The first book in the landmark Expanse series, now a major television series.
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.
Leviathan Wakes is the breakneck science fiction adventure that launched the epic bestselling Expanse series.
The ExpanseLeviathan WakesCaliban's WarAbaddon's GateCibola BurnNemesis GamesBabylon's AshesPersepolis Rising
The Expanse Short FictionThe Butcher of Anderson StationGods of RiskThe ChurnThe Vital Abyss
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Great book (and series), no wonder they are making TV from it. Highly recommend reading this
I read this book after watching the show on television. There are a few differences between the two, and as most know, when you read a book you can get into the thoughts of the characters. It helped make the show more appealing as I had an idea of what the actors where using to develop their roles.
As for the book, I think it's great that this is a taking place in our solar system, with planets and objects in space most people are familiar with. It helps bring a science fiction story closer to home, and the imagination has an easier time to grasp the concepts of politics and war time situations because they are more familiar.
The characters and environment are also easy to relate to. The dialog isn't over the top at all, and the story has a combination of detective, sci-fi, horror and suspense all rolled together. I think the book is very well put together and didn't leave me with a feeling of wondering why something happened, or why something is.