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Leviathan Wakes

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The first book in the landmark Expanse series, now a major television series from Syfy! Leviathan Wakes is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic, New York Times bestselling series the Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction where humanity has colonized the solar system. Two hundred years after migrating into space, mankind is in turmoil. When a reluctant ship's captain and washed-up detective find themselves involved in the case of a missing girl, what they discover brings our solar system to the brink of civil war, and exposes the greatest conspiracy in human history. The ExpanseLeviathan WakesCaliban's WarAbaddon's GateCibola BurnNemesis GamesBabylon's AshesThe Expanse Short FictionThe Butcher of Anderson StationGods of RiskThe ChurnThe Vital Abyssshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 582 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 40.64mm | 635.03g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0316129089
  • 9780316129084
  • 81,847

About James S a Corey

James S.A. Corey is the pen name of fantasy author Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. They both live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Find out more about this series at www.the-expanse.com.show more

Review quote

"It's been too long since we've had a really kickass space opera. LEVIATHAN WAKES is interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written." --- George R.R. Martin "This is the future the way it was supposed to be." --- The Wall Street Journal"As close as you'll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form." --- io9.com"An excellent space operatic debut in the grand tradition of Peter F. Hamilton." --- Charlie Stross"If you like science fiction with great characters and set in real space, you'll enjoy this one." --- Jo Walton, author of Farthingshow more

Rating details

73,978 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
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4 43% (31,921)
3 14% (10,216)
2 3% (1,896)
1 1% (614)

Our customer reviews

The first in the Expanse series, Leviathan Wakes is a collaboration between Daniel Abraham (author of the recently-released The Dragon's Path) and Ty Franck, personal assistant to George R. R. Martin. (With just that sentence, sci-fi buffs are already clicking the buy links). This book is FABulous! Really - it's sci-fi, with a bit of the thriller, a shot of "Alien", and an old-fashioned crime mystery to boot. It tells of the strange prejudices between Earth, Mars, and the "Belters" (those who live on the outer edge of the system and who rely on supplies from Earth and Mars). There's an embittered police officer/detective, a loyal and true-to-his-morals ship captain, an entertaining crew, a little bit of romance, and a mission to determine who or what is attempting to cause war between the planets. While it put me somewhat in mind of Clarke and Heinlein, it's NOT hard science fiction; more of a space opera, with a lot of human drama. It's a thriller that happens to occur in outer space. If you've never read science fiction, but would like to try, this would be a good novel to whet your appetite with. If you're a fan of old-fashioned science fiction, you'll love this one. I've put this one on my to-buy list (I read an eGalley, but this is for the keeper shelf), and eagerly await the next installment in the series, Caliban's War, which I haven't been able to find a release date for yet. QUOTE (from a galley; may be different in final copy): "You don't get to just fly away, you murderous son of a b___. I don't care what your reasons are, but you just killed fifty friends of mine. You need to know who they were. I am sending to you the name and photograph of everyone who just died in that ship. Take a good look at what you did." Book Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars Sensitive Reader: It's basically a read about sailors (even though they're sailing spaceships) and hard-core police officers - there's a bit of profanity.show more
by Julie Smith
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