The Interdependency

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 14,749 ratings

The Collapsing Empire Publisher's Summary

2018 Locus Award, Best Science Fiction Novel

Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports 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. 

©2017 John Scalzi (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Collapsing Empire

    • The Interdependency, Book 1
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,632
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,592

    Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely not my favorite scalzi

    • By pat on 03-25-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Consuming Fire

    • The Interdependency, Book 2
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,356
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Building upon a collapse, this follow-up exceeds!

    • By C. White on 10-16-18

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 3

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