Friday, March 31, 2017

Review of The Expanse #1: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

Author:  James S. A. Corey.
Title:  The Expanse #1:  Leviathan Wakes.
Publisher:  Orbit.
Copyright:  2011.
Pages:  582.
Price:  $17.00 (US).

Overview and Impressions:
James S.A. Corey is the pseudonym for fantasy authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.  They wrote The Expanse series.  Its about humanity's expansion into the stars from Sol.  The Expanse #1:  Leviathan Wakes was the basis for the first season of SyFy's The Expanse. 

The premise is that an alien pathogen is made to infect human beings by an evil Terran company.  The rest revolves around power politics, revolution, and war throughout Sol between the Belters, Earth, and Mars.  The scene is set several hundred years in the future, however, once the inner planets have been settled.  The alien pathogen turns out to be an unknown stargate once the infected asteroid of Eros is hurtled into the clouds of Venus. 

The book is well written.  It had me turning every page.  Recommended.

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