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Author is James S A Corey
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1 2013 2019 Abaddon's Gate
The Expanse #3
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BREAK ON THROUGH


PRAISE FOR THE EXPANSE SERIES:
"This is the future the way it was supposed to be."
- The Wall Street Journal

"Riveting."
- Publishers Weekly
(Starred Review)

"Interplanetary adventure the way It ought to be written."
- George R. R. Martin

For generations, the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt - was humanity's great frontier.  Until now.  The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless space beyond.

Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artifact.  But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core.  As the emissaries of the human race try to decide whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.

ABADDON'S GATE is he the explosive third novel in the acclaimed Expanse series, following the Hugo-nominated Leviathan Wakes and Caliban's War.
2 2019 2019 Auberon
The Expanse #8.5
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A novella set in the universe of James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series, Auberon explores a new and alien world and the age-old dangers that humanity has carried with it to the stars. Now a Prime Original series.

Auberon is one of the first and most important colony worlds in humanity's reach, and the new conquering faction has come to claim it. Governor Rittenaur has come to bring civilization and order to the far outpost and guarantee the wealth and power of the Empire.

But Auberon already has its own history, a complex culture, and a criminal kingpin named Erich with very different plans. In a world of deceit, violence, and corruption, the greatest danger Rittenaur faces is love.
3 2016 2019 Babylon's Ashes
The Expanse #6
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The sixth novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now a major television series from the Syfy. A revolution brewing for generations has begun in fire. It will end in blood.

The Free Navy - a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships - has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the thousand new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them.

James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone. Outnumbered and outgunned, the embattled remnants of the old political powers call on the Rocinante for a desperate mission to reach Medina Station at the heart of the gate network.

But the new alliances are as flawed as the old, and the struggle for power has only just begun. As the chaos grows, an alien mystery deepens. Pirate fleets, mutiny, and betrayal may be the least of the Rocinante's problems. And in the uncanny spaces past the ring gates, the choices of a few damaged and desperate people may determine the fate of more than just humanity.
4 2011 The Butcher of Anderson Station
The Expanse #0.5
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A novelette set in the hard-scrabble world of James S. A. Corey's NYT best-selling Expanse series, The Butcher of Anderson Station deepens the story of Colonel Fred Johnson's past as seen on the fifth episode of Season 1 of The Expanse. Now a Prime Original series.

Hugo Award Winner for Best Series


A new story set in the world of The Expanse. One day, Colonel Fred Johnson will be hailed as a hero to the system. One day, he will meet a desperate man in possession of a stolen spaceship and a deadly secret and extend a hand of friendship. But long before he became the leader of the Outer Planets Alliance, Fred Johnson had a very different name. The Butcher of Anderson Station.

This is his story.
5 2012 2019 Caliban's War
The Expanse #2
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ON LEVIATHAN WAKES:

"Interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written."
- George R. R. Martin

"Corey spins a slick, fast-paced, old-fashioned yarn."
- Charles Stross

"As close as you'll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form."
io9.com

WE ARE
NOT ALONE


On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier.  On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war.  And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system.

In the vast wilderness of space, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante have been keeping the peace for the Outer Planets Alliance.  When they agree to help a scientist search war-torn Ganymede for a missing child, the future of humanity rests on whether a single ship can prevent an alien invasion that may have already begun...

Caliban's War is a breakneck science fiction adventure following the critically acclaimed Leviathan Wakes.
6 2014 2019 The Churn
The Expanse #3.5
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From New York Times best-selling author James S. A. Corey...

Before his trip to the stars, before the Rocinante, Amos Burton was confined to a Baltimore where crime paid you or killed you. Unless the authorities got to you first.

Set in the hard-scrabble solar system of Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War, Abaddon's Gate, and the upcoming Cibola Burn, The Churn deepens James S. A. Corey's acclaimed Expanse series.
7 2014 2019 Cibola Burn
The Expanse #4
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Enter a new frontier.

An empty apartment, a missing family, that's creepy. But this is like finding a military base with no one on it. Fighters and tanks idling on the runway with no drivers. This is bad juju. Something wrong happened here. What you should do is tell everyone to leave.

The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds, and the rush to colonize has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Ilus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire.

Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage, and the skills learned in the long wars of home. Innocent scientists are slaughtered as they try to survey a new and alien world. The struggle on Ilus threatens to spread all the way back to Earth.

James Holden and the crew of his one small ship are sent to make peace in the midst of war and sense in the midst of chaos. But the more he looks at it, the more Holden thinks the mission was meant to fail.

And the whispers of a dead man remind him that the great galactic civilization that once stood on this land is gone. And that something killed it.
8 2012 Drive
The Expanse #0.1
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A novella set in the universe of James S. A. Corey's NYT best-selling Expanse series. Now a Prime Original series. This story will be available in the complete Expanse story collection, Memory’s Legion.
9 2012 2019 Gods of Risk
The Expanse #2.5
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From New York Times best-selling author James S.A. Corey...

