Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey (Ty Franck & Daniel Abraham) was the 38th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Jul 1, 2012 - Jul 31, 2012

How/Why was this book chosen:

It won a poll of Sword &Laser's Goodreads Group members.

Votes % Book Author
449 48 Leviathan Wakes James S.A. Corey
285 30.4 The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury
165 17.6 Altered Carbon Richard K. Morgan
37 4 Chung Kuo: The Middle Kingdom David Wingrove

Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of Leviathan Wakes

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Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. CoreyEdit

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 must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations - and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe.