Leviathan Wakes

592 pages

Published June 1, 2011 by Orbit.

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978-1-84149-988-8
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Humanity has colonized the solar system—Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond—but the stars are still out of our reach.

Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, the Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for—and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why.

Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to the Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.

Holden and Miller …

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5 stars

Um, here's a thought, but don't read it unless you've already read the book, okay:

I feel kinda horrible to say it, but I was kinda glad when Miller got killed off. Not that I wasn't sad; he was one of my favorite characters, and I really loved how he developed over the course of the novel. It's just like this: if I'm going to stick around for a what, nine-book series, I want to see that the authors aren't afraid of change. Too many books I've read are afraid to let anything happen because they want their readers to keep loving the characters they first saw. (The Oz series is predominantly on my mind; every book solved the conflict with yet another magic object to the point where one of the later plots--and in my opinion one of the more interesting ones--has an evil magician steal all their magic …

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4 stars

Solido romanzo sf/space opera che, pur essendo piuttosto classico nelle tematiche (esplorazione/colonizzazione spaziale, primo contatto), le affronta in modo solido e convincente. L'universo in cui si muovono i personaggi è credibile e sufficientemente dettagliato. Più volte durante la lettura mi è capitato di pensare "si, quando colonizzeremo il sistema solare le cose potrebbero davvero andare così". I punti deboli riguardano innanzitutto il taglio un po' troppo "alla blockbuster", con l'onnipresente cliffhagerino di fine capitolo per creare l'effetto "solo un altro capitolo poi smetto" che francamente alla lunga trovo fastidioso.

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