Reading Recommendation: The Expanse, by James S.A. Corey

Leviathan Wakes CoverReally, this is a recommendation for the first three books in The Expanse series, as I’ve heard there will be three more.  I already did a recommendation for the first book, which was so good that I had to read the next two.

The books are Leviathan Wakes, Caliban’s War, and Abaddon’s Gate. I found this to a be a rich, tense, and very fresh series.  The authors (and yes, this is actually a collaboration between Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) have a very good sense of the plausible future.  They also write space opera in a way that convinced me that they actually WERE in space.  A lot of science fiction portrays space ships as if they were ocean liners, and this series didn’t make that mistake.

I particularly love the way the main character is the same throughout the books, but the supporting cast varies – it’s another way that the books seem to be more real – to live in a real world. The politics are also (unfortunately) very believable.   The authors seem to “get” humanity as well as they get space.

I’m looking forward to the next three books.  These three gave me many hours of pleasure.

2 thoughts on “Reading Recommendation: The Expanse, by James S.A. Corey”

  1. Yep. Decision making is my next class. Like you said, I’m going to make the task to be comeeptld slightly more complex so they won’t be able to do it unless they come up with conditionals and loops.My whole philosophy behind DrTechniko is how to teach advanced concepts to young kids and ideally prove that they can handle college level material if presented to them in an intuitive and interactive way.

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