Expanse 1 – Leviathan Wakes

This quickly became one of my all-time favorites. After I heard its TV adaptation called “The best scifi since Firefly,” I had to give it a shot.

The first season of the show takes you about halfway through this first book in the series…

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In true space-opera fashion, it follows a group of people loosely connected to some big events going on in human civilization.

I am a big fan of cyberpunk themes and futuristic realism. Nothing ruins scifi for me like magic. This story walks the line but firmly stays within the realm of the possible.

I almost always do audiobooks because of an eye-muscle problem I have. More than a few times, I stayed in the car in the driveway not ready to stop because the story was so good. Every night before bed, I would keep adding time to the sleep timer on the app because I couldn’t “put it down.”

Anyone who likes scifi or cyberpunk should check this out, and check out the show too!

I give it a 10/10. Can’t wait to finish the series!

bodies like bricks

I dreamed of a man; a man who looked quite like myself.

He was stacking bodies like bricks, building a wall to keep out the world,

Bodies of the living and of the dead; lovers and foes alike.

In between each, he added a layer of mortar made of equivocation and compromise.

He spackled his wall-grave with all his mistakes to glue together the corpses and keep the world out.