Event: John Scalzi, The Collapsing Empire, with Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear
When: Friday, April 7, 7:00 pm
Where: The Odyssey Bookshop
The Odyssey Bookshop is honored to host the science-fiction event of the year! John Scalzi will be here for his latest book, The Collapsing Empire, and he will be joined in conversation with fellow star authors Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear!
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.
One of the most popular and acclaimed science fiction authors to emerge in the last decade, John Scalzi returns with the beginning of all new saga: THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE (A Tor Hardcover; On-sale: March 21, 2017). Entertaining, hilarious, and creative both in his books and his online musings, Scalzi continues to cement his well-deserved prominent place in the literary world.
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. It’s 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 it’s 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.
THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE is eagerly awaited by all of Scalzi's fans around the world, and also serves as a great new entry point to anyone looking for an intelligent action-packed science fiction read!
is the author of several SF novels including the bestselling Old Man's War sequence, comprising Old Man's War
, The Ghost Brigades
, The Last Colony
(a New York Times
bestseller), Zoe's Tale
, The Human Division,
and The End of All Things
. His other novels include the New York Times
bestsellers Lock In, Fuzzy Nation
>; the latter novel won science fiction's Hugo Award in 2013. He also won a Hugo Award for Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded,
a collection of essays from his popular blog The Whatever (whatever.scalzi.com
). He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.
Scott Lynch, best known for his Gentleman Bastard series, is the author of The Lies of Locke Lamora, Red Seas Under Red Skies, and The Republic of Thieves. The Lies of Locke Lamora was a World Fantasy Award finalist in 2007, and Lynch was nominated in 2007 and 2008 for the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer. In addition, he received the Sydney J Bounds Best Newcomer Award from the British Fantasy Society in 2008
ELIZABETH BEAR was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005. She has won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction, a Sturgeon Award, and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. She is the author of the acclaimed Eternal Sky series. Bear lives in Brookfield, Massachusetts.