Leviathan Wakes (Expanse #1) (Paperback)

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I’m a sucker for space opera, and this book marks the beginning of a story the scope of which hasn’t been seen since the days of Herbert, Asimov, or more recently Robinson. Set in the near(ish) future, humankind has spread throughout the solar system. Earth and Mars vie for control of the vast mineral resources of the Belt, and tensions are rising. When a crew of ice haulers happens upon a mysterious abandoned ship, a secret is revealed that could throw the whole system into interplanetary war. Filled with political intrigue, space battles, and a tech-noir style murder mystery, this book is a must-read for sci-fi fans!

-Recommended by Will

— From March 2017 Staff Picks


The first book in the landmark Expanse series, now a major television series from Syfy
Leviathan Wakes is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic, New York Times bestselling series the Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction where humanity has colonized the solar system.

Two hundred years after migrating into space, mankind is in turmoil. When a reluctant ship's captain and washed-up detective find themselves involved in the case of a missing girl, what they discover brings our solar system to the brink of civil war, and exposes the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Leviathan Wakes is the breakneck science fiction adventure that launched the epic bestselling Expanse series.
The ExpanseLeviathan WakesCaliban's WarAbaddon's GateCibola BurnNemesis GamesBabylon's AshesPersepolis Rising
The Expanse Short FictionThe Butcher of Anderson StationGods of RiskThe ChurnThe Vital Abyss

About the Author

James S.A. Corey is the pen name of fantasy author Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. They both live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Find out more about this series at www.the-expanse.com.

Praise For…

"It's been too long since we've had a really kickass space opera. LEVIATHAN WAKES is interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written." --- George R.R. Martin
"This is the future the way it was supposed to be." --- The Wall Street Journal
"As close as you'll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form." --- io9.com
"An excellent space operatic debut in the grand tradition of Peter F. Hamilton." --- Charlie Stross
"If you like science fiction with great characters and set in real space, you'll enjoy this one." --- Jo Walton, author of Farthing

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316129084
ISBN-10: 0316129089
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: June 15th, 2011
Pages: 592
Language: English
Series: Expanse