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Despite this portrayal, Caliban also has moments in which he delivers memorable speeches, such as in Act 3, Scene He finds the videos of the mystery woman and the doctor, but the hacker leverages Prax's desperation to extort more and won't show him more unless Prax gets him additional chicken. Not only are we dealing with first contact, but first contact with an unknown species that was around billions of years before we came down from the trees and who have the ability to manipulate matter and energy in ways we have only ever imagined possible. Naomi, who has been fed up with Holden acting like Detective Miller, heatedly leaves him and the ship. It's old-fashioned space opera, the kind of SF that I cut my teeth on, a real page-turner set in a vividly imagined solar system I'm thinking the slow build of my previous read The Way of Kings affected my pacing meter a little bit. The new characters added into the narrative are well-developed and easily as interesting as those from the first novel, which is something I hope they can keep up through the additional books in this series including the ones as yet unwritten.
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Since Amazon is inexplicably tethering Caliban's War and Abaddon's Gate together where reviews are concerned as if they are different formats of the same book, I am just going to post the two of them together here. Caliban's War by James S. Corey really Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck picks up not altogether too long after the final, captivating events of Leviathan Wakes and it smoothly carries on with the story of the relatively near-future narrative that is The Expanse. The absence of Miller from the story is made up for in large part by a Holden who has become more like the detective than he would have thought possible judging by how harshly he had criticised Miller's methodology and personality during the first novel.
This internally conflicted characteristic makes Holden a more interesting and substantial protagonist than he was in the first book though it does produce some difficulties on board the Rocinante. Fans of the television show would be gratified to see Chrisjen Avasarala finally making her appearance in the literary version of The Expanse. Though she is more vulgar in the book than in SyFy's adaptation, the core of the character is there The new characters added into the narrative are well-developed and easily as interesting as those from the first novel, which is something I hope they can keep up through the additional books in this series including the ones as yet unwritten.
It says something about the intense and dangerous nature of the events unfolding in this book that an alien biological machine terraforming Venus according to entirely unknown programming takes a backseat in the minds of the characters and that same dismissal carries over to the reader I am very much looking forward to reading the next installment after the way this one ends and I am even more so looking forward to seeing how the television adaptation will tackle things as the events of this book make it onto the screen during either the latter portion of season two or the beginning of season three depending on how they put everything together.
Abaddon's Gate takes The Expanse series through the first tentative steps toward becoming a full-fledged, interstellar space opera. From this point on in the series, humanity will no longer be confined to the solar system we're all too familiar with and the surrounding void between our local system and other stars. This is, surprisingly, the first time religion really gets brought into the books This is a series of novels that is largely predicated on first contact, and that would damn well shake up religious thought all over the world.
Not only are we dealing with first contact, but first contact with an unknown species that was around billions of years before we came down from the trees and who have the ability to manipulate matter and energy in ways we have only ever imagined possible. We stumbled upon something truly alien to us, waiting out at the edges of our solar system and disastrously attempted to weaponize it because, of course we would By the time Abaddon's Gate starts off, there is a giant ring structure assembled on Venus by an alien intelligence before lifting from that planet's surface between the orbits of Uranus and Neptune, looming there and just waiting for us to cross the threshold Along with the novelty of having a religious perspective tossed into the mix we get a whole new cast of characters to populate the narrative since Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are the only major ones carried over from the previous novels into this one This third volume of the series answers a number of questions that have been collecting since the first novel, but it certainly adds just as many new ones that will hopefully be just as exciting to answer in reading what follows.
Bryan Desmond Top Contributor: Truth be told I missed them. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Man, it feels good to be back. Been a little over six months since I finished the first book if I remember correctly, but I fell right back into it and felt right at home. There's a feeling I got while reading Leviathan Wakes that is somewhat hard to describe, but the best I can explain it is that it just felt real.
The characters have this sense of reality and purpose to them. We are excluded and cast aside as monsters, inferior and offensive based on our gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and profession. There are none of the benevolent assurances of democracy, liberty, and justice aimed at us that have allowed previous administrations to exploit and devastate communities near and far in our name.
Despite the demands of family and work, despite the enticement of the latest game, celebration, or Netflix binge, we are not distracted from the truth. In fact, what we love and value in our lives provide greater impetus for us to be watchful and resist.
Caliban is awake, and this time he is not alone. Miranda sees that she has been held back by her ignorance; Ariel knows that despite his good behavior promises of freedom and justice will never be fulfilled without a fight. They wake surrounded by BLM signs and pussy hats, hijabs and lab coats. They are supported by water protectors and rogue park rangers, and strengthened by laws and facts.
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