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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:57 am 
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As an SF writer I always enjoy reading a sentence that I know would have made no sense at all to me even 10 years ago. :P:

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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:00 pm 
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I was wrong. It is listed on hulu, but when you try to watch it you get a message saying to contact your TV provider. I don't have a TV provider. I guess I'll have to wait for the DVDs for this one.


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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:12 pm 
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Updates: The Expanse is returning to TV in January—the next season has been filmed—and has already been renewed for a season beyond that. Yay!

And, if you're curious about the books and have a Kindle, the first book, LEVIATHAN WAKES, by James S. A. Corey, is available today only for $2.99. I recommend it highly.

Finally, the sixth and newest book in the series, Babylon's Ashes, comes out December 6th after several delays.

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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:01 pm 
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Hooray! Third season already approved! :D


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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:36 pm 
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I just reserved the book recommended by PRIM at my LIBRARY...

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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:17 pm 
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I hope you enjoy it, Jude! I have low tastes in everything but music. :D

ETA: I love libraries. But I also love OWNING books. But the Expanse paperbacks are huge and make my hands hurt. So I love OWNING them on my Kindle. :P

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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:27 pm 
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Primula Baggins wrote:
I hope you enjoy it, Jude! I have low tastes in everything but music. :D

Wait a minute - are you saying that this book will appeal to my baser instincts?

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I need to check it out, then. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:32 pm 
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Jude, it will appeal to your baser instincts if enjoying a really good adventure story full of good characters, excitement, and humor is base.

Other than that, there is a distinct lack of explicit sex. While real violence occurs, it is not described in lurid detail (at least, none of it struck me that way). The horrific elements serve the story, rather than being gratuitous.

And (also unusual for the SF adventure genre) many people are married/partnered, many have children they take care of and worry about, and many even have religious beliefs*! I know. :nono:

*A wide range of religions, and there's no proselytizing; it's just presented as part of some-but-not-all people's lives, which I find realistic.

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― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:28 pm 
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I suspect that Jude was making a musical pun. "Low taste in music" => "Bass"er instincts. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:15 am 
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Sorry . . . I've been copyediting all week like a crazy woman, and at this point the finer points of wordplay are about as opaque to me as the finer points of a fine French sauce to someone who's been eating Kraft mac'n'cheese for every meal all week. Burned out.

And now it's time for my first opportunity to write all week! :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:48 am 
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Expanse came to netflicks yesterday. I took the day off and binge watched the whole series. I thought it was top notch for a TV show

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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
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I'm glad you liked it, eborr. I'm so used to being disappointed by science fiction TV shows, especially based on books I like a lot, that I think I've fallen for this series kind of disproportionately. But really. They actually bothered to do it right, and it works.

A major character who's new in Season 2 is an extremely tall female soldier of Polynesian ancestry, and what did they do but cast a strong-looking woman of Polynesian ancestry who's well over 6 feet tall. Lesser shows would not even have tried to find such a person, let alone one who was also a good actor.

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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:26 pm 
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Oh, do you have a pic? I assume you mean Bobby?

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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
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Yes, Bobbie Draper, space Marine.

Meet Bobbie Draper

More Bobbie Draper with on-set photos

I find her to be one of the most interesting characters in the books, which is why I'm so glad about this casting (assuming she's as good an actor as they say she is). To look at her might make you think she's like so many other amazon characters in SF and comic-book films—a fight scene or two, some set decoration. But there's an awful lot more to Bobbie, and after five books her story isn't yet over.

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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
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Wow. My first thought was she's a bit too pretty, but this pic right here... that's Bobby Draper!

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It's on Netflix now? Woot! There goes my binge time for the week.

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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
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I am so excited about this! I've just finished rereading the books and despaired of seeing the series bar buying the DVDs.

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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
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I can't get the books on eNYPL :(


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 Post subject: Re: The Expanse
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:12 am 
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Bah!

If you're on Amazon Prime, can you borrow them through Kindle?

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