Book in categories:
science fiction
space opera

Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse, #1)

Comments and mentions from HN threads:

Ask HN: What are the best Sci-Fi books you've ever read?

spapas82: A very good series. It has a light tone and mainly focuses on characters. Some books are better than the others. If you liked the 1st one then you wont regret reading the others.

Mentions by: cjensen : laretluval

Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?

rexaliquid: I enjoyed this whole series. I like that the physics of space travel is respected among the politics/mystery. Each book in the series is a bit of a different genre set in the universe.

Mentions by: roland35

Ask HN: Recommend one book I need to read this summer?

sho: TV show The Expanse is loosely based on this, but IMO doesn't even come close