November 15th, 2015


Book Review: Nemesis Games, by James S.A. Corey

Humanity is fleeing Earth's solar system, and the Belters don't like it.

Nemesis Games

Orbit, 2015, 544 pages

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.

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Verdict: Nemesis Games is very much part of a series — you need to know what went before, and not much is tied up in this book so you'll need to read on to follow what happens next. I am still enjoying the Expanse series and following it faithfully. This wasn't my favorite book of the series, but it wasn't a let-down either. 7/10.

Also by James S.A. Corey: My reviews of Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War, Abaddon's Gate, and Cibola Burn.

My complete list of book reviews.