A novella set in the universe of James S. A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series, Auberon explores a new and alien world and the age-old dangers that humanity has carried with it to the stars. Now a Prime Original series.
Auberon is one of the first and most important colony worlds in humanity's reach, and the new conquering faction has come to claim it....more
Auberon is one such colony planet and Governor Rittenaur is sent there to bring law and order to the world. Moreover, his wife is there to ensure certain research can progress, thus ...more
It's not only a novel about the straight-laced Laconian government taking over a thoroughly integrated quasi-mob-based world of Auberon and the clash that arises.
It's also a fantastic commentary on America. With the rife corruption throughout all levels of government... not least with high cabinet members profiting on their positions by having billion-dollar deals in the very industry they should have been regulating... this novella lays out the problem ...more
Similar with Strange Dogs, we are given yet another insight to Laconian characters, one of which was briefly mentioned in Tiamat's Wrath. Naomi visited Auberon quite a while in that novel so we also got a considerable amount of information about this system.
The characters - a Laconian governor and his scientist wife - ...more
Auberon dives into ...more
Not much of a surprise here. Once again this series offers another quality offering and once again I am giving at least a four star rating to it. Seriously. How do these authors keep writing quality stories in this universe? This short story is not the ...more
3m 47s — posted by the publisher:
The release date has been moved. It's NOVEMBER 12th now. :)
Wonderful news. So far James S.A Corey Expanse novellas haven't disappointed me.
Auberon is a planet accessible through the ring gates that has a lush biome that grows native and Terran crops. The planet has 12 cities, each being in the million but also has many towns, farms, and more scattered around the planet.
An interesting side book for The Expanse series, mostly concerned with Laconia, Duarte and the human limits of any empire.
A fun read, but not nearly as revealing as most of the side books to date.
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Klinger knew nothing about him but what she'd been told by Laconia. She would have been just as solicitous to anyone who had come in his position. And if ...more
He let his hand drop to the sofa, near his holster but motionless. It was dangerous to move forward, but he wasn't going to give up ground either. He imagined pulling the gun and firing. How quickly could he do that? How long could it take? The rest of his life, maybe.
4.5 stars very nearly rounded up, because this was just way up my alley, this exploration of Laconian culture and society slamming into another civilisation and struggling to adjust. It's the tale of these implacable Laconian ...more
It's nice to take a look at what happens in places where the main novels haven't taken us. Here we've got yet another laconian governor trying not to be overwhelmed by the daunting task of ruling a conquered planet. He'll have to give up his silly ideological superiority and compromise with the local crimelord.
A great read as always when it comes to the Expanse ...more
This is one of the best Expanse novellas I have read. It isn't particularly like the main set of novels but is a lovely character study of colonialism and conquerors, and how the conqueror is as changed by ...more
Auberon was published after the eighth book, but it takes place right after book seven, when Duarte's empire is just getting started. The Laconians have installed a brand new Governor on Auberon, one of the many colonized worlds of the gate system that will be instrumental in feeding the empire, and he's our main POV here. But Auberon ...more
The planet here is one recently taken over by Laconia, and a new governor and his wife have arrived, and have to figure out what situations need their intervention or correction.
I like the authors’ commentary on systems that require rigid adherence, and how these tend to fare when butting up against human behaviour.
Governor Biyar Rittenaur is on his first off-planet post, charged with overseeing the colony Auberon for the Laconian Empire, enforcing Laconian rules on a planet riddled with corruption, and delivering justice with public executions.
Rittenaur is determined to bring law and order to the colony, but is soon offered a bribe by an off-the grid crime lord named Erich, who runs his own operation with an iron first ...more