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Enjoyed The Expanse? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to The Expanse. Here are 27 books that you may like if you liked The Expanse.

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Hyperion
Dan Simmons - Aug 15, 2017 (first published in 1989)
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A stunning tour de force filled with transcendent awe and wonder, Hyperion is a masterwork of science fiction that resonates with excitement and invention, the first volume in a remarkable epic by the multiple-award-winning author of The Hollow Man.On the world called Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law, waits a creature called the Shrike. T...
On a Sunbeam
Tillie Walden - Oct 02, 2018 (first published in 2016)
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Throughout the deepest reaches of space, a crew rebuilds beautiful and broken-down structures, painstakingly putting the past together. As new member Mia gets to know her team, the story flashes back to her pivotal year in boarding school, where she fell in love with a mysterious new student. Soon, though, Mia reveals her true purpose for joining t...
Red Rising
Pierce Brown - Jan 01, 2014
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"I live for the dream that my children will be born free," she says. "That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.""I live for you," I say sadly.Eo kisses my cheek. "Then you must live for more."Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he w...
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Dan Stemkoski
Saga, Vol. 1
Brian K Vaughan - Oct 10, 2012
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When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before i...
All Systems Red
The Murderbot Diaries (The Murderbot Diaries (1))
Martha Wells - Jan 22, 2019
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In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern.On a distant planet, a team of scientists are co...
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Adrienne Porter Felt
A Fire Upon The Deep
Vernor Vinge - Feb 15, 1993 (first published in 1992)
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Alternate Cover Edition can be found here. A Fire upon the Deep is the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge's career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale.Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities ...
The Churn
An Expanse Novella (The Expanse)
James S. A. Corey - Apr 29, 2014
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From New York Times bestselling author James S.A. Corey...Before his trip to the stars, before the Rocinante, Amos Burton was confined to a Baltimore where crime paid you or killed you. Unless the authorities got to you first.Set in the hard-scrabble solar system of the Expanse, The Churn deepens James S. A. Corey's acclaimed series....
Star Wars Lost Stars, Vol. 1, 1
Claudia Gray - May 08, 2018
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Seduced by the Galactic Empire's promises of unity and change, the planet's of the galaxy and the hearts of their people fall under the Emperor's control one by one...Sharing a love of ships and an admiration for the Empire, childhood friends Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree enroll in the Imperial Academy in hopes of realizing their dream of joining the ...
A Choice of Treasons
J. L. Doty - Oct 27, 2015
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Gripping, fast-moving military science fiction starring the hero of Of Treasons Born As a lifer in the Imperial Navy, fighting in a war that has lasted generations, Lieutenant York Ballin’s only hope for an honorable discharge is the grave. Neither the Empire nor the Directorate seems to care that millions have died or that millions more are doomed...
E.X.O. - The Legend of Wale Williams Part One
A Superhero Graphic Novel
Roye Okupe - Aug 31, 2015
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Featured on CNN, FORBES, BBC and more, E.X.O. – The Legend of Wale Williams Part 1 is a superhero story about redemption, set in a futuristic, 2025 Africa! The 136 page graphic novel follows the journey of Wale Williams, an impetuous young man who inherits a suit with super powers after his father goes missing. Tricked into returning home to Lagoon...
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