Scalzi delivers all the high-stakes adventure and cutthroat twists in his trademark cinematic, assured writing style, with snappy dialogue seemingly written to translate to the silver screen.
The Collapsing Empire may wear the trappings of a Marvel film, but its heart is Game of Thrones all the way.
I probably say the following more often than I mean to, but this time I actually mean it: This is a series to go into blind.
Novels are written for one purpose or another. Whether that's to entertain, convey a political message, or reveal some truth about the human condition, stories say or do something. And I just can't figure out, even after reading the entire book, what Killer T is trying to say.
Megan DeVos's Anarchy is classic dystopian romance in which the scenarios are contrived, the worldbuilding doesn't hold up and the perils of a post-apocalyptic wasteland can't hold a candle to the true love blooming between its protagonists. And I enjoyed almost every second of it.