Posts Tagged ‘the Expanse’
- - September 14th, 2015
We’re excited to be able to share the cover for Babylon’s Ashes (coming out in June 2016), the sixth novel in James S.A. Corey’s New York Times bestselling Expanse series – now a new original series from the Syfy Channel, premiering December 14th 2015.
Artist Daniel Dociu, Designer Kirk Benshoff.
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.
If you haven’t started the series then don’t delay!
For more work by Daniel Dociu, visit his website.
- - July 14th, 2015
It was great seeing so many of you at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend. For those of you who couldn’t make it this year, we brought you back a souvenir!
Check out DRIVE by James S. A. Corey on Syfy.com. This free short story is set 150 before the events of LEVIATHAN WAKES (US | UK | AUS) and concerns the invention of the Epstein Drive.
We also brought back pictures of Syfy’s Expanse Cafe, which you can check out on the James S. A. Corey Facebook fan page.
The main event of the weekend was The Expanse panel where the first episode was screened in its entirety. While you’ll have to wait until December to see it on television, you can check out some of the panel highlights and reviews by io9 and B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog right now!
Last but certainly not least, Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive on a new extended trailer. Go. Now. Watch. Is it December yet?
- - November 6th, 2013
The first round of voting for the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards is officially open! Below are the Orbit books we’re thrilled to see still on the list.
Fantasy – VOTE NOW!
A MEMORY OF LIGHT by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (UK | AUS)
THE CROWN TOWER by Michael J Sullivan (US | UK | AUS)
PROMISE OF BLOOD by Brian McClellan (US | UK | AUS)
Paranormal Fantasy – VOTE NOW!
COLD DAYS by Jim Butcher (UK | AUS)
FROST BURNED by Patricia Briggs (UK | AUS)
HUNTED by Kevin Hearne (UK | AUS)
Science Fiction – VOTE NOW!
EARTH AFIRE by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnson (UK | AUS)
ABADDON’S GATE by James S.A Corey (US | UK | AUS)
Horror – VOTE NOW!
PARASITE by Mira Grant – Parasite (US | UK | AUS)
THE REMAINING: FRACTURED by DJ Molles (US | UK)
Debut Goodreads Author
PROMISE OF BLOOD by Brian McClellan (US | UK | AUS)
The first round of voting closes on November 9th so don’t forget to cast your vote before then. This is also your only chance to write-in titles for the various categories. Let your voice be heard!
- - September 6th, 2013
This week Variety announced that Iron Man and Children of Men scribes Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby will script the pilot of The Expanse, based on a series bestselling novels written by James S.A. Corey, for Alcon Television Group. Check out the full scoop here.
This of course begs the question: who would you like to see cast in any television adaptation of the series? Go wild. We can’t wait to hear who you would choose.
Like the freshly unveiled cover of CIBOLA BURN? Go to SF Signal to see a larger version and also the cover of Daniel Abraham’s upcoming THE WIDOW’S HOUSE, book four of the Dagger and the Coin series.
- June 4th, 2013
“Abaddon’s Gate is literary space opera at its absolute best…” io9
Things started simply enough: a ship is found mysteriously abandoned by its crew, but we’ve all watched and read enough space adventures to know that nothing is ever quite so simple. With each twist and page-turning sequence, the Expanse series has grown to become an absolute gem of the subgenre and today, the latest novel ABADDON’S GATE (US | UK | AUS), begins hitting bookshelves. Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, the writing team behind James S.A. Corey, knocked it out of the park once again as you’ll see in the terrific reviews the novel has already gotten.
Check out the James S.A. Corey Facebook page to read the first few chapters and whet your appetite until you get a hold of your own copy. If you haven’t taken the leap yet, here’s an excerpt from LEVIATHAN WAKES ( US | UK | AUS).
As an extra treat, we made a set of wallpapers from the stunning cover illustration by Daniel Dociu. Enjoy!
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Praise for ABADDON’S GATE
“High adventure equaling the best space opera has to offer, cutting-edge technology, and a group of unforgettable characters bring the third installment of Corey’s epic space drama (after Caliban’s War and Leviathan Wakes) to an action-filled close while leaving room for more stories to unfold. Perhaps one of the best tales the genre has yet to produce…” Library Journal (Starred Review)
“Corey (a shared pseudonym for Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) delivers a politically complex and pulse-pounding page-turner to continue the Expanse space opera series.” – Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“Courageous and audacious, with short chapters, smart characters, and a snappy narrative, it’s leaps and bounds bigger and better than the vast majority of space opera. And the fun is undoubtedly far from done.” – The Speculative Scotsman
- - November 7th, 2012
There is a new way to receive updates on James S. A. Corey’s publishing activities over on Facebook. Become a fan of the official Facebook fanpage and connect with other fans of the Expanse series. You’ll also gain access to exclusive excerpts from the upcoming novel ABADDON’S GATE!
