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LeafGm

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Yeah, I’m a big fan of the TV series and the books, though I think the TV series has declined in quality somewhat the past season or two. Still very much worth watching.

The books are even better, and the ninth and final book of the series is due to come out this fall.
 

blkngldbabe

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Yeah, I’m a big fan of the TV series and the books, though I think the TV series has declined in quality somewhat the past season or two. Still very much worth watching.

The books are even better, and the ninth and final book of the series is due to come out this fall.
I’m an avid reader (have less and less time to do so lately though). Who’s the author? I’d enjoy a good new series to get into as long as it’s not exactly the same
 

Habsy

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we’ve started watching the Expanse (not sure if I mentioned it before). It’s definitely intriguing. Anyone seen it?
In its entirety, waiting on season six. It gets better as it goes along. Season 1 was a bit tough for me to get through but its worth it.
 

LeafGm

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I’m an avid reader (have less and less time to do so lately though). Who’s the author? I’d enjoy a good new series to get into as long as it’s not exactly the same


The authors are Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, though they use the pen name “James S.A. Corey” for The Expanse series.

And like a lot of book-to-TV/film adaptions, the TV series stays pretty faithful to the source material to start, but diverges more and more as the series goes on. I enjoyed both, and didn’t feel that one detracted from the other.

The TV series is also behind the books. I’d say the latest season only brings the show up to about halfway through book #6 in the series.
 

UWHabs

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The authors are Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, though they use the pen name “James S.A. Corey” for The Expanse series.

And like a lot of book-to-TV/film adaptions, the TV series stays pretty faithful to the source material to start, but diverges more and more as the series goes on. I enjoyed both, and didn’t feel that one detracted from the other.

The TV series is also behind the books. I’d say the latest season only brings the show up to about halfway through book #6 in the series.

Yeah, especially for any series that runs multiple seasons, a little change early, or swapping around a few characters here or there, or even just having some actors who they liked and who they gave more time to early, suddenly a couple years later you have to shift around plot points to accomodate. But yeah, as you said, the changes are more minor in many ways, so I wouldn't actually worry too much about reading+watching at the same time unless if you were someone who really has to be in close on all the plot points.

Both the series and the books are quite good, and they do a great job at trying to be scientifically accurate (even stuff like having characters track how many times they've left the airlock to know how much oxygen is left). So that's cool as well, plus the fact it's filmed around Toronto so a lot of the secondary actors are actually Canadian and the few times they go onto "planets" are Toronto scenes.
 

Kritter

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I’m sure this series was brought up already but I just finished watching “The Looming Tower”.
Was pretty good
 
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