Cibola Burn (Expanse Series #4)

Cibola Burn (Expanse Series #4)

by James S. A. Corey


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The fourth book in the NYT bestselling Expanse series, Cibola Burn sees the crew of the Rocinante on a new frontier, as the rush to colonize the new planets threatens to outrun law and order and give way to war and chaos. Now a Prime Original series.

Enter a new frontier.

" An empty apartment, a missing family, that's creepy. But this is like finding a military base with no one on it. Fighters and tanks idling on the runway with no drivers. This is bad juju. Something wrong happened here. What you should do is tell everyone to leave."

The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds and the rush to colonize has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Ilus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire.

Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage, and the skills learned in the long wars of home. Innocent scientists are slaughtered as they try to survey a new and alien world. The struggle on Ilus threatens to spread all the way back to Earth.

James Holden and the crew of his one small ship are sent to make peace in the midst of war and sense in the midst of chaos. But the more he looks at it, the more Holden thinks the mission was meant to fail.

And the whispers of a dead man remind him that the great galactic civilization that once stood on this land is gone. And that something killed it.

The Expanse
Leviathan Wakes
Caliban's War
Abaddon's Gate
Cibola Burn
Nemesis Games
Babylon's Ashes
Persepolis Rising
Tiamat's Wrath

The Expanse Short Fiction
The Butcher of Anderson Station
Gods of Risk
The Churn
The Vital Abyss
Strange Dogs

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316334686
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Series: Expanse Series , #4
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 16,142
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

James S.A. Corey is the pen name of fantasy author Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. They both live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Find out more about this series at

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Cibola Burn 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have enjoyed this romp through the 'new' science fiction since i received the first novel, and realized i was condemned to reading all the follow-on novels. I can't remember a better time since the "Cities in Flight" series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a good read and good progression for the Expanse Series. Good action and high drama, just wish the ending had tied up a few more of those loose ends. Guess I'll be waiting for the next installment.
mikevball More than 1 year ago
I have thoroughly enjoyed the Expanse series. The characters are developed well and the plots are interesting. Some of it's unbelievable but that's what sci-fi is all about. I'm looking forward to the next installment of the Expanse and I hope it's soon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's like Game of Thrones in outer space...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story line. Is this the end of Miller? Waiting to see if Bobbie Draper is in the next book. She should definitely add some action. This book was a little slow on action but definitely worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The show is good and the books are even better
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purrfectmatch More than 1 year ago
Cibola Burn is a book from the Expanse series and needs to be read in order. The first book is Leviathan Wakes. Since man had discovered a way to travel at least from Earth to Pluto, the human race has prospered and colonized as far as it could reach. But now, the game has once again changed, the gates left by an unknown alien race, has given the opportunity for humans to inhabit numerous new Goldilock planets. A small group of humans break the rules, take a ship and unlawfully inhabit a planet that was designated for a group of scientists to explore before any settlement. Well, in steps the crew of The Roci, to keep the peace between the between the two parties, and as usual, the crew ends up knee deep in trouble. I love the way this series shrinks the universe once again as several other characters, from previous books become prominent players in this installment. Again, I am not disappointed, another great ride, perfectly woven tale, of science fiction. Didn’t disappoint, not that any of the books of these series have, science fiction done well. There is a series that started last year on SyFy based on this series, The Expanse. It was how I found out about this series, and it does respectfully to the spirit of the series. To me, it’s worth checking out if you enjoy the books. A little side note: Science Fiction has become science fact. A boy recently was born with DNA of two females and one male. The extra DNA was used to replace the DNA that could carry a genetic and deadly disease, one step closer to James Holden on reality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though it starts slower than the first three books, and drags more often, the story does progress towards a thrilling and satisfying climax.
Arevik More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book!
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Takes abit to get going, but is worth the wait. Just like previous books in the expanse series there are plenty of rememberable line and scenes that make you stop reading for a moment because you can't believe what happened.
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I just cant put it down. Every one if the books of this series is great and i have to read the next one. Space opera as good as it gets!