In celebration of recently getting a friend of mine to start watching The Expanse TV series, I went and re-plowed through all of The Expanse books
and all the short story novellas. It's interesting to compare the two side by side with all of the changes they made, characters that were expanded, characters that were cut entirely, new and dropped plot points and threads, but still essentially telling the same story and getting to the same place when it's all said and done.
I am on one hand:
A) Really Glad(TM) that there's only one more book scheduled to come out later this year supposedly, so we'll hopefully avoid both
of the Game of Thrones problems of TV series running out of source material and book series probably never going to be finished.
But on another hand:
B) Worried how they're going to tie up the novel series in one more book
in a way that's satisfying.
And on the gripping hand:
C) Sad that the main series will be ending soon. But having said that without treading into heavy spoiler territory here between a couple of the books there's a thirty year freaking time jump
and within that vacuum there's a massive
amount of untold story potential for spin-off series or letting other authors have their take on the setting a la Star Wars EU style or whatever. Exciting possibilities that it would be very disappointing to see nothing done with.
Random factoid: I attended GenCon a couple years back and it turns out the authors (Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) were the guests of honor that year and I somehow missed that going in and had no idea they'd be there.
Long story short, my copy of Persepolis Rising that I was reading on the train ride* in I was unexpectedly able to get autographed by random dumb luck.
*-PS: 33 hours on an Amtrak really sucks, Do Not Recommend.