John Scalzi’s The Consuming Fire is a space opera about climate change denialism

Over the years, author John Scalzi has made a name for himself with his military science fiction Old Man’s War series, but when he kicked off a decade-long, multimillion-dollar contract with his publisher, he decided to start with a space opera novel set in a brand-new world. In The Collapsing Empire, humanity has spread across the galaxy, connected by an extra-dimensional phenomenon called the Flow. Ships can enter at various points and jet to another planet. A vast empire called the Interdependency has grown, ruling over the network of human colonies. But the Flow is beginning to shift, and The Collapsing Empire follows three characters dealing with the impending collapse and upheaval that will follow. In the next installment of the... Continue reading…