The Butcher of Anderson Station is a short story that expands the world of James S. A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series - now a Prime Original TV series.
One day, Colonel Fred Johnson will be hailed as a hero to the system. One day, he will meet a desperate man in possession of a stolen spaceship and a deadly secret and extend a hand of friendship. But long before he became the leader of the Outer Planets Alliance, Fred Johnson had a very different name. The Butcher of Anderson Station.
This is his story.
The Expanse series:
Praise for the Expanse:
'The science fictional equivalent of A Song of Ice and Fire' NPR Books
'As close as you'll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form' io9.com
'Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fights' wired.com
'High adventure equalling the best space opera has to offer, cutting-edge technology and a group of unforgettable characters . . . Perhaps one of the best tales the genre has yet to produce' Library Journal
'This is the future the way it's supposed to be' Wall Street Journal
'Tense and thrilling' SciFiNow
Review about package not the story
Why do publishers stick snippets of other titles in publications (even short ones like this one)? Well obviously to interest us and buy more. I feel duped when I get near the end of a story and see I have so many pages left but the tale ends abruptly and the rest of the content is from another book entirely. Bit like TV providers who crash in with "NEXT ON BLAH BLAH" the second the last word is spoken in a show. I am paying the publisher for something I did not ask for and have not been warned I am getting. That cannot be right as a business model. At least publishers should warn readers of the extra content (or better still publish these hidden snippets separately and for free so there is the illusion we are not paying for them and the publisher is genuinely trying to attract readers).