Friday, June 26, 2015

13. Caliban's War by S.A. Corey

(written Dec 6, 2015 catching up)

This is the second of the Expanse series and is very similar in theme and structure as the first one. Also, equally entertaining.  Here, though, we now have the set up established.  A group of ragtag space mercenaries now have a kickass ship and run around getting involved in adventures directly or indirectly related to the solar system-changing events of the first book. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

12. Leviathan Wakes by S.A. Corey

(written Dec 6, 2015 catching up)
Every now and then I get in the mood for some good epic space opera and I was in one of them when this came across my G+ feed.  Turns out the authors are part of George R. Martin's writing group.  It was exactly what I was looking for at the time, a real page-turner with a pretty cool scope.  It's the future, we have colonized most of the inner planets and human society is divided into three major political factions, Earth, Mars and the Belters.  We meet a bunch of disparate characters in cool situations that you know are all going to be connected.  The connection here is some weird package/disease that turns people into a grey stew that may or may not still be alive.  Lots of interplanetary politics and action with a really compelling setup make this book feel like a well put together summer blockbuster.