February 1st, 2015

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Book Review: Caliban's War, by James S.A. Corey

A billion-year-old alien bioweapon threatens the solar system; a UN politician, a space marine, and a privateer crew try to stop armageddon.


Caliban's War

Orbit, 2012, 583 pages



James S.A. Corey's best-selling hit Leviathan Wakes earned Hugo and Locus Award nominations. In Caliban's War, the second chapter of Corey's Expanse series, a desperate Earth politician works tirelessly to prevent war from reigniting. Meanwhile, upheaval takes root on Venus and Ganymede. And amidst this tumult, James Holden and his crew on the Rocinante are charged with the impossible task of saving humanity from a terrifying fate.


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Verdict: Being often disappointed by space opera that is either tiresomely derivative or badly written, the Expanse series is now one of my favorites. Caliban's War isn't perfect, but it's pretty darn good, and has me on board for the next one. 8/10.

Also by James S.A. Corey: My review of Leviathan Wakes.




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