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Amph The Expanse (book and TV series)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Lord Vivec, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    So, my current favorite scifi adventure series is The Expanse. Four books are out so far: Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War, Abbaddon's Gate, and Cibola Burn. Fifth book is on its way out soon. In addition, there's a tv show in the works (who knows how good or bad that'll be).

    Currently on Caliban's War. Series premise is a cold war between the United Nations of Earth (with the largest space fleet in the solar system), the Mars Congressional Republic (smaller population and military but a bit more advanced) and the outer planets and colonies, oppressed by both and somewhat run by a proto-state terrorist organization. Starts off as a murder mystery and takes some levels in "well, that escalated quickly." There's no FTL or any of that stuff here yet, at least.

    Main characters are fairly down-to-earth (lol). I'm not sure any side or characters can be described as 'good,' but there are some definite ***holes. YMMV, though.
     
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  2. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    If there's no FTL, do they travel via warp drives?
     
  3. Rosslcopter

    Rosslcopter Jedi Master star 4

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    If there's no FTL what science are we going to argue about?
     
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  4. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Lord Vivec are there any other SF authors you would say this is like?

    The premise sounds very interesting.

    I enjoyed Brin's Uplift series as well as Vigne. Anything like those?
     
  5. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    What are some of the main themes of the series?
     
  6. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    science but also fiction
     
  7. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    A kind of fictional science.
     
  8. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    if you will
     
  9. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Wormholes. And the most recent book wasn't nearly as good.
     
  10. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Please don't suck. Please.
     
  11. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    God, SyFy is so hit and miss a prayer might be in order.
     
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  12. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    It looks ok but it looks like it needs a bigger budget or something.
     
  13. wall of sick

    wall of sick Jedi Padawan star 3

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    i'd watch it if it was about a really, really fat guy.
     
  14. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  16. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Vivec, is there emotion? A clean plot / through line of the series? What do you love about these books?
     
  17. IG_2000

    IG_2000 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Picked up the first book from the local library. Need a new series to get into.
     
  18. CmdrShep2154

    CmdrShep2154 Jedi Youngling

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    I really hope this, Star Wars, and Guardians of the Galaxy does the same thing for space opera what LOTR, Harry Potter, and GOT did for fantasy.
     
  19. CmdrShep2154

    CmdrShep2154 Jedi Youngling

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    This looked like it cost a lot of money. I hope they don't screw this one up.
     
  20. CmdrShep2154

    CmdrShep2154 Jedi Youngling

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    This looks amazing.
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  21. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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  22. jabberwalkie

    jabberwalkie Jedi Master star 4

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    It's also posted on Syfy's Youtube channel.
     
  23. Penguinator

    Penguinator Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Is it worth reading book 2 of this series? Couldn't put down the first but I read three chapters of the second and just sort of went and read other stuff.
     
  24. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Yes. Book 2 introduces some new interesting main characters. So far, every book in this series has been at least "great" in my opinion, even my least favorite one.
     
  25. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Even the "worst" one is good.