Hello. I'm back to write about more random stuff that, at most, a small handful of you will care about.
We're going to talk about what the titles of The Expanse books mean! Sort of. At any rate, my interpretation of them, with a little help from the contents of the books themselves and Wikipedia.
I will not be talking about Tiamat's Wrath because I don't know what it's about (overarching storyline), nor will I mention short stories, because their titles are much more straightforward. I might talk about some names from The Expanse that aren't book titles. We'll see.
1. Leviathan Wakes
Is any real explanation needed? Even without an accurate definition for "Leviathan", it's obviously talking about something big and bad. And it's …Read more >
Not sure why I'm writing this, but why not?
The Expanse sure does destroy an awful lot of astronomical bodies, doesn't it? Some of the objects destroyed are even quite "large", politically, merely by association. Let's go through them for fun!
(No order, by the way)
The smaller of Mars's two moons, Deimos was destroyed by the UNN. As far as the books go, this seems to just sort of occur following the destruction of the Canterbury.
In the real world, Deimos is small and useless, and doesn't serve much of a purpose. I mean, the thing has an average radius of 6.2 kilometers. That is absolutely tiny.
The location of a research facility used by the MCR and Protogen (*gasps*). Bad Protogen people unleashed the protomol…Read more >
Now that I have caught up to the books and Tiamat's Wrath being delayed, I don't know what to read now. Watching the show and reading the books has made me really get into this world but now I have nothing else to fill my Expanse itch. I guess I'll have to find something else while I wait for the return of the show and books later next year.Read more >
Hello Screaming Firehawks
- #TheExpanseCosplayWeek on Twitter
We're true blue Earthers. Scott (Miller) is from Minnesota, but we're both based in Singapore for the foreseeable future. But really, home is in front of our computers - we’re addicts, the both of us.
We started somewhere in the first season (we don't remember where) and then we binged. I needed some convincing at first, since Scott has a penchant for shows that are fairly wordy... West Wing , Star Trek: TNG , Justified - he's made me watch these shows, and I've enjoyed them a lot, but I don't naturally gravitate towards them. I'm quite comfortable with goofy stuff actually. As for the moment that had me hooked: it was Miller's hair - he wears it with panache. Also, I have a soft spot for downtrodden detectives. As for Scott, he was deligh…
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Sure! Well, I think by far this was my favorite cosplay I've ever done-not only because it's extremely fun to be a walking protomolecule, but also because my whole family cosplayed The Expanse together. We all got to nerd out and bond haha. There was also a ton of people that didn't know what The Expanse was but said they'd check it out after seeing my cosplay.I was extremely grateful for that.And when people did recognize me it was the best feeling ever!But The hardest part of being Julie would have to be keeping the mouth peice in-it hurt a lot ha!
Also not breaking the inner wiring was stressfull haha. Not really sure if that's what you wanted to know but it's what came to mind :) Overall a great experience!
- Family's group …
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Welcome to the first in a series of fan profiles on this wiki. This is one in a sequence of profiles on the cosplayers of the Expanse fandom.
Mike Interbartolo was kind enough to answer some questions for us on the wiki. Mike submitted photos of a Belter in an VAC suit for the 2017 Expanse Halloween cosplay contest. Or actually, he had his wife submit photos with her Twitter account.
Mike is a devoted fan and for his efforts, he received the award for "Best Belter" and the award for "Most Attention to Detail". Here is what he told us.
Since the show aired back in December of 2015. I was hooked by the online streaming preview Syfy did.
I never heard of the books before the show, but after season one ended I started reading th…
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My first test of the blog interface.Read more >
I had the opportunity to visit the set of The Expanse, Here is a link to the article.
http://www.friendsofcc.com/2017/09/05/visiting-the-set-of-the-expanse/Read more >
Are you creative? Are you artistic? Make drawings, videos, etc... Get others to make them of you. Need an idea? Imagine what you would look like in Power Armor or a EVA suit or wearing belter tats.
Do you have the latest? Are you caught up? When does the next one become available? Did you miss some detail?
Are the subheadings right? Are the categories right? is each bit o content in the right place?
Okay, so Ty and Abraham didn't do everything exactly as they did in the books. Let's point out how it's different. May be we can start a discussion over why they had to or why it's better or maybe they had to give up something
Let others know where they can go to meet cast, crew and fans. Take photos and video then, post them here.
