The Expanse Series Thread

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  1. rv12

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    Thanks for the reminder of everything! There's been so much going on in these books that it's hard to keep up.

    So I downloaded Babylon Ashes in an .epub and converted to .mobi but the formatting is all kinds of messed up. Most pages have 1-2 sentences max. Is yours the same way?
     
  2. Truman

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    Yeah I didnt remember shit from Nemesis Games and just re-read it before babylon's ashes.

    The copy I got was fine. Check the epub version. Maybe it's something in the conversion ?
     
  3. rv12

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    The epub is fine. I'll just read it on my Calibre app on my computer.
     
  4. Truman

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    Bobbie <3

     
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  5. Iron Mickey

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    The Blackfish what do you think of the latest installment? Just finished yesterday.
     
  6. Truman

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    Fucking Free Navy...
     
  7. blind dog

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    Not blackfish but the first 40ish % was boring af to me. Enjoyed the rest

    fucking Holden is such a bitch for not taking out Marco when he had the chance
     
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  8. Truman

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    Do we think he's actually vaporized, or whatever? Or is that part of transporting through the gate

    :warn:
     
  9. blind dog

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    dead IMO
     
  10. The Blackfish

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    I'm only 10% into it right now
     
  11. blind dog

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    Do they plan on wrapping up this series anytime soon or are they just going to keep churning out books? I've really enjoyed it for the most part but would like an ending.
     
  12. Truman

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    9 book series.

    Are you guys watching the TV show? Theyre really doing well by the books, which isn't all that surprising considering the authors are on the writing team.
     
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    I've enjoyed the show way more than I thought I would, maybe more than the books
     
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    Started Leviathan Wakes today (finally).
     
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    Question on the novellas/short stories:

    Best to read them in publication order? I see that the actual designation (The Expanse #0.5 or #0.2 or whatever) isn't always linear, but I found where Daniel Abraham still suggests reading them in publication order. Wanted to check with those who have read them to see if they agree/disagree.
     
  16. Truman

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    Yeah read them in publication order. Most of them are backstories that make a lot of nods to the main plot. Probably wouldn't pick them up if you don't read them in publication order
     
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  17. Popovio

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    Just finished Caliban's War. Last third of the book was fucking amazing.
     
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    Really enjoying LW so far. The pace has surprised me. I've seen the first season of the show twice so I already know a lot of the plot points, but even so, it's hard to make this thick of a book read quickly.

    I was curious about how obvious the style differences between the two writers would be. So far, I haven't noticed much difference. My guess is that they do a ton of peer editing to make it more seamless.
     
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  19. Truman

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    Yeah. I cant really tell the difference. I know they split up the different POVs so each writer writes fro the same POV throughout the book. I would never know that just by reading. Hell - if I didnt know James SA Corey was just a pen name, I could have been convinced it was just one dude.
     
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  20. Popovio

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    Finished Abbadon's Gate, I enjoyed it. There were a lot of frustrating moments, but none attributable to bad writing or anything. I thought it might've ended a little abruptly, and a bit unsatisfying in the vengeance column. Though I think the reason for that might be Anna's prominent arguments for forgiveness throughout the book. I bought the first three books in a bundle, now I gotta buy the rest because I'm completely hooked.
     
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    Just finished Caliban's War. That epilogue...
     
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  22. Truman

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    Remind me what's the epilogue. Id guess, but dont want to spoil anything
     
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    Holden sees a vision of Miller after Venus responds to Fred nuking the monsters
     
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    I finished Gods of Risk over lunch. I really enjoyed most of it but I thought it ended pretty abruptly.

    I'm wondering if we see Bobbie's nephew pop up again later on. A brilliant biochemist seems like someone who could come in handy later on in these books.
     
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  25. blind dog

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    I'm glad I read them all but Gods of Risk & The Vital Abyss were my least favorite of the novellas

    The Churn was my favorite with Drive and The Butcher of Anderson Station close behind
     
  26. Truman

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    Cant remember which was which but the Amos novella was the best.
     
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    The Churn. Fucking love Amos
     
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    I thought they wrote the angsty teenager angle pretty well. But I definitely liked The Butcher of Anderson Station more
     
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    Welp, I just read The Churn. Then promptly realized that I was supposed to read that after Abaddon's Gate. Whoops.

    Still enjoyed it.
     
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  30. Truman

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    I dont think it spoils anything really, but the Amos backgroud you get in The Churn really adds to Nemesis Games
     
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    Yeah that was my chief concern. I didn't think anything it discussed was that revolutionary but you never really know.

    I'm assuming Drive is about Epstein. I should be able to knock that one out tomorrow.
     
  32. Truman

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    Correct.

    Did you watch the show? They did a quick little side piece about Epstien that was basically Drive
     
  33. RegimentML

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    Yes I'm caught up on the show
     
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  34. Popovio

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    Got my Cibola Burn book in the mail today. The OCD in me can't stand the change in design for the spine of the book.

     
  35. Truman

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    New novella comes out 7.18
     
  36. Iron Mickey

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    Burn was probably my least favorite except for Alex and Naomi's trick with the Roci.
     
  37. The Blackfish

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    That would infuriate me too
     
  38. Truman

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    Strange Dogs (Novella)
    At first I was bummed it didnt involve any of our characters. The back stories the novellas give to our main crew have been pretty dope. After I got over that, I loved this story. The implications it sets up are pretty big. I think there's a slippery slope though. Hope this doesnt turn into a space zombie shit story. James SA Corey have more than earned benefit of the doubt so more than anything IM just excited for the next novel.
     
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  39. Popovio

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    I'm halfway through "Nemesis Games", those pinche Belter coyos :whyioughta:.

    Why is the OPA so fucking insufferable?
     
  40. Popovio

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    What in the hell was that epilogue? Probably my second favorite book to "Caliban's War".
     
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  41. blind dog

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    I really enjoyed it too but hope we get some answers in a book to come. Wtf are the dogs/stick moons? What happens to Cara & Xan?
     
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    After a brief break, I'm starting Nemesis Games. I plan on reading on until I'm fully caught up. Should work well with the expected publication date for #7.
     
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    Man I read this in one sitting. I'm so intrigued.
     
  44. Popovio

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    Just a reminder that "Persepolis Rising" comes out at midnight tonight.
     
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    I started Persepolis Rising a couple days ago

    I definitely didn't expect it to be set a couple decades later. Ballsy move
     
  46. The Blackfish

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    Finish Persepolis Rising

    Wish I had refreshed myself a little more, seemed like I had forgotten a lot since I read Babylon's Ashes. I didn't really remember Duarte or Drummer and I just realized I never read Strange Dogs.

    The doctor that is experimenting on Duarte is the guy from The Vital Abyss right?

    Other than that I loved it. Thought it really put the series in the right direction after so much Free Navy shit. Cannot wait for the next one
     
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    Yes, Cortazar was from The Vital Abyss

    Strange Dogs is really good
     
  48. blind dog

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    Anyone have an epub/mobi of Persepolis Rising? And why I'm begging also need to get Iron Gold if you have that too. TIA
     
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    Get ready for…TIAMAT’S WRATH


    The eighth novel in The Expanse series, TIAMAT’S WRATH, has a cover and release date. Have a look at the explosive cover illustrated by Daniel Dociu.

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    What do you think the title means for your favorite characters? Begin your theorizing on the official Facebook page or on Reddit at /r/Expanse. #TiamatsTheories.

    TIAMAT’S WRATH will be available this December.
     
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  50. Truman

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    Tiamat doesn't ring any bells for me. Am i missing something obvious?