This weekend, the ebook of John Scalzi’s space opera The Collapsing Empire is on sale for $2.99 at your preferred ebook retailer! From June 29 through July 1, you can check out the far-future-but-very-present-day story that won the 2018 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.
Faster than light travel is impossible—until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field available at certain points in space-time. Riding The Flow, humanity spreads to innumerable other worlds. Earth is forgotten. A new empire arises, the Interdependency, based on the doctrine that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It’s a hedge against interstellar war—and, for the empire’s rulers, a system of control.
The Flow is eternal—but it’s not static. Just as a river changes course, The Flow changes as well. In rare cases, entire worlds have been cut off from the rest of humanity. When it’s discovered that the entire Flow is moving, possibly separating all human worlds from one another forever, three individuals—a scientist, a starship captain, and the emperox of the Interdependency—must race against time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse.
The sequel, The Consuming Fire, is expected on shelves on October 16, 2018 and is available for pre-order now.