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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[image error]There came a dark December when David Nickle and I got fed up with jolly Santa and all the false cheer of this God of Consumerism, and decided to do something about it. (Actually, it was summer and we were on writer's retreat in the country, but this version plays better, don't you think?) The result was a short story, The Toy Mill, that subsequently won Canada's 1993 Aurora Award...

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Average rating: 3.78 · 10,358 ratings · 1,258 reviews · 51 distinct works · Similar authors
Sun of Suns (Virga, #1)
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,684 ratings — published 2006 — 11 editions
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Queen of Candesce (Virga, #2)
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 725 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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Ventus
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 645 ratings — published 2000 — 8 editions
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Pirate Sun (Virga, #3)
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 582 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Lockstep
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 631 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Lady of Mazes
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 478 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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The Sunless Countries (Virg...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 411 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Permanence
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 373 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Ashes of Candesce (Virga, #5)
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 254 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Virga: Cities of the Air (V...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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“I know that traditionally, monsters hang around empty places for no apparent reason—and”
Karl Schroeder, Ashes of Candesce: Book Five of Virga

“You must listen!” the tiny monster squeaked. She grabbed it as it made to climb onto the dashboard, and then she shook it fiercely. “No!” she bellowed. “You must listen!”
Karl Schroeder, The Sunless Countries

“Makers?" said Toby. Jaysir nodded.

"We're not loners, you know. There just weren't any on Wallop. We love to get together, we just refuse to engage in social relations that are based on material inequity.”
Karl Schroeder, Lockstep

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