I’ve read the first four novels in James S. A. Corey’s The Expanse series. Nemesis Games, the fifth novel in the series, is sitting proudly on a shelf, at eye level, in my library closet, waiting for me to start reading it. I’m delaying gratification for the moment, making this science-fantasy space opera series last […]Read more "The Expanse: Season 5 — a review"
I’m watching Season 5 of the Amazon series The Expanse as the episodes drop, which means I’m probably already into the plot of the novel published after this one, Nemesis Games. It doesn’t matter. Season 4 covered a lot of what happens in Cibola Burn, and I never felt that watching the streaming series before […]Read more "Cibola Burn (The Expanse #4), by James S. A. Corey — a book review"
Abaddon’s Gate is the third novel in The Expanse series, written by James S.A. Corey (the pen name of Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck). These are the books that the Amazon Prime series (formerly a SyFy series) The Expanse is based upon, going into its fifth season next year. Some of the events of Season […]Read more "Abaddon’s Gate (The Expanse #3), by James S.A. Corey — a book review"
You probably don’t have to be a fan of The Expanse series of novels by James S.A. Corey (the pen name of collaborators Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) to be a fan of the television series. But, I think it helps. I became a fan of the television series first, watching the first three seasons […]Read more "The Expanse: Season 4 (Amazon) — a review"
I just returned from the Amazon website. I ordered the third book in this series, Abaddon’s Gate. I plan to read something else as a palate cleanser before starting that one. That’s what I did between Leviathan Wakes and this one, and it seemed to work well. I guess I’m pretending that I have all […]Read more "Caliban’s War (The Expanse Book #2), by James S.A. Corey — a book review"
I’m glad that SYFY cancelled The Expanse. Science fiction this good shouldn’t be on a network that can’t spell sci-fi correctly. I’m even happier that Amazon picked it up for a fourth season, coming some time in 2019, because it is that good. Watching this series motivated me to begin reading the James S. A. […]Read more "The Expanse: Season 3 — a review"
So . . . Okay, this is a seven-year-old novel at this point, the first in The Expanse series. It was published in the summer of 2011, and went on to be nominated for the Hugo and Locus awards for Best Novel in 2012. It didn’t win, but to be nominated is an honor unto […]Read more "Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse Book #1), by James S.A. Corey — a book review"
I’m not going to waste your time comparing The Expanse to other science fiction offerings out there. A quick look at my list of posts will give you some idea of my nerd credential bona fides. Yes, I’m a Star Trek/Star Wars geek, for sure, and I’ve spent enough time telling you why I enjoy […]Read more "The Expanse: Season Two — a review"
I’m late joining the party for The Expanse. Almost too late, since SyFy canceled the series. Thankfully, Amazon picked it up for a Season Four, so there’s still hope for even more. First, a little back story. The series is based on science fiction novels (and related short stories and novellas) by James S. A. […]Read more "The Expanse: Season One — a review"