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Leviathan Wakes: Book One of the Expanse series (English Edition) [Kindle Edition]

James S. A. Corey
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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 A winning blend of old-school space opera and modern sensibility... Corey combines no-nonsense storytelling with hard-boiled dialogue as the novel races to a truly cosmic ending. An excellent start to a promising new series THE TELEGRAPH Corey... has created a refreshingly blue-collar tale, with well-drawn characters and a compelling narrative sweep. Roll on Book Two. FINANCIAL TIMES 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 The world building, hands down, is some of the best that I've seen for a space opera novel, with a good cast of characters and story that go along with it ... This novel feels like a breath of fresh air, trading in the galaxy for our solar system, but retaining an sense of the epic SF SIGNAL If you love tales packed with worldbuildy details like how humans cored asteroids, pumped them full of atmosphere, and spun them up for gravity's sake, then you'll love this novel to pieces io9 LEVIATHAN WAKES is space opera for the masses-it asks for little from its readers other than that they show up and enjoy the ride, no doctorate in quantum mechanics necessary. The classic juxtaposition of Miller's hard-edged noir narrative and Holden's idealistic adventure are perfectly suited for one another and together they form the most enjoyable novel I've read so far in 2011. It's fast, it's fun and it's escapist science fiction in the purest sense of the term. One can only hope that The Expanse is expansive, indeed A DRIBBLE OF INK One of the best opening volumes to an SF series in recent memory, one of the most entertaining novels I've read in 2011 and a novel that only has me hungry for more in the series. This is a Space Opera I want to see more of on the shelves SFF WORLD A ridiculously entertaining space opera ... A relentless, page-turning novel with some great character-building WERTZONE So far as cinematic sci-fi goes, LEVIATHAN WAKES is as entertaining and summer-blockbuster as you can get with a 600 page book BOOK SMUGGLERS LEVIATHAN WAKES has it all and I defy you to come away from this book empty handed when I'm talking about things like the death of a battle cruiser, alien infestations on a space station and gunfights in seedy space port hotels ... If you read one science fiction novel this year I'd seriously consider making it this one. Essential space opera reading that bodes very well for future books in the series GRAEME'S FANTASY BOOK REVIEW This new science fiction series begins with an incredible story, complex and well-executed. With an intriguing storyline, vivid characters, and even vomiting zombies, this was highly enjoyable from start to finish. Blending suspense, horror, space opera, and mystery - this first installment is one no science fiction fan will want to miss SCIFI CHICK If you're looking for some Space Opera Noir SF goodness, then read this one, people. It's sure to please. It certainly did good things for me ELITIST BOOK REVIEWS LEVIATHAN WAKES is a big novel full of movie worthy space battles, hand-to-hand combat, near death experiences, a couple of love stories, and a big bad evil to be fought and conquered ... Approachable, easy-to-read, and entertaining GRASPING FOR THE WIND


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. So where's the second book? George R. R. Martin "Corey... has created a refreshingly blue-collar tale, with well-drawn characters and a compelling narrative sweep. Roll on Book Two." FINANCIAL TIMES


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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great Science Fiction 14. Januar 2012
Von Malexmave
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Well, that was surprising. I only picked this book up because I was looking for a short book of something else than fantasy to get back to ASOIAF afterwards, but the story sucked me in and refused to let me go for way too long. In fact, I have spent almost all my free time of the last three days on this book, instead of learning for the upcoming exams. Go figure.

