Cibola Burn (The Expanse)
by James S.A. Corey
Orbit Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780316217620
Date: 17 June 2014 List Price $27.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
James S.A.Corey's Expanse series moves beyond the Solar System into the cosmos thanks to the activation of the alien artifact at the center of the last book, Abaddon's Gate. Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are back to tilt at more windmills, along with whatever it is their old pal Detective Miller turned into when he was absorbed by the alien protomolecule in Leviathan's War. The mix of an abandoned but partially sentient alien network, unruly human settlers, and more alien bio-hijinks promises another exciting book from the new master of space opera. From release/information:
The gates have opened the way to thousands of habitable planets, and the land rush has begun. Settlers stream out from humanity's home planets in a vast, poorly controlled flood, landing on a new world. Among them, the Rocinante, haunted by the vast, posthuman network of the protomolecule as they investigate what destroyed the great intergalactic society that built the gates and the protomolecule.
But Holden and his crew must also contend with the growing tensions between the settlers and the company which owns the official claim to the planet. Both sides will stop at nothing to defend what's theirs, but soon a terrible disease strikes and only Holden - with help from the ghostly Detective Miller - can find the cure.