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The Expanse
Cibola Burn
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Publication information
Author James S. A. Corey
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Orbit
TV series

The Expanse (TV series)

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The Expanse is a science fiction series of novels written by James S. A. Corey (the pen name for a collaboration between Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck).


  1. Leviathan Wakes (2011)
  2. Caliban's War (2012)
  3. Abaddon's Gate (2013)
  4. Cibola Burn (June 2014)
  5. Nemesis Games (June 2015)
  6. Babylon's Ashes (June 2016)
  7. Persepolis Rising (December 2017)
  8. Book 8 title TBA
  9. Book 9 title TBA

Companion novellas[]


Humanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond.

Now, when Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war and find the truth behind a vast conspiracy that threatens the entire human race.

Read more about the series on the wiki here...!

TV series adaptation[]

A television series based on the books, also named The Expanse, aired on Syfy.

Read more about the TV series adaptation, The Expanse.


  • "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." (George R.R. Martin)
  • "Literary space opera at its absolute best." (
  • "This is the future the way it was supposed to be." (The Wall Street Journal)
  • "Riveting interplanetary thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
  • "[T]he authors are superb with the exciting bits: Shipboard coups and battles are a thrill to follow." (Washington Post)