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The Collapsing Empire - John Scalzi
The Collapsing Empire
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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... show more
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 ot
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780765388896 (0765388898)
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom rated it
3.0 The Collapsing Empire - John Scalzi
Another book off the Hugo pile, this one a bit reluctantly added to my TBR list because I've read most of the nominations for Best Novel and thought I ought to at least try this one out, even if my heart (and vote) belongs to others. Anyway, the basic premise of The Collapsing Empire is that huma...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it
3.0 Review: The Collapsing Empire
OMG, I finally did it! I finally finished a Scalzi novel! The first chapter was a real chore to read, but then I swapped to the audiobook. Somehow the prose that seems so corny in print is a delightful lark to listen to. It still has some problems. The whole plot and world are built around the we...
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it
4.0 Loved this!
I wasn't sure if I would at first: it's a space opera with houses and serfs, pretty much. To be honest, I don't like my futuristic science fiction to pick such specifically backward parts of history to mesh with in this way. I like looking forward to see things get better, not to be so heavily r...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
3.0 Oobla Dee Oobla Dah SF: "The Collapsing Empire" by John Scalzi
I recently bought a box of pulp SF from eBay - most dating from the 50s and 60s. Lantern-jawed, pipe-smoking men save the world while their gorgeous female assistants are prone to outbursts of come-hither hero worshiping and swooning - especially when kissed fiercely and unexpectedly by the lantern-...
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3.0 The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi
Inevitable Jokey Ship Name: The evidence suggests that sooner or later all post-Banksian writers of space opera will give their spaceships jokey names. Your Inferior Wit Annoys Me: Yes, though some don't go for the same self-conscious ironic wit that Banks did. Inevitable Jokey Ship Name: I agree, b...
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