Reading Allowed

John Scalzi

The Collapsing Empire (TOR)

Wednesday • April 19 • 7pm

University Temple United Methodist Church The Sanctuary, 1415 NE 43rd Street

Reading & Book Signing

The Collapsing Empire

The Interdependency is a group of barren planets and space stations ruled by mercantile trading houses and linked by the Flow, an extradimensional mode of travel. Occasional shifts in the Flow have cut off its connection to some planets (including Earth), but it has remained relatively stable...until now.

Physicist Count Claremont has determined that the Interdependency will soon lose access to the Flow completely—separating its members with impassible light-years of distance and dissolving their delicate web of commerce and survival. Claremont sends his son to share the findings with Emperox Attavio IV before the Flow routes disappear. But Attavio IV is dying, and his daughter, Cardenia Wu-Patrick, was never intended to assume the throne. The reluctant new emperox is immediately confronted with assassination attempts and the ruthless machinations of the ambitious House of Nohamapetan, whose members seem to have their own knowledge of the radical change in the Flow. Check out the first book in John Scalzi newest space opera, The Collapsing Empire. You won't want to miss your chance to meet one of the most entertaining writers in modern SF!


Tickets are $29.54 and available at Each ticket includes a copy of the new book and up to two people.

John Scalzi John Scalzi is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His massively successful debut, Old Mans War, won him science fictions John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony; Fuzzy Nation; Redshirts, which won 2013s Hugo Award for Best Novel; and Lock In. Material from his widely read blog, Whatever, has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

Buy an Autographed Copy Please Note: Autographed copies of books are only available after the event. $25.99

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