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The Expanse Series

The Expanse books in order

The Expanse is a 10 book (9 novels & 1 short fiction collection) science fiction series from James S.A. Corey, the pen name for a collaboration between Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.The books are numbered here in publication order, which is the order recommended by the authors. There is also an alternative chronological order.
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Book 1
Leviathan Wakes
James S. A. Corey - 2011-06-02
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Explore a world where humanity has colonized our solar system, but the stars are still out of reach. Follow Jim Holden, XO of an ice miner, and Detective Miller as they uncover a dangerous secret aboard a derelict ship. Tensions rise between Earth governments, revolutionaries, and corporations as Holden and Miller strive to unravel the mystery and prevent a war that could change the fate of the entire universe.
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Book 2
Caliban's War
James S. A. Corey - 2012-06-26
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A Martian marine witnesses the slaughter of her platoon by a monstrous supersoldier on Ganymede, while an alien protomolecule wreaks havoc on Venus. In the midst of this chaos, James Holden and his crew of the Rocinante agree to help a scientist search for a missing child on Ganymede, leading to a race against time to prevent an alien invasion. Caliban's War is an action-packed sci-fi adventure that follows the critically acclaimed Leviathan Wakes.
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Book 3
Abaddon's Gate
James S. A. Corey - 2013-06-04
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Explore the thrilling world of Abaddon's Gate - the third installment in the New York Times bestselling Expanse series. Follow the crew of the Rocinante as they embark on a mission to examine a massive structure outside the orbit of Uranus, only to uncover a complex plot that puts the destruction of their team at its core. With the fate of humanity at stake, can they determine whether the mysterious gate is an opportunity or a threat before it's too late?
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Book 4
Cibola Burn
James S. A. Corey - 2014-06-17
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Explore a new frontier in this explosive fourth novel of a bestselling sci-fi series, now adapted into a major television series. Settlers looking for a new life on a vast new world are met with dangerous corporate power and a deadly struggle for survival. Forced to make peace in the midst of chaos, James Holden and his crew discover that the great galactic civilization that once stood on this land is gone - and something killed it.
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Book 5
Nemesis Games
James S. A. Corey - 2015-06-02
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As humanity expands to a thousand new worlds, the old power structures of the solar system begin to crumble. Suddenly, ships are vanishing without a trace and private armies are forming in secret. Even worse, terrorist attacks once thought impossible are bringing the inner planets to their knees. James Holden and his crew of the Rocinante must fight to survive and protect their only remaining home in the midst of a blood-soaked struggle for a new human order.
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Book 6
Babylon's Ashes
James S. A. Corey - 2016-12-06
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This thrilling science fiction novel follows James Holden and his crew as they embark on a dangerous mission to protect colony ships from a violent group of Belters. Amidst mutiny and betrayal, they must navigate a new world filled with alien mysteries and uncertain alliances. The fate of humanity rests in their hands in this action-packed installment of the bestselling Expanse series.
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Book 7
Persepolis Rising
James S. A. Corey - 2017-12-05
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Explore the thousand-sun network in Persepolis Rising, the latest science fiction adventure in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series. The crew of Rocinante struggle to maintain peace in a fragile alliance between Earth and Jupiter, while a hidden enemy on the lost colony world of Laconia seeks to enforce a new vision for humanity. With new technologies clashing with old and ancient patterns of war and subjugation emerging, the forces being unleashed will change the shape of humanity forever. Don't miss this breakneck continuation of the bestselling Babylon's Ashes.
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Andreas Klinger
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Book 8
Tiamat's Wrath
James S. A. Corey - 2019-03-26
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Humanity has built an interstellar empire in the alien ruins, but mysteries and threats grow deeper. Tiamat's Wrath finds the crew of the Rocinante fighting an underground war against a nearly invulnerable authoritarian empire, while James Holden is a prisoner of the enemy. At the heart of the empire, Teresa Duarte is ready to take on her father's godlike ambition, and Elvi Okoye searches for the nature of a pre-human genocide. Courage and ambition won't be enough, as a battle looms that humanity can only lose. The eighth book in The Expanse series, now a Prime Original series.
Recommended by
Pascal Blanché
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Book 9
Leviathan Falls
James S. A. Corey - 2022-03-02 (first published in 2021)
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The epic Expanse series reaches its highly anticipated finale in Leviathan Falls. James S.A. Corey delivers an unforgettable sci-fi experience, bringing together intense action, political intrigue, and gripping character-driven storylines. Don't miss this explosive conclusion to one of the most beloved sci-fi sagas in recent years.
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