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The consuming fire. #2 / John Scalzi.

Scalzi, John, 1969- author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Mahnomen Public Library SF SCA (Text) 33500012801155 New Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780765388971
  • ISBN: 0765388979
  • Physical Description: 316 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Tor, A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "The Interdependency, humanity's interstellar empire, is 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 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" -- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 October #2
    The empire of humanity, the Interdependency, is collapsing. The Flow, which allows vessels to travel from world to world in a fraction of the time it would take even moving at near the speed of light, is slowly but inevitably shutting down. It's only a matter of time before the worlds of humanity are separated from one another by the yawning abyss of space. In this follow-up to the Hugo-nominated The Collapsing Empire (2017), Emperox Grayland II is scrambling to find a way to keep the empire from descending into anarchy, while her very vocal critics are preparing for a civil war that could destroy the empire before Grayland can save it. If you're picturing a plodding tome about intergalactic politics, think again: Scalzi writes, as always, in a lively, occasionally flamboyant style, and his characters are, despite the fact that they live in the far-flung future, as real and human as anyone you'd meet in the here and now. Scalzi once again demonstrates why he is one of the most popular SF novelists currently writing. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The buzz is growing steadily around this second in Scalzi's new series, including its selection as one of Goodreads' Most Anticipated Fantasy and Science Fiction Books. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JOHN SCALZI is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His massively successful debut Old Man's War won him science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, and Redshirts, the latter winning the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely read blog, Whatever, has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. Scalzi also serves as critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

Subject: Space and time > Fiction.
Interplanetary voyages > Fiction.
Life on other planets > Fiction.
Interplanetary voyages.
Life on other planets.
Space and time.
Imaginary wars and battles > Fiction.
Space and time > Fiction.
FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Opera.
FICTION / Science Fiction / Military.
FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure.
Genre: Science fiction.
Novels.
Space operas.
Science fiction.
Fiction.
Novels.
Science fiction.
Science fiction.
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