April 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Jean Cocteau Cinema presents a night with Author John Scalzi and his new book “The Collapsing Empire“.

Hosted by George R.R. Martin.

One of the most popular and acclaimed science fiction authors to emerge in the last decade, New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi returns with the beginning of an exciting new saga: THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE (A Tor Hardcover; On-sale: March 21, 2017). Entertaining, hilarious, and creative both in his books and his online musings, Scalzi continues to cement his well-deserved prominent place in the literary world.

Scalzi’s memorable debut, Old Man’s War, won science fiction’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and started the fan-favorite saga. He has gone on to publish a number of New York Times bestselling hits including The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, Lock In, and Redshirts (winner of the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel), with multiple projects picked up for development for television and film. And he is here to stay: Scalzi made headlines for his unique deal to continue publishing with Tor for over a decade, with THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE being the first book released under that new contract.

​                  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.