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We are not alone.
On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting. And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system.
In the vast wilderness of space, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante have been keeping the peace for the Outer Planets Alliance. When they agree to help a scientist search war-torn Ganymede for a missing child, the future of humanity rests on whether a single ship can prevent an alien invasion that may have already begun....
Caliban's War is a breakneck science fiction adventure following the critically acclaimed Leviathan Wakes.
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By Michael on 10-06-17
Great Book of Great Series
Really nice second book in the Expanse series. I found it just as good as book one. The story and characters continue to evolve as does the proto-molecule. There are a lot of characters in this novel and they are all fleshed out and dynamic. There is action and tension. The science is interesting and believable. The politics are interesting. This is rapidly becoming one of the best series in Sci Fi.
The narration is wonderful and adds to the characters and excitement of the novel.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
By NMS91 on 12-18-17
I liked Leviathan Wakes; I loved Caliban's War.
What made the experience of listening to Caliban's War the most enjoyable?
I really loved how the writing improved for this book. Leviathan Wakes depended much on the words being spoken, but Caliban's War does a lot to let you understand how those words are spoken, and goes deeper into characters' minds. The additional characters -- Bobby, Avasarala, and Prax -- were all incredibly enjoyable. The plot was also great in a way that builds on the first book without really compromising any of it.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I really loved Prax. I loved seeing into his mind and how it works. But the author did a great job of building a lot of new characters, while also really developing Amos, who was previously very simple. I still think Holden can be obnoxious (but the book is sort of self-aware with that) and it annoys me how Naomi is simplified into an extension of Holden, but the rest were great. Prax, Bobby, fucking Avasarala! All were really fun getting to know. And again, the depth that they added to Amos is really great. Alex took a bit of a backseat in this book, so I am hoping he sees some character development in the books to come.
Which scene was your favorite?
While I REALLY love the space battles -- they are written so well and in an exciting way -- I absolutely loved seeing Prax and Mei get reunited was truly heart-warming. I figured, like Prax did, that she was dead or that if he found her, it would be too late. But he actually found her, and they were actually safe. It was sweet, not bitter sweet, and it felt great.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Humanity has found alien technology, but is set on using it to destroy eachother.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful