Search Results: "Karl Schroeder"


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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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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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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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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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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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SIR LOFTY & SIR TUBB by Binette Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Which is subtle and cute, though likely to pass like a satellite over most young readers' heads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The knights and ladies of two mighty castles live in peace and harmony. Read full book review >

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FROSTING AND FRIENDSHIP by Lisa Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Ultimately, Lily's choice to celebrate her unique abilities and interests affirms readers' rights to do the same. (Fiction. 9-13)"
An impetuous decision to improve her meager baking skills leads to culinary mishaps and friendship woes for middle school musician Lily. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDGE FROM ME TO YOU by Lisa Schroeder
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 29, 2014

"Lovely in its details. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Colby, star of the Willow High School football team, and Lauren, the new girl with a dark secret, both yearn to be seen for who they really are. Read full book review >

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THE DAY BEFORE by Lisa Schroeder
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 28, 2011

"Melodrama heightened by romance. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Letters from the past are interspersed into a free-verse chronicle of a crucial day for two teens who meet by chance at a beach town. Read full book review >

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FAR FROM YOU by Lisa Schroeder
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Despite the sense that Schroeder leans too heavily on line breaks for drama, the accessibility and heartache will attract many readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Genuine emotion balances unremarkable verse in this tale of healing. Read full book review >

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KEYS TO THE CITY by Lisa Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Sweet and familiar Lindy makes this story hard to resist. (Fiction. 9-12)"
School is out for the summer, but instead of languid days by the pool, 12-year-old Chinese adoptee Lindy Mackay must complete an unusual assignment. Read full book review >