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Schroeder, Karl 1962-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 136 publications in 3 languages and 4,679 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Short stories  Science fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.3.S269, 813.6
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Publications about Karl Schroeder
Publications by Karl Schroeder
Most widely held works by Karl Schroeder
Ventus by Karl Schroeder( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 622 libraries worldwide
On the terraformed planet of Ventus, Jordan Mason, a young man plagued by visions, is kidnapped by offworld human Calandria May and then escapes to seek his own destiny in the midst of gathering apocalyptic forces
Sun of suns by Karl Schroeder( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
It is the distant future. The world known as Virga is a fullerene balloon three thousand kilometers in diameter, filled with air, water, and aimlessly floating chunks of rock. The humans who live in this vast environment must build their own fusion suns and "towns" that are in the shape of enormous wood and rope wheels that are spun for gravity. Young, fit, bitter, and friendless, Hayden Griffin is a very dangerous man. He's come to the city of Rush in the nation of Slipstream with one thing in mind: to take murderous revenge for the deaths of his parents six years ago. His target is Admiral Chaison Fanning, head of the fleet of Slipstream, which conquered Hayden's nation of aerie years ago. And the fact that Hayden's spent his adolescence living with pirates doesn't bode well for Fanning's chances ... At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
Permanence by Karl Schroeder( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Rue Cassels, a young woman from the dwindling Cycler Compact civilization, discovers an abandoned starship that may hold the key to ruling the Compact for the faction that controls it
Queen of Candesce by Karl Schroeder( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
Venera finds herself plunging through the air among the artificial worlds of Virga, far from home and her husband, who may or may not be alive. Landing in the ancient nation of Spyre, Venera encounters new enemies and new friends (or at least convenient allies). She must quickly learn who she can trust, and who she can manipulate in order to survive
Lady of mazes by Karl Schroeder( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
When the human civilization of Teven Coronal is threatened by powerful invaders, brilliant but troubled Livia Kodaly attempts to safeguard the ringworld's fragile ecologies and human diversity
Pirate sun by Karl Schroeder( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Admiral Chaison Fanning, imprisoned for a daring raid that foiled an attack on his home nation of Slipstream, is rescued by his wife, Venera, but finds he's now regarded as a traitor. Fighting alongside Antaea Argyre, a mysterious woman from the dark far edges of Virga, Fanning learns more about the universe outside and the powers of Candesce, the central sun
The sunless countries by Karl Schroeder( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
In an ocean of weightless air where sunlight has never been seen, only the running lights of the city of Sere glitter in the dark. One woman, Leal Hieronyma Maspeth, history tutor and dreamer, lives and dreams of love among the gaslit streets and cafes. And somewhere in the abyss of wind and twisted cloud through which Sere eternally falls, a great voice has begun speaking. As its cold words reach even to the city walls--and as outlying towns and travelers' ships start to mysteriously disappear--only Leal has the courage to try to understand the message thundering from the distance
Lockstep by Karl Schroeder( Book )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
"When seventeen-year-old Toby McGonigal finds himself lost in space, separated from his family, he expects his next drift into cold sleep to be his last. After all, the planet he's orbiting is frozen and sunless, and the cities are dead. But when Toby wakes again, he's surprised to discover a thriving planet, a strange and prosperous galaxy, and something stranger still--that he's been asleep for 14,000 years. Welcome to the Lockstep Empire, where civilization is kept alive by careful hibernation. Here cold sleeps can last decades and waking moments mere weeks. Its citizens survive for millenia, traveling asleep on long voyages between worlds. Not only is Lockstep the new center of the galaxy, but Toby is shocked to learn that the Empire is still ruled by its founding family: his own. Toby's brother Peter has become a terrible tyrant. Suspicious of the return of his long-lost brother, whose rightful inheritance also controls the lockstep hibernation cycles, Peter sees Toby as a threat to his regime. Now, with the help of a lockstep girl named Corva, Toby must survive the forces of this new Empire, outwit his siblings, and save human civilization"--
Ashes of Candesce by Karl Schroeder( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Exiled history tutor Leal Hieronyma Maspeth is charged with uniting the warring clans of her world when she learns that Artificial Nature is about to make a final bid to destroy the proud world of Virga
Year's best SF 14 by David G Hartwell( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
2008's best short-form SF - selected by acclaimed, award-winning editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer - offers stunning new extrapolations on what awaits humankind beyond the next dawn. The art of the story is explored boldly and provocatively in this powerful new collection of Year's Best speculative fiction
