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This book is the basis for the first season of The Expanse, a Syfy Original series coming December 14th 2015!

Leviathan Wakes is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic 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.

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Leviathan Wakes
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4.5 / 5
Worthy of the George RR Martin praise
June 14th, 2015
An epic and creative space opera that had me hooked from page one. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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3 of 3 people found this helpful
Really good story. Highly recommend.
January 8th, 2015
This is SciFi at its best. The story is epic. Character development is good. Pacing was spot on. Its been too long since I was this satisfied at the end of a book. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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Secret book!
November 7th, 2014
The first book is a great read and much to my surprise there is a second full length fantasy novel that was also a great book!
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1 person found this helpful
Great read!
September 9th, 2014
This space opera has well-developed characters that explore the human condition ... as a sci-fi mystery thriller with a helping of the macabre!
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1 person found this helpful
A Good Read
August 28th, 2014
Most enjoyable. The writers have developed a great environment.
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1 of 2 people found this helpful
Page Turner. Pot Boiler. Darn righ
August 14th, 2013
This book is not sci fi. Well, yes, actually it is. But it is also noir detective novel, buddy cop story, extra-ordinary romance, sinister corporate intrigue, political thriller, gripping war novel, Crichton-esque biological thriller. And the icing on the cake - it has zombies! Not only zombies, but the best kind of zombies: vomit zombies!!! And it all takes place in outer space. Will he get the girl? Will our heros ever meet? Who really started the war? What is that strange goo? Pick up the book to find out. Just don't plan on sleeping tonight.
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Worth it.
May 7th, 2013
Not quite Iain Banks, but better than pretty much everything I've read on the past few years. The bonus full book The Dragons Path is just as good.
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