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Babylon's Ashes Expanse series book reviewBabylon’s Ashes, by the writing team of James S. A. Corey, hits it out of the park yet again in this latest chapter of the The Expanse series.

Babylon’s Ashes, by the writing team of authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. picks up not long after Naomi got space ejected by her crazy ex, Marco, the asshat that started launching meteors at Earth.

This Free Navy crippled humanity on Earth in response to pioneers trying to take to the far stars through the gate that an alien species left in its wake. The Free Navy forces the rest of humanity to pull together to try and deal with this common threat, but the man who leads the Free Navy is a brilliant tactician, and when his tactics don’t work, he manipulates the situation to his advantage to make it look like that’s what he planned to do.

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And he’s not wrong in his nasty tactics, as it pulls the old political powers of the solar system apart.

The powers-that-be call upon James Holden and his crew of the Rocinante to help deal with the problem, but the problem hits multiple fronts with multiple resources.

It ain’t pretty. There are wins, losses and scenarios that come from events from this latest chapter, and worst of all, the new alliance that is forced to come together is tenuous at best.

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NEMESIS GAMES book review

A quick disclaimer: I NEVER pay full paperback book prices for Kindle versions. Except for this book series, The Expanse.

I just had the fun opportunity to read one of the latest chapters in the James S. A. Corey series, The Expanse, titled Nemesis Games.

In this latest chapter, we’ve seen how in the previous books, a thousand worlds have been opened up to humanity through the alien technology of the rings.

But like the old western land rush era of Earth, when pioneers move onward to the new lands, this changes the dynamic of life. In this case, it’s new planets, but this opportunity has brought about a number of situations that a new, scary, brave world can bring about.

Ships are going through the rings, but not coming out on the other side. Terrorists have grand plans to make their point about how the regular man or human, has no opportunity available to them. And behind it all, is the last known sample of the protomolecule, in Fred Johnson’s possession.

Meanwhile, our heroes, the crew of the Rocinante, are station based while their beloved warship is in dock for some lengthy repairs.

Each to a tee, decide to take advantage of this down time, to do some things on their own, to visit old friends, set some old wrongs right, or just go off and do something because they were asked.


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CIBOLA BURN (The Expanse) Review

November 24, 2014

–Cibola Burn is the fourth book in “The Expanse” series by James S.A. Corey. (A pen name for a pair of writers, Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.) In this fourth chapter of The Expanse, we find that humanity has rushed through the gates (If you have read the book series, you already know that the […]

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James S.A. Corey’s ‘Abaddon’s Gate’ Review

January 15, 2014

Abaddon’s Gate by “James S.A. Corey” is the third book in The Expanse series, (Leviathon Wakes, Caliban’s War) which seems to end the story of the alien entity or artifact first discovered in Leviathon Wakes, then ripped its way through Caliban’s War by living under the clouds of Venus doing, god knows what, and then, […]

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The Expanse Book Series Review

December 10, 2012

This is a book review of a sorts, about The Expanse book series. It’s an engaging science fiction story with just enough characters to make it interesting, but not convoluted. It’s an easy read and it’s hard to put down damnit. But don’t take my word for it. Leviathan Wakes was nominated for a 2012 […]

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