Engineering infinity ( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
"The universe shifts and changes: suddenly you understand, you get it, and are filled with a sense of wonder. That moment of understanding drives the greatest science-fiction stories and lies at the heart of Engineering Infinity. Whether it's coming up hard against the speed of light and, with it, the enormity of the universe, realizing that terraforming a distant world is harder and more dangerous than you'd ever thought, or simply realizing that a hitchhiker on a starship consumes fuel and oxygen with tragic results, it's hard science-fiction where sense of wonder is most often found and where science-fiction's true heart lies ..."--Page 4 of cover
The complete idiot's guide to publishing science fiction by Cory Doctorow( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Offers advice on how to get a science fiction novel or short story published, including tips on the basic elements of a work of science fiction to getting an agent, and signing a contract
The engine of recall by Karl Schroeder( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
A collection of ten short stories combining adventure and speculation
Virga : cities of the air by Karl Schroeder( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
It is the distant future. The world known as Virga is a fullerene balloon three thousand kilometers in diameter, filled with air, water, and floating chunks of rock. The humans who live in this vast environment must build their own fusion suns and "towns" -- enormous wood and rope wheels that are spun for centripetal gravity. This complex and fascinating world is the setting for the novels of Virga, Karl Schroeder's interstellar far-future space habitat sealed off from contamination by the rest of the inhabited universe. These books have set a high standard for hard SF adventure in the last decade, and now the first two novels, Sun of Suns and Queen of Candesce, are brought out for the first time in one trade paper omnibus
The Claus effect by David Nickle( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
It's the 1990s. The Cold War is over, the Soviet Union is down for the count⁰́₄and the Free World is getting ready for its first nuclear-free Christmas in decades. Only one thing in the world can ruin it. Santa Claus. Who can forget the horrifying events of "The Toy Mill" (Nickle & Schroeder's 1993 Aurora-Award-winning story), in which a malevolent, post-industrial-revolution Santa Claus granted Emily, a little girl, a Christmas wish⁰́₄and her desire to be a Christmas Elf nearly destroyed the world? It's eight years later, and Christmas should be a joyful time⁰́₄shouldn't it? Not with Santa on the loose! Events propel the now-teenaged Emily and West Point Cadet Neil Nyman on a breakneck journey through suburban shopping malls, Ontario cottage country, and the frigid northern wastes of the former Soviet Union⁰́₄battling displaced Cossacks, blue-blooded cottagers and homicidal, downsized elves along the way. Finally, they must face down the terrifying truth: about Christmas, the New World Order⁰́₄and The Claus Effect. Never before available as an ebook, and now with a previously unpublished epilogue added!
METAtropolis the dawn of uncivilization by Jay/ Buckell, Tobias/ Bear, Elizabeth/ Scalzi, John/ Schroeder, Karl Lake( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
An anthology of five short tales includes contributions by Elizabeth Bear, Tobias Buckell, and John Scalzi, in a volume that sets each work in a collaboratively imagined urban future
Metatropolis by Jay Lake( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
More than an anthology, Metatropolis is the brainchild of five of science fiction's hottest writers Elizabeth Bear, Tobias S. Buckell, Jay Lake, Karl Schroeder, and project editor John Scalzi who combined their talents to build a new urban future, and then wrote individual stories in this collectively constructed world. The results are unique glimpses of a shared vision and a reading experience unlike any you've had before
The complete idiot's guide to publishing science fiction & fantasy by Cory Doctorow( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
The sunless countries by Karl Schroeder( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
In an ocean of weightless air where sunlight has never been seen, only the running lights of the city of Sere glitter in the dark. One woman, Leal Hieronyma Maspeth, history tutor and dreamer, lives and dreams of love among the gaslit streets and cafes. And somewhere in the abyss of wind and twisted cloud through which Sere eternally falls, a great voice has begun speaking. As its cold words reach even to the city walls--and as outlying towns and travelers' ships start to mysteriously disappear--only Leal has the courage to try to understand the message thundering from the distance
Sun of suns by Karl Schroeder( file )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
It is the distant future. The world known as Virga is a fullerene balloon three kilometers in diameter, filled with air, water, and aimlessly floating chunks of rock. The humans who live in this vast environment must build their own fusion suns and "towns" that are in the shape of enormous wood and rope wheels that are spun for centripetal gravity. Young, fit, bitter, and friendless, Hayden Griffin is a very dangerous man. He's come to the city of Rush with one thing in mind: to take murderous revenge for the deaths of his parents six years earlier
 
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Alternative Names
Karl Schroeder Author. Technology consultant
Карл Шредер
슈뢰더, 칼 1962-
シュレイダー, カール
Languages
English (89)
French (5)
Russian (1)
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