Nemesis Games (Expanse Series #5)

Nemesis Games (Expanse Series #5)

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by James S. A. Corey
     
 

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The fifth novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series. Now a major television series on Syfy!

A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle.

Ships are disappearing without a trace

Overview

The fifth novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series. Now a major television series on Syfy!

A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle.

Ships are disappearing without a trace. Private armies are being secretly formed. The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen. Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring the inner planets to their knees. The sins of the past are returning to exact a terrible price.

And as a new human order is struggling to be born in blood and fire, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante must struggle to survive and get back to the only home they have left.

The Expanse
Leviathan Wakes
Caliban's War
Abaddon's Gate
Cibola Burn
Nemesis Games
Babylon's Ashes


The Expanse Short Fiction
The Butcher of Anderson Station
Gods of Risk
The Churn
The Vital Abyss

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A standout tale of violence, intrigue, ambition, and hope. ... Corey cranks up the tension relentlessly in this fast-paced story of heroes and rebels fighting for freedom. With enough thrills and intrigue for three Hollywood blockbusters, the novel stands alone nicely, making it easy for new readers as well as diehard series fans to dive right in."—Publishers Weekly on Nemesis Games"

The science fictional equivalent of A Song of Ice and Fire...only with fewer beheadings and way more spaceships."—NPR Books on Cibola Burn"

Combining an exploration of real human frailties with big sf ideas and exciting thriller action, Corey cements the series as must-read space opera."—Library Journal (starred review) on Cibola Burn"

The Expanse series is the best space opera series running at full tilt right now, and Cibola Burn continues that streak of excellence."—io9 on Cibola Burn"

Corey's splendid fourth Expanse novel blends adventure with uncommon decency."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Cibola Burn"

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 on Abaddon's Gate"

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 on Leviathan Wakes"

An excellent space operatic debut in the grand tradition of Peter F. Hamilton."—Charles Stross 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"

Literary space opera at its absolute best."—io9.com on Abaddon's Gate"

[T]he authors are superb with the exciting bits: Shipboard coups and battles are a thrill to follow."—Washington Post on Abaddon's Gate"

Riveting interplanetary thriller."—Publishers Weekly on Leviathan Wakes

Publishers Weekly
★ 05/18/2015
Corey (a joint pseudonym for Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) continues the bestselling Expanse space opera series (following Cibola Burn) with a standout tale of violence, intrigue, ambition, and hope. A diaspora of humans seeking wealth and adventure is on the move from Earth to the asteroid belt and the outer planets and moons of the solar system. With three governments in the solar system—Earth; the asteroid miners, called Belters; and the Outer Planets Alliance—disagreements are many and rebellion all too possible. Capt. James Holden and his crew stop at Tycho for ship repair and some well-deserved personal leave, but the universe has other ideas. Colony-bound ships are mysteriously disappearing midflight, and the black market for military equipment from Mars is booming. When rebels suddenly drop asteroids on Earth, killing millions, Holden and his people are once again caught up in deadly events with system-wide consequences. Corey cranks up the tension relentlessly in this fast-paced story of heroes and rebels fighting for freedom. With enough thrills and intrigue for three Hollywood blockbusters, the novel stands alone nicely, making it easy for new readers as well as diehard series fans to dive right in. Agent: Danny Baror, Baror International. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316334716
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
05/10/2016
Series:
Expanse Series , #5
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
16,574
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

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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Nemesis Games 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every chapter is a POV of the Rocinante crew and that alone should be enough to sell Expanse fans. The story gives the series new life after the (in my opinion) sputtering and puttering of Cibola Burn. A great book that leaves exciting possiblities to explore in future chapters.
Arevik 12 months ago
Loved this book! As well as the whole series. I'm eager for the next one.
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Awesome
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Everything I wanted
Skuldren More than 1 year ago
The Expanse series has been going on for a while, and with a new frontier open for exploration, readers may be wondering where the story will head next. The answer is home. In the fifth book of the series, Nemesis Games splits up the crew of the Rocinante as they all head to their respective homes. Oddly enough, the separation is the driving force of the novel. The authors push readers to the edge of their seat as they leave you wondering if the crew will ever see each other again. Of course that’s not the only thing going on in the galaxy. Beyond the crew’s separation anxiety, the powers of Earth, Mars and the Outer Planetary Alliance (OPA) once again find themselves in a make or break situation. This time it’s not an alien weapon threatening destruction. Instead, it’s a radical terrorist group bent on causing so much devastation that everyone will have to stop and take notice of them. While that might sound ordinary or boring, this is a setting where people can travel to other planets. There are entire societies of people who have never set foot on an actual world. Furthermore, it’s a time of colonization and shifting balances of power. The story of humanity is at a crux, a delicate point of transition that could lead to untold evolution or massive self-destruction. In a setting like that, terrorists become something quite different than what we usually think of. Yet as interesting as that angle of the story is, it’s really only the backdrop for what actually happens. Alex goes to Mars to see his ex-wife. Amos goes to Earth to pay his respects to the only family he’s had. Naomi goes to the Belt to help old friends. Holden is the only one that doesn’t go home. Instead, he stays on Tycho Station with Fred, the leader of the OPA, and his ship, the Rocinante, which might very well be what he now considers home. However he comes to realize it’s not home without its crew, which has also become his family. That in itself is the heart of the story. It goes to great lengths to show readers how much the characters depend on each other. How together they are so much more than their individual selves. Yet the separation allows the authors to explore each character in detail. Who are these people really? It’s an interesting question, and a fun one to explore. Nemesis Games does just that. If you’re a fan of The Expanse series, the good news is James S.A. Corey have not lost their touch. This is a great, engrossing read that will leave you tense and nervous as the characters are put in peril. They shine like never before. The changes in the galaxy set things up for the next book, but this one will leave you content enough in knowing there will be more. While there are a lot of great spoilers to be had, the fun is in discovering them for yourself in the story. Suffice to say, this one earns a five out of five.
Rick_WeberFan More than 1 year ago
Uh... We need to talk. If you know that line, then you know what to expect from the two writers who go by the pseudonym, James S. A. Corey. Nothing but the good stuff. That being the case, I'll keep this short and sweet. In this one we get to learn about Avasarella and the rest of the crew of the Rocinante. Well done, as always. Can't wait til it's time for the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great back stories, but kind of felt like a filler book.
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Bubwolf More than 1 year ago
Will keep you interested from start to finish. Great space opera.
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