Cibola Burn

, #4

581 pages

English language

Published March 16, 2014

ISBN:
978-0-316-21762-0
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4 stars (30 reviews)

Cibola Burn is a 2014 science fiction novel by James S. A. Corey (pen name of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) and the fourth book in The Expanse series. It follows the crew of the Rocinante as they join the flood of humanity out into the galaxy, using the gates built by the ancient civilization that also produced the protomolecule. At the release of Cibola Burn, Orbit Books announced that James S. A. Corey would write three additional books in the series (adding to two that were already planned) to bring the series to nine novels and various short stories. Cibola Burn serves as the basis for the fourth season of the television series The Expanse, which was released by Amazon Video December 13, 2019.

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Review of 'Les Feux de Cibola' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

Dans ce roman, james Holden et ses potes sont envoyés à travers "la porte des étoiles" pour désamorcer une situation qui vire à l'eau de boudin sur la première planète extra-terrestre que tente de conquérir l'humanité.
Je trouvais cette série remplie de défauts, au premier lieu duquel le côté page turner construit à l'américaine, suivi immédiatement par des personnages et des situations parfois téléphonées.
Dans ce tome, je dois bien reconnaître que ces défauts s'atténuent, alors que le propos n'est globalement pas moins noir. On trouve en effet ici du terrorisme DES LE DEBUT, mêlé à une inquiétante réinterprétation du mythe américain de la frontière, où la loi du plus fort peut s'exprimer. Tout ça n'est pas vraiment porteur d'espoir (voir pas du tout en fait). Mais je dois bien reconnaître l'habileté de la mise en situation, associée à un choix des voix dans ce roman choral particulièrement bien trouvé. …

reviewed Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey (The Expanse, #4)

Review of 'Cibola Burn (The Expanse, #4)' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I should be used to the glacial pacing of The Expanse. The author team is very consistent in this, as displayed in the fourth book of the series, Cibola Burn. If Abbadon Gates was like an airplane crash disaster movie from the 70s, Cibola Burn moves into post-apocalyptic disasters in a way.

The Expanse so far is dealing with two different storylines. There's the protomolecule that was created by a mysterious race that turns out to be extinct now, and which has left various technological wonders like the Ring behind. Then there's the conflict of the three factions in the solar system: Earth, Mars and the Outer Planets Alliance. This conflict reaches for the stars, as a bunch of squatters from the OPA colonize the first ever planet outside of the solar system through the ring, Illus. But at the same time, an Earth energy company chooses this planet to …

Review of 'Cibola Burn (The Expanse, #4)' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

I'm a fan of the Expanse series. The books typically have a sweeping, high-stakes story arc with memorable characters and epic, movie-ready scenes. The realistic details of space travel (inertia, false gravity, etc.) alone give this series a special place on my shelf. And I have to admit, the fantastic TV adaptation now in its second season on SyFy causes me to view past reading experiences of the series with rose colored glasses (they couldn't have cast the show better).

But now for a break from our regularly scheduled programming. The crew of the Rocinante enter our story for very contrived reasons and are essentially the only good thing about the book. While Captain Holden and co have some great moments amidst the drudgery of the main plot line, it doesn't entirely make up for the uninteresting new POV characters, mundane little bites of crisis and boring obstacle, and generally …

reviewed Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey (The Expanse, #4)

Review of 'Cibola Burn' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

Good continuation of the series. Nothing special, you deal with someone pining over Holden for a large part of the book, but still pretty good. Not sure, but might think they are running out of ideas and ways to resolve the conflict. We'll see.

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