The Consuming Fire

The Consuming Fire

John Scalzi

Book 2.0 of The Interdependency

Language: English

Publisher: Tor Books

Published: Oct 16, 2018

Words: 80823
Pages: 341


io9's *New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Need to Put On Your Radar This Fall** Kirkus' SF/F Books to Watch Out for in 2018** Popular Mechanics Best Books of 2018 (So Far)** Goodreads' Most Anticipated Fantasy and Science Fiction Books** The Consuming Fire***—**the sequel to the 2018 Hugo Award Best Novel finalist and 2018 Locus Award-winning *The Collapsing Empire***—**an epic space-opera novel in the bestselling Interdependency series, from the Hugo Award-winning and *New York Times *bestselling author John Scalzi The Interdependency—humanity’s interstellar empire—is on the verge of collapse. The extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible is disappearing, leaving entire systems and human civilizations stranded. Emperox Grayland II of the Interdependency is ready to take desperate measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth—or at the very least an opportunity to an ascension to power. While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are prepare 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 between spaceships and battlefields. The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, as are her enemies. Nothing about this will be easy... and all of humanity will be caught in its consuming fire. The Interdependency Series** 1. *The Collapsing Empire* 2. *The Consuming Fire At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. Review Praise for *The Consuming Fire*** * "Another fast-paced romp through Scalzi's imagination, bearing hallmarks of his humorous slant on sf tropes." ―*Library Journal * Praise for *The Collapsing Empire "Provocative and unexpected." ―*The Wall Street Journal "Scalzi has constructed a thrilling novel so in tune with the flow of politics that it would feel relevant at almost any time." ―*Entertainment Weekly, *Grade B+ "Scalzi builds a fascinating new interstellar civilization in order to destroy it....[*The Collapsing Empire *is] amusing escapism full of guts and brains." ―*Ars Technica "Scalzi mixes science, history, and politics with sharp action and intriguing characters. Readers will be thrilled to take another wild ride across the universe with the author of the “Old Man’s War” series." ―*Library Journal*, starred review "Fans of *Game of Thrones *and Dune will enjoy this bawdy, brutal, and brilliant political adventure" ―*Booklist "Scalzi continues to be almost insufferably good at his brand of fun but think-y sci-fi adventure." ―*Kirkus Reviews Praise for John Scalzi * “As much as Scalzi has the scientific creativity of Michael Crichton, he also has the procedural chops of a Stephen J. Cannell to craft a whodunit with buddy-cop charm and suspects aplenty–most of them in someone else’s body.”­­ ―*USA Today *on *Lock In "If anyone stands at the core of the American science fiction tradition at the moment, it is Scalzi." ―*The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction*, Third Edition “Plenty of action, great character development, vivid and believable world-building, and a thought-provoking examination of disability culture and politics. . . . Yet more evidence that Scalzi is a master at creating appealing commercial fiction.” ―*Kirkus Reviews *(starred review) on *Lock In About the Author 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.