In the John Scalzi space opera novel The Collapsing Empire introduced a world where a vast planetary empire grew through the galaxy through Flow, a network faster than light that allows interstellar communication. Commerce. At the end of that book, the network was beginning to collapse, which created a dangerous situation for the next book in the series, The Consuming Fire that will be available next week.
The book will come out in hardcover and audio, and as is the case with most of Scalzi's audiobooks, it will be narrated by Wil Wheaton. Audible gave us an excerpt from the audiobook, in which two of the novel's characters come face to face with a ghostly presence in a starship, one that highlights how much a language can change over several centuries.
The Consuming Fire will be released on October 16.