January's Sci-Fi (Morning Session) - Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

Please join us as we discuss Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey, book 1 of the Expanse series and a 2012 Hugo Awawrd nominee. James S.A. Corey is the pen name for the collaboration between Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. Daniel Abraham is also the author of The Dagger and the Coin quintet and The Long Price quartet. The novel is of middling length, at about 561 pages.

Please keep your RSVP updated and accurate!* Space is limited for this event. If it fills up, please add yourself to the waiting list if interested. Please note that this is our smaller morning session (our afternoon session can be found here). Additionally, there will not be an automatic reminder e-mail for this event, so please add it to your calendar if attending. If enough space opens up in the afternoon session, or if there isn't sufficient interest for our morning session, we may consolidate both sessions into the afternoon timeslot.

From Amazon:

Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach.

Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, The Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for - and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why.

Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to The Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.

Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations - and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe.

"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, the kind of SF that made me fall in love with the genre way back when, seasoned with a dollop of horror and a dash of noir. Jimmy Corey writes with the energy of a brash newcomer and the polish of a seasoned pro. George R. R. Martin

"Leviathan Wakes is an amazing book. In fact, there is not a single negative thing I can say about the novel, which delivers in all phases including setting, characterization, story, pacing, prose, and from a purely entertainment standpoint. Simply put, Leviathan Wakes is the best novel I've read in 2011 so far." Fantasy Book Critic

*Since missing one of these meetups is taking a spot away from someone else who wants to go, we'll need to have a stricter attendance policy than normal. For book discussions, 3 no-shows in a rolling 3-month period will prohibit you from attending any other book discussion for 2 months after your last no-show. In order to avoid a no-show, please update your RSVP no later than 10pm the night before a discussion. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

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  • Vijay

    This was a really good discussion that that ranged from worldbuilding to character depth to socioeconomics to moral culpability. Thanks to everyone who participated!

    January 30, 2013

  • Jeremy D. H.

    Hey weird request but it anyone sees a mechanical pencil that has an orange inlaid dot on it can you grab it and hold on to it for me.

    January 27, 2013

  • Vijay

    Hi everyone, hope you're enjoying the snow. Just a gentle reminder to please update your RSVP as soon as possible if you can't make it on Sunday, so that you avoid any no-show penalties. Thanks!

    January 24, 2013

  • Derek

    I'm not typically a huge Sci-Fi reader, but I've really enjoyed this one. Looking forward to talking about it!

    1 · January 14, 2013

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