I'm reading this because of the excellent Syfy series, The Expanse, now on Amazon Prime, hoping they will continue the series for all nine books. This is the kind of science fiction I like: near future, vaguely dystopian, with a menacing alien device/life form thrown in. The science is first rate, but not too remote for the layman to understand, and the characters are all well-drawn and complex, the main ones being a jaded, cynical cop looking for redemption, and a righteous, but slightly naive crusader. I'm ready for more, but my library's not ready for me. I may have to break a rule and buy a copy of the next book.