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Leviathan Wakes

by James S. A. Corey

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Series: The Expanse (1)

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When Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war and find the truth behind a vast conspiracy that threatens the entire human race.… (more)
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    electronicmemory: Andy Weir and James S. A. Corey met at a book signing and agreed that The Expanse series and The Martian are set in the same time-line. So, if you're a fan of The Martian and want to find out what happened after Mars was colonized, read Leviathan Wakes. If you're a fan of The Expanse series, and want to read about the very first Martian colonist, read The Martian. For proof, check a 3 Oct 2015 tweet by @JamesSACorey for confirmation. One of The Expanse books also references a Martian ship named the 'Mark Watney'.… (more)
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Interesting premise, but repetitious and endless. Could have been 1/3 the lenght. ( )
  lschiff | Sep 24, 2023 |
This was an excellent read. Sci fi without magical ftl bollocks. If it hasn't been optioned for a movie, I'll be very surprised. Highly recommended. ( )
  ropable | Aug 20, 2023 |
Breakneck pacing, really interesting characters, so much excitement, and a nice tasty moral yet reality based core. Love, love, loved it. ( )
  beentsy | Aug 12, 2023 |
Awesome debut. Read it in two days, so clearly I liked it a lot. Would give 5 stars but I feel it was still a bit rough in a few places, and maybe could have been edited down a bit. But I am fully on board, have the next two books coming already. ( )
  dcunning11235 | Aug 12, 2023 |
A fast fun romp around the Solar System that manages to combine pirates, intrastellar war, humour and the potential end of humanity without missing a beat.

It's far from "hard science", but it's not any more hand wavy than it needs to be to keep the plot moving. There were a few spots you don't want to think about too much, but nothing requiring you to hold your nose.

The ending was weak, and leaves you wanting more, but that's to be expected with the first book of a new series I suppose.

The characters are interesting, the backdrops have some depth, and even as it moves along well it's not all fluff - there are elements that make you stop and think.

Recommended! ( )
  furicle | Aug 5, 2023 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
James S. A. Coreyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Benshoff, KirkCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cresti, Stefano AndreaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dociu, DanielCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mays, JeffersonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Scopuli had been taken eight days ago, and Julie Mao was finally ready to be shot.
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"Sure," Holden said. "I just needed to feel sorry for myself for a minute there. Let's go get killed by the mafia."
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When Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war and find the truth behind a vast conspiracy that threatens the entire human race.

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