are the current books in the series, in order:

  1. Leviathan Wakes
  2. Caliban’s War
  3. Abaddon’s Gate
  4. Cibola Burn
  5. Nemesis Games
  6. Babylon’s Ashes (June 2016?)

There are a few novellas as well:

  1. The Butcher of Anderson Station
  2. Gods of Risk
  3. Beloved of Broken Things
  4. The Churn
  5. The Vital Abyss

The story is about the “rag tag” crew of the Rocinante, and their adventures in a future where humans have colonized most of the galaxy. Of course, the crew gets caught in the middle of inter galactic intrigue and politics. Oh, and of course there’s  a bigger enemy threatening the galaxy, and the humans need to get their act together before this bigger threat destroys them. This is the story at it’s simplest, but things get way more complicated. Of course.

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