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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2019, 12:02:29 pm »
I'm reading all the books on which "The Expanse" is based, before I binge watch the show.

I'm very excited about it.

I watched the first two seasons of The Expanse, and will probably watch the third season sooner or later. I was quite interested in the premise, and I like that they put some real thought into building their near-future setting.  Their space-travel reflects realistic physics... space ships take days or weeks to get where they're going, changing directions in the middle of a flight is a major event, and so on. They've put some thought into the economy.  The political elements are interesting as well. Much of it seems like a somewhat plausible imagination of what our not-too-distant future could look like.  Then there's the other element-- the supernatural/superscience aspect that's not at all part of the speculative near-future.  On the one hand it's the magical McGuffin that drives events forward, but on the other hand I wasn't as interested in that part of the show as I was in the speculative part of the show. I didn't feel it worked as well, at least in the TV adaptation.

I have not read the Expanse books, but I have read a book series that he wrote under another pen name. "The Black Sun's Daughter" was an urban fantasy series he wrote under the name M.L.N Hanover.  I really liked his writing style.

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