The Last Emperox by John Scalzi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was a delight to read. So much tongue-in-cheek science snark, world-wise politics, and a tale that welcomes, or at least braces-for, the end of the empire. Yes, all these colonies and habitats rely on each other to survive. Yes, the space network is dying, and soon they'll all be cut off from each other. Yes, it's now the time to scrabble and cash out and wait for the inevitable, horrible collapse.
Wait... are we talking about Space-Opera, or just ourselves?
Damn, I love this snark. The tale still manages to be light, somewhat hopeful, full of main-character-is-science, and a cute love story that I could get behind. And the end? Sheesh!
Scalzi is slamming it down for us, showing us his cards. I had so much fun!
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