This month’s book is Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey (Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). Published in 2011 and the first book of three in the Expanse series, Leviathan Wakes was met with much acclaim. It was a Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel in 2012, a nominee for the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel in 2012, and was awarded the Reading List Genre Award for Science Fiction in 2012. This science fiction book is in the genre of Space Opera.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR THIS MONTH’S MEETUP
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.