George R.R. Martin's 'Nightflyers' Brings ' Game of Thrones ' World-Building Skills Into Space. Fire Wars and ancient aliens are on their way to. To be clear I love The Expanse as much as I love Game of Thrones. The Expanse is a space opera, mystery-sci-fi drama television series. Based on the novels by James S.A. Corey, the series has long been touted as “ Game of Thrones ” in space. Even George R.R. Martin himself. The characters come first in The Expanse and while there are different main characters present, Holden is always at the centre. DM is very character focused, and the world feels small, almost claustrophobic. Who cares if the future population still games for n smart phones clear ones, but very similar to tech today. They have hidden common enemy. Furthermore the kind of grit is very different between GoT and The Expanse. Martin Reveals How the Books Can Beat the Show", "path": Have you read the books?