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.
The overall theme remains: humans getting in the way of themselves, and the tension of
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.