The second novel in James S.A. Corey's SF New York Times bestselling Expanse series.

We are not alone.

On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting. And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system.

In the vast wilderness of space, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante have been keeping the peace for the Outer Planets Alliance. When they agree to help a scientist search war-torn Ganymede for a missing child, the future of humanity rests on whether a single ship can prevent an alien invasion that may have already begun . . .

Caliban's War is a breakneck science fiction adventure following the critically acclaimed Leviathan Wakes.
June 26, 2012  |  583 pages
(Read from Jan 10, 2016 to Jan 14, 2016)
Grade: A–    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 90% Entertainment, 10% Literature
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Writing Quality:
Low High
Originality:
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Addictiveness:
Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Re-readability:
Low High
Sequel Potential:
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Comment:
Caliban's War adds a few new character POVs as well as the original Holden. Out of the 5 books out in the series so far, this cast is probably my favorite. There's much more action and politics going back and forth for our characters and much more character growth and development. This is where the series starts to shine.  (+4 votes)