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Take a closer look at the short stories in Memory’s Legion

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Want to know more about the individual stories featured in Memory’s Legion¸ the complete collection of Expanse short fiction? Here’s a handy quick guide:



This prequel story, set around 150 years prior to the main series, focuses on Solomon Epstein and his invention of the Epstein drive – the tech which enables humanity to expand beyond the Earth, Luna and Mars.


The Butcher of Anderson Station

In this prequel novella, we follow the story of Colonel Fred Johnson and learn how he earned his nickname “Butcher of Anderson Station”, before ending up defecting to the Outer Plants Alliance.


The Churn

This Earth-based prequel novella is set in the dark world of organized crime, drugs, secrets and murder that shaped the Rocinante’s mechanic, Amos “Timmy” Burton.

Gods of Risk

Set after the events of Caliban’s War, Gods of Risk tells the story of sixteen-year-old David Draper, a drug dealer in a troubled Martian colony, and his aunt, ex-marine Bobbie Draper, as war threatens to break out between Mars and Earth.

The Vital Abyss

The Vital Abyss is set after the events of Abaddon’s Gate. It’s a novella that reveals the secret history of the cataclysmic events that occurred on Eros station, and the revelation of what came after.

Strange Dogs

Set between the events of Babylon’s Ashes and Persepolis Rising, this novella follows a family of colonists on Laconia, where a new brand of human tries to create a home for themselves far from their mother planet, Earth.


Taking place between the events of Persepolis Rising and Tiamat’s Wrath, this novella explores Auberon, one of the first and most important colony worlds in humanity’s reach, and the age-old dangers that humanity has carried with it to the stars.

The Sins of Our Fathers

The final Expanse novella: Through one of the gates, a colony stands alone. Their supplies are low. Their defences, weak. The leadership is uncertain, and the community fragile. Huge alien beasts threaten the little they have left. But the worst monsters are human, and the greatest dangers are the past they brought.



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