Questions About Cibola Burn (The Expanse, #4)
Answered Questions (8)
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As the series continues it seems to be more about politics and less about... everything else that made me love it. I'm slogging through the beginning of this one so I ask: does this one continue to be so mired in politics? I got into the series because of the unique wonders and horrors it presented. I have no interest in Game of Thrones in space (or anywhere for that matter).
Eric Rupert It does not continue. There is considerable political justification for events that occur throughout the book and series, but Cibola Burn gets much we…moreIt does not continue. There is considerable political justification for events that occur throughout the book and series, but Cibola Burn gets much weirder and is more about the diversity of human responses to danger and mystery and responsibility. While Jim Holden does arrive as a UN mediator on Ilus, not New Terra (see what I did there?), politics gives way to a number of other threats, and the law becomes that which is enforced instead of that which is written or even remotely reasonable. Emotions rule, and that's what, it seems to me, makes the series enjoyable if not always completely sensible. In the end you'll see a hint at the historical complexities the author(s) are "channeling"-- those of colonization, dehumanization, and (a)moral justification. (less)
Unanswered Questions (2)
As an Israeli I have to ask if the first half of this book is about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? There are a lot of similarities there (not to mention the name of the RCE ship). The similarities fade away in the second half, but up until the disaster it seems almost too obvious.