What cool item…
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The appearance of the ever-lasting/stable wormhole a.k.a. the Ring is approaching in the TV series (with a little bit of luck, we might see it make an appearance towards the Season 2 finale). How will the producers render it? Will they make it look like a spinning vortex or like an actual wormhole (spherical look). What're your thoughts?Read more >
Love this show - found it spectacularly well filmed. So much so I'm considering printing some poster sized stils from the show for wall art.
The question is - where can i get suitably hi-res images?
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Let's use Jim Holden for example. Instead of having Jim Holden redirect to Jim Holden (Books) automatically we should have Jim Holden be a disambiguation page that provides a link to both Jim Holden (Books) & Jim Holden (TV).
Also at the top or bottome of Jim Holden (Books) we should have a link to Jim Holden (TV) and vice versa.Read more >
There are a ton of reviews available by various media outlets. So far, the day of the first episode's release online, initial response seems overwhelmingly positive. That makes me smile.
I say this because I am a big fan of the books. A big fan. I mean, I haven't gotten this invested in a story and its universe since I watched Star Trek: The Next Generation in my teens. I want the show to succeed and have invested a lot of personal time and energy into reading the books, keeping up on the show's production, discussing things on Twitter, and Reddit, and working on this Wikia.
So I had a lot invested, and I didn't want to be disappointed. Despite early reviews I was cautiously optimistic, and ready to accept whatever I got, even if it wasn't …Read more >
For Expanse book series fans, the long wait is nearly over; the exciting new series based on their favorite sci-fi space opera will come to Syfy Network on December 14.
But since Wikia fans are some of the biggest superfans of the book series, Syfy is giving you some treats!
First off, Wikia has been given the FULL pilot episode for you all to watch right here on Expanse Wikia as a sneak peek, available right now. GO WATCH! And second, they’ve granted us special access to Expanse book authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck - collectively known as James S. A. Corey - to talk about working on the TV adaptation of their amazing books.
We asked fans on Wikia to send us their questions, and we threw a few in there by way of introducing the books to…
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Are you ready, Expanse fans? The official premiere date for The Expanse series on Syfy is December 14. But you can watch the show online before it premiers. For those of you who missed the Wikia premier, don't worry the show is still available on Syfy, so check it out right HERE!
After you watch, don't forget to check out The Wikia Author Zone interviews with Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck - collectively known as James S. A. Corey - talk about working on the TV adaptation of their amazing books.
Check out the full episode, and share the word if you loved it.
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Hi everyone! Cailin Munroe was kind enough to answer some questions for us on the wiki via email. You can find her on Twitter - @hellomunroe
Who are you? Where do you work? What was your role in the Expanse?
My name is Cailin Munroe, and I work as the Visual Effects Coordinator on The Expanse . I don't work for Alcon or for one of the VFX companies, I was hired onto The Expanse production directly.
How did you and your team come to be involved with the Expanse?
It’s in the bloodline! My patriarch [Bob Munroe] is the Visual Effects Supervisor on the show, as well as one of his very close friends who is the VFX On-Set Supervisor, so we all come as sort of a package deal. Then we have all of the companies and individuals who are working on the eff…Read more >
Hey there Expanse fans!
We have some really exciting news-- SyFy will premiere the first episode of their upcoming series, The Expanse, EARLY! The series is set to premiere on December 14, but you can watch the episode early on Syfy On Demand, Syfy.com, the Syfy Now App, Hulu, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes, Playstation, Xbox, Facebook and YouTube on November 23.
SyFy also partnered with Wikia (in addition to Twitch, IGN, IMDb, Good Reads, Crave Online, and Roku) to premiere original custom content the week of the release.
Set 200 years in the future, The Expanse follows the case of a missing young woman that brings a hardened detective (Thomas Jane) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait) together in a race across the solar system that …Read more >
I use Wikipedia all the time but rearely contribute. It feels like another place. I think that I could read and use, but am not really qualified to contribute toward.
A Wikia like this is a great place to get started. Because the scope is so narrow in what the wiki contains, we as the common folk don;t need to be experts on any particular topic to be helpful. The most important driver is passion for the Expanse - either the books or the show. Oh, I guess speaking and reading English helps too. :)
But really, just have a look at the pages. See a typo? Make an edit.
