Books The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi Hardcover, 333 pages, Tor, List Price: $25.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Collapsing EmpireAuthorJohn Scalzi Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary When humanity discovers the existence of an extra-dimensional field capable of transporting travelers to different worlds instantly, a galactic empire is threatened by a subsequent finding that the field is unstable and may be cutting travelers off. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by John Scalzi Redshirts Old Man's War Head On Lock in Agent to the Stars See More Books Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Collapsing Empire Author Interviews Welcome To 'The Collapsing Empire:' Questions For John Scalzi March 24, 2017 Prolific sci-fi author John Scalzi boots up a new universe in The Collapsing Empire. It's set in a future where far-flung humanity's ability to travel and communicate between planets is under threat.