Leviathan Wakes (Expanse #1)
Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, "The Scopuli," they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secr...more
The Publisher Says: Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach.
Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, The Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for - and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and hi...more
I really love space operas, and Leviathan Wakes is a very good one, albeit a light one. This is not a hard science book like an Alastair Reynolds novel, but it is a true space opera in that outer space is one of the main characters.
The story centers around two very different protagonists that each view the world in a very different way. Miller and Holden are both good guys that try and make the world a better place by being the best at...more
Vamos por partes. Primero unos antecedentes: no soy un especial seguidor de este género. De hecho creo que es la primera vez que leo una space-opera.
Ahora lo bueno. La trama está bien. Organizado à la Martin -quizá demasiado evidentemente- con capítulos en forma de POVs de los personajes. Estos suelen estar bien construidos y tienen gracia sobre todo los femeninos, aunque a veces no lo parezcan mucho. Havelock me ha caído bien, y la historia det...more
The reason why it's like Bebop is because it has this feel where there's space but it's still mostly focused near to the solar system. It's kinda like Firefly because it adds in that Western aspect (OPA being akin to the Browncoats) while keeping the space flavor. I think the bo...more
I haven't read anything by the two authors who comprise James S.A. Corey, but they can, collaboratively, spin a yarn. In particular, the SF elements of this book rank among the most engaging in recent years, with an escalating sense of wonder that is firmly rooted in "possible" science (as opposed to, say, pure fantasy). The vibe is part Firefly, with an honorable schoolboy captain and his motley crew, and part high-adventure ala John Varley's Titan (this is an obscure reference fro many, harkin...more
The book is an interesting h...more
First of all, I need to give some kudos to Orbit Publishing. I was first exposed to Orbit a few years ago when they released the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks in its entirety over a few months. This strategy provided Weeks with a strong shelf presence and offered reader's an assurance of a completed story arc.
Last week Orbit released The Dragon's Path, Daniel Abraham's highly anticipated first book in a new series. Attached to the end of the eBook ver...more
Humanity has expanded out beyond Earth. Earth, Mars, and the "Belters" are the major players, but then something....else comes along in the form of brown goo and vomit zombies.
Jim Holden--ship captain, bad habit of ha...more
Humanity has reached the outer limits of our Solar system, colonizing the Moon, Mars, the asteroid belt and the satelites of the outer planets. Yet human nature hasn't changed much with the centuries and this futuristic set...more
I really appreciated how the author made sure everything that happens in the story...more
Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach.
Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, The Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for - and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system un
Chapters alternate between two characters: the idealistic and naive Jim Holden and the cynical detective Miller. These two characters and a small cast of others pursue and endure an astonishing number of adventures in our solar system, mainly on and around colonies in the "Belt." Speaking of which, the li...more
So yeah, it's space opera. But it does some things really well:
1) The characters are compelling, even if a bit cliched (although the movie could be recast almost entirely using the cast from Firefly, one c...more
Allerdings scheinen die Lei...more
The first issue is this four novels worth of plot shoved into one novel. The story went all the way to a finale and climax at least four times maybe more. The other thing that is apparent is that James S.A. Corey is more than one person. The distinct style of the person writing bleeds through at times and it is jarring.
I so wanted a good space opera with space battles and space stations...more
Yeah, it's a...more
The two different vie...more
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. The intro was definitely gripping and I was excited to see a book with a female main character but (spoilers) she doesn't reappear until nearly the end of the book and isn't really a character at that point. So both of your main characters are men. This book fails the Bechdel test really, really badly. It felt like the authors were trying because you see women in positions of power all over this book but the only women who ar...more
This was a difficult book to like, at times. I have no taste for gore/horror storylines, so the aptly named "vomit zombies" were unappealing to me. An intriguing, albeit not unprecedented, take on the shambling menace. This was the crux of the entire book (and, it would seem, the groundwork for the entire series, however long that shall be), so it was pervasive. I didn't hate it, but I didn't particularly enjoy it.
Worse, the profanity. More pervasive than the zombies. I get that many people...more