See a character that doesn;t have a full name listed? Make an edit.
See something that is flat-out incorrect? Make an edit.
When the show premieres in December, this place is going…Read more >
We had the opportunity to see the cast and executive producers of The Expanse at New York Comic Con! Off the bat, the best part was we got to see the first episode of the show, which premieres in December. It was SO GOOD! The acting was amazing, the props and set were incredible, and they really reflect the books well.
Here are some fun facts that we learned...
- A linguist created a whole new language for the series. They treated the language like it was real and made the actors pronounce every word correctly. Hand gestures are a part of the language, which is a reflection of early space when that's how they communicated.
- They used very little green screen.
- There are ANIMALS in space in the show, like a bird and a rat. The executiv…
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The Expanse (TV) has a panel at NYCC. Special guests include executive producers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, along with series stars Cas Anvar, Thomas Jane, Steven Strait and Florence Faivre. They will be giving attendees an exclusive screening of the first episode and participating in some Q&A. The show is set 200 years in the future after mankind has colonized the solar system. The show is based on The New York Times bestselling book series of the same name. It premieres on December 14th.Read more >
Greetings, fellow fans!
New York Comic Con is upon us once again, and Wikia will have full press access for The Expanse! Unfortunately, the authors will not be in attendance, but if you've ever had a question about the characters or the show in general, now's your chance! Submit your questions below, and while we may not get every single one in, we'll do our best to get an answer for as many as possible.
The Expanse attendees:
- Mark Fergus (executive producer)
- Hawk Ostby (executive producer)
- Thomas Jane (actor)
- Steven Strait (actor)
- Florence Faivre (actor)
Please be sure to let us know if it's an open question, or directed at one person in particular.
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The first official trailer for The Expanse is here! It features the crew of the Rocinante (and a small shot of the Roci herself), secondary characters, zero-gravity hair and zero-gravity sex, and a lot of action!
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The OPA leaders have been cast! in the show and will be played by Canadian actress Kristin Hager from Being Human.
Seeing as James S. A. Corey and the casting crew has gone to great lengths to avoid "white-washing" the cast, "white-washing" (in lack of a better term) these two relatively minor characters seems odd. Considering that Avasarala will have a larger role in the show, it's not weird that Errinwright will as well, but surely there are ethnically Nigerian actresses who can fill the small part of Ade? If she will also have a larger role, that's a pretty major deviation from the book. We will have to wait and see.Read more >
We're thrilled that James S. A. Corey , fictional author of The Expanse, has decided to do an ask and tell about the upcoming TV show right here on The Expanse Wiki!
Head on over to the forums and ask away!Read more >
The Rocinante's friendly mechanic has finally been cast. Amos Burton, the star of the novella "The Churn", will be played by Wes Chatham. The 36 year old actor is known from The Hunger Games, The Philly Kid, In the Valley of Elah, W. and The Unit.
Additionally, it has been announced that Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad, Community) will play Captain McDowell of the Canterbury, Jay Hernandez (Nashville, Gang Related) will play Detective Miller's Earth partner at Star Helix Security and Paulo Costanzo will play Medical Technician of the Canterbury and the Knight, Shed Garvey.
Even more exciting is the fact that the TV series has begun shooting in Toronto!
Ty Franck has written a blog post addressing some potential responses to the casting choices, which I re…Read more >
French-Asian actress Florence Faivre will play Julie Mao as a "series regular", which suggests that Miller's hallucination will be more talkative in the TV series (maybe not unlike Number Six in Battlestar Galactica).
Just like the members of the Mao clan are assumed to be, Faivre is French-Asian. She was nominated for Best Actress at the 2004 Bangkok International Film Festival for her lead in the second largest Thai film to date, The Siam Renaissance, and have also starred in The Elephant King. She will presumably also be able to portray Julie's martial arts scenes, as she portrayed French Thai boxing champion Dida Diafat in Chok-dee in 2005. Lately she has had guest roles on TV series such as The Following, How To Make it in America and Alpha…Read more >
Another casting that hasn't been formally announced: According to James S. A. Corey's Twitter, Naomi Nagata will be played by British actress Dominique Tipper.
