Search Results: "Karl Schroeder"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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SCAMS! by Andreas Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"There are Lessons here, but the compelling presentation makes them far easier to swallow than the moral and ethical chunks in conventional Chicken Soup-style 'values' reading. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The author of several titles on like topics for adults boils down ten modern tales of large-scale chicanery, from P.T. Barnum's relentless promotion of Jumbo the Elephant to a massively successful Nazi effort to counterfeit British currency, from the Shakespearean fakes of William Henry Ireland to the supposedly cave-dwelling Tasaday tribe. Read full book review >

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WALT DISNEY by Russell Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Interested readers will want to refer to the bibliography to locate more in-depth information. (Biography. 8-12)"
A uniquely readable, if extremely simplified, biography of a fascinating man, subtitled ``His Life in Pictures,'' and consisting mostly of collages of black-and-white photographs with extensive captions, quotes from interviews with Disney, and occasional narrative to keep it flowing along. 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 >