top5in2016

Top 5 Reads in 2016

Dark Matter This book absolutely blew me away.  Given that people were rather secretive on the overall plot by throwing out testimonials like, “Just read this, you won’t regret it”, how could I pass it up?  Keeping in the tradition of the aforementioned praise, I will continue to refrain from spoiling the events in Crouch’s…

Cibola Burn by James S.A.Corey

Cibola Burn

After the events of Abaddon’s Gate, a group of refugees from the Ganymede incident have made their way to one of the thousand new uninhabited planets contained on the other side of The Gates.   It isn’t long after they’ve settled that they discover the planet is rich with Lithium.  Planning to mine it and…

Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey

Abaddon’s Gate

When we last left things, whatever the Protomolecule had been doing on Venus following Eros Station’s crash landing appears to have come to an end.  The bad news?  Well, it sort of constructed this giant mysterious mechanical ring that drifted off into space and made its way into Uranus’ (heh heh) orbit.  No one knows…

Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey

Caliban’s War

The second installment of James S.A. Corey’s Expanse series brings with it some new faces as well as familiar ones.  We meet UN dignitary Chrisjen Avasarala, a driven politician with about as much social tact as a sledgehammer; Sergeant Bobbie Draper, a Martian Marine who witnesses her entire team annihilated by a monsterous protomolecule giant;…

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

Leviathan Wakes

The future that author James S.A. Corey presents here is akin to the Wild West – a gritty, messy look at population expansion beyond Earth.  There’s a reason why we’re all still screwing around on the rock we were born from; living in space is hard.  Literally everything needed to support life is on this…