The first novel of a new space-opera sequence set in an all-new universe by the Hugo Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Redshirts and Old Man's War.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, around other stars. Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. Its a hedge against interstellar war -- and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.The Flow is eternal -- but it is not static. Just as a river changes course, The Flow changes as well, cutting off worlds from the rest of humanity. When its discovered that The Flow is moving, possibly cutting off all human worlds from faster than light travel forever, three individuals -- a scientist, a starship captain and the Empress of the Interdependency -- are in a race against time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse....
|Title||:||The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1)|
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The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) Reviews
Hmm where to begin with this one?
The Collapsing Empire is the weakest of the four books by Scalzi that I've read. Its a novel about the political machinations of the super rich, their schemes and the downfall of their Empire.
It follows a group of planets which have been colonised by humans who are united under the rule of the Emperox of the Interdependency. These planets are united by a mysterious force called The Flow which has made faster than light travel a reality. Now The Flow is becoming u ...more
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Three and half stars
(I know there could be some mistakes in this review. I’m trying to improve my English, thanks)
The Collapsing Empire reminds me the entertaining readings of Poul Anderson’s "The Polesotechnic League".
Briefly, the argument deals with the intrigues and rivalries of various families in an interstellar -and collapsing- empire. Thus, Sca ...more
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/04/06/...
Let me start by saying I’m a huge fan of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War series. Years ago when I was still mostly reading fantasy and wanted to get into science fiction, I’d made the initial mistake of starting my journey with a couple of “classic” titles that nonetheless made me feel like I was in way over my head. It wasn’t until the moment I picked up the first Old Man’s War book that I realized the element I’d been missin ...more
First, the good news – The Collapsing Empire is a smart, entertaining, easily digestible page turner. In other words, it’s a John Scalzi novel. It’s also a nice bit of old fashioned sci-fi fun – heroes do heroic things and villains do villainous things, the story has nice momentum and the world-building is fun.
Trying to figure out why I felt unsatisfied by the book is a little harder to explain, especially when I basically had a good time reading it. I think it comes down to the fact that it pro ...more
Scalzi being one of my favourite scifi authors, I couldn't resist getting this new novel of his.
From the prologue, the narration was full of humour and snark, something the author does very well. Mix to that interesting characters - from Cardenia, the new reluctant Emperor of this Interdependency society, Marce, scientist on a mission, to the the foul-mouthed but oddly likeable Kiva - and action scenes, and you have a pretty entertaining read. The setting itself is intriguing with a society span ...more
Can't say much about this yet BUT DON'T WORRY I WILL, I WILL HAVE SOME WORDS.
UPDATE: I finally wrote some words about this novel! I am also writing even more soon because I suspect this is the space novel I yell about for the entirety of 2017.
UPDATE 2: I READ THIS AGAIN AND IT'S STILL GR8, MY PALS. Maybe you should give it a try.
Obično ne opisujem što se u knjizi nalazi (napiše izdavač, a GR prenese), no eto kad je na eng. mogu ponekad.
U normalnom smo Einsteinovom svemiru - putovanja brža od svjetlosti nisu moguća.
No moguće su, već uobičajene, prostor-vrijeme anomalije. Tako ima i jedna nazvana "Tok" (Flow).
Fina lijepa crvotočina toliko duga da se i nekoliko godina putuje s kraja na kraj, no ipak je omogućila pojavu Carstva nazvanog Međuovisnost (Interdependency).
Zgodno zamišljenog (namjerno) baš tako da svi ovise o dru ...more
The beginning of the end of a thousand years of the Interdependency, an interstellar Empire of humanity post-Earth and linked by the Flow, an astrophysics anomaly that allows faster than light travel.
The merchant Lady Kiva has come to the only habitable planet in the Interdependency only to find it in the middle of a rebellion against the reigning Duke and the machinations of another merchant house. On the same planet the son of a brilliant Flow physicist Marce needs to get to the Imperial Hub ...more