Top 10 Books by James S.A. Corey

 

The Expanse is a science fiction series written by Daniel Abraham who collaborated his writing with his assistant Ty Franck. The novelist had been writing under the pen name James Corey which is emulated from the space opera writers of the 70s. James has written many novels which have become the New York Bestsellers. They have written some really great science fiction books that had been nominated in Hugo Awards. They really come alive when you start reading it. Here are some of the top 10 books by James S.A Corey which should be on your must-read science fiction list.

Strange Dogs

Strange dogs is an action pack novella of the expanse series written by James Corey. It is a New York Bestselling science fiction novel as well. The story has also been made up to a TV series now. The story revolves around a woman named Cara who moves around the world to find more about the alien world that has not been within the reach of the scientist. In her journey, there were many people who did not want her to find out the secrets behind the alien world but what she founds out is something that changed her life.

Read it For:
Engaging science novella with some real facts about the alien world which might take your knowledge to another level.
Don't Read it For:
The story revolves around one character significantly Cara who finds science and research work as a part of her daily life, but it is not properly synchronised in the plot and evenly distributed which might make you feel vague.
What makes this book stand out?:
The plot is more about the alien world and less about anything else, science lovers are surely going to keep this at the top on their must read list.

Babylon’s Ashes

The story is a continuation from the other book of Leviathan Wakes which gave you some major scientific goals. The story is about prisoners who had been captivated in a prison and been there for a very long period of time. The Belters who guarded them are the only company they have with them. The only thing that they can see is a room with their enormous life ahead and not the future but nothing seems to stay constant in the world of James Corey. He finds a way out for them and this is going to keep you reading the novel throughout.

Read it For:
The Mars entry in the plot and the way he gives light to the prisoners of the modern galaxy is surely going to be a fascination for the sci-fi readers.
Don't Read it For:
The story is a little slow and overly exaggerated by the writer; it might take long hours to complete one scene.
What makes this book stand out?:
The major turn out of the novel is when the protagonist enters to save those prisoners and this is where the story gets even more beguiling.

Cibola Burn

The fourth series of expanse novella by James Corey is surely taking off the chill spines and putting in some science with great fiction in it. The Interstellar gates and the relics of the ancient civilisation is the offer that has been accessed by the solar system and the territory that threatens the war refugees of the safety camps. The story is filled with crime and thriller that the writer has put together with some scientific fictional knowledge which makes it reach the top notch collection of expanse novella.

Read it For:
The energy gathered in the story talks about the extra-terrestrial world with U.N claiming to find colonist and commit them for the act of terrorism.
Don't Read it For:
The story is a lot about terrorism and off-late practices so those of who find fighting too violent won't be able to enjoy the novella
What makes this book stand out?:
The hostile biochemistries and the splendid writing of the alien civilisation are surely going to squabble for the next.

Persepolis Rising

In the seventh chapter of the novella, the story revolves around the technology that threatens to connect the human colonies with the solar system. The President Drummer who is in controller of the ring gates to another world builds another mystery which connects him to the alien world and finds a warship that opens connect with the Laconian Empire.

Read it For:
Story of rebel and warship with the alien world is surely going to bring some predators and the solar system lovers on the planet.
Don't Read it For:
The story is like the comic book strip which features violence with villains and conspiracy against them. You might fight it monotonous.
What makes this book stand out?:
The plot is tense and tightened with stuffed brim of solar system alien's tech, action and some intriguing characters.
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Nemesis Games

It is an interplanetary adventure filled with lots of action and thriller in the multidimensional world of predators and aliens fighting for the land of survival. Nemesis is a story of Jewish people seeking for wealth and a place to live where they can hide from the asteroids and moons on the solar system with the three governments of their state to the outer planets and the moon. They cause a rebellion in the state which is impossible to escape. Hence, they try finding a way out.

Read it For:
The story is a war between the space world and the human being that cause thrilling spines all over the body and making the new readers die hard for the series.
Don't Read it For:
The story is fast-paced and may not be well-equipped with words good enough to be understood by a non-tracker of expanse novella.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a Hollywood blockbuster that nicely puts in the drive into the fans and wanting to read the next series.

Caliban’s War

The solar system has been a constant war object for the alien energies and human being to find a place to live. The diplomats, U.N diplomats, and the other agencies are trying hard to save the earth but now there is another problem which is on their way. The planet Venus is in danger and the molecule which is affected has been planted by some alien force that needs to be avoided at any cost.

Read it For:
The constant fight between the planets and human survival is what keeps you captivated throughout the novella.
Don't Read it For:
The book might be a little overboard for noon-fiction readers and you might want to turn it down.
What makes this book stand out?:
Lately the series has been on a rise and the plot seems to catch up on everything that is left making it a necessary read for the expanse series lovers and non-readers as well.

The Vital Abyss

The story is a continuation from the other book of Leviathan Wakes which gave you some major scientific goals. The story is about prisoners who had been captivated in a prison and been there for a very long period of time. The Belters who guarded them are the only company they have with them. The only thing that they can see is a room with their enormous life ahead and not the future but nothing seems to stay constant in the world of James Corey. He finds a way out for them and this is going to keep you reading the novel throughout.

Read it For:
The Mars entry in the plot and the way he gives light to the prisoners of the modern galaxy is surely going to be a fascination for the sci-fi readers.
Don't Read it For:
The story is a little slow and overly exaggerated by the writer; it might take long hours to complete one scene.
What makes this book stand out?:
The major turn out of the novel is when the protagonist enters to save those prisoners and this is where the story gets even more beguiling.

The Churn

Set in the vast universe with a few planets of this galaxy called the solar system is the expanse novella where the popular series of the sci-fi was born. This is about crime, drugs, murder, thriller, suspense and all at once. The churn starts from the beset of the over populated earth where pollution, poverty and people are no longer able to survive with an unthreatened mind. The private security is always a concern and the police are cracking down the cities due to growing crime rate.

Read it For:
A never-ending plot set in the universe which turns out to be a run for survival. This story is surely going to give you major thrills to read next.
Don't Read it For:
The novella is a little overdone by the writer as he has included everything and seems to be a little clumsy to understand.
What makes this book stand out?:
New York Bestselling TV series with a hitch of both worlds in the universe and its planet you will find the crime boss with a page-turning suspense.

Abaddon’s Gate

The alliance of the alien world in the series of popular books by James S.A Corey had taken a toll on each and every story written by him making him the king of science fiction. The set up is made in a solar system where during the investigations done by Capt. James Holden, he finds the mars suit that was reclaimed by Rocinante.

Read it For:
It is a philosophical idea that has been but by the writer to develop the character that blends perfectly with the action to point out the cast intimate with its readers.
Don't Read it For:
Corey balances the story with humour, philosophical ideas, politics, shock and surprise and many more ideas that makes it a little over the top.
What makes this book stand out?:
The fans are going to love the series and find their unattended characters in the previous novella come to life in this series.

Leviathan Wakes

Humans have built their colonies in the Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid belt and beyond the galaxy as well, however, the stars are yet to be reached. There is secret that Jim must hide and to keep it undercover, he can kill anyone. The war situation is brewing in the system and only the crew can find a way out of the mess.

Read it For:
Everyone wants to colonise in one planet. However, Detective Miller is looking for a girl. The girl who has a lot of money and when the readers realise that she is the key to those deep dark secrets, the story starts to grab your unmatched attention.
Don't Read it For:
The story is a bit too mechanically built. It might give you setbacks.
What makes this book stand out?:
The politics of mars, moon and other solar system is creating a conspiracy between Jim, the crew members, detective and other characters is surely going to steal your heart.

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