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Consuming Fire
Consuming Fire | John Scalzi
The Consuming Fire--the sequel to the 2018 Hugo Award Best Novel finalist and 2018 Locus Award-winning The Collapsing Empire--an epic space-opera novel in the bestselling Interdependency series, from the Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author John ScalziThe Interdependency, humanity's interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded. When it goes, human civilization may go with it--unless desperate measures can be taken.Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready to take those measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But nothing is ever that easy. Arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth--or at the very least, an opportunity that can allow them to ascend to power. While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are preparing for a civil war, a war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business and the altars of worship as much as it will take place between spaceships and battlefields. The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, but then so are her enemies. Nothing about this power struggle will be simple or easy... and all of humanity will be caught in its widening gyre.The Interdependency Series1. The Collapsing Empire2. The Consuming Fire
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tphil10283
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Good, smart and succinct science fiction.

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encinarus
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Book 2 of the interdependency - characters introduced in book one who were just coming into their roles now get room to grow and settle into their positions. If book 1 introduced the major problems to be addressed, book 2 is trying to get everyone to take it seriously. As with book 1, the parallels to pandemic times are there, even though it was written pre-pandemic. If you liked the first book you'll like this one for the same reasons.

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Traci1
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Scalzi always delivers a fun story. I enjoyed this one, the second in the series, very much, and Wil Wheaton does an excellent job narrating. Looking forward to book three.

#RoaringWolf
Warp Speed - read in less than one day
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Mogoeg
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Although I was still enjoying it greatly, up to about halfway through this - the middle book of the trilogy - I was thinking that it was suffering from a serious case of book-two-itis. But then some unexpected plot developments came out of left field, and things suddenly got a whole lot more interesting. Still tons of fun with lots to say - and so much intrigue and so many plots within plots - but definitely don't start with this one.

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kwmg40
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I'm reading through John Scalzi's Interdependency series, which was nominated for this year's Hugo Best Series Award. This second book in the trilogy is a solid installment in this fun space opera! #hugo2021 #hugoawards

Current total for #20in4 readathon: 7 hours and 20 minutes
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Andrew65 Good time 👏👏👏 Book looks good. 1y
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Pedrocamacho
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This is the second book in the Interdependency series. I enjoyed it as much as the first and am ready to read the third. BTW, Kiva rules!

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DaveNeufeld
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Running a bit behind as I‘m already almost done the next one, but book #2 was excellent.

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seibelsays
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If life hadn't interfered, I'd have devoured this book in hours instead of days.

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seibelsays
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I'm going to send this book to all my lawyer friends.

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cdreincarnate
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This book is so much fun! Full of political intrigue and twists I never saw coming! I ❤️ these characters more and more (especially Kiva) and cannot wait to find out what happens next!

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alvingregorio
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Wow. I was expecting to labor through a sophomore slump so that I could quickly get to the final book. But hot damn! Crescendo to the very end, of which many parts I actually screamed out a “Hell Yes!” Or a F- yeah!” Bad ass women taking charge. Best book I‘ve read this year.

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alvingregorio
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Reading The Consuming Fire, during a consuming fire. Stay safe everyone!

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HeyT
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Like most Scalzi this was a quick read with some humor. I enjoyed the political wrangling and intrigue that poor Cardenia and Kiva have to deal with. There was also more information about how the world works that I found interesting. All in all I look forward to the next installment.
#BuriedAliveChallenge

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tessavi
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I've been absent from Litsy for a while but didn't stop reading 😀 The second book was good as well, but I thought it was a duology. I'm reading too many series.

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TheSpineView
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"Confidence isn‘t about knowing you‘re right. Confidence is about knowing you can make it right."

Loving this book so far. It started out slow because the author did a data dump at the beginning to help set the stage for the story and I wasn't sure I was going to like. Once your get past that it got good fast. Lots of intrigue.

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Geeklet
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If you‘ve read a John Scalzi book, you know what you‘re getting. This one was another interesting popcorn style book. There‘s little to really crunch on but the story moves quickly and it‘s engaging. Don‘t bother learning much about the characters. They all basically talk and act the same way. Apparently we‘re all just snarky in the future. It‘s fine though. I like his books, I just have problems recommending them to others.

GrilledCheeseSamurai I've never read a Scalzi book. I keep meaning to get around to it. He's damn entertaining on twitter. 🤷‍♂️ 3y
Geeklet @GrilledCheeseSamurai They‘re really fun if you enjoy his Twitter banter. This series has a lot of action and political intrigue with your standard level of Scalzi humor. I honestly look at his books as the equivalent of a big Hollywood summer movie. They ain‘t great but they‘re lovable. 3y
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Geeklet
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I really should have read a summary of the first book or reread it or something. I‘m like 22% into this book and very confused.

vivastory I loved the first one, but remember very little about it 3y
Geeklet @vivastory I‘m like that with a lot of Scalzi‘s work. I really do enjoy his writing but very little of it sticks with me. 3y
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Lucy_Anywhere
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I loved this book as much as The Collapsing Empire. It's fast, it's funny, and foul-mouthed with clever characters and lots of twisty political machinations. Great stuff!

