The Churn: An Expanse Novella

The Expanse

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This is the past Amos Burton tried to leave behind. Set in the hard-scrabble solar system of The Expanse, this novella takes the bestselling scifi series to the slums of Baltimore and into a dark world of organized crime, drugs, prostitution, and murder.
Before his trip to the stars, before the Rocinante Timmy was confined to a Baltimore where crime paid you or killed you. Unless the authorities got to you first.
On a future Earth beset by overpopulation, pollution, and poverty, people do what they must to survive. The Churn follows a crime boss named Burton as his organization is threatened by a new private security force tasked with cleaning up the city. When the police start cracking down, Burton and his footsoldiers-loyal lieutenant Erich, former prostitute Lydia, and young enforcer Timmy-become increasingly desperate to find a way out.
From New York Times bestselling author James S. A. Corey, The Expanse is now a hit television series.
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The eighth novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series--now a major television series.
Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper.
In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed, and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay.
At the heart of the empire, Teresa Duarte prepares to take on the burden of her father's godlike ambition. The sociopathic scientist Paolo Cortázar and the Mephistophelian prisoner James Holden are only two of the dangers in a palace thick with intrigue, but Teresa has a mind of her own and secrets even her father the emperor doesn't guess.
And throughout the wide human empire, the scattered crew of the Rocinante fights a brave rear-guard action against Duarte's authoritarian regime. Memory of the old order falls away, and a future under Laconia's eternal rule -- and with it, a battle that humanity can only lose - seems more and more certain. Because against the terrors that lie between worlds, courage and ambition will not be enough...
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Orbit
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Published on
Apr 29, 2014
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Pages
75
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ISBN
9780316217668
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Language
English
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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