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 dark. Jim Holden... show more
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 dark. 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 find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.
Publish date: 2013-08-22
Publisher: Recorded Books
Edition language: English
Series: Expanse (#3)
Series: The Expanse #3 Another audio re-read to catch me up in the series. Here we finally discover what the protomolecule was cooking up on Venus and I'm really glad I reread this before continuing on with the series because I'd forgotten about some key plot points. Hopefully I get to the next ...
It's another epic episode with lots of excellent set pieces, but I liked this outing a lot less in a number of ways - it took me a long while to warm up to the new characters, and I was more interested in the Gate and the protomolecule's past than in humanity behaving like shitheads. Again....in oth...
Each one of these suckers is equal to about three regular-length books, and every one of these bajillion pages is good. I particularly like the way the authors made a future full of people of various colors, but the prejudice isn't racial, it's place of origin (Earth, Mars, Asteroid Belt). Way to re...
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This series continues to evolve and get better with each entry. Great action scenes throughout the book and several new characters introduced. I do hope the next book in the series brings back Bobbie and Avasarala but this was was certainly one of the best of 2016 so far.5 Stars for a truly entertai...