The Last Emperox

{4.5/5} “The Interdependency held no ‘poor’ or ‘rabble’ in ways that elites of previous civilizations would understand the term. This was great, if your goal was keeping a large population of humans, spread across trillions of kilometers of physical space, reasonably content on a day-to-day basis. It was less great if your goal was to, say, leave those billions completely in the dark about the encroaching end of civilization that was likely to result in slow famine and death for each of them if nothing was done.”

The Last Emperox by John Scalzi, published in 2020

The Flow, and therefore the Interdependency, was collapsing. End was the only habitable planet in the group — the rest were space stations and underground cities. Some people think End is the only place humans will survive long term. But it’s not possible for all the billions of humans to go there. Emperor Grayland II wants to save as many people as she can, but many others are plotting against her.

This is the sequel to The Consuming Fire. This is the end of the trilogy, but I would be happy if Scalzi returned to this universe sometime.

It’s about trying to save the worlds. The characters feel real.

I’ve read 14 books by Scalzi — I will undoubtedly read more.

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