The Collapsing Empire

  • Type: Ebooks
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror
  • Recommended by: Joe M.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780765388896
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Shoot the rapids in space!

The Collapsing Empire is an excellent mixture of fantastical science, world building, politics, space castaways and space traveler romance held together by a good dose of sarcasm. Scalzi has come up with an intriguing space travel premise, “the flow”, a shifting extra-dimensional field that requires a lot of nautical flavored piloting. There are things like shoals and rapids and long-established channels that suddenly vanish into empty space. The characters that populate his interstellar empire either meet or confound expectations in interesting ways. The old ways are breaking down but what new arrangement will take their place? This is the first in a series that I think is darn good space opera.  Number two is already out, and number three in the series is on the way, if you want to see how it comes out.