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The Consuming Firethe New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel to the 2018 Hugo Award Best Novel finalist and 2018 Locus Award-winning The Collapsing Empirean epic space-opera novel in the bestselling Interdependency series, from the Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi

The Interdependency—humanity’s interstellar empire—is on the verge of collapse. The extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible is disappearing, leaving entire systems and human civilizations stranded.

Emperox Grayland II of the Interdependency is ready to take desperate measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth—or at the very least an opportunity to an ascension to power.

While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are prepare for a civil war. A war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business and the altars of worship as much as it will between spaceships and battlefields.

The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, as are her enemies. Nothing about this will be easy... and all of humanity will be caught in its consuming fire.

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

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy
October 16
Tom Doherty Associates

Customer Reviews

Bitter Arugula ,

Not quite long enough

A very quick read. Great, but moved fast enough to feel more like a novella.

JoeTheL ,

Best of the series so far

If you like Scalzi- particularly if you like him lately, in Collapsing Empire form, then you will not be the least bit disappointed by Vol. 2 in the series. Where 1 brought us foul-mouthed delight Kiva Lagos, the unwilling Emperox Grayland II, geeky minor noble Marce Claremont and some fantastic villains, this addition brings more. More whisker twirling. More intrigue. More exploration of the fascinating universe. More SCIENCE and also some truly memorable scenes of human interaction. If you like funny, hard science with some interstellar imperial mysteries and conspiracies, you have your next read. 5/5.

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