Thursday, March 26, 2015

Leviathan Wakes - Book Review

I'll pretty much buy any book with a spaceship on the cover
For those that haven't been around my little corner of the web before, I only review and talk about things here I really like. Keeping it positive, that's our motto here. That's not hard to do when you have awesome scifi like this to read.

If you know me well you'll know that I'm a sucker for space ships. My collection of little ships numbers in the 100's. I set up epic battles in the living room with dinner plates and earth globes as terrain. Throw some dice. Pew pew. For those that have the same inclination this really is the book for them, but there's a lot more than space battles here.

This book has mystery, hard boiled detectives, inspirational freedom fighters, horror and a comic relief mechanic who kinda sounds like Paulie Shore ("Quit harshing my buzz."). It's great, with so many elements you'd think the book might get weighed down, but the authors here did awesome.

It only comes in trade paperback and the ebook costs as much as the trade. No mass market paperback or ebook discount. Does that sound like a complaint? It's not! Trade paper is my favorite medium for reading. So for me it's no problemo.

This is the first book in what is working up to be a lengthy series, the Scifi channel is making a TV show out of it as well. The Expanse is the name of the show and series.

I recommend this book for anyone looking to dig into a new space opera, for any fans of Firefly and for spaceship lovers in general.


  1. I love this series and consider it a new gold standard for epic space opera. I heard from one of the authors that they're contracted for a total of seven books. The TV series is news to me, though, and exciting news at that.

  2. Sweet! I have the first three. They are definitely on the top of my stack for reading right now.

  3. You might also like Karen Traviss' Wess'Har series, starting with City of Pearl.


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