Abaddon's Gate (Expanse Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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The explosive third novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series.
For generations, the solar system -- Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt -- was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless dark.

Jim Holden and the crew of the ...
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Overview

The explosive third novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series.
For generations, the solar system -- Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt -- was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless dark.

Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artifact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.
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This trade paperback and NOOK Book original is the third full novel in a science fiction series that began with Hugo and Locus award-nominated novel Leviathan Wakes. (The sequence also includes a novella.)

In Abaddon's Gate, Jim Holden and his Rocinante crew must decide if a giant alien artifact is an unprecedented foe or a waiting opportunity. A series with cinematic possibilities.

The Washington Post - Sara Sklaroff
As in any space opera worth its stardust, good use is made of the properties of physics…And the authors are superb with the exciting bits: Shipboard coups and battles are a thrill to follow…
Publishers Weekly
Corey (a shared pseudonym for Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) delivers a politically complex and pulse-pounding page-turner to continue the Expanse space opera series. Not too long after the events of Caliban’s War, the alien matter-manipulating protomolecule that had taken over Venus catapults mysterious mechanisms out beyond the orbit of Uranus. Those mechanisms build a thousand-kilometer-wide ring that the governments of Earth, Mars, and the Outer Planets Alliance all race to investigate. Capt. James Holden of the Rocinante plans to be on the other side of the solar system during those investigations, but the government of Mars files suit to reclaim the Rocinante and forces Holden’s crew to schlep a news team out to the Ring. Meanwhile, Clarissa Melpomene “Melba” Mao, the daughter of disgraced tycoon Jules-Pierre Mao, sets up an intricate plan of revenge against Holden for his actions against her father. Corey perfectly balances character development with action and uses shifts in point of view to keep the large cast intimate. Politics, philosophical ideas, and humor mingle in a tale that will shock and surprise. New readers should start with book one; series fans will find this installment the best yet. (June)
George R.R. Martin
"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?"
Jo Walton
"If you like science fiction with great characters and set in real space, you'll enjoy this one."
Charlie Stross on Leviathan Wakes
"An excellent space operatic debut in the grand tradition of Peter F. Hamilton."
Sun on Leviathan Wakes
"It gnaws at your soul."
io9.com
"Literary space opera at its absolute best."
From the Publisher
"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 (Starred Review)

"Riveting interplanetary thriller."—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) 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

"An excellent space operatic debut in the grand tradition of Peter F. Hamilton."—Charlie Stross on Leviathan Wakes

"If you like science fiction with great characters and set in real space, you'll enjoy this one."—Jo Walton, author of Farthing on Leviathan Wakes

"It gnaws at your soul."—Sun 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 (starred review)

"Politics, philosophical ideals, and humor mingle in a tale that will shock and surprise."—Publisher's Weekly on Abaddon's Gate (Starred Review)

"Literary space opera at its absolute best."—io9.com

"[T]he authors are superb with the exciting bits: Shipboard coups and battles are a thrill to follow."—Washington Post

Library Journal
When the alien artifact that has plagued the planets of the near solar system—Earth, Mars, the Moon and the Asteroid Belt—from its Venutian haven reveals its construction of a massive gate into the darkness within Uranus's orbits, a flotilla of military and scientific spaceships sets out to explore the artifact. Accompanying the mission on the Rocante is Capt. Jim Holden and his crew, who have had more interactions with the entity than anyone else in the galaxy. But Holden soon finds that he plays a crucial and deadly role in this gate's appearance. VERDICT 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316235426
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Series: Expanse Series , #3
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 10,752
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

James S.A. Corey is the pen name of fantasy author Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. They both live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Find out more about this series at www.the-expanse.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Awesome

    Not since the first 3 books in the Ender series have I enjoyed a sries so much. Asimovion ideas...action...adventure...everything you might want from a space opera.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Great read!!!

    Could not put theese books down! Highly recomend.

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  • Posted November 28, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Well crafted, rollicking adventure and space opera.

    Great ending to series! Images of a proto molecule infested asteroid colony still haunt me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Amazing story!!!!!

    Loved it!!!!!!

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  • Posted September 8, 2013

    What a great ending, I hope the author continues this story, as

    What a great ending, I hope the author continues this story, as I will definitely purchase more stories in this universe.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    entertaining read

    Good read, but not quite up to the quality of the preceding novels.

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  • Posted August 9, 2013

    This book had pretty much the same plot as the first two books i

    This book had pretty much the same plot as the first two books in the series.  By the third book, the exact same formula got pretty boring.  The end was interesting, but left things very wide open for another sequel.  

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  • Posted August 6, 2013

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    Great when read in order

    I enjoyed the ride of the space opera. As the third book in a series it continues and ties up an ongoing story. It uses a changing POV to tell the story. One is Jim Holden who is in charge of the Rocinante, a stolen Martian warship.

    This book spends a great deal of time on religious questions. One POV is Anna, a minister who travels into space. A major plot of this story, like the previous two, involves the challenge of the protomolecule and the struggle between the three great powers. Earth, Mars and the outer planets are in a power struggle and the protomolecule is one pole of the struggle.

    The last quarter of the book involves an intense battle for control of the giant spaceship, Behemoth. This small unit fighting involves almost all characters in the story. The lead up involved the steps that all the characters took to bring them to the same spot in space.

    I think this book would appeal to fans of space opera and readers who enjoy military fiction and alien invasion stories. I think it best to read the three books in order.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Good finish

    This was a great series and finished well. I found myself caring about the characters more than I usually do. I look forward to more from these authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Excellent series!!!

    Dreaded getting into the third as they're never aa good as the first two... How great it is to be proven wrong!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Awesome book

    Fantastic series. Action packed fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    Derp.

    The cover was in Popular Science magazine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Great read! I hope they make this series of books into a series

    Great read! I hope they make this series of books into a series of movies. There are way too few good sci-fi movies, and this one would make a great classic!

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