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Publisher's Summary

An action-packed novella from New York Times best-selling science-fiction author James S. A. Corey, set in the world of his Hugo-nominated Expanse series - now a major TV series.

Like many before them, Cara and her family ventured through the gates as scientists and researchers, driven to carve out a new life and uncover the endless possibilities of the unexplored alien worlds now within reach.

But soon the soldiers followed - and under this new order, Cara makes a discovery that will change everything.

©2017 James S. A. Corey (P)2017 Little, Brown Book Group

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Gem

An incredible small gem. Opens windows into a whole other world...

Gives unending depth to the Expanse series and its possibilities. When you go alien, you go alien.

A series/mind-blowing read-listen.

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Very cool back story

Something different within the universe, but very interesting story. Cool look at Laconia, with subtle back story.

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riveting

the story told from the eyes of a young girl relating more to and adapting to the world she's growing up in than the faraway culture her parents long for is absolutely riveting.

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An excellent vignette to understand the pioneering days of Laconia

I read this after finishing book 8, mainly because I started the series late - chronologically, it was published between 6 and 7. But actually, anytime is good to read this one, to get a deep dive into how Laconia is like earth, and yet very alien. Like everything else in The Expanse series, super well written, deeply humanistic vision of what it will really take for humans to conquer deep space.

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Buy only if you want just a little context for TW

Cut way short if you've read Tiamat's Wrath first.
Too munch describing surroundings and not much happening.

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A strange story

What is happening on the far side of the Laconia ring? What is the fate of simple colonists under Duarte's... whatever is the government he made up there? How will protomolecule affect humanity overthere?

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  • Dave Cassim
  • 01-12-20

Recommended

Loved it, these short stories really round out the expanse universe. Please... I need/want more like this! 😅

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  • O.K.
  • 09-11-17

Interesting short story

A nice short Expanse extension. Didn't really know what to expect but glad I listened to it. A tiny look in to life on one of the Laconia worlds before the next main novel, Persepolis Rising.

The narrator was brilliant as always and kept me engaged in the novel. 4 stars.

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  • Waylander101
  • 09-03-17

What Happened On Lacona

Ever wondered what happened on Lacona? Well now you can find out in Strange Dogs.

I found Strange Dogs to be a great listen though a smidge short to be called a novella, a longish short story maybe (I know it looks weird to me too). The story of one little girl and her experiences with death are well written and, as always, well read. I can't really give any details of the story except to say it occurs durIng Nemesis Games or Babylon's Ashes on the colony planet of Lacona

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  • 08-22-17

Wondrous and chilling and great!

Absolutely loved it. It carries wonder and cruelty of a fairy tale. Surprisingly tense and packed with content for such a short story.

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  • Barbara
  • 08-04-17

OK

it was alright, could have been bit longer and flesh out more. i know they don't want to give too much away with the new book coming out but it did feel like it was missing something Compared to the other novellas

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  • Allyn J. Carter
  • 07-25-17

Not the best Expanse work.

Far too many echoes of Stephen King's Pet Sematary. May be a precursor of something more to come.

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  • Jenny
  • 07-24-17

I love anything by SA Corey

This little book is no exception.

It's a claustrophobic tale; a family has set up home on a new planet and mysteriously earth is no longer contactable, so they're stuck there. But who/what are these strange and seemingly magical creatures who can bring dead birds back to life? They look like dogs, but somehow...not.

Intriguing. Menacing.

Wish it was longer.

Recommended!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-18

Disappointing

absolute rubbish. i have read all the expanse novels and loved most. this was garbage and nothing more than an attempt at making some money. betrayed is how i feel and robbed of my money. story had no point. no meaning. no ending. nothing but verbal excrement.

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  • 12-30-20

Laconia

Intriguing little tale that left me aching to know more of Laconia, the planet, and theses strange dogs. More please James S. A. Corey.

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  • James Forrest
  • 11-20-20

Good novella

Good read (listen) to tide you over until the final main book’s release. Give it a go :-)

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  • Sam
  • 06-01-18

Really enjoyed this novella

Was a little slow at times, but definitely worth it. I hope to and I'm sure we will see more of Cara and Xan in the future!

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  • Kirk M. Buttermore
  • 02-17-18

A thoughtful read

I found the metaphysical aspects of this story very interesting. Without giving anything anything away, there is a transformation of a character that takes away some key properties, rendering them a substrate. Also liked the way the whole language and culture of the protagonist's Earther parents wasn't really relevant to her because she was growing up on a new world and there were no stories about that.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-05-17

Fantastic as always

Both plot from the authors and performance from the reader are as fantastic as the rest of the series!