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The Consuming Fire
The Consuming Fire | John Scalzi
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The Widening Gyre—the second thrilling 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 Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded. When it goes, human civilization may go with it—unless desperate measures can be taken. Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready to take those measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But nothing is ever that easy. Arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth—or at the very least, an opportunity that can allow them to ascend to power. While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are preparing 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 take place between spaceships and battlefields. The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, but then so are her enemies. Nothing about this power struggle will be simple or easy... and all of humanity will be caught in its widening gyre. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Lucy_Anywhere
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I loved this book as much as The Collapsing Empire. It's fast, it's funny, and foul-mouthed with clever characters and lots of twisty political machinations. Great stuff!

#scifi #spaceopera

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snabar17
The Consuming Fire | John Scalzi
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A wonderful sequel without the sophomore slump. I can‘t wait for the next book.

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alvingregorio
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That moment when starting a new book then realizing it's the second in the series. 🤦🏽‍♂️

LibrarianJen Been there, done that. 😳 2mo
alvingregorio @LibrarianJen the worst. I went to the library today to get the right one! Phew! 2mo
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anissaannalise
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"In the beginning was the lie." #sciencefiction #johnscalzi #scifi

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RamsFan1963
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I can see why this got so-so from some readers, it's more talky and political than some of Scalzi's space opera books like Old Man's War. I loved it, but I like politics so I found all the back room maneuvers and double crosses to be very entertaining. It reminded me a little of Dune, with the various houses plotting and planning against each other. 5 💥💥💥💥💥 out of 5.

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RamsFan1963
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Cute comic book reference...Hippolyta is Wonder Woman's mother, and Moulton is middle name of Wonder Woman's creator, William Moulton Marston, who also wrote under the pen name of Charles Moulton.

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RamsFan1963
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Ahhhhhh young love, it's better than pie....

C.Perone 😄 4mo
valeriegeary I might argue otherwise.... 😂😂 4mo
RamsFan1963 @valeriegeary Depends on the kind of pie, and whether it comes with ice cream 4mo
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Giabow
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Log is ready, coffee is ready, first book is set to go. I got a good 6 hours of sleep.
Let‘s start this shindig. @24in48 #24in48readathon

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rretzler
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Scalzi and Wil Wheaton as narrator are an unbeatable combo. Can‘t wait for the next in the series #2019

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Guildedearlobe
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Mehso-so

One of the problems with Epic Sci-fi series is that the author has so many big ideas and complex scenarios that the books become bloated. Scalzi has a brilliantly thought out world and lots of moving pieces but his attempts to keep the story more concise and moving along makes it feel rushed at times. While it‘s fun and he pulls it together well, in the end I felt like there were areas that could have been explore more and opportunities missed.

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Lauredhel
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It is time!

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eshchory
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Another 5 star book from Scalzi.
He made me smile and laugh and I was so pleased to be reunited with some of my favourite characters.
I am now eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.

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Eggbeater
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The characters are really well written in this book and the story line is fantastic. I can't wait for the next one!

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annkuch13
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This was an excellent sequel to The Collapsing Empire. The political intrigue is so good and there are wonderfully funny parts as well as great drama. Also, the moment when the title of the book is put in context was just amazing! And of course Will Wheaton's narration is fabulous!

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NHLibrarian
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Cataloged this today... best author photo ever! 😺

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💙 makes me want to read this author more! 8mo
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Ostaff1
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Mehso-so

This, to me, was not one of Scalzi‘s better books. I kept getting bored. I think it works best as a climate change allegory, with a side of political commentary on imperialism, capitalism, intelligentsia, scientists, historiography, and responsibility. As most good sci-fi does.

RamsFan1963 ☹ Darn! I'm sorry to hear that. I'm still looking forward to reading it. 8mo
Ostaff1 @RamsFan1963 other people may like it better. I think I‘m going through a transitional phase in my preferred reading! 😂 8mo
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Ostaff1
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Looking forward to this book tonight!

RamsFan1963 I was about to order this, when it was hinted to me that I should wait until after my b-day on the 24th. I guess I know what one of my presents will be 😁😁 8mo
Ostaff1 What a lovely gift! 8mo
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Eggbeater
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📚 BOOK MAIL! The sequel to the John Scalzi's Collapsing Empire was just released today and my copy just got here. I am soooo excited. He is my favorite snarky sci fi author. 😃

TheSpineView Want it! Got to have it! Stacked! 8mo
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RamsFan1963
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John Scalzi's sequel to The Collapsing Empire comes out October 16th. The first book was A+ space opera and I expect the sequel to be even better.

@umbrellagirl #AwaitingAutumn

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Eggbeater
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1. 74
2. 100 (I think I can)
3. The Great Library series by Rachel Caine and the Earthseed books by Octavia Butler. Both were Litsy buddyreads.
4. The Consuming Fire, the 2nd book in John Scalzi's Interdependency series. It is released October 16th and I can't wait!

#2018checkin

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eshchory
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Thanks to Net Galley I got hold of a sample but I am enjoying it so much I am not sure if I can stand the wait until I get my hands on the real thing!!!!

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Joe_Jones
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Finished this today. What a thrill ride! Picks up shortly after The Collapsing Empire and continues the fun. I loved how he expanded the universe and then gave us a blockbuster ending. I can‘t wait to see where it goes next!

Just an FYI there are a lot of f*cks in here so if language is an issue be warned.

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Joe_Jones
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A new Scalzi book! Off to a great start with his usual sarcastic wit and fun!