Karl Schroeder





Karl Schroeder


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in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
September 04, 1962

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Karl Schroeder is an award-winning Canadian science fiction author. His novels present far-future speculations on topics such as nanotechnology, terraforming, augmented reality and interstellar travel, and have a deeply philosophical streak. One of his concepts, known as thalience, has gained some currency in the artificial intelligence and computer networking communities.

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I'm excited to be traveling to Warsaw, Poland, this week to give a talk at the Sector 3.0 conference. This year's theme is "humantech" and I'll be talking about the potentially transformational impact that blockchain technologies may have on our civilization. Forget self-driving cars, this is where the real action is.


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Average rating: 3.78 · 14,203 ratings · 1,646 reviews · 57 distinct works · Similar authors
Sun of Suns (Virga, #1)

3.74 avg rating — 2,090 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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Lockstep

3.72 avg rating — 1,114 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Queen of Candesce (Virga, #2)

3.94 avg rating — 884 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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Ventus

3.90 avg rating — 829 ratings — published 2000 — 8 editions
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Pirate Sun (Virga, #3)

3.96 avg rating — 724 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Lady of Mazes

3.81 avg rating — 646 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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The Sunless Countries (Virg...

4.03 avg rating — 524 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Permanence

3.74 avg rating — 483 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Ashes of Candesce (Virga, #5)

4.07 avg rating — 347 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Virga: Cities of the Air (V...

4.09 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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“The point is, if you treat reality like a game, it's going to show in your decisions.”
Karl Schroeder, Lockstep

“The whole glittering nebula of shapes was framed by midnight colors—black, bruised blue, indigo, all textured into intricacy by clouds and the reachless vaults between them. Here, darkness was not simple; it hinted at structures and meanings, hidden activity and watchful eyes. Beacons flickered, miles away, then disappeared behind fog banks. Half-glimpsed ropes twisted and contorted their way up, down, and to every side, synapses reaching to contact the outlier towns and factories of Sere’s hinterland. One or two of those ropes, if you followed them far enough, would emerge into sunlight at other nations’ borders.”
Karl Schroeder, The Sunless Countries

“An ancient sage held that in different ages, humans held the senses in different ratios, according to the media by which they communicated and expressed themselves. Hence before writing, the ear was the royal sense. After writing, the eye.”
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