|Author||James S. A. Corey|
|Original title||Dandelion Sky|
|Cover artist||Daniel Dociu|
|Published||June 4, 2013|
|Awards||2013 Goodreads Choice Awards, Best Science Fiction (Nomination)|
|Preceded by||Caliban's War|
|Followed by||Cibola Burn|
Abaddon's Gate is a science fiction novel by James S. A. Corey (pen name of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). It is about a conflict in the solar system that involves Earth, Mars, and the Asteroid Belt (colonies of people living on asteroids, referred to as "Belters"). It is the third title of The Expanse series and is preceded by Leviathan Wakes and Caliban's War. The series is continued in Cibola Burn.
The book was released on 4 June 2013.
For generations, the solar system – Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt – was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The protomolecule (an extra-terrestrial infectious agent discovered on the moon Pheobe) spent a little more than a year preparing itself program under the clouds of Venus, has launched a massive complex of structures that assembled itself to a massive, thousand-kilometer-wide gate that parked 2 AU outside of Uranus's orbit, leading to a starless space beyond.
Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships from the UN, Mars, and the Outer Planets Alliance, going out to examine the gate. Behind the scenes, a complex plot is set in to motion, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find out whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.
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