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Cibola Burn : The Expanse Series : Book 4 - James S. A. Corey

Cibola Burn

The Expanse Series : Book 4

Paperback Published: 14th July 2015
ISBN: 9780356504193
Number Of Pages: 624

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"An empty apartment, a missing family, that's creepy. But this is like finding a military base with no one on it. Fighters and tanks idling on the runway with no drivers. This is bad juju. Something wrong happened here. What you should do is tell everyone to leave."

The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds and the rush to colonize has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Ilus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire.

Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage, and the skills learned in the long wars of home. Innocent scientists are slaughtered as they try to survey a new and alien world. The struggle on Ilus threatens to spread all the way back to Earth.

James Holden and the crew of his one small ship are sent to make peace in the midst of war and sense in the midst of chaos. But the more he looks at it, the more Holden thinks the mission was meant to fail.

And the whispers of a dead man remind him that the great galactic civilization that once stood on this land is gone. And that something killed it.

About the Author

James S.A. Corey is the pen name of fantasy author Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. They both live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


next episode of The Expanse" movie/TV


read for 30 mins before bedtime



A decent entry to a great series


Not quite as exciting as the preceding entry but that one was an aberration. This pushes the story along well with fascinating sci fi entwining returning and new characters you'll know and love plus some new ones you'll love to hate. Not short on its own excitement by any means.

Melbourne, Australia


Cibola Burn

3.5 2


Interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written - George R. R. Martin

As close as you'll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form

Tense and thrilling

This is the future the way it was supposed to be

The best space opera has to offer

ISBN: 9780356504193
ISBN-10: 0356504190
Series: Expanse
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 14th July 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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