Friday, March 23, 2018

The Friday 56 (128) & Book Beginnings: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
30078567Synopsis from Goodreads...

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 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.
Beginning: "The mutineers would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for the collapse of the Flow."

56: "The duke squinted at Kiva. "How do you mean?""
Comments: The Collapsing Empire is a John Scalzi book, and it's good. I enjoyed it a lot and am looking forward to the next book in the series. Also, does anyone else think the opening line is a little familiar, or is it just me? 

What are you reading this week?

29 comments:

  1. This looks so appealing to me - I've actually NOT read this author before.... whoops!

    Here's my featured book for this week: http://bit.ly/CherylButlerFF

    Happy weekend! ;)

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  2. This isn't a book that would usually call to me but I've seen a lot of good things about John Scalzi lately. This sounds really good and I love that beginning! Sounds like a pirate book!

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    1. Well, I wouldn't necessarily call The Collapsing Empire a pirate book. However, there were specific parts of the story that involved space pirates. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. I liked this one too. Like you, I want another in the series. I'm featuring Falling Star by Terri Osburn - a romance from my review stack - this week. Happy reading!

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    1. I'm glad to hear you also liked The Collapsing Empire. The cover and synopsis are already available for the second book, The Consuming Fire. Just check the goodreads page for the series. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Well, no one knows. It's the Flow. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Not my usual read, but I'm intrigued. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  6. I do not pick up enough space-operas. Thank you for sharing and happy weekend!

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  7. This sounds very interesting. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  8. I've heard great things about this author but have never read anything. I hope you love it! Happy weekend!

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    1. Actually, I liked the story a lot. The Collapsing Empire is one of my favorite books by Scalzi, and I'm looking forward to the sequel. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. I have only listened to one Scalzi novel--and I loved it. I really want to read more by him. This one sounds so good!

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    1. That's the same feeling I have. I've read three books by John Scalzi and want to get to more of them. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

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  12. Glad you enjoyed this one :) Sounds like the Flow is an interesting concept. Have a great weekend :)
    Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

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  13. Sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it. Happy Reading.

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    1. I did enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  14. Space operas are great. I hope you'll like the next book in the series as much as you did this one.

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

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  15. I'll definitely need to try more by Scalzi - I loved Lock In. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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