Review: Leviathan Wakes
This kind of sci-fi you park in the celestial lot as Star Wars. Generally small-time people sucked into bigger-than-life events. What makes it good is that these people take advantages where they’re given, suffer setbacks when the world(s) marshals against them, and the protagonists have never-say-die attitudes which are portrayed in contrasting ways.
Levithan Wakes manages to stand on its own while introducing the large story world of The Expanse. The action is solid, the mystery deep, and the bad guys are plausible, scary, and very capable of winning. It’s a page turner, even as one absorbs a near-future view of humanity and space exploration. I also enjoyed the very plausible way that people still swear, drink, screw, and all the things which – for better or worse – are parts of us which likely aren’t changing (at least before we mutate and evolve into things with tentacles and longer armpit hair…sorry, writing this early) It’s a fun read, and a must for fans of the genre.