The great hard science fiction saga of the Expanse comes to a close with this ninth and final volume. This universe that seems so recognizable, because the politics, the motives, the people who inhabit this great story, they are all things we see every day. Now the stakes, which have been raised in each book, couldn't be higher, the danger more existential. What a wonderful and satisfying read. Recommended By Doug C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The biggest science fiction series of the decade comes to an incredible conclusion in the ninth and final novel in James S. A. Corey’s Hugo-award winning space opera that inspired the Prime Original series.
Hugo Award Winner for Best Series
The Laconian Empire has fallen, setting the 1300 solar systems free from the rule of Winston Duarte. But the ancient enemy that killed the gate builders is awake, and the war against our universe has begun again.
In the dead system of Adro, Elvi Okoye leads a desperate scientific mission to understand what the gate builders were and what destroyed them, even if it means compromising herself and the half-alien children who bear the weight of her investigation. Through the wide-flung systems of humanity, Colonel Aliana Tanaka hunts for Duarte’s missing daughter... and the shattered emperor himself. And on the Rocinante, James Holden and his crew struggle to build a future for humanity out of the shards and ruins of all that has come before.
As nearly unimaginable forces prepare to annihilate all human life, Holden and a group of unlikely allies discover a last, desperate chance to unite all of humanity, with the promise of a vast galactic civilization free from wars, factions, lies, and secrets if they win.
But the price of victory may be worse than the cost of defeat.
"Riveting interplanetary thriller." Publishers Weekly on Leviathan Wakes
"Literary space opera at its absolute best." io9 on Abaddon's Gate
"Interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written." George R. R. Martin
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About the Author
James S. A. Corey is the pen name of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. In addition to writing the novels and short stories of The Expanse, they wrote and produced the television series of the same name. Daniel lives with his family in the American southwest. Ty will tell you where he lives when and if he wants you to come over.