Review: “The Butcher of Anderson Station” (Expanse #0.5) by James S.A. Corey

I’m on a mission to read all the short fiction installments in The Expanse series before season 4 of the television show premieres in December 2019. This story was a good place to start, especially if you’re a fan of both the books and television version of this series. It does a lovely job of filling in Fred Johnson’s back story in the books and elaborating on what’s shown in the show.

In this expanded (pun not intended) version, we get two important events: Fred’s actual involvement in the events of Anderson Station and his crucial first meeting with Anderson Dawes. Fred gets his hands much dirtier in both events, and we also learn more about Dawes’ character despite him not being the point-of-view narrative.

Definitely worth reading for fans of the show, book series, and especially both.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

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