Strange Dogs

Strange DogsStrange Dogs by James S. A. Corey
Series: The Expanse #6.5
Publisher: Orbit Books
Released: July 18, 2017
Pages: 112
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Like many before them, Cara and her family ventured through the gates as scientists and researchers, driven to carve out a new life and uncover the endless possibilities of the unexplored alien worlds now within reach.

But soon the soldiers followed and under this new order Cara makes a discovery that will change everything.

Another Expanse-novella, this one follows a girl living in a new world that has been made possible by the events in the Exanse-books preceding it. Whereas the other novellas have held their own somewhat, I didn’t think this one did. If anything the story could have been a bit longer, but as it is written I didn’t relate enough with anyone in it for any of the emotional events to pack much of a punch. Instead of a story this felt more like an introduction to a new element that has now been introduced into the Expanse-universe. An interesting element, sure, an element that does indeed make me wonder where the books will go next, but as a novella this story just didn’t grab me as much as I would have expected it to, given the rather emotional content of the story.

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