Search Results: "Karl Schroeder"


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PIRATE SUN by Karl Schroeder
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Still enormously talented work, but at this point the series needs less of Schroeder's trademark zero-gee swashbuckling and more of the astonishing and sometimes terrifying ideas behind it all."
Third entry (Queen of Candesce, 2007, etc.) in Schroeder's series—call it pirate-punk—where corsairs and would-be emperors do weightless battle from wooden-hulled airships inside a gigantic space habitat. Read full book review >

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SUN OF SUNS by Karl Schroeder
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Outrageously brilliant and absolutely not to be missed."
What if space had air in it? That's the—ostensibly—insane premise of Schroeder's latest wooden-hulled, middle-tech adventure (Lady of Mazes, 2005, etc.), the first in a projected series. Read full book review >

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LOCKSTEP by Karl Schroeder
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 25, 2014

"A disappointing effort that, if shorter and considerably tighter, would have sat happily on the YA shelf."
Far-future family power struggles from the talented Schroeder (Ashes of Candesce, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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LADY OF MAZES by Karl Schroeder
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2005

"Bulging with complex ideas and extrapolations—often as difficult to follow as they are to describe; again, if you disregard the ideas and keep reading, the paucity of the underlying narrative becomes exposed. Often amazing, but it's a tough slog nonetheless."
Far-future yarn about competitive multiple realities, godlike posthumans and rogue artificial intelligences, set in the same universe as Ventus (2000). Read full book review >

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PERMANENCE by Karl Schroeder
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Once again, the plot—of which the foregoing is barely a hint—arises organically from the backdrop and characters: thoughtful, well-informed, insightful work, with a sharp yet subtle political subcontext, catapulting Schroeder into SF's front rank."
Another blazing far-future saga from Schroeder (Ventus, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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VENTUS by Karl Schroeder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Delightful and engaging, both intellectually and viscerally: a superb achievement."
Three firsts—solo outing (The Claus Effect, with David Nickle, not reviewed), SF, and hardcover—for Toronto resident Schroeder. Read full book review >

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KARL BENZ by Brian Williams
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Chronology; brief, irrelevant bibliography; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``Pioneers of Science'' series, some interesting period illustrations and biographical details concerning the German who built the first practical automobile. Read full book review >

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KARL MARX by Jonathan Sperber
Released: March 11, 2013

"Authoritative in its scope, but dense and unnecessarily difficult."
A thorough but starchy portrait of the father of modern communism. Read full book review >

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KARL MARX by Francis Wheen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2000

"Respectful yet non-hagiographic, Wheen's life of Marx deserves a wide readership."
Superb life of the thinker who, for better or worse, molded the 20th century. Read full book review >

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EMIL AND KARL by Yankev Glatshteyn
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2006

"The translator's afterword explains that this is one of the first novels written about the Holocaust in any language and for any age. (Fiction. 10+)"
Glatshteyn presents an unstintingly stark depiction of Nazi terror in this story, set in Vienna shortly after the German occupation. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST OF KARL MARX by Ronan de Calan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"With its companion, great thinkers viewed from unusual angles—but better as refreshers than first introductions. (Philosophy. 12-15) "
Cheerfully bidding readers to chill ("Don't be afraid! It's only a sheet!"), the ghostly Marx rises up to explain the origins of his social philosophy. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN AGAINST KARL MULLEN by Michael Gilbert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 1991

From versatile veteran Gilbert: a moderately involving mixture of legal tactics, media maneuvers, and ambiguous politics—with all inklings of murder-mystery saved up until the last hundred pages. Read full book review >