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The Last Emperox

(The Interdependency #3)

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The collapse of The Flow, the interstellar pathway between the planets of the Interdependency, has accelerated. Entire star systemsand billions of peopleare becoming cut off from the rest of human civilization. This collapse was foretold through scientific prediction and yet, even as the evidence is obvious and insurmountable, many still try to rationalize, delay and ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 14th 2020 by Tor Books
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    Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    If anyone is looking for me, youll find me in a puddle on the floor. There were a couple of twists in this book that I was NOT expecting in the least.

    Review to come, when I recuperate.

    Initial post: I am DYING to read this book!

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    Better yet: who do I have to kill to get a copy?

    Update: Personal pleas and throwing myself at the feet of the publicists worked! I now have the ebook ARC!!
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    "Let's be clear about what's going on," Deran Wu said. "It's the end of civilization as we know it. And it's going to be great for business."

    Review:
    Well. Well then. That sure was one hell of an ending to this series. Ever since book one, The Collapsing Empire, I wondered how a world with this setup, and these implications, with these characters, and this society could possibly ended satisfactorily.

    Scalzi pulled it off.
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    Peter Baran
    Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    There is a point about two thirds of the way through The Last Emperox where I had to stop and check that this was a trilogy. There was so much that needed to happen to bring this in satisfactorily, and a new ball had just been thrown into the air that I couldn't see how it could be ending in 100 pages. I also realised at that point, deliciously but sadly, that I didn't want it to end. I liked the characters too much, the torn naif Emperox (its a gender neutral term), her foul mouthed ally, her ...more
    Peter Tillman
    Publisher's weekly gave volume 3 a starred review: https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-...
    They liked it a lot:
    "Hugo Awardwinner Scalzi knocks it out of the park with the tightly plotted, deeply satisfying conclusion to his Interdependency Sequence space opera trilogy (after The Consuming Fire)."

    As you can imagine, author Scalzi was pleased with this review -- I saw it at his blog. Out in mid April. Can't wait!
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    Lou Jacobs
    Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This third volume in Scalzi's epic trilogy does not disappoint. Political intrigue and Machiavellian machinations persist unfettered. The fate of humanity remains in jeopardy! The multiple star systems composing the Interdependency Empire are in danger of extinction . The interconnecting Flow streams are collapsing and threatening their permanent separation. The interstellar habitats are not self sufficient and are eventually doomed. The present Emperox Grayland II, the 88th in a centuries long ...more
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    Jan 19, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    PW Starred: "Hugo Awardwinner Scalzi knocks it out of the park with the tightly plotted, deeply satisfying conclusion to his Interdependency Sequence space opera trilogy (after The Consuming Fire). The Flow streams, trade routes that connect the planets governed under the Interdependency, face an imminent collapse that will leave every world but the small planet End isolated and cause countless deaths. Emperox Grayland II works to thwart coup attempts long enough for her lover, physicist Marce ...more
    Dan
    Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    An excellent finale to this space opera trilogy. And yes, it is a definite trilogy with a beginning, middle, and end, not an ongoing series of an indeterminate number of volumes. Political machinations, schemes, double crosses and intrigue continue as the Interdependency begins to collapse because the "flow" which allows space travel between star systems is also collapsing. Scalzi is known for his witty dialogue, believable characters and for complex plots with lots of twists. Even though I knew ...more
    Lou Jacobs
    Apr 03, 2020 marked it as to-read
    This third volume in Scalzi's epic trilogy does not disappoint. Political intrigue and Machiavellian machinations persist unfettered. The fate of humanity remains in jeopardy! The multiple star systems composing the Interdependency Empire are in danger of extinction . The interconnecting Flow streams are collapsing and threatening their permanent separation. The interstellar habitats are not self sufficient and are eventually doomed. The present Emperox Grayland II, the 88th in a centuries long ...more
    Heather Jones
    Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Thanks to Tor for giving me a free digital galley of this book in exchange for feedback.

    So, I'm reading "The Last Emperox" at the end of March 2020, which means I'm reading it while starting my third week of "social distancing" to try to slow the growth of a pandemic that is getting worse every day.

    That means two things.

    One, it's the right time for a book about how powerful people behave in the face of an unavoidable disaster, and how some of them maneuver to take personal advantage of human
    ...more
    Reid Edwards
    Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Wow - Scalzis The Last Emperox is everything you could want in a conclusion. You keep thinking you know where his characters are going, but theres no way youll guess this ending. Their growth from book one to book three is amazing; their choices and actions clearly lead their decisions and fate, while the universe continues to unfold around them. Scalzis trademark humor helps buffer the tragic and overwhelming situations faced by his protagonists; allowing the reader to laugh and even cry with ...more
    Beth
    Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: sci-fi, arc
    Loved this trilogy, and this book was an extremely satisfying conclusion. Unpredictable twists and some amazing plot moments. (Maybe a little too real in spots when it came to commentary on the haves vs. have-nots during times of crisis - it was hard to separate the fiction from our current times..) I also appreciate that this was a definitive trilogy with a beginning, middle, and end, and not just a setup for a nebulous ongoing series. All in all - highly recommended. (Thanks to the publisher ...more
    Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
    Everything is all wrapped up by the end of the book. The ending is nice and neat even if the journey is messy. All the main characters reappear and play important roles. While the ending makes sense in context I am not sure I like where at least one of the characters ended up. Still a fun read with the trademark snark still in place.

    I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.
    Paul Sparks
    Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    A really satisfying conclusion to this series, the story flows well, the characters old and new are made real and the action and intrigue are well thought out and have depth and emotion to them

    Jolly good read
    Joe Jones
    Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
    A very satisfying ending to this series. Plus a twist at the end I did not see coming! SciFi done right!
    Brock Boland
    Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This was the perfect conclusion to this trilogy. I cant even put better words to it at the moment, it was just exactly what I hoped it would be. Best book Ive read in a long time. ...more
    Billie
    Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Simultaneously the worst (too close to home) and best (science and human decency might save us after all) book to read during the COVID-19 crisis.

    And, as always, FUCK YEAH, KIVA LAGOS!
    Max Johansson
    Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    A worthy conclusion to the series. Scalzi writes as well as ever, and I read his work as voraciously as ever.
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