This isn’t going to be a book review. Sorry. But it’s at least related.
I stumbled across the pilot episode of The Expanse that airs this coming Monday, Dec 14th and finally got around to watching it. As Syfy channel shows go, this is one of the better ones. It’s still too early to tell, but I’m actually looking forward see how they portray the books and where they add or step away from them. As you know I’ve read most of the books released and am currently reading the 5th and most recent one. (Check out my review of the first book.)
(UPDATE: Pilot episode was set to “private” as of Dec 20, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvZeQD1Vf2s however you can view it along with episodes 2, 3 and 4 over at Syfy.com.)
I did notice a couple of differences already. Maybe it’s just my head-cannon being wrong or they really are changes from the books. To me, the TV Jim Holden is really young compared to the book version…….or my head version. Also Naomi doesn’t appear to be a Belter or doesn’t appear to have the same physical attributes that the other Belters shown have. In fact she’s rather short. So long as the actress is good that’s not a deal breaker for me. I thought I heard Miller tell a Belter OPA supporter to go back to “Medina” but that’s not even mentioned until Book 3 or so I recall.
Well you should at least take a look at the pilot and if you like it take a look at the second episode airing on Dec 15th. (That’s right; the pilot/episode 1 airs on the 14th and episode 2 airs on the 15th.)