A must read for any fan of The Expanse. Here is my review of Memory’s Legion by James S. A. Corey- collection of short stories from The Expanse universe.
The Expanse (review here) is one of my favourite series of books- a science fiction saga spanning generations with the most intricate space battles, political and aliens, so I was looking forward to reading Memory’s Legion by James S A Corey. Memory’s Legion is a collection of short stories and novellas fleshing out some of the characters backstories.
I received a copy of this book for a free and unbiased opinion.
The stories are varied in their range which shouldn’t have surprised me given how good the books in The Expanse are. There are stories that are sad, some optimistic and some downright scary ones too.
The collection covers the origin of The Epstein drive, Amos’s and Fred Johnson’s backstory alluded to in the tv series. There also stories that also tell you a little more about what happened to some of the minor characters such as Filip, Naomi’s son.
As always, the world-building and descriptions of tech are amazing but it is the characters that drive the story.
I particularly enjoyed the author’s note after each story revealing a little more behind the creative process.
Perfect for Fans of
Anyone who is a fan of The Expanse either the books or tv show needs to read Memory’s Legion but the uninitiated reader may struggle with some of the stories.