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Leviathan Wakes : The Expanse Series : Book 1 - James S.A. Corey

Leviathan Wakes

The Expanse Series : Book 1

Paperback Published: 3rd May 2012
ISBN: 9781841499895
Number Of Pages: 592

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The start of the Expanse series - a fast-paced and thoroughly gripping new space adventure.

Humanity has colonised the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond.

Now, 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.

About the Author

James S.A. Corey is a collective pseudonym for Nebula award-nominee Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, personal assistant to epic fantasy heavyweight George R.R Martin.

Industry Reviews

It's been too long since we've had a really kickass space opera. LEVIATHAN WAKES is interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written, the kind of SF that made me fall in love with the genre way back when, seasoned with a dollop of horror and a dash of noir. Jimmy Corey writes with the energy of a brash newcomer and the polish of a seasoned pro. - George R.R Martin

A winning blend of old-school space opera and modern sensibility... Corey combines no-nonsense storytelling with hard-boiled dialogue as the novel races to a truly cosmic ending. An excellent start to a promising new series. - The Telegraph

Corey... has created a refreshingly blue-collar tale, with well-drawn characters and a compelling narrative sweep. Roll on Book Two. - Financial Times

If you love tales packed with worldbuildy details like how humans cored asteroids, pumped them full of atmosphere, and spun them up for gravity's sake, then you'll love this novel to pieces. - io9

One of the best opening volumes to an SF series in recent memory, one of the most entertaining novels I've read in 2011 and a novel that only has me hungry for more in the series. This is a Space Opera I want to see more of on the shelves. - SFF World

A ridiculously entertaining space opera... A relentless, page-turning novel with some great character-building. - Wertzone

First volume of a ripping series


Leviathan Wakes was recommended by a friend who has shared almost the same taste in SciFi for many decades. It is the first in a series set in the same Universe (starting in our own Solar system, post-colonisation), and which is gradually being made into "The Expanse" for TV. The cast is large but not unwieldy; their characters are clearly-defined and their stories weave together exquisitely in a complex web of politics, science, psychology and intimacy. The book ends without any annoying cliff-hangers but with plenty of scope for expansion (forgive the pun); it suits those willing just to sample this new Universe… but may well lead to investment in the further volumes (six, so far).



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ISBN: 9781841499895
ISBN-10: 1841499897
Series: Expanse
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 3rd May 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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