The explosive third novel in James S. A. Corey's Expanse space opera series, which began with the critically acclaimed Leviathan Wakes
For generations, the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt - was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artefact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has emerged to build a massive structure outside the orbit of Uranus: a gate that leads into a starless dark.
Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artefact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.
About the Author
James S. A. Corey is the pen name of fantasy author Daniel Abraham, author of the critically acclaimed Long Price Quartet, and writer Ty Franck. They both live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
As close as you'll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form io9.com This is the future the way it was supposed to be -- The Wall Street Journal on Leviathan Wakes A politically complex and pulse-pounding page turner ... Series fans will find this installment the best yet PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review) The best space opera has to offer LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review) Tense and thrilling SciFi Now The authors are superb with the exciting bits: shipboard coups and battles are a thrill to follow WASHINGTON POST Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fights, freakish experiments, and twisty-turny mysteries ... Only an excellent book series can pull them all off, and the Expanse will definitely be added to the shortlist of science fiction tales that manage to do so WIRED.COM
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 29th April 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1