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The Expanse Series Reading Order.
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Titus G
2018-09-12 04:02:11 UTC
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Having just finished the third book, I learnt that there are several in
between books with series numbers such as .01 .05 2.5 3.5 etc.
I think these were written later so therefore they are not essential. Is
that correct?
I am finding this series a real page turner as the emphasis is on
conflict and action, so suspect these in between books could be left
till I catch up.
Dimensional Traveler
2018-09-12 05:28:09 UTC
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Post by Titus G
Having just finished the third book, I learnt that there are several in
between books with series numbers such as .01 .05 2.5 3.5 etc.
I think these were written later so therefore they are not essential. Is
that correct?
I am finding this series a real page turner as the emphasis is on
conflict and action, so suspect these in between books could be left
till I catch up.
The "inbetween" books aren't novels, they are shorter stories that don't
appear to be available anymore except maybe as e-books. At one point I
believe all four were collected into one book. I have not read any of
them myself but what what I gather they are not required in order to
follow the main story.
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Default User
2018-09-12 16:17:39 UTC
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The "inbetween" books aren't novels, they are shorter stories that
don't appear to be available anymore except maybe as e-books. At one
point I believe all four were collected into one book. I have not
read any of them myself but what what I gather they are not required
in order to follow the main story.
My public library often has some of these in the e-book selection for
popular series. Example:


The Churn

The Expanse Series, Book 3.5
by James S. A. Corey
eBook


This one is a novella.


Brian
Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha
2018-09-12 16:24:10 UTC
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Post by Titus G
Having just finished the third book, I learnt that there are
several in between books with series numbers such as .01 .05
2.5 3.5 etc. I think these were written later so therefore they
are not essential. Is that correct?
I am finding this series a real page turner as the emphasis is
on conflict and action, so suspect these in between books could
be left till I catch up.
The "inbetween" books aren't novels, they are shorter stories
that don't appear to be available anymore except maybe as
e-books. At one point I believe all four were collected into
one book. I have not read any of them myself but what what I
gather they are not required in order to follow the main story.
I've read all but maybe one of them. You are correct. They are, for
the most part, background info on the setting or on particular
characters. They're interesting, but not at all necessary.
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Default User
2018-09-12 05:31:11 UTC
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Post by Titus G
Having just finished the third book, I learnt that there are several
in between books with series numbers such as .01 .05 2.5 3.5 etc. I
think these were written later so therefore they are not essential.
Is that correct? I am finding this series a real page turner as the
emphasis is on conflict and action, so suspect these in between books
could be left till I catch up.
I can't speak to this series specifically, but usually that indicates
novellas or short stories that are "in universe". As such, they usually
aren't critical to continuity.


Brian
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