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Golden Age hung-ho,
This review is from: Cibola Burn: Book 4 of the Expanse (Hardcover)
DYNAMIC duo Corey’s sci-fi supernova of a series continues with this, the fourth Expanse novel. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t read the previous three as the characters are delivered afresh with energy.
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.