The Collapsing Empire The Collapsing Empire
Book 1 - The Interdependency

The Collapsing Empire

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Publisher Description

*2018 LOCUS AWARD WINNER OF BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL*
*2018 HUGO AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST NOVEL*

“John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today.” —Joe Hill, author of The Fireman

The first novel of a new space-opera sequence set in an all-new universe by the Hugo Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Redshirts and Old Man's War

Our universe is ruled by physics. Faster than light travel is impossible—until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field available at certain points in space-time, which can take us to other planets around other stars.

Riding The Flow, humanity spreads to innumerable other worlds. Earth is forgotten. A new empire arises, the Interdependency, based on the doctrine that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It’s a hedge against interstellar war—and, for the empire’s rulers, a system of control.

The Flow is eternal—but it’s not static. Just as a river changes course, The Flow changes as well. In rare cases, entire worlds have been cut off from the rest of humanity. When it’s discovered that the entire Flow is moving, possibly separating all human worlds from one another forever, three individuals—a scientist, a starship captain, and the emperox of the Interdependency—must race against time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse.

"Fans of Game of Thrones and Dune will enjoy this bawdy, brutal, and brilliant political adventure" —Booklist on The Collapsing Empire

"Political plotting, plenty of snark, puzzle-solving, and a healthy dose of action...Scalzi continues to be almost insufferably good at his brand of fun but think-y sci-fi adventure." —Kirkus Reviews on The Collapsing Empire

“Scalzi is one of the slickest writers that SF has ever produced.” —The Wall Street Journal on The Human Division

The Interdependency Series
1. The Collapsing Empire
2. The Consuming Fire

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2017
March 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tor Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Bored23432 ,

Great story!

I really liked the politics and the characters. Call me old-fashioned, but there was way too much swearing…that’s why I gave it four stars.

But I’m still about to purchase the next title in the series!

Chris Fabri ,

Reads like Scalzi, but...

I liked this book. Seems like a good start to a new series. But 2 stars:

1. $13 for a 250 page book? That I know is going to be a series? I may stop here despite enjoying because I'm feeling a bit ripped off.

2. Apologize for the humblebrag, but I can't help feel like Scalzi just read the same set of other excellent sci-fi I've recently read: A dash of Simmon's "Endymion/Rise of Endymion", a bit of Hamilton's "Void" series, and more than a bit of Leckie's "Imperial Radch" series. Somehow I felt like a lot of the Scalzi creativity on the sci-fi side wasn't there.

Still the excellent dialogue, character development, with his always enjoyable irreverence. But Scalzi has set a high bar, so I don't feel bad giving a 2 star review to a short book that kept reminding me of too many other books.

Daleros25 ,

Wonderful!

Scallion is just entertaining! Love his work!

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