For those of you who haven’t picked up these books yet, you can read a sample from LEVIATHAN WAKES (UK | US | AUS) here and get hooked on this critically-acclaimed SF series.
Praise for The Expanse series
“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.” — George R.R. Martin
This is the future the way it was supposed to be.” – The Wall Street Journal on Leviathan Wakes
“A worthy sequel to Leviathan’s Wake. Compelling characters and a plot that combines political intrigue with military sf create a memorable story that begs for film adaptation.” – Library Journal
One of the unexpected and, I think, very good things that the rise of ebooks has done is haul the novella back out of the shadows. When I started writing, the common wisdom went that novella-length work, that is stories between 17,500 and 40,000 words, was the sweet spot to write if you wanted awards because so few got published. If there are only fifteen stories written in your category in a single year, it’s not that hard to get in the top five. Or at least that was the theory.
That day, I’m pleased to report, has passed.
It was never the novella’s fault. It’s actually the length that is best suited to the modern reader and to science fiction. It’s got about as much room for plot as a two-hour movie. There’s enough room to really go into an idea or set of ideas, and not so much room that it threatens to get dull. I love novellas. But once the golden age of the Ace double passed, they were a pain in the ass to publish.
For a magazine, printing a novella meant there wasn’t room for much else in a given month. And that meant there were fewer authors’ names to put on the cover. And that meant there were fewer sales of the magazine, so novellas were pretty much a non-starter. For a book publisher, a novella is too small to charge full price for, even though the costs of setting up a production run aren’t that much less. The wise choice, especially among the mass-market publishers, was to print something a little bit longer that you could charge full price for.
But then ebooks came and when we signed the contracts for the second run of Expanse books, part of it was a call for five novellas set in the same world. I was delighted. We’d written a short story before – The Butcher of Anderson Station – but it was done with print markets in mind. To have the luxury of a full novella’s length was great. We got to tell the stories that didn’t quite fit in the big epic-sized books, we didn’t have to try to compress the stories into the constraints of magazine wordcounts, and there would be a new James SA Corey story out that was big enough to satisfy folks between the major novels.
The only down side is that there’s not an easy category for awards anymore.
Small price to pay, I think.
GODS OF RISK , a new story of The Expanse, by James S.A. Corey is available now in the US. Corey’s space operas have traveled the far reaches of our solar system, and now turns their attention to our neighbor, Mars. Visit the Orbit Short Fiction today to find out where you can pick up this new fantastic novella.
- - June 26th, 2012
Please stand by for a tightbeam from Orbit Books:
For anyone who enjoyed last year’s Hugo-nominated barnburner LEVIATHAN WAKES (US | UK | AUS) the next book in the Expanse series is a must-read.
Earth and Mars are rattling sabers following a grisly attack on the asteroid colony Ganymede, and heroes familiar and new are drawn into the fray. This reader would happily follow Captain James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante to the ends of the solar system, and may yet. But some new faces have joined the cast, including Bobbie Draper, gunnery sergeant in the Martian Marines (and her beyond-deadly combat suit), and Chrisjen Aravasala, an Earth politician as grandmotherly as she is shrewd, sharp-tongued, and determined to keep UN forces and Mars from all-out war.
CALIBAN’S WAR (US | UK | AUS) keeps up the faster-than-light pace set by LEVIATHAN WAKES, and raises the stakes, putting the fate of the entire solar system (and one missing little girl) in the balance. Says Kirkus Reviews: “Topnotch space opera … The characters, many familiar from before, grow as the story expands; tension mounts, action explodes and pages turn relentlessly.”
- - June 4th, 2012
God, I love this series. So much so… I think all of you should titivate that calculator on steroids you have on your person with the absurdly cool art from CALIBAN’S WAR (US | UK | AUS) by James S. A. Corey by Daniel Dociu.
Bring it on.
BRING IT ON!!!
Below are all the wallpaper download links. If anyone needs a specific dimension… you’re on your own.
BA HA HA HA HA
Just kidding. Let us know and we’ll hook you up. :)
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- - May 2nd, 2012
Locus yesterday announced the 2012 Locus Award finalists, including James S.A. Corey’s Leviathan Wakes (US | UK | ANZ) and Charles Stross’s Rule 34 (UK | ANZ) for Science Fiction!
The sequel to Leviathan Wakes, Caliban’s War
) is out next month. We also recently announced the acquisition of three more Expanse novels