The Collapsing Empire

4.12 based on 6042 ratings & 963 reviews on Goodreads.com
Tor

Publication date: 23.03.2017
ISBN: 9781509835072
Number of pages: 336

Synopsis

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.

In the media

Scalzi has constructed a thrilling novel . . . he balances humor with action throughout the book, and always keeps the plot twists coming
Entertainment Weekly
Rousing storytelling and satisfying intrigue . . . an engaging, well-crafted sci-fi drama
SFX
Scalzi continues to be almost insufferably good at his brand of fun but think-y sci-fi adventure
Kirkus