As tension between Mars and Earth mounts, and terrorism plagues the Martian city of Londres Nova, 16-year-old David Draper is fighting his own lonely war. A gifted chemist vying for a place at the university, David leads a secret life as a manufacturer for a ruthless drug dealer. When his friend Leelee goes missing, leaving signs of the dealer's involvement, David takes it upon himself to save her. But first he must shake his aunt Bobbie Draper, an ex-marine who has been set adrift in her own life after a mysterious series of events nobody is talking about. Set in the hard-scrabble solar system of Leviathan Wakes and Caliban's War, Gods of Risk deepens James S.A. Corey's acclaimed Expanse series.
10 2021 2021 Leviathan Falls
The Expanse #9
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The biggest science fiction series of the decade comes to an incredible conclusion in the ninth and final novel in James S.A. Corey’s Hugo-award winning space opera that inspired the Prime Original series.

Hugo Award Winner for Best Series

The Laconian Empire has fallen, setting the 1,300 solar systems free from the rule of Winston Duarte. But the ancient enemy that killed the gate builders is awake, and the war against our universe has begun again.

In the dead system of Adro, Elvi Okoye leads a desperate scientific mission to understand what the gate builders were and what destroyed them, even if it means compromising herself and the half-alien children who bear the weight of her investigation. Through the wide-flung systems of humanity, Colonel Aliana Tanaka hunts for Duarte’s missing daughter...and the shattered emperor himself. And on the Rocinante, James Holden and his crew struggle to build a future for humanity out of the shards and ruins of all that has come before.

As nearly unimaginable forces prepare to annihilate all human life, Holden and a group of unlikely allies discover a last, desperate chance to unite all of humanity, with the promise of a vast galactic civilization free from wars, factions, lies, and secrets if they win.

But the price of victory may be worse than the cost of defeat.
11 2011 2019 Leviathan Wakes
The Expanse #1
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PRAISE FOR THE EXPANSE:

"Science fictional equivalent of A Song of Ice and Fire."
- NPR Books

"A kickass space opera."
- George R. R. Martin

"Hollywood blockbuster in book form."
- io9

"The future the way it was supposed to be."
- Wall Street Journal

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE

Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach.

Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, the Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for - and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why.

Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to the Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.

Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations - and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe.
12 2022 Memory's Legion
The Expanse #9.5
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For the first time, all of the short fiction set in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series is available in this collection - including a brand-new novella.

Contents:

The Expanse Short Fiction


  • "Drive"
  • "The Butcher of Anderson Station"
  • "The Churn"
  • "Gods of Risk"
  • "The Vital Abyss"
  • "Strange Dogs"
  • "Auberon"
  • "Memory's Legion"
13 2015 2019 Nemesis Games
The Expanse #5
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The fifth novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now being produced for television by the SyFy Channel!

A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle.

Ships are disappearing without a trace. Private armies are being secretly formed. The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen. Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring the inner planets to their knees. The sins of the past are returning to exact a terrible price.

And as a new human order is struggling to be born in blood and fire, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante must struggle to survive and get back to the only home they have left.

The Expanse (soon to be a major SyFy Channel television series)
14 2017 2019 Persepolis Rising
The Expanse #7
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The seventh novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now a major television series.

The Expanse

  • Leviathan Wakes

  • Caliban's War

  • Abaddon's Gate

  • Cibola Burn

  • Nemesis Games

  • Babylon's Ashes

  • Persepolis Rising
15 2017 2019 Strange Dogs
The Expanse #6.5
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From New York Times best-selling author James S. A. Corey...

Like many before them, Cara and her family ventured through the gates as scientists and researchers, driven to carve out a new life and uncover the endless possibilities of the unexplored alien worlds now within reach.

But soon the soldiers followed, and under this new order, Cara makes a discovery that will change everything.

Set in the hardscrabble world of the Expanse, Strange Dogs deepens James S. A. Corey's acclaimed series.

The Expanse (now a major television series)

Leviathan Wakes
Caliban's War
Abaddon's Gate
Cibola Burn
Nemesis Games
Babylon's Ashes


Coming Soon:

Persepolis Rising

The Expanse Short Fiction

The Butcher of Anderson Station
Gods of Risk
The Churn
The Vital Abyss
Drive
16 2019 2019 Tiamat's Wrath
The Expanse #8
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The eighth novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now a major television series.

Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper.

In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay.

At the heart of the empire, Teresa Duarte prepares to take on the burden of her father's godlike ambition. The sociopathic scientist Paolo Cortázar and the Mephistophelian prisoner James Holden are only two of the dangers in a palace thick with intrigue, but Teresa has a mind of her own and secrets even her father, the emperor, doesn't guess.

And throughout the wide human empire, the scattered crew of the Rocinante fights a brave rear-guard action against Duarte's authoritarian regime.

Memory of the old order falls away, and a future under Laconia's eternal rule - and with it, a battle that humanity can only lose - seems more and more certain. Because against the terrors that lie between worlds, courage and ambition will not be enough....
17 2015 2019 The Vital Abyss
The Expanse #5.5
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From New York Times best-selling author James S. A. Corey...

Somewhere in the vast expanse of space, a group of prisoners lives in permanent captivity.

The only company they have is each other and the Belters who guard them. The only stories they know are the triumphs and crimes that brought them there. The only future they see is an empty life in an enormous room.

And then the man from Mars came along....

Set in the hardscrabble solar system of the Expanse, The Vital Abyss deepens James S. A. Corey's acclaimed series.

The Expanse (soon to be a major Syfy Channel television series)
Leviathan Wakes
Caliban's War
Abaddon's Gate
Cibola Burn
Nemesis Games


Coming Soon
Babylon's Ashes

The Expanse Short Fiction
The Butcher of Anderson Station
Gods of Risk
The Churn
Drive






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