Caliban's war /

by Corey, James S. A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Corey, James S. A. Expanse: bk. 2.Publisher: New York : Orbit, c2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: 611 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780316129060 :; 0316129062.Title notes: $17.00 prolam 2-2014 (db)Subject(s): Space warfare -- Fiction | Interplanetary voyages -- Fiction | Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction | Science fiction | Science fiction, AmericanSummary: We are not alone. On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting. And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system. In the vast wilderness of space, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante have been keeping the peace for the Outer Planets Alliance. When they agree to help a scientist search war-torn Ganymede for a missing child, the future of humanity rests on whether a single ship can prevent an alien invasion that may have already begun . . .
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The second book in the NYT bestselling Expanse series, Caliban's War shows a solar system on the brink of war, and the only hope of peace rests on James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante's shoulders. Now a Prime Original series.<br> <br> Hugo Award Winner for Best Series <br> We are not alone.<br> <br> On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting. And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system.<br> <br> In the vast wilderness of space, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante have been keeping the peace for the Outer Planets Alliance. When they agree to help a scientist search war-torn Ganymede for a missing child, the future of humanity rests on whether a single ship can prevent an alien invasion that may have already begun . . .<br> <br> Caliban's War is a breakneck science fiction adventure following the critically acclaimed Leviathan Wakes . <br> <br> The Expanse Leviathan Wakes Caliban's War Abaddon's Gate Cibola Burn Nemesis Games Babylon's Ashes Persepolis Rising Tiamat's Wrath<br> <br> The Expanse Short Fiction The Butcher of Anderson Station Gods of Risk The Churn The Vital Abyss Strange Dogs

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Includes an excerpt from the author's Abaddon's gate.

We are not alone. On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting. And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system. In the vast wilderness of space, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante have been keeping the peace for the Outer Planets Alliance. When they agree to help a scientist search war-torn Ganymede for a missing child, the future of humanity rests on whether a single ship can prevent an alien invasion that may have already begun . . .

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On Ganymede, which once supplied food to the outer planets, Martian Marine Sgt. Roberta (Bobbie) Draper survives an encounter with a monstrous alien protomolecule that has already established a base on Venus. As Earth and Mars threaten to come to blows, a far-seeing UN administrator seeks to unite both factions. When a scientist's child goes missing, Outer Planets Alliance peacekeeper James Holden and his crew agree to search for her, and the endeavor takes him into the center of a political and military storm that might destroy the galaxy. Coauthors Daniel Abraham (The King's Blood; The Dragon's Path) and Ty Franck, writing as James S.A. Corey, have crafted a worthy sequel to Leviathan's Wake. VERDICT Compelling characters and a plot that combines political intrigue with military sf create a memorable story that begs for film adaptation. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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