Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey was a good time.
Think Star Wars with just the Han Solo parts. None of that boring political shenanigans, just space ships and adventure. Cross that idea with a heavy dose of Bladerunner and you have Leviathan Wakes.
Leviathan Wakes is the basis for the SyFy channel’s series The Expanse which I’m also a fan of. The Expanse includes quite a bit of political shenanigans but not nearly as much as shows like Game of Thrones. The television series is based on the books, but there are enough differences to make each more than a re-read/re-watch of the other. The series has only covered the first half of the book so far, but they are different enough to make them each their own thing. If you liked one, you’ll probably like the other, too.
Leviathan Wakes has two alternating story lines, fewer than the series has. One features a young spaceship captian, a bit of a rogue, who finds himself leading a small, somewhat reluctant group, trying to survive after an unknown force destroys their home ship and most of its crew. The second plot features a washed up police detective searching for a missing rich girl. It’s Han Solo meets Rick Decker, like I said.
It was fun.