- Hardcover: 592 pages
- Publisher: Orbit (5 Jun. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0356504166
- ISBN-13: 978-0356504162
- Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 4.8 x 24.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 389,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Cibola Burn: Book 4 of the Expanse Hardcover – 5 Jun 2014
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"The science fictional equivalent of "A Song of Ice and Fire.".. only with fewer beheadings and "way "more spaceships." "NPR Books on "Cibola Burn"""
"Literary space opera at its absolute best." "io9.com on "Abaddon's Gate"""
"Riveting interplanetary thriller." ""Publishers Weekly" on "Leviathan Wakes"""
"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, the kind of SF that made me fall in love with the genre way back when, seasoned with a dollop of horror and a dash of noir. Jimmy Corey writes with the energy of a brash newcomer and the polish of a seasoned pro. So where's the second book?" George R.R. Martin on Leviathan Wakes"
"The science fictional equivalent of A Song of Ice and Fire... only with fewer beheadings and way more spaceships." NPR Books on Cibola Burn"
"Combining an exploration of real human frailties with big SF ideas and exciting thriller action, Corey cements the series as must-read space opera." Library Journal on Cibola Burn (Starred Review)"
"The Expanse is the best space opera series running at full tilt right now, and Cibola Burn continues that streak of excellence." io9 on Cibola Burn"
"A politically complex and pulse-pounding page-turner.... Corey perfectly balances character development with action... series fans will find this installment the best yet." Publishers Weekly on Abaddon's Gate"
"An excellent space operatic debut in the grand tradition of Peter F. Hamilton." Charles Stross on Leviathan Wakes"
"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, this superb collaboration between fantasy author Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck should reawaken an interest in old-fashioned storytelling and cinematic pacing. Highly recommended." Library Journal on Abaddon's Gate"
"Literary space opera at its absolute best." io9.com on Abaddon's Gate"
"[T]he authors are superb with the exciting bits: Shipboard coups and battles are a thrill to follow." Washington Post on Abaddon's Gate"
"Riveting interplanetary thriller." Publishers Weekly on Leviathan Wakes" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The explosive fourth novel in James S. A. Corey's Expanse space opera series, which began with the critically acclaimed Leviathan WakesSee all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
All the elements you expect are here, hard SF story lines mixed with politics and action. I enjoyed it but felt it was perhaps weaker than the previous books. I read quite a lot of SF and I found the big story pretty predictable and politics on the new world a little trite. Worth reading for fans but newbies definitely should start at the beginning of series.
As you can imagine if you've read this far? It's not as easy as that!
Millers old partner 'Havelock' plays a central role in this episode and Miller is still haunting Holden.
Overall it's another great book from this pair of authors, as long as the Roccinante flies there's gonna be action!
Interplanetary frontiersmen are in a dash to colonise new worlds and unlock their riches. The story centres on the planet Illus, stuffed with lithium, which has been claimed by a bunch of miners in the teeth of the intergalactic corporation which owns the rights to strip the place.
Battle-hardened squatters versus stop-at-nothing business greed, it’s all set to kick off. Enter James Holden and the crew of The Rocinante to keep the peace…but there’s something not quite right about the mission. There’s big politics going on somewhere, a theme throughout all the books in the Expanse series.
With Alastair Reynolds scale settings and Golden Age gung-ho, this is energetic and thoroughly satisfying space opera.
Cibola Burn is the fourth novel in The Expanse series by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (writing as James S.A. Corey) and the first to take place outside the Solar system. The Expanse's big success in its opening novels was that it created a relatively restrained vision of the future, with humanity forced to employ slower-than-light travel between the worlds of the Solar system. After the events of Abaddon's Gate, the way to the stars has been thrown open, but it still takes months to get anywhere. For the colonists on Ilus and later the Rocinante crew, this puts them well out of the range of immediate help when things go disastrously wrong.
Each of the Expanse novels has taken a somewhat different tone, helped by Holden being the only continuing POV character, with the rest being exclusive to each novel. Cibola Burn feels like a Western (and more Deadwood than Gunsmoke), with the unruly settlers on the frontier being reeled back in by the mining company backed up by a reluctant sherrif with Indians and smallpox on the horizon. There's lots of hard moral questions and tough challenges posed by both the situation and the environment.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's not best of best, but it's really good and I enjoyed it a lot. First part is slow, but then later things spead up.Published 12 days ago by Adam Lesniak
Excellent clever witty and brilliant. 4 books in 4 days just couldn't put it down. Corey is a brilliant author and the saga is thrilling.Published 1 month ago by MR G BRUCE
This book is space opera just the way I like it! Huge scope and ambition with a real sense of character arc and not too many blind leaps of faith with the narrative.Published 1 month ago by mybrainaches
Book 4 in the series, still going strong. Must read for anyone wanting a good holiday escape. Book 6 comes novemberPublished 3 months ago by Guy Peters
Four books in to their ever-expanding series (it started as three books, then was extended to six, and currently is planed at nine... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jim Noy