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
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
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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.
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
Full spoilers ahead for my thoughts on this book in relation to the series thus far (excluding ...more
This review is based on an ALC audiobook received for free from Libro.fm. I am not being paid to review this book and what I write here is my own opinion. My rating scale is below.
James S.A. Corey once again offers audiences some supplemental reading. This novella is chronologically positioned between Tiamat's Wrath and the as-yet untitled ninth book in the series. At this point, the series has spanned canonical decades and the cast of characters has become immense, which makes diving ...more
"Auberon" is a short bit of back story in the ongoing Expanse series, similar to the other novellas that have been released in between the main novels in the series. It is #8.5 in the series publication order, but falls more at about #7.5 in the series chronological order. It is its own independent little story, but as with much of the series, it means a lot more if you've read the other books before attempting to read this one. It deals with Auberon, one of the ...more
As with the other novellas, it gives some interesting little side details to the main Expanse storyline. In this case it tells of the later life of a minor character (Amos's acquaintence Erich, first met in The Churn, another novella). It also gives an interesting tale of a culture clash between a ...more
There's the duty bound representative of the "bad guys" who seems to be a really good guy, almost Ned Starkian in his sense of honour; a wife who is driven by a need for scientific success becoming a vigilante in an effort to overcome corruption; and a great antihero who has made a few small ...more
This novella did not disappoint but it didn't wow me either. This one, as all The Expanse "short stories", expands on the universe and the happenings at large. You won't get to hear from your favorite characters, but learn more about other planets, other people living on them and their day-to-day.
Does this novella change anything for the story overall? I don't think so.
This one in particular really makes me so excited to read the next (and last!) main entry in the series, because I feel like it sets the stage for the upcoming conflict. Thinking over the other novellas as well, they've all been really enjoyable and have ...more
The main focus is on the new Laconian governor of planet Auberon, arriving all smart and proud as the almighty representative of a regime that is rooted in discipline at all levels. Can he keep that ...more