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ABADDON’S GATE: a literary blockbuster of epic proportions

abaddons-mockup “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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“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

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  1. John Fox

    June 4, 2013
    at 1:39 pm

    That cover is fantastic!
    I have a question, though: is there any difference between the UK and US versions of Abaddon’s Gate?
    I bought the US versions of Leviathan Wakes and Caliban’s War but I wonder if I could get the UK version of Abaddon’s Gate and still have a matching set..
    I know that though the ISBN is different, the cover is the same, but what about the spine? And the size?
    Well, thanks for your help.

    • Felice Howden

      June 6, 2013
      at 6:40 am

      Hi John,

      The UK book dimensions are: 23.4 x 15.4 x 4.6 cm, and the US (after conversion) are: 23.4 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm. So the US edition spine width is not as thick as the UK, but the cover size is virtually the same so your set should match on your bookshelf. Hope that helps.

  2. Carl V. Anderson

    June 4, 2013
    at 7:34 pm

    I am tearing my way through Caliban’s War right now, anxious to read this one (which I picked up from the store today). Of course you may well ask why I am not done with CW already, but hey, I’ll get there.

    Very excited to see you had a wallpaper for this one. Dociu is a favorite artist and I’ve loved all these Expanse covers.

    Congrats to Orbit, the tandem that is James S.A. Corey, and Daniel Dociu for collaborating on such a wonderful book that is a piece of art in and of itself.

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