Monday, 2 January 2017

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEWL The Expanse 6: Babylon's Ashes - James SA Corey

Release Date: 08/12/16
Publisher: Orbit


A revolution brewing for generations has begun in fire. It will end in blood.

The Free Navy - a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships - has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the thousand new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them.

James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone. Outnumbered and outgunned, the embattled remnants of the old political powers call on the Rocinante for a desperate mission to reach Medina Station at the heart of the gate network.

But the new alliances are as flawed as the old, and the struggle for power has only just begun. As the chaos grows, an alien mystery deepens. Pirate fleets, mutiny and betrayal may be the least of the Rocinante's problems. And in the uncanny spaces past the ring gates, the choices of a few damaged and desperate people may determine the fate of more than just humanity.

Babylon's Ashes is the action-packed sixth novel in the New York Times bestselling Expanse series, now a major TV series.


I tend to spend a lot of time with my head in books, so I make a lot of notes of authors that I've loved and have managed to not only thrill as well as excite me so that each time when they have a new book released I get my hands upon it as soon as possible.

James is a very prolific author and whilst a lot of his works have entertained, I've sadly found that the Science Fiction has been going a little downhill. So much so that I found that I hated this book, The principle villain was terrible and not in a good way. Incompetence seemed to strong a word for someone who in previous titles mastered such destruction. Then I found the heroes deplorable and found that I didn't care about them. All wrapped up in a story that left me wondering more about the flaws than enjoying it.

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