The Last Emperox
Can they escape the end of an empire?
Entire star systems, and billions of people, are about to be stranded. The pathways that link the stars are collapsing faster than anyone expected, accelerating the fall of civilization. But though the evidence is insurmountable, many are in denial. And some even attempt to profit from the final days of this golden age.
Emperox Grayland II has wrested control of the empire from her enemies. But even as she works to save her people, others seek power. And they will make a final, desperate push to topple her from her throne. Grayland and her depleted allies must use every tool at their disposal to save themselves and humanity – yet it still may not be enough.
Will Grayland become the saviour of her civilization . . . or the last emperox to wear the crown?
The Last Emperox is the conclusion to John Scalzi’s Interdependency series.
In the media
Provocative and unexpected
Wall Street Journal on The Consuming Fire
Rousing storytelling and satisfying intrigue . . . An engaging, well-crafted sci-fi drama
SFX on The Collapsing Empire
Political plotting, plenty of snark, puzzle-solving and a healthy dose of action . . . Scalzi continues to be almost insufferably good at his brand of fun but think-y sci-fi adventure
Kirkus Reviews on The Collapsing Empire
A thrilling novel so in tune with the flow of politics that it would feel relevant at almost any time . . . Balances humour with action throughout the book, and always keeps the plot twists coming
Entertainment Weekly on The Collapsing Empire