No, it's not Game of Thrones in space. THE EXPANSE does have something Game of Thrones does not: TWO talented writers combined. Dan survives a Netflix binge of The Expanse. His excitement is hampered by political intrigue, which scares off. 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.