Posted: Feb 28, 2022 2:04 pm
by scott1328
don't get me started wrote:
scott1328 wrote:1. Caliban's War, James S A Corey Book 2 in the Expanse Series.
2. Time’s Eye, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
3. Sun Storm, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. Sequel to Time's Eye.
4. The Firtstborn, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
5. Abaddon’s Gate, James S A Corey, Book 3 in the Expanse Series.
6. Cibola Burn, James S A Corey, Book 4 in the Expanse Series.
7. Nemesis Games, James S A Corey, Book 5 in the Expanse Series.
8. Babylon’s Ashes, James S A Corey, Book 6 in the Expanse Series.

9. Persepolis Rising, James S A Corey, Book 7 in the Expanse Series.


Man you are really belting through these. I'm envious.
I watched the TV series and then had a conundrum. I want to see what happens after the season six narrative arc, but was going to have to choose between starting reading at book one and bash on through the whole series. Or, pick up at where the TV show left off and go from there.

Well, much as I'd love to start from book one, I've made the strategic decision to pick up where the last season left off. (I've currently got 3 linguistics books on the go plus a history book... best not to over commit myself)
The bookshops here usually have fairly small English sections and the Expanse books are not in stock, so I've had to order.
Because of various factors I've been give a delivery date for early April ... :shock:

Oh well. It gives me something to look forward to.

I am listening to the audio books, which allows me to multi-task at home while listening and I have a half-hour commute to work everyday.

The TV series should give you a good place to start for the last three books. However there are several BIG changes between the TV series and the books:

1) In the book, Alex did not die while rescuing Naomi. He is a POV character in the last three novels.
2) Kamina Drummer is a minor character until the seventh book. The Drummer of the TV series is an amalgamation of Carlos "Bull" De Baca, the director of security on the Behemoth, and Michio Pa, XO of the Behemoth and later the Pirate Queen.
3) Bobbie was not involved in the slow-zone incident, and was not on the Behemoth.

There are other changes, but nothing that detracts from understanding what's happening in the novels.