Leviathan Wakes is old time Science Fiction combined with some old time detective work. Humans have made their way out into the Solar System but have not found a way to get to the stars. However, over 2 billion years ago something sent a package designed to make major changes to life on Earth. Instead of hitting Earth the package got caught on one of Saturn’s moons and now that package has been discovered. What follows is a race full of twists, turns, tension, and danger.
Leviathan Wakes is not hard Science Fiction; it is well written and exciting Space Opera. The story has two main characters with dramatically opposed personalities who must often work together, a whole raft of well-developed secondary characters, and an exciting plot that often takes unexpected turns. The story has a definite beginning and a definite ending but does leave room for future books and according to the author interview in the back of the book Leviathan Wakes is the first of three books under contract. You can find out more about the series at www.the-expanse.com.
A note about the author: “James S. A. Corey is a collective pseudonym for Nebula award-nominee Daniel Abraham, and Ty Franck, personal assistant to epic fantasy heavyweight George R. R. Martin.”
Orbit published Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey in 2011.