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Ogre Jenni here! This Thursday Jean Cocteau Cinema will celebrate the release of Syfy's newest show, The Expanse, based on the hit sci-fi series by James S.A. Corey.

At 4:00 p.m. Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, the authors who make up the pseudonymous James S.A. Corey, will sign books from their New York Times bestselling series, The Expanse. The author event is only $10, and we will have all of the books from The Expanse series available for purchase.

Later on at 8:30 p.m., Alcon Television Group and the Cocteau will present a free sneak peek of the first two episodes of Syfy’s new television series based on the books. The first fifty patrons who attend the book signing will be given priority seating at the public premiere!


Set 200 years in the future, The Expanse follows the case of a missing young woman that brings a hardened detective (Thomas     Jane, Hung) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait, Magic City) together in a race across the solar system that will expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. Emmy® winner and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Saddam, House of Sand and Fog) also stars as Chrisjen Avasarala. Rounding out the cast are Dominique Tipper (Vampire Academy), Cas Anvar (Olympus), ­Wes Chatham (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) and Florence Faivre (The Following). Paulo Costanzo (Royal Pains), Chad Coleman (The Walking Dead) and Jay Hernandez (Suicide Squad) will appear as guest stars throughout the series’ first season.

Academy Award-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men, Iron Man) wrote the pilot and serve as writers as well as executive producers. Executive producer Naren Shankar (CSI, Farscape) joins Fergus and Ostby as showrunners. Award-winning director Terry McDonough (Breaking Bad, Suits, Better Call Saul) directed the first two episodes of the series.


If you haven't watched this interview by Geek & Sundry: Sword and Laser with James S.A. Corey, you should check it out. They get   into the nitty gritty of working as a duo, and they answer a number of fan questions from the Geek & Sundry Goodreads Forum. The extended interview with James S.A. Corey is also a fun listen. They tackle the important literary issues—like why there aren't space cats in The Expanse. Enjoy!


Dec. 1st, 2015 02:28 am (UTC)
Love The Expanse
I started reading The Expanse a couple months ago and am now halfway through book 4. It's awesome.

I liked episode 1 of the tv show but i fear that the story moves a little too fast for people who haven't read the book.
Dec. 1st, 2015 05:01 am (UTC)
thank you George for this! i almost forgot watching this and this post reminds me again.
Dec. 1st, 2015 08:58 am (UTC)
Do you think Daniel and Tyler could eventually write stories in the ASOIAF universe?
Dec. 1st, 2015 06:56 pm (UTC)
Uh... no.

Dec. 1st, 2015 07:11 pm (UTC)
Do you see anyone? Or will ASOIAF books forever remain your work alone?
Dec. 1st, 2015 09:09 pm (UTC)
I don't see anyone else ever writing (legally) in that universe.
Dec. 1st, 2015 11:02 pm (UTC)
Do you think you will ever wrote again in that universe outside of Dunk and Egg when you finish aDoS?
Dec. 1st, 2015 11:27 pm (UTC)
That's too far in the future for me to worry about.
Dec. 2nd, 2015 12:20 am (UTC)
Dunk & Egg
To stay on this topic, do you plan on writing another installment of Dunk and Egg right after a winds of winter
Dec. 2nd, 2015 06:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Dunk & Egg
Don't know.
Ruud van Oorschot
Dec. 1st, 2015 10:03 am (UTC)
Not available outside of the U.S.
Wish that people outside of the U.S. could enjoy the same things you do.
Loved the books.
Dec. 1st, 2015 12:18 pm (UTC)
I liked the first episode of The Expanse! Though, TV can never have enough space shows in my mind.
Dec. 1st, 2015 11:01 pm (UTC)
I can't get enough of "The Expanse" universe. The books are fantastic. Love the hard sci-fi slant to things too. It gives the series a much more grounded, gritty feel that a lot of space opera lacks. Simple things that other series conveniently overlook (such as g-forces) are a big deal in "The Expanse."

You can also stream the first episode for free from Syfy's website. It's absolutely worth a look for those that can't make it to premiere and signing at the Cocteau. It's also great for those that desperately want to watch the show but can't wait until December 14. I couldn't be happier with the way Syfy has treated the material so far.

Ok enough babbling from me! Bottom line: If you like science fiction, watch the show. Read the books. You won't be disappointed.
Dec. 1st, 2015 11:56 pm (UTC)
to grrm
I know I'm off topic, but I haven't found a suitable entry to post this: Have you read Michael Ende's Neverending Story, and if so, did you enjoy it?

That book made me feel like a child again, in a good way.
Dec. 2nd, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC)
Re: to grrm
Saw the movie.
Dec. 2nd, 2015 07:28 pm (UTC)
Re: to grrm
Fair enough, but fyi the movie didn't even cover half of the book, and in my humble opinion even the parts that were covered could be a lot better.

Think of Game of Thrones being a significantly inferior adaptation to what it actually is, and ending in the middle of the events of AFFC. That's what that film is, so I don't think it does justice to its source material.
Dec. 2nd, 2015 08:24 pm (UTC)
RE: Re: to grrm
You should read the book.The movie is shit.

Gino Muscari
Dec. 2nd, 2015 01:05 am (UTC)
New font?
Did you intentionally use a different font for this post?

Edited at 2015-12-02 01:06 am (UTC)
Dec. 2nd, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC)
Re: New font?
The post is from Ogre Jenni, not me.
Dec. 2nd, 2015 05:45 pm (UTC)
Hey there mon ami; on a different subject, incase you didn't know and are interested, there's a bunch of amusing references to you & GOT in this week's iZombie. Made me chuckle....
Ray Betancourt Álvarez
Dec. 2nd, 2015 07:55 pm (UTC)
I guess that you are pretty aware how your work has "touched" so many lives, and in some way, you understand in some way all the fanfiction that sorrounds your work, even if you (as many others) don't like it. But I wonder, after the events of the future book "A Dream of Spring", would we know about the developement of that universe, or you intend it to be the last we know about it?
Dec. 2nd, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Future
I don't think that far ahead.


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