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July 5th, 2015


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01:17 pm
Early yesterday, I had the pleasure of finishing the new Expanse novel by James S. A. Corey (nom de plume for two authors, actually...) called Nemesis Games. It's the...fourth?...novel (along with two or three supporting short stories that fit into the timeline) in The Expanse series. I started aggressively reading these books when I heard that the series was going to be made into a ScyFy Channel show, and I've really liked them each and every one, and Nemesis Games goes right along with this.

Now, I couldn't put my finger on the exact reason I was liking these books until this week. I was listening to a podcast of Krypton Radio's The Event Horizon in which they were interviewing David Gerrold. He was talking about the differences in certain sorts of stories. Some, you have individuals who have special powers to get things done (I guess here I'd be thinking about Ender's Game, for example, IIRC). However, he suggested that it's more interesting to read about normal people who due to circumstances are forced to step up and do extraordinary things. I recognized as I heard that, that it was exactly what I was loving about this series, and I can acknowledge it without it being any sort of spoiler.

So I highly recommend the series, which starts with Leviathan Wakes, and this book just carries right on and leaves you hanging wanting more. Wow!

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From:crisavec
Date:July 6th, 2015 03:39 am (UTC)
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I'd read the first 2 books in that series, and kind of forgotten about it. Sounds like I need to pick it back up and catch up.
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 6th, 2015 05:36 am (UTC)
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Look, I'm enjoying it. If you didn't like it, don't let me pressure you. OTOH, if you just lost track of it, then absolutely you should pick it back up!

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From:crisavec
Date:July 6th, 2015 02:44 pm (UTC)
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It was more an I lost track of it and appreciate the reminder :-)
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 6th, 2015 02:59 pm (UTC)
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Cool!
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