19 November 2018

Review: The Expanse: The Butcher of Anderson Station by James S.A. Corey

At Unreality SF, I've started in on the fifth series of Doctor Who: The Early Adventures, which chronicles the adventures of the first Doctor, Steven, and Vicki. First up is The Dalek Occupation of Winter and An Ideal World.

Kindle eBook, n.pag.
Published 2011

Acquired May 2018
Read August 2018
The Butcher of Anderson Station: A Story of The Expanse
by James S.A. Corey

In between each The Expanse novel, I'll be reading a piece of short fiction. This one is very short (it took me about twenty minutes to read), and it provides some backstory on Fred Johnson, the man who used to kill Belter terrorists but ended up leading an Outer Planets Alliance faction himself. Basically we get parallel stories about his last mission for the Earth military and his recruitment by the OPA. I like Fred Johnson in the tv show, and this provides more detail than its flashbacks too; I was surprised to learn that Anderson Dawes recruited him given the two always butt heads philosophically on screen. This won't wow you, but it does what it says on the tin.

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