Meet John Scalzi on Tour for The Last Emperox!

Update: The below tour has been cancelled due to the circumstances surrounding the spread of the coronavirus. From John Scalzi’s announcement:

I want you to know that neither I nor Tor have come to this decision lightly. If you’ve ever seen me at an event then you know how much I genuinely enjoy them. I love coming to town, seeing all of you, and supporting booksellers in their communities. I am as unhappy about this as you are. But! This is just one tour. There will be other books, other tours and other opportunities to see each other. Let’s keep that in mind even if things are disappointing right now.

Also and this is important: If you have pre-ordered The Last Emperox from your local bookseller in anticipation of my upcoming tour event, please keep your pre-order with your local bookstore. The next couple of months are going to be very difficult for local business, bookstores included. They will need your help to make it through what is going to be a very tough time. On my end, I’ll be doing what I can for the bookstores where we had announced tour events to get signed copies and/or bookplates to them. We’ll try to do right by them and you on that score. That’s another reason we’re announcing this now — so we’ll have enough time to work with these stores.

Read John’s full statement here.


The previous version of this tour article is below:

The Last Emperox is the thrilling conclusion to the award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling Interdependency series, an epic space opera adventure from Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi. This Spring, the author will hit the road, visiting bookstores and festivals to meet readers and fans like you!

The Last Emperox publishes April 14th with Tor Books. Head below for the full tour schedule!

The collapse of The Flow, the interstellar pathway between the planets of the Interdependency, has accelerated. Entire star systems—and billions of people—are becoming cut off from the rest of human civilization. This collapse was foretold through scientific prediction… and yet, even as the evidence is obvious and insurmountable, many still try to rationalize, delay and profit from, these final days of one of the greatest empires humanity has ever known.

Emperox Grayland II has finally wrested control of her empire from those who oppose her and who deny the reality of this collapse. But “control” is a slippery thing, and even as Grayland strives to save as many of her people from impoverished isolation, the forces opposing her rule will make a final, desperate push to topple her from her throne and power, by any means necessary. Grayland and her thinning list of allies must use every tool at their disposal to save themselves, and all of humanity. And yet it may not be enough.

Will Grayland become the savior of her civilization… or the last emperox to wear the crown?


April 14
Boston, MA
Brookline Booksmith @ The Coolidge Theater

April 15
New York, NY
The Strand

April 16
Boulder, CO
Boulder Bookstore

April 18-19
Los Angeles, CA
LA Times Festival of Books – more details to come

April 20
Seattle, WA
University Bookstore @ University Temple Methodist Church

April 21
Portland, OR
Barnes and Noble / Clackamas

April 22
Raleigh, NC
Quail Ridge Books

April 23
Houston, TX
Brazos Bookstore

April 24
Birmingham, AL
Books-A-Million (Brookwood Village)

April 28
Cincinnati, OH

April 29
Sidney, Ohio
Amos Memorial Public Library

April 30
Parma, OH
Cuyahoga Library

May 1
Menlo Park, CA
Kepler’s Books — More details to come!

May 2-3
Berkeley, CA
Bay Area Book Festival — More details to come!

May 9
Minneapolis, MN
Wordstock Festival — More details to come!


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