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Leviathan Wakes

Corey, James S. A.

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Leviathan Wakes
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When Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war and find the truth behind a vast conspiracy that threatens the entire human race.

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Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316129084
0316129089
Branch Call Number: SF COREY 2011
Characteristics: 582 p. ;,24 cm

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The simmering conflict between the inner planets and outer 'belt' becomes a full boil. Old fashioned space opera, likely to appeal to Battlestar Galactica fans. #1 in the Expanse series.

When Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war and find the... Read More »

When Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war and find the... Read More »

When Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war and find the... Read More »

When Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war & find t... Read More »


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Jul 13, 2014
  • multcolib_rachaels rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really enjoyed this one, well done space opera, one that Battlestar Galactica fans might like.

Nov 11, 2013
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is sure a page-turner, equal parts world-building and high adventure. The co-authors do a proper job of creating a plausible future in which humanity has colonized the solar system without resorting to too much "magical" future tech (no hyperdrive on display just yet) and taking a sincere and sober look at how generations of humans being born and growing up in low-gravity may look and feel compared to their "earther" cousins. The P.O.V. writing is, much like in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire", tough to keep up with at times but it's worth the slog. Definitely recommend it.

May 16, 2013
  • 3dblus rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Quoting Mr. Corey. If you like "science fiction of the old-school space opera variety", you'll truly enjoy this book!

May 10, 2013
  • lasertravis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was a good not great sci-fi novel. I had higher expectations for it, but I still enjoyed it. The characters were compelling. The story was epic in scale. The action was written well. The dialogue was just ok. I am going to read the second book. Definitely more Star Trek than Star Wars as far as sci-fi space opera epics go. Would actually make a pretty cool movie. I never really got a great mental picture of what a "belter" looked like. That was sort of an issue for me. Still...good sci-fi with a promising future. This was the sci-fi equivilant of The Lies of Locke Lamora for me. Great reviews leading me to think it was something more than just a good bit o' fiction.

Dan & Jen recommendation Aug.2012

Aug 07, 2012
  • adelaideblair rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a space opera/private dick/horror hybrid that is tons of fun. I wasn't sure I would like it, but about half way through I became a convert.

Jul 26, 2012
  • Nords rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The best new Science Fiction book I've read probably at least since Old Man's War (by John Scalzi). This is going to be a classic and I can't wait to read the 2nd book. This one has everything. Space battles, intrigue, great character development, cool technology, and great storytelling. If you are a Star Wars fan you'd be in heaven, even though it takes place in our solar system in the not too distant future. If you like Firefly you'll also love this book. I can't recommend this enough to any science-fiction fan.

Jun 07, 2012
  • easilyobsessed rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book is ok but you should read "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" first.

May 09, 2012
  • StephenB rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

There is a Q&A with the author(s) at the end of the book in which they describe it as something like "workingman's sf", not hard sf. I think that's why I didn't enjoy it as much as books like Paul McAuley's recent "Quiet War" novels. It's just a space adventure story, a pretty good one, but ultimately, for me, thinnish stuff.

Feb 28, 2012
  • biblioholic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you liked Joss Whedon's Firefly/Serenity, you'll like "Leviathan Wakes." That may sound like a veiled dig, but it's not. LW tracks a known groove, but it does it well, and compellingly. And goes far beyond. After all, Firefly/Serenity were TV/movie, and, although entertaining, were a millimeter deep. LW is full, deep, unapologetic text, with richly developed characters, and a more-than-compelling premise. That may sound like a veiled dig, but it's not...

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