We are very excited to reveal the bold and brilliant cover for THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE  -  a new space opera from master of the genre, John Scalzi! 

This story is set in a brand new universe - though it will certainly be enjoyed by fans of Scalzi's epic Old Man's War series. To read a free extract from any title in the Old Man's War series, click here. Or to read a tantalizing summary of what's to come in THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE, read on...

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Our universe is ruled by physics and faster than light travel is not possible—until the discovery of The Flow, an extra-dimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transport us to other worlds, other stars.

Humanity moves away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our homeworld. It creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos ensures no one human outpost can survive without the others. It’s a safeguard against interstellar war - and a way of controlling the empire’s rulers. This future of faster-than-light travel is possible due to a huge discovery – the Flow. This is an extra-dimensional field which can transport us to other worlds. And while this field is eternal, like a river, it does change its course.

It now seems the Flow is moving, which could isolate every human world in space forever. So three individuals will make a last attempt to find a solution. A scientist, a starship captain and the Empress of the Interdependency will see what, if anything, can be salvaged. For an interstellar empire is on the brink of collapse.

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Sounds amazing, doesn't it? It's out on 23rd March 2017. And in the meantime, here's the cover, designed by Lisa Brewster from Blacksheep


Praise for John Scalzi

‘Gripping and surpassingly original. It’s Starship Troopers without the lectures  . . .  It’s funny, it’s sad, and it’s true’
Cory Doctorow

‘A space war story with fast action, vivid characters, moral complexity, and cool speculative physics, set in a future you almost want to live into, and a universe you sincerely hope you don’t live in already’
Ken MacLeod

‘John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today’
Joe Hill

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

‘Clever dialogue, fast-paced story and strong characters’
The Times

‘It gladdens the reader's heart  . . .  great fun’
Daily Telegraph

‘Top-notch. His combat scenes are blood roiling’
Washington Post