- File Size: 290 KB
- Print Length: 73 pages
- Publisher: Orbit (October 15, 2015)
- Publication Date: October 15, 2015
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group
- Language: English
- ASIN: B015NRKNS8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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The Vital Abyss: An Expanse Novella (The Expanse) Kindle Edition
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This novella fills in more pieces about how Protogen came to have the protomolecule, what led up to the infection of Eros and what happened to some of the people responsible.
This is a must read for anyone following the Expanse series. For those that have not, I highly recommend the series.
"We've gone too far." - "The Expanse" tag line
Five DISTURBING Stars. "The Vital Abyss" is yet another of the novellas about the universe of "The Expanse" series of novels, which includes the inhabited entities of Earth, Mars, the asteroid belt and more, written by the talented team of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck under the pen name of "James S. A. Corey". I watched Season 1 of "The Expanse" on the Syfy television channel and it is now going into Season 2 soon, and I chose to not be 'spoiled' by the novels. But some of the detail-laden backstory novellas were too tempting, like "The Butcher of Anderson Station" and this one which is ostensibly set prior to the events of the "Leviathan Wakes" novel. Those without knowledge of the Expanse world and characters may find this novella too loaded with unfamiliar detail unless they refer to the Expanse wiki reference guide.
At an initially undisclosed location, over 3 dozen specialists are held against their will, in unbelievable conditions, for unknown reasons. This is the dark, gut-wrenching story of Paolo and his fellow innocent associates whose status in the mind of the reader may evolve. The knowledgeable readers previous outlook on a major scientific discovery may also change. And more detail emerges on certain past events from the novels, novellas, and the TV show in the Expanse universe but from a different viewpoint. With this novella, a new protagonist has arrived in the Expanse storyline, Paolo, whose life gets an inordinate amount of backstory and who hopefully will reappear, especially to expand on what happens at the end of this novella. He makes an extended appearance in Season 2 of the TV version of "The Expanse". My copy of this novella also includes the first chapter from "The Lazarus War" by Jamie Sawyer. Highly Recommended. Five PUZZLING Stars. (Orbit Short Fiction. 73 pages. Text-to-speech and other special functions are enabled except Lending and X-Ray.)
Then... While you're waiting for book 6, read all 4 short stories / novellas for intriguing and satisfying back stories of the characters you've grown to like.
Then... Go watch the SyFy Expanse Series season 1 and notice things that flew silently under the radar the first time.
Excellent multi-layered experience.
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