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Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

Leviathan Wakes

by James S. A. Corey

Other authors: Daniel Abraham (Author), Ty Franck (Author)

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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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Dan Simmons does a better job of this kind of storytelling in his Hyperion Cantos series. But that's a little like reading Death of a Salesman and saying, "Yeah, that's good, but it's not Shakespeare."

Leviathan Wakes is a great space opera. Yes, it has faults--in places the dialogue DOES, as one reviewer said, come across as if it were part of a weak, rejected Firefly script. But the scope and the plot are compelling, and I grew to care about both Jim Holden and Miller as protagonists. I'll definitely check out the next title, Caliban's War. ( )
  ChristopherSwann | May 15, 2020 |
Brilliant series of books... ( )
  MarkJohnstone | May 9, 2020 |
Coudln't be bothered - stopped at 20%. ( )
  martinhughharvey | May 5, 2020 |
Why'd it take me so long to read this? Great character development, amazing worldbuilding, and a tension that kept on ratcheting up and up. I'm hooked. bring on the rest of the series. ( )
  pjohanneson | May 5, 2020 |
Descubrí esta serie de libros hace nada gracias a una recomendación y no se lo puedo agradecer lo suficiente a quien me la recomendó. Ciencia ficción de la buena, con personajes absolutamente creíbles, ricos, profundos, y una serie de aventuras que parece nunca acabar y que constantemente te deja sin aliento esperando a ver cómo se resuelve el nuevo lío en el que se han metido los protagonistas. La historia comienza siendo espectacular pero cada giro de la trama la convierte en algo más grande, más impresionante. Una auténtica catedral de la ciencia ficción. Fantástica. Hay seis libros en esta serie, de momento, lo cual me alegra mucho. El segundo ya está mediado. ( )
  Remocpi | Apr 22, 2020 |
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James S. A. Coreyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Abraham, DanielAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Franck, TyAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benshoff, KirkCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dociu, DanielCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Scopuli had been taken eight days ago, and Julie Mao was finally ready to be shot.
"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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