Primarily known for her roles in Vampire Academy (2014), Fast Girls (2012) and Adulthood (2008), she will also have a role in the upcoming sci-fi Deus Ex Machina.Read more >
. Official headshot from http://www.casanvar.com/headshots/]]More casting news come trickling out. Although this one hasn't been announced yet, Cas Anvar has popped up as Alex Kamal on The Expanse's IMDB page!
Anvar has had over 50 major roles in movies and television. He played in another Syfy series, Neverland, and he has also played in sci-fi such as the blockbuster movie Source Code and Lost.Read more >
More big news on SyFy's upcoming The Expanse TV series: American actor Steven Strait will star as Holden, and Iranian American actor Shohreh Aghdashloo will play Avasarala! This comes in addition to last month's reveal of Thomas Jane starring as Miller.
Steven Strait starred in the two-season TV series Magic City, and has also starred in the 2012 sci-fi thriller After. Aghdashloo was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in House of Sand and Fog (2003) and won a Primetime Emmy for the HBO miniseries House of Saddam (2008), both awarded for her work as supporting actress; in the sci-fi department she had a minor role in X-Men: The Last Stand.
All three cast members are slightly younger than their book counterparts – Strait (28) plays H…Read more >
The Expanse TV series is finally taking shape in a big way: It was just announced that Thomas Jane will star as Detective Miller in the upcoming show! The actor has received three Golden Globe nominations for his role on HBO series Hung, and is known from films such as Stephen King's The Mist, Dreamcatcher, Thin Red Line and many more, as well as several indie films.
As this is the first casting to be announced, it allows us to assess how true to their book looks we can expect the cast members to be. The answer so far: Not terribly. Miller is, of course, a Belter; unsurprisingly, Jane is visibly missing the giant head and thin, elongated body. Maybe they'll add it in post-production. Apart from that detail, the Miller of the books is describe…Read more >
The two first novels of the Expanse, Leviathan Wakes and Caliban's War, were both nominated for the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel without winning (in 2012 and 2013, respectively), but James S. A. Corey finally took home the award for the third novel Abaddon's Gate this year. Congratulations!
Another Orbit author, Ann Leckie, won the Locus Award for Best First Novel, for her debut novel Ancillary Justice. See the full list of winners.Read more >
Although we Europeans have had it for almost two weeks now, Cibola Burn is out today for all you Americans! So congrats on that!
To commemorate the release, Orbit Books has announced that they've acquired the rights to three more novels in the Expanse series! That's on top of the two upcoming novels we already knew about, so the series is going to be (at least) nine novels long.
The books are planned to continue to be released every June. Here's to hoping Jimmy doesn't get burnt out.Read more >
With the release of new wallpapers based on Cibola Burn's awesome cover art by Daniel Dociu, I've redesigned the wiki in orange and green to celebrate the novel's release. Let me know if it looks bad on your resolution, or if you think the colors need tweaking.Read more >
The Expanse community is small, but it has come to my attention that there's a subreddit (/r/TheExpanse) and an IRC channel (##TheExpanse at Frenode) devoted to our favorite sci-fi series. Break on through!Read more >
Do you live in the US or UK? Then Orbit wants to give you a bookplate signed by James S. A. Corey!
All you need to do is to pre-order Cibola Burn, and come on, you were gonna get it anyway.
(Just remember that right now you can't pre-order from Amazon, but any proof of pre-order will do!)Read more >
If you live in the US, you might have noticed that The Expanse books are currently not very available from Amazon. Preorder options have been removed (a bummer if you're waiting eagerly for Cibola Burn) and existing titles are listed as shipping in weeks instead of days. Discounts have also been removed.
The reason for this is that Amazon and Hatchette (the US imprint of Orbit) are fighting, and James S. A. Corey's books are caught in the crossfire, together with many other authors. Now, people are divided on who's more to blame here; The Authors Guild are accusing Amazon of illegally abusing their market power, but many say Hachette aren't without blame themselves. No matter the background, authors are suffering. New York Times has a good wri…Read more >
We already knew there were plans to make an Expanse TV series, but now those plans have become slightly more concrete as the TV network Syfy has ordered a full season, reportedly winning a bidding war with another content producer to acquire the project.
The order consists of a 10 episode long season based on the first book, Leviathan Wakes. Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of the Sean Daniel Company developed the original pitch, with Academy Award-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children of Men, Iron Man), and will also executive produce.
