Released on 23 March 2017.

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The Collapsing Empire

4.1 based on 8103 ratings & 1238 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

'Rousing storytelling and satisfying intrigue . . . an engaging, well-crafted sci-fi drama.' - SFX

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 is one of the slickest writers that SF has ever produced
Wall Street Journal
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