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The Collapsing Empire

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Does the biggest threat lie within? In the far future, humanity has left Earth to create a glorious empire. Now this interstellar network of worlds faces disaster - but can three individuals save their people? The empire's outposts are utterly dependent on each other for resources, a safeguard against war, and a way its rulers can exert control. This relies on extra-dimensional pathways between the stars, connecting worlds. But 'The Flow' is changing course, which could plunge every colony into fatal isolation. A scientist will risk his life to inform the empire's ruler. A scion of a Merchant House stumbles upon conspirators seeking power. And the new Empress of the Interdependency must battle lies, rebellion and treason. Yet as they work to save a civilization on the brink of collapse, others have very different plans . . . The Collapsing Empire is an exciting space opera from John Scalzi.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 21mm | 244g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Tor
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed.
  • 1509835075
  • 9781509835072
  • 4,319

About John Scalzi

John Scalzi is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His debut, Old Man's War, won him science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, The End of All Things, and also Redshirts, which won 2013's Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely read blog Whatever has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.show more

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Scalzi continues to be almost insufferably good at his brand of fun but think-y sci-fi adventure * Kirkus * Rousing storytelling and satisfying intrigue . . . an engaging, well-crafted sci-fi drama * SFX * Scalzi has constructed a thrilling novel . . . he balances humor with action throughout the book, and always keeps the plot twists coming * Entertainment Weekly * As delightful and easy to read as Scalzi at his best, with characters who are going to stay with you whenever you have to put the book down . . . which you aren't going to want to do. -- Wil Wheatonshow more

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6,013 ratings
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4 45% (2,695)
3 15% (889)
2 2% (115)
1 1% (86)
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