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Publisher's Summary

A novella set in the universe of James S. A. Corey's NYT best-selling Expanse series. Now a Prime Original series. This story will be available in the complete Expanse story collection, Memory’s Legion.

Hugo Award Winner for Best Series

The Expanse:

  • Leviathan Wakes
  • Caliban's War
  • Abaddon's Gate
  • Cibola Burn
  • Nemesis Games
  • Babylon's Ashes
  • Persepolis Rising
  • Tiamat's Wrath
  • ​Leviathan Falls
  • Memory's Legion

The Expanse Short Fiction:

  • Drive
  • The Butcher of Anderson Station
  • Gods of Risk
  • The Churn
  • The Vital Abyss
  • Strange Dogs
  • Auberon
  • The Sins of Our Fathers
©2022 James S. A. Corey (P)2022 Orbit

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Fun little short story

Worth the few bucks. Nothing mandatory in terms of The Expanse but it fleshes out a story of we’ve heard summarized before into a 1 hour chunk. Like I said, a bit sized deviation from the main story to aid the world building, but nothing more.

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A well written short story

If you are thinking about reading the Expanse books and collation of short stories, or if you're a fan of the Expanse but haven't read this, do so. It is an excellent prequel.

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Not necessary

If you're an Uber duber fan of the series it's definitely worth the hour listen. Most of the story is filled in the gaps of the 1st few books. But a joy to get the more flashed out world. If you want to start the series with this book it wouldn't hurt if you want to pick this book up midway through the rest of the books it wouldn't hurt either.

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Satisfied my need for more content after the final book

What a great listen. Finished it in one workout and subsequent shower. Great to hear Solomon Epstein’s perspective on the universe changing drive tomb that he created.

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Solomon didn't kill himself...

I really enjoyed seeing a more hashed-out version of this as I originally saw this depicted on the TV show.

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Additional insight

Having been introduced to The Expanse through the TV/Streaming series, I was curious to find additional insight about my favorite characters.
I was not disappointed by this short story, gave me what I wanted and more.

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so sweet it made me want to cry

I was picturing Solomon as a very different type of person from the few mentions he gets in the main books. this was a fun glimpse back at the earlier stages of this lovely universe.

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Solomon Epstein's Infamous Ride

A fun ride. Pun not intended.

Since the synopsis or other reviews tell you nothing, that's the premise of this story. It's nothing you didn't already know from reading the main storyline. But it's a fun read and adds some humanization to Solomon, and is quite touching in the end.

Does it add to the main storyline? No. Does it need to? No.

It's a great little story on its own. A turning point in the history of this greater fictional universe.

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Amazing!

Amazing audiobook, reading and story! One of my favorite things in all of The Expanse series. <3

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A decent college Creative Writing essay...

... but not more than that. Of all the Expanse novellas, by far the weakest. Added little if anything to the canon. Felt like written to fulfill a contractual obligation, without any love or passion for the subject.

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  • 03-14-22

easy read

quick fun easy good to play while working with a coffee... . . .