Memory's Legion: The Complete Expanse Story Collection (The Expanse)

by James S. A. Corey

Hardcover, 2022

Status

Available

Call number

813.6

Publication

Orbit (2022), 432 pages

Description

For the first time, all of the short fiction set in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series is available in this collection, including a brand new novella. Includes Drive; The Butcher of Anderson Station; The Churn; Gods of Risk; The Vital Abyss; Strange Dogs; Auberon; and The Sins of Our Fathers.

User reviews

LibraryThing member rivkat
Collected short stories from the Expanse universe. Shows some parts of the story that the TV series incorporated, like how the aliens took over those two kids, and some it hasn’t gotten to/might not, like what happened to Filip Inaros, making the point that people’s stories aren’t over just
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because a story ends.
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LibraryThing member macha
4 and a half stars. where the novels concentrate on the ships and the main storyline, this collection of shorter stories are largely set on the worlds in the system, with significant commentary on each one by the authors. all the stories are terrific, but especially terrific are the Fred Johnson
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story "The Butcher of Anderson Station", the Amos in Baltimore story "The Churn", the story about Erich called "Auberon", and the Filip story "The Sins of Our Fathers".
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LibraryThing member James_Knupp
Ok, the real end of the Expanse technically. I really appreciated the different writing styles and perspectives we got with all the short stories/novellas in here. I like that they added to the overall canon of the books while still being their own, unique tales. I do appreciate who we end the
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whole saga with, and the authors' notes on that very subject were some of the most interesting writing of the entire saga.
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LibraryThing member malcrf
I'm a great fan of the Expanse, but I wish I hadn't bothered with this book. Most of these short storys are really quite boring and will be soon forgotten.
LibraryThing member James_Knupp
Ok, the real end of the Expanse technically. I really appreciated the different writing styles and perspectives we got with all the short stories/novellas in here. I like that they added to the overall canon of the books while still being their own, unique tales. I do appreciate who we end the
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whole saga with, and the authors' notes on that very subject were some of the most interesting writing of the entire saga.
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LibraryThing member JasonMehmel
A fascinating coda to the series; it would have been easy for them to write in the same overall style that framed the novels, but here they make more interesting choices both stylistically and in terms of focus.

The overall theme remains: humans getting in the way of themselves, and the tension of
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what we could do together or be together if we got past that. But by letting us sit with side characters, changing the rules around perspective, and telling stories from across the overall timeline of the story, it both 'expands' and refracts the overall narrative of the world.

The novels roll along with chapter breaks fairly regularly, so it was notable that the short stories are longer than multiple chapters from the novels. This gave the stories and overall collection a slower pace, as we lingered longer with these perspectives than we're used to from these authors.

This slower pace is not a criticism. After reading through the series, it was particularly effective to linger and focus on characters and places. And because you often already know an element of how these stories will turn out, (since most of them are reflecting situations from within the established timeline of the books) there is a sense of temporal pressure on the characters that the reader knows but the character doesn't.
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Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2022-03-15

Physical description

432 p.; 9.6 inches

ISBN

0316669199 / 9780316669191
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