The Consuming Fire

The Consuming Fire

Large Print - 2019
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Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,, 2019
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432861476
Branch Call Number: LP SCIFI SCA
Characteristics: 447 pages ;,23 cm


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Mar 28, 2019

Excellent as always, the stage is nicely set for the climax, so to speak. Bit more humor and some nice surprises in the plot. The ladies nice and not so nice are at the center of the fray and a rather bemused science geek wobbles along tying the story line together. Not sure that the human species deserves survival but so far haven't run into any alien sorts to hang our hat on so guess we go with what we got to work with, a very frail and fragile bunch facing up to a localized Big Bang. or Tiny Thud.

Jan 25, 2019

Scalzi was introduced to me by a recommendation from librarian "Steve". Since then Scalzi has become one of my favorite authors. This book is very well written both in action an style. Even though the story is book two to Collapsing Empire, it ends nicely, without keeping you hanging, before you proceed to book three.

Jan 16, 2019

Scalzi is quickly rising in the ranks of my favorite authors. I've enjoyed every book of his that I've read. They have great characters, humor, action, and solid writing.

The Interdependency, humanity’s interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible (think wormholes), is collapsing, leaving entire star systems stranded. Unfortunately, the majority of the empire is not self-sustaining (thus having been named THE INTERDEPENDENCY), with only one habitable planet in the entire empire....which was the first wormhole to collapse. The new emprox (gender neutral title, thankyouverymuch) is desperately trying to save as much as humanity as possible. The Houses in power are more interested in...well...power.

This is some of the best current sci-fi out there. I highly recommend it.

Hillsboro_StephanieC Dec 19, 2018

As a lover of space opera, Scalzi's Interdependency series is like a nice big pitcher of sangria: it's not as complex as a nice bottle of wine, but it by no means suffers for that: it's refreshing, and you want glass after glass, and it's meant to be at a table filled with laughter and stories. I love this series for its humor and sass, it's deeply political and deeply soapy story, and its perfect tongue-in-cheek tone. Like the first, this ends in a place so good you'll shout with frustration about having to wait for the next one. Super, super fun.

Nov 08, 2018

Great continuation, sequel if you will. He does remind us what happened in the previous book, but in a very efficient way, so as to concentrate on whats going on now. Great book. Not a lot of science, physics, etc... but more how lives, society has changed, will change, may change due to a technology disruption. Fascinating read, engaging.

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