So, about the book. First off, let me tell you that I am by no means an expert on Science Fiction. The last science fiction book I read has been more than a year ago. So, I can't give fancy comparasions to other books or anything like that.
I can only say that this probably has to be the best science fiction book I have read to date. The story was relly interesting and actually managed to keep my guessing for a long time, which does not happen too often. Every time I think I figured it out, a new twist of the story comes out of nowhere and I am back to square one with my prediction of how the book will go on. In fact, I only saw the ending coming about ten or twenty pages before the book was actually over.
Another think I really liked about the book is that there were some parts where I thought "Well, this would make for a fine cliff-hanger ending, since the book is only part one of the Series. I guess it's just a short book", only to take a look at the page number and see that I was only halfway through (This can obviously only happen if you are reading on an eReader...).
To point out a few more things that I liked: The characters were really believable and alive, and I really enjoyed the development Miller went through, the story mostly free of obvious cliches (Again, I don't know much about Science Fiction cliches), and there were some really humorous moments that didn't seem artificial at all.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Schöne SF-Unterhaltung 20. Oktober 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verifizierter Kauf
James Coreys LEVIATHAN WAKES ist ohne Frage ein Roman, welcher bei vielen SF-Fans in den letzten Jahren gut ankam. Ich hörte und las immer wieder, dass es Corey gelungen ist, eine klasssiche Space Opera mit Hard SF zu verbinden und einer Menge Tempo zu präsentieren.

Nach der Lektüre von LEVIATHAN WAKES muss ich feststellen, dass dies durchaus zutrifft - der Roman ist unterhaltsam und fährt spannende Actionszenen auf, die Helden sind permanent gefordert, und das auf unser Sonnensystem beschränkte Setting verbindet in der Tat Space Opera mit einigermaßen plausibel klingender Science Fiction.

Dennoch komme ich auch nicht umhin, ein paar (kleinere) Schwachstellen auszumachen. Ich fand die Protagonisten etwas vorhersehbar geschildert, die Story entwickelt sich auch nicht immer ganz logisch und hat den einen oder anderen Hänger, und wenn das Mysterium erstmal aufgedeckt ist merkt der routinierte SF-Leser, dass die Idee auch nicht so ganz neu ist.

Alles in allem ist LEVIATHAN WAKES sicherlich für Fans temporeicher SF ein guter Tipp und die ideale Urlaubslektüre - und mich beschleicht das Gefühl, dass man in dem von Corey entwickelten Setting noch eine Menge Geschichten erzählen kann, insofern bin ich gespannt, was hier noch kommt. Im Auge werde ich diesen Autor definitiv behalten.

Von mir insgesamt knappe, aber dennoch verdiente 4 Sterne.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Okay Sci-Fi but no Space Opera 26. August 2014
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First imprsssion after the first couple of pages: great read! I'm excited how this is going to turn out. Everything needed for a good space opera is there: space battles, a rundown detective, witty dialogue an interesting politics.
And then comes the BUT. After about 100 pages the two main stories/characters meet up and the book loses its energy and drive. The characters start making weired choices, the overall story gets pushed into the background. The things happening focus too much on action and not enough on good storytelling. The suspense is okay, but everything is just not enough for real good space opera (which in my opinion needs to be bigger and more complex).
So after reading the first book, I'm not hooked enough for the rest of the series.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent with some minor defects 17. September 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
First of all, a warning: Buy this book on a Friday evening. You might not get much sleep after starting reading.

I admit that I felt uneasy after reading the first scene in the "Look Inside" sample chapter. Julie's fate made me wonder whether this was going to become splatter & gore later. That didn't happen. The author does use violence when it makes sense at that point in the story. It's still repugnant but it makes sense.

Which is the strong point: Everyone in the book is smart. There aren't any stereotype evil guys. Everyone - protagonists and side characters - has a clear plan, a goal, means and will to achieve that goal - even if someone else is getting in the way. If something goes wrong, it goes wrong for a reason. If people make mistakes, they make them because it seemed a really good idea at the time. Shit happens. A lot of shit. The hard-boiled cop and the righteous ex-military, scraping off each other. Each absolutely sure that their course of action isn't the best but only viable solution. Don't get me wrong. This isn't about cop vs. military. This is the struggle of two completely different characters that need to achieve the same goal and who actually get along pretty well. If one of them isn't broadcasting information that might kill thousands of people in riots. And the other isn't shooting people in the head in cold blood because he believes them dangerous sociopaths that might get away with their crimes.

The story takes many twists and turns, never losing enough speed to get boring, but with slower sections to allow the reader to put down the book. To handle the most pressing human urges. Eating. Drinking. Restroom. Reading on to know what happens next.

Characters: Great individuals.
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