Caliban's War

(The Expanse #2)

eBook, 605 pages

English language

Published May 21, 2012 by Orbit.

ISBN:
9781841499901

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4 stars (23 reviews)

On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting. And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system.

In the vast wilderness of space, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante have been keeping the peace for the Outer Planets Alliance. When they agree to help a scientist search war-torn Ganymede for a missing child, the future of humanity rests on whether a single ship can prevent an alien invasion that may have already begun . . .

Caliban's War is a breakneck science fiction adventure following the critically acclaimed Leviathan Wakes.

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Review of "Caliban's War (Expanse 2)" on 'GoodReads'

5 stars

The writing style of this series is impeccable. Crass when it needs to be, as well as funny, disjoint, confusing & tense - all these threads woven into a fantastic web of intrigue and suspense. Sometimes a character's disposition or emotional state is given in a five sentence paragraph for dramatic effect. It's incredibly surprising how such a small set of words can be constructed in such a manner that seems to never have occurred to me to arrange like that, yet convey such an impressive statement of fact and emphasis.

And then, we have such a thrilling story going on with characters, vernacular and hard sci-fi themes deeper than many contemporary sci-fi stories even begin to attempt.

These are the first set of books I'm reading after seeing the TV adaptation, so I'm not going to comment on much of the story here, since for the most part I …

Review of "Caliban's War" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Book Two of the Expanse series, Caliban's War finds Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante back in the middle of things, this time between sparring human factions - Earth, Mars and the Outer Planet Alliance, their nominal benefactor. Things begin to get serious when it looks like someone may have a secret project going, using the "protomolecule" from the first book. Bring on the United Nations(!), rogue corporations and secret guilds within the Earth and Martian factions.

All the while, Venus, where the protomolecule crash landed in book one ([b:Leviathan Wakes|8855321|Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)|James S.A. Corey|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1289046195s/8855321.jpg|13730452]), seems to be changing into some kind of living organism. While the human factions bicker among themselves, the "thing" grows stronger. Will they be able to patch up their internal differences, pull together and square off against the growing alien threat? That seems to be the question the next book will answer, …

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