James SA Corey : The Expanse - Subterranean Press full series match-numbered #1
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Signed limited first edition, first printing - published by Subterranean Press, all copies are match-numbered, copy number one of 574 double-signed copies. Comes with rights to the final book when published by Sub Press.
Also included - a double-signed limited edition copy of "The Art and Making of The Expanse" this is copy number 76 of just 300 copies. All books are in new and unread condition - there are some tiny marks on the text block of one volume (pictured).
The Expanse is a series of science fiction novels (and related novellas and short stories) by James S. A. Corey, the joint pen name of authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. The first novel, Leviathan Wakes, was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2012. The complete series was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Series in 2017. It later won, following its second nomination for the same award in 2020.
The book series is made up of nine novels, nine shorter works and a story collection book. The series was adapted for television by the Syfy Network, also under the title of The Expanse. When Syfy canceled the TV series after three seasons, Amazon acquired it and began to stream it on Amazon Prime Video for an additional three seasons.
The Expanse is set in a future in which humanity has colonized much of the Solar System, but does not have interstellar travel. Travel over the vast distances between planets of the solar system has been made possible with the "Epstein drive", a constant acceleration propulsion system, though the G-force exerted during acceleration is debilitating without the use of special drugs. Once underway, the equivalence principle allows the travellers to experience earth-like gravity. In the asteroid belt and beyond, tensions are rising between Earth's United Nations, Mars, and the outer planets. The residents of the outer planets have developed a creole language due to their physical isolation from Earth and Mars. The series initially takes place in the Solar System, using many real locations such as Ceres and Eros in the asteroid belt, several moons of Jupiter, with Ganymede and Europa the most developed, and small science bases as far out as Phoebe around Saturn and Titania around Uranus, as well as well-established domed settlements on Mars and the Moon.
The authors have suggested that The Expanse might well take place in the future of Andy Weir's novel The Martian. In support of this, they created a ship named the Mark Watney after the titular Martian. However, Andy Weir has publicly clarified that the reference was solely a fun reference.
As the series progresses, humanity gains access to thousands of new worlds by use of the ring, an artificially sustained Einstein-Rosen bridge or wormhole, created by a long-dead alien race. The ring in our solar system is two AU from the orbit of Uranus. Passing through it leads to a hub of starless space approximately one million kilometers across, with more than 1,300 other rings, each with a star system on the other side. In the center of the hub, which is also referred to as the "slow zone," an alien space station controls the gates and can also set instantaneous speed limits on objects inside the hub as a means of defense.