A couple of days ago, I finished Nemesis Games, the fifth novel in James S.A. Corey’s Expanse space opera series. Overall, I thought it was a pretty solid novel, which is no surprise as all of the novels in the series have been very fast-paced and exciting. I don’t know where I would rank it in the series as all of the novels have seemed of similar quality to me. In fact, I’ve rated each one 4 stars on Goodreads.
Nemesis Games is the first novel that follows the entire crew of the Rocinante as point of view characters and I found to be very interesting. In previous novels, the crew tended to be together most of the time so retelling the story from each person’s perspective would have been overkill, but in Nemesis Games the crew gets split up and each partakes in their own adventure. I really enjoyed experiencing the story through the eyes of Alex, Amos, and Naomi’s–that was one of the major highlights for me.
Nemesis Games was published in 2015 so it’s eligible for next year’s Hugo Awards. At this point, I’ve only read 3 novels published this year so if I had to nominate today, it would be on my ballot, but I’m not sure if it will remain there in the end.