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John Scalzi: THE CONSUMING FIRE (at Ciné)

Event date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Event Location

234 West Hancock
Athens, GA 30601

Avid Bookshop is thrilled to welcome the incomparable sci-fi author John Scalzi back to Athens for his second Avid Bookshop event. 

The event will be in the Lab room at Cine Athens on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6pm. Doors to the Lab will open at 5:50. No ticket is required for this event; please arrive early if you need a seat. First come, first served. 

Want to meet John Scalzi and get a book signed? You'll need to purchase a copy of The Consuming Fire (to be published Oct. 16) from Avid Bookshop. You can pre-order from our website now or by visiting either shop. Buying a copy at the event will also get you into the signing line. Pre-order link here:


Heralded as one of the most popular science fiction writers today, New York Times-bestselling author John Scalzi returns with the second installment in his acclaimed epic space-opera Interdependency series, he Consuming Fire (A Tor Hardcover; On-sale: October 16, 2018). Following The Collapsing Empire (2017), the next installment in this much-lauded series continues to cement Scalzi’s prominent place in the literary world.

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, is disappearing, leaving the 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 Consuming Fire is the eagerly anticipated sequel to The Collapsing Fire, Scalzi’s first publication under his headline-making decade long contract with Tor. 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 science fiction readers.


John Scalzi is the author of several science fiction novels including his massively successful bestselling Old Man's War sequence, comprising Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony (a New York Times-bestseller), Zoe's Tale, The Human Division, and The End of All Things. His other novels include the New York Times-bestsellers Lock In, Fuzzy Nation, and Redshirts; the latter novel won science fiction's Hugo Award in 2013. He also won a Hugo Award for Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, a collection of essays from his popular blog Whatever ( He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765388971
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Published: Tor Books - October 16th, 2018

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