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Heralded as one of the most popular science fiction writers today, New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi returns with the final installment in his acclaimed epic space-opera Interdependency series (in which he tells the saga of a complete collapse of a human civilization spanning thousands of star systems—and the repercussions on a tenuous collective that has governed its citizens with an intricate social and class system), THE LAST EMPEROX.  Entertaining, thought-provoking, and creative both in his books and his online musings, Scalzi’s popularity continues to spread, both with speculative fiction fans and far beyond the genre. The Interdependency series will satisfy fans around the world as a great new entry point to Scalzi’s accessible science fiction, filled to the brim with his trademark wit, humor, and creativity that makes him a favorite of readers, booksellers, and critics alike.

The collapse of The Flow, the interstellar pathway between the planets of the Interdependency, has accelerated. Entire star systems—and billions of people—are 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 profit from, these final days of one of the greatest empires humanity has ever known.

Emperox Grayland II has finally wrested control of her empire from those who oppose her and who deny the reality of this collapse. But “control” is a slippery thing, and even as Grayland strives to save as many of her people from impoverished isolation, the forces opposing her rule will make a final, desperate push to topple her from her throne and power, by any means necessary. Grayland and her thinning list of allies must use every tool at their disposal to save themselves, and all of humanity. And yet it may not be enough.

Will Grayland become the savior of her civilization . . . or the last emperox to wear the crown?

JOHN SCALZI is one of the most popular SF authors today. His debut Old Man's War won him the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last ColonyFuzzy Nation, and Redshirts (which won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel). Material from his blog, Whatever (, has also earned him two other Hugo Awards.

The Last Emperox (The Interdependency #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765389169
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: Tor Books - April 14th, 2020