Persepolis Rising - James S. A. Corey

Persepolis Rising

By James S. A. Corey

  • Release Date: 2017-12-05
  • Genre: Science Fiction
5 Score: 5 (From 22 Ratings)
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The seventh novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series--now a major television series.
In the thousand-sun network of humanity's expansion, new colony worlds are struggling to find their way. Every new planet lives on a knife edge between collapse and wonder, and the crew of the aging gunship Rocinante have their hands more than full keeping the fragile peace.
In the vast space between Earth and Jupiter, the inner planets and belt have formed a tentative and uncertain alliance still haunted by a history of wars and prejudices. On the lost colony world of Laconia, a hidden enemy has a new vision for all of humanity and the power to enforce it.
New technologies clash with old as the history of human conflict returns to its ancient patterns of war and subjugation. But human nature is not the only enemy, and the forces being unleashed have their own price. A price that will change the shape of humanity -- and of the Rocinante -- unexpectedly and forever...
The Expanse Leviathan WakesCaliban's WarAbaddon's GateCibola BurnNemesis GamesBabylon's AshesPersepolis Rising
The Expanse Short Fiction The Butcher of Anderson StationGods of RiskThe ChurnThe Vital AbyssStrange Dogs


  • The Empire Strikes Back

    By Danbgs
    I noticed some parallels between this first book of a new Expanse trilogy and the Star Wars film. I won’t include spoilers of exactly how. The title references the fact that after the fall of Babylon, the new power was Persia with it’s capital Persepolis. The new power here is Laconia and it’s proto-molecule enhanced ruler Winston Duarte, the leader of the rouge Martian fleet that disappeared beyond the gates in an earlier book. Of course Holden and the crew of the Rociante are once again at the center of the action. But some 30 years after the events of Leviathan Wakes, the crew is starting to show their age and is on the edge of dissolving until events force them to reunite. The strength of this series is always the superb characterization, rich, complex 3D characters. Even the “villains” believe their cause is noble, it’s just that their noble end justify their questionable means. And of course, power corrupts and absolute power, well, you know where that’s going to end up. As if that’s not enough, the entities who killed the proto-molecule builders are evidently still around and not taking kindly to someone trying to rebuild their empire. All in all this is a must read for any SF fan.