Well imagine my shock!
We just received an email from Amazon informing us that the title, cover, and author of THE CORRODING EMPIRE were "misleading". This is rather amusing, of course, considering that Tor Books and John Scalzi have devoted an entire career to ripping off everyone from Heinlein to Star Trek.
In any event, we will have CORROSION by Harry Seldon, complete with a new cover, back up soon. It's not like we aren't in the habit of anticipating enemy action, after all.
Sadly for Tor Books, there will be no similarly easy fix for the disaster that is THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE.
And now that I've actually started reading the book, I have to say, it does do a pretty good job of ripping off Isaac Asimov's Foundation series in the same way that John Scalzi has spent much of his career blatantly ripping off Robert A. Heinlein and Star Trek. Except that this book rips off its source material with, as the French say, a certain... I don't know what.
Hell, I'd settle at this point merely for competence, instead of SOOPER SEEKRIT gummint agents holding conversations with ship officers while banging a clear pastiche of Wesley Crusher, or expendable crew members offering each other blow-jobs in exchange for... I'm actually not sure exactly what, but I am quite certain that I really don't want to know.
As I have said before, the reason we will win the culture war is not just because we are smarter*, better looking, more competent, more numerous, or more sensible.
It is because we have far better ideas and we execute them better than our opponents do- even when we're barely trying.
*It needs to be noted here that many SJWs are, in terms of raw intelligence, actually quite bright. However, as my father taught me many years ago, there is a huge difference between being bright, and being smart. One can be plenty bright and yet still not have the sense that God gave a honey badger- which is to say, one could be an SJW with multiple degrees in MUH OPPRESSIONS, but still have not the first clue how to actually create or build anything useful.