#scifi #spaceopera

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snabar17
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A wonderful sequel without the sophomore slump. I can‘t wait for the next book.

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alvingregorio
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That moment when starting a new book then realizing it's the second in the series. 🤦🏽‍♂️

LibrarianJen Been there, done that. 😳 4y
alvingregorio @LibrarianJen the worst. I went to the library today to get the right one! Phew! 4y
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anissaannalise
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"In the beginning was the lie." #sciencefiction #johnscalzi #scifi

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RamsFan1963
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I can see why this got so-so from some readers, it's more talky and political than some of Scalzi's space opera books like Old Man's War. I loved it, but I like politics so I found all the back room maneuvers and double crosses to be very entertaining. It reminded me a little of Dune, with the various houses plotting and planning against each other. 5 💥💥💥💥💥 out of 5.

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RamsFan1963
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Cute comic book reference...Hippolyta is Wonder Woman's mother, and Moulton is middle name of Wonder Woman's creator, William Moulton Marston, who also wrote under the pen name of Charles Moulton.

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RamsFan1963
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Ahhhhhh young love, it's better than pie....

C.Perone 😄 4y
valeriegeary I might argue otherwise.... 😂😂 4y
RamsFan1963 @valeriegeary Depends on the kind of pie, and whether it comes with ice cream 4y
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Giabow
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Log is ready, coffee is ready, first book is set to go. I got a good 6 hours of sleep.
Let‘s start this shindig. @24in48 #24in48readathon

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rretzler
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Scalzi and Wil Wheaton as narrator are an unbeatable combo. Can‘t wait for the next in the series #2019

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Guildedearlobe
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One of the problems with Epic Sci-fi series is that the author has so many big ideas and complex scenarios that the books become bloated. Scalzi has a brilliantly thought out world and lots of moving pieces but his attempts to keep the story more concise and moving along makes it feel rushed at times. While it‘s fun and he pulls it together well, in the end I felt like there were areas that could have been explore more and opportunities missed.

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Lauredhel
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It is time!

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eshchory
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Another 5 star book from Scalzi.
He made me smile and laugh and I was so pleased to be reunited with some of my favourite characters.
I am now eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.

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Eggbeater
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The characters are really well written in this book and the story line is fantastic. I can't wait for the next one!

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annkuch13
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This was an excellent sequel to The Collapsing Empire. The political intrigue is so good and there are wonderfully funny parts as well as great drama. Also, the moment when the title of the book is put in context was just amazing! And of course Will Wheaton's narration is fabulous!

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802Librarian
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Cataloged this today... best author photo ever! 😺

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💙 makes me want to read this author more! 4y
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Ostaff1
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This, to me, was not one of Scalzi‘s better books. I kept getting bored. I think it works best as a climate change allegory, with a side of political commentary on imperialism, capitalism, intelligentsia, scientists, historiography, and responsibility. As most good sci-fi does.

RamsFan1963 ☹ Darn! I'm sorry to hear that. I'm still looking forward to reading it. 4y
Ostaff1 @RamsFan1963 other people may like it better. I think I‘m going through a transitional phase in my preferred reading! 😂 4y
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Ostaff1
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Looking forward to this book tonight!

RamsFan1963 I was about to order this, when it was hinted to me that I should wait until after my b-day on the 24th. I guess I know what one of my presents will be 😁😁 4y
Ostaff1 What a lovely gift! 4y
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Eggbeater
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📚 BOOK MAIL! The sequel to the John Scalzi's Collapsing Empire was just released today and my copy just got here. I am soooo excited. He is my favorite snarky sci fi author. 😃

TheSpineView Want it! Got to have it! Stacked! 4y
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RamsFan1963
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John Scalzi's sequel to The Collapsing Empire comes out October 16th. The first book was A+ space opera and I expect the sequel to be even better.

@umbrellagirl #AwaitingAutumn

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Eggbeater
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1. 74
2. 100 (I think I can)
3. The Great Library series by Rachel Caine and the Earthseed books by Octavia Butler. Both were Litsy buddyreads.
4. The Consuming Fire, the 2nd book in John Scalzi's Interdependency series. It is released October 16th and I can't wait!

#2018checkin

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eshchory
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Thanks to Net Galley I got hold of a sample but I am enjoying it so much I am not sure if I can stand the wait until I get my hands on the real thing!!!!

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