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This week, we’re chatting with the two mad geniuses behind the pseudonymous James S.A. Corey: Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. Together, Abraham and Franck write as James S.A. Corey for The Expanse series of novels and show on SyFy. The series began in 2011 with Leviathan Wakes, and the sixth novel – Babylon’s Ashes – just came out a few months ago. The two are currently working on three more books, which will ultimately bring the series to a total of nine novels (plus a few novellas).
And if you haven’t yet gotten on board with The Expanse on SyFy? I’m not sure what’s wrong with you. The first season is streaming on Amazon Prime, and the second season is now on the air. It’s phenomenal and one of the best scifi shows since [insert your favorite show here]. A big reason for that is because Abraham and Franck aren’t on the outside looking in; they’re lead writers on the show and are personally helping to craft its development. Both the books and the show are absolutely compelling and some of the finest scifi storytelling around at the moment.
On this episode, I’m joined by GeekMom Shiri Sondheimer, and we chat with Abraham and Franck about The Expanse, collaborative storytelling, RPGs, the importance of strong (i.e., well-rounded, thoughtful, independent) female characters, and some of the differences between the books and show.
- James S.A. Corey is on Twitter here.
- Daniel Abraham is on Twitter here.
- The show is on Twitter here and Facebook here.
- Jamie is on Twitter and Instagram as @theroarbots.
- Justin is on Twitter and Instagram as @140JustinC.
- Shiri Sondheimer is on Twitter as @SWSondheimer.