The Butcher of Anderson Station is a short story that expands the world of James S. A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series - now a Prime Original TV series.
One day, Colonel Fred Johnson will be hailed as a hero to the system. One day, he will meet a desperate man in possession of a stolen spaceship and a deadly secret and extend a hand of friendship. But long before he became the leader of the Outer Planets Alliance, Fred Johnson had a very different name. The Butcher of Anderson Station.
This is his story.
The Expanse series:
Praise for the Expanse:
'The science fictional equivalent of A Song of Ice and Fire' NPR Books
'As close as you'll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form' io9.com
'Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fights' wired.com
'High adventure equalling the best space opera has to offer, cutting-edge technology and a group of unforgettable characters . . . Perhaps one of the best tales the genre has yet to produce' Library Journal
'This is the future the way it's supposed to be' Wall Street Journal
'Tense and thrilling' SciFiNow
- ISBN10 1405520787
- ISBN13 9781405520782
- Publish Date 2 July 2012 (first published 1 January 2011)
- Publish Status Active
- Publish Country GB
- Imprint Orbit
- Edition Digital original
- Format eBook
- Pages 35
- Language English
It's not a bad short-story, but it seems very much like it has been tacked on to Leviathan Wakes, telling a story that needed to be told, but just didn't have a natural place in the main book. Which is probably exactly what it is. With that in mind, the fact that this is a separate book means that not everyone reading the main books of the series will know the full story. If Fred returns, it'll be interesting to see if the contents of this story is brought up at all, or if the light in which the reader sees Fred will differ depending on whether or not they've read this short story…