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John Scalzi: The Collapsing Empire 

When: Wed., March 22, 7 p.m. 2017
Price: Free

Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi has earned a massive following among fans of science fiction for his imaginative yet character-driven books, including the Old Man's War series and the reality-warping novel Redshirts, a riff on those poor background characters on Star Trek who always seemed to get killed by the aliens of the week. He's also renowned for his blog, Whatever, an insightful and frequently hilarious look at the world. (His piece "Being Poor" from 2005 remains a bitterly funny and dead-on look at the class divide in America.) Now he's returning to the area on a tour for The Collapsing Empire, the first book in a new series. It's set in a future where "the Flow," a means of transporting humanity to distant worlds, has resulted in the formation of a massive empire known as "the Interdependency." But now the Flow is starting to shift, meaning countless worlds may be cut off from one another and the empire might—well, see the title. Get in on the next big thing in sci-fi and enjoy Scalzi's sense of humor at these Quail Ridge and Flyleaf readings, both of which are free but require the purchase of the book from the respective stores for signing-line admittance. —Zack Smith

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