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Expanse Books In Order (Full List)

Expanse is a series of 9 books by James S. A. Corey. The first book published in the series is Leviathan Wakes in 2011. Here is a complete list of Expanse books in order.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Leviathan Wakes (2011)

"Stars are better off without us."

In James S. A. Corey's thrilling sci-fi novel, "Leviathan Wakes," a hardened detective and a rogue ship captain uncover a vast conspiracy that threatens Earth's very existence. With gritty action and complex characters, this space opera is destined to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

  • 📇 592 Pages
  • 📝 148,000 - 177,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 20 Hours Reading Time

2. Calibans War (2012)

"If life transcends death, then I will seek for you there. If not, then there too."

In "Caliban's War" by James S. A. Corey, tensions rise as an alien protomolecule wreaks havoc across the solar system while unlikely alliances and political conspiracies shape the destiny of humanity. A riveting science-fiction sequel that pushes the boundaries of space exploration and the fight for survival.

  • 📇 624 Pages
  • 📝 156,000 - 187,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 21 Hours Reading Time

3. Abaddons Gate (2013)

"Violence is what people do when they run out of good ideas. It's attractive because it's simple, it's direct, it's almost always available as an option. When you can't think of a good rebuttal for your opponent's argument, you can always punch them in the face."

In "Abaddon's Gate" by James S. A. Corey, the third installment of The Expanse series, a mysterious gate appears in space, leading to uncharted worlds and treacherous mysteries that threaten the survival of humanity. Prepare for an exhilarating sci-fi adventure filled with tense suspense and mind-bending revelations.

  • 📇 539 Pages
  • 📝 134,750 - 161,700 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 18 Hours Reading Time

4. Cibola Burn (2014)

"Later, when you're wishing we had this stuff, I am going to be merciless in my mockery. And then we'll die."

In "Cibola Burn" by James S. A. Corey, the gates to new worlds have opened, and humanity's relentless expansion collides with the uncharted wilderness of Ilus. With conflict brewing, a race to claim this promising planet ensues, testing the limits of human ambition and the cost of survival.

  • 📇 581 Pages
  • 📝 145,250 - 174,300 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 19 Hours Reading Time

5. Nemesis Games (2015)

"You can tell you’ve found a really interesting question when nobody wants you to answer it."

In the explosive fifth installment of the Expanse series, Nemesis Games, James S. A. Corey delivers a heart-pounding space opera that takes readers on a thrilling journey through betrayal, family bonds, and the fight for survival in a universe on the brink of chaos.

  • 📇 536 Pages
  • 📝 134,000 - 160,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 18 Hours Reading Time

6. Babylons Ashes (2016)

"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers."

In "Babylon's Ashes" by James S. A. Corey, the seventh installment of the gripping Expanse series, the aftermath of a devastating attack pushes the Sol system to the brink of chaos and tests the limits of humanity's resilience in a thrilling space opera.

  • 📇 532 Pages
  • 📝 133,000 - 159,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 18 Hours Reading Time

7. Persepolis Rising (2017)

"In his opinion, faith was generally for people who were bad at math."

In "Persepolis Rising" by James S. A. Corey, a vast interstellar empire faces a shocking uprising, forcing old alliances to reemerge and setting the stage for an epic clash of power. Brace yourself for a thrilling space opera filled with intrigue, danger, and unyielding determination.

  • 📇 608 Pages
  • 📝 152,000 - 182,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 20 Hours Reading Time

8. Tiamats Wrath (2019)

"Distributed responsibility is the problem. One person gives the order, another carries it out. One can say they didn’t pull the trigger, the other that they were just doing what they were told, and everyone lets themselves off the hook."

In the gripping ninth installment of the bestselling Expanse series, "Tiamat's Wrath" by James S. A. Corey, humanity's fight for survival reaches its climax as galactic empires clash, devastating secrets are unveiled, and alliances are forged in the face of impending doom.

  • 📇 534 Pages
  • 📝 133,500 - 160,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 18 Hours Reading Time

9. Leviathan Falls (2021)

"I think about all the things we could have done, all the miracles we could have achieved, if we were all just a little bit better than it turns out we are."

In the explosive final chapter of the acclaimed Expanse series, Leviathan Falls takes readers on a thrilling space odyssey as humanity's fate hangs in the balance. With intricate world-building and pulse-pounding action, James S. A. Corey delivers a masterful conclusion to this epic science fiction saga.

  • 📇 528 Pages
  • 📝 132,000 - 158,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 18 Hours Reading Time