See John Scalzi on Tour for The Consuming Fire

John Scalzi’s The Consuming Fire, sequel to the 2018 Hugo Award Best Novel finalist and 2018 Locus Award-winning space opera The Collapsing Empire, hits shelves on October 16th! The new novel will continue Scalzi’s Interdependency Series, picking up the story as humanity’s interstellar empire, teeters on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded. When it goes, human civilization may go with it—unless desperate measures can be taken.

Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready to take those measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But nothing is ever that easy. Arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth—or at the very least, an opportunity that can allow them to ascend to power.

While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are preparing for a civil war, a war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business, and the altars of worship as much as it will take place between spaceships and battlefields. The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, but then so are her enemies. Nothing about this power struggle will be simple or easy… and all of humanity will be caught in its widening gyre.

Scalzi will be heading across the country for readings and events—check out the full list of events below!

Tuesday, Oct 16 at 7:00 PM
University Bookstore
Seattle, WA

Wednesday, Oct 17 at 7:00 PM
B&N Clackamas
Portland, OR

Thursday, Oct 18 at 7:00 PM
The Last Bookstore
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, Oct 19 at 6:00 PM
Borderlands Books
San Francisco CA, Borderlands

Saturday, Oct 20 at 2:00 PM
Weller Book Works
Salt Lake City, UT

Sunday, October 21 at 7:00 PM
Old Firehouse Books (held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church)
Ft Collins, CO

Monday, October 22 at 6:30 PM
American Writers Museum
Chicago, IL

Tuesday, October 23 at 7:15 PM
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Thursday, October 25 at 6:00 PM
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Saturday, October 27 at 11:00 AM
West Virginia Book Festival
Charleston Civic Center
Charleston, WV

Sunday, October 28, Time TBD
Texas Book Festival
Austin, TX

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