- A thriller set two hundred years in the future, The Expanse follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across t…
James S. A. Corey has just delivered a new novella to their publisher, and it seems to star our favorite brute Amos Burton! Pretty exciting; we've heard Amos say he's got a lot of past in his past, so let's hope we'll get to find out more about the man.
Although no release date has been announced, the working title of the novella is "Beloved of Broken Things".Read more >
The first round of voting for the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards is officially open, and Abaddon's Gate is nominated for "Best Science Fiction"!
The Goodreads Choice Awards is the only major book awards decided by readers, and you can support your favorites by voting in all three rounds. You can vote for Abaddon's Gate here: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-science-fiction-books-2013
This is the third year in a row a book in The Expanse is nominated; the book's predecessors Leviathan Wakes and Caliban's War were both nominees, but neither won.Read more >
A synopsis has been added to Cibola Burn's Amazon page, and it looks like the book will ramp up the space opera themes:
The gates have opened the way to thousands of habitable planets, and the land rush has begun. Settlers stream out from humanity's home planets in a vast, poorly controlled flood, landing on a new world. Among them, the Rocinante, haunted by the vast, posthuman network of the protomolecule as they investigate what destroyed the great intergalactic society that built the gates and the protomolecule.Read more >
But Holden and his crew must also contend with the growing tensions between the settlers and the company which owns the official claim to the planet. Both sides will stop at nothing to defend what's theirs, but soon a terrible dise…
The cover of Cibola Burn seems to have been redesigned ever so slightly, centering the title vertically and also putting it on one line. I found the new one on Kirk Benshoff's website, and it seems to have been uploaded as recently as October 2.
You can compare them here:
- Originally revealed version
- New version
This new take on cover design for the Expanse – the author's name is much larger and the book's title has the same color it has on the book's spine – is also used on new paperback editions of the old books. Amazon claims these new editions are from June 2012, though, so I might just be slow to catch up with things.
Check out Amazon's paperback listings:
- Leviathan Wakes (large version)
- Caliban's War (large version)
- Abaddon's Gate (large versi…
"Gods of Risk" has so far been the only book of The Expanse unavailable outside the USA, but it will finally be released as an ebook in other markets on October 10, and can be preordered on Amazon as of now.Read more >
Although this wiki is fairly new, it has a fair share of articles and content. We're still missing contributors, however. Therefore, a long-term goal for this wiki should be to become a spotlighted wiki.
Community Central:Spotlights lists the requirements. Although we fulfill most of the best practices, we have two important missing pieces that require some work:
- The wiki should have at least 200 content pages, not counting stubs. Very short articles (less than about 300 bytes; listed at Special:Shortpages) and articles marked with a stub template should make up no more than a fifth of all pages on the wiki.
- We currently do have over 200 articles, and we potentially have 85 wanted pages to add to those – but 29 of the articles are currently "ve…
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So, pretty cool: This wiki was mentioned by Ty on their blog and on their Twitter account. (They also called me "an amazing fan", but, you know, tee-hee.)
If you're here because you found us there, I hope you'll help me make this wiki an awesome place for Expanse fans! Welcome!Read more >
The fourth book of The Expanse is called Cibola Burn, and its cover looks snazzy as always, if we believe the authenticity of the art revealed over at SF Signal.
The official Expanse website has yet to announce anything, but I'm guessing Daniel and Ty are still hung over after celebrating yesterday's announcement of an Expanse TV series.Read more >
The Expanse is being adapted for the TV screen, according to Variety! Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who wrote the scripts for Iron Man and Children of Men, pitched the idea and are set to script and executive produce the hour-long pilot of the TV series for Alcon Television Group, says Deadline.com.
Post your ideal cast for the series in this thread: Ideal casts for the TV series!Read more >
When I recently read The Expanse series, I found it difficult to keep track of everything that's mentioned in the books (especially all those spaceships!), so I tried to find a wiki for the series. I love wikis!
When I didn't find a lot of fandom for the series at all, even though it's gotten great reviews and seems well-liked, I decided to start this wiki hoping it could attract other fans of the series. And if not, well, at least I could make a comprehensive encyclopedia for my own use.
I hope you like the wiki, and I especially hope you'd like to contribute to it!Read more >