Nemesis Games

Nemesis Games

Book - 2015
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"The fifth novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series now being produced for television by the SyFy Channel! A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle. Ships are disappearing without a trace. Private armies are being secretly formed. The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen. Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring the inner planets to their knees. The sins of the past are returning to exact a terrible price. And as a new human order is struggling to be born in blood and fire, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante must struggle to survive and get back to the only home they have left"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316217583
0316217581
Branch Call Number: SF/Fantasy Cor
Characteristics: 532 pages ; 25 cm

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mvkramer Apr 13, 2017

Man, the beginning of this book was sloooooow - so slow, I was close to giving up on it! In the last half, the action picked up, thank goodness. I realize the author had a lot of work to do to get characters from point A to point B, where he needed them for the plot, but couldn't we have had more fun getting there? After the grand events of books past, it's a letdown.

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cottageunderh
Nov 12, 2016

I loved this book! I'll be honest and say that some of Naomi's POV chapters were a bit rough to get into. But the rest of the POV's were awesome. This novel was a great look into all the main characters on the Roci and their further development in the Expanse Saga. The story definitely was filled with action, fast-paced build-up, and gripping in suspense. Wow. A great 5th book in a series that I don't want to end.
"As he walked out the door, he could picture Miller smiling and saying, 'You can tell you've found a really interesting question when nobody wants you to answer it.' [p. 92]."
Most definitely.

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Rumpel11
Jun 10, 2016

No. 9 in "The Expanse" series

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Rumpel11
Jun 10, 2016

No. 9 in "The Expanse" series

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Sabre3
Mar 13, 2016

This instalment of the Expanse series hearkens back to the flavour of the first two novels. The separation of the crew, their individual struggles, brought back together by need and circumstance; the sense of very alien horrors lurking beyond the gates; and the arrogance of people in positions of "power" who think they alone know what is best, begging the question: "best" for whom?" All this with five or six great action stories interwoven in the larger questions. Great read. I may have to read it again just to 'get' all the stuff that is in this book.

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mexicanadiense
Jul 30, 2015

As I big fan of most of the previous installments, I was a little let down by the latest.

The joint authors behind S.A. Corey don't seem to be particularly short on self-awareness, so I can't help but feel they are veering dangerously close to the territory of self-parody when they stitch together yet another story that puts the members of the now comically understaffed Rocinante at the centre of events shaking the entirety of Human Civilization yet again. But this time they went too far, and threw some new information about a key character into the mix that made me seriously question everything that had gone before, and not in a good way.

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stephaniedchase
Jun 13, 2015

Freaking fantastic.

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