Karl Schroeder
AUTHOR

Karl Schroeder

I was born September 4, 1962 in Brandon Manitoba. My family are Mennonites, part of a community which has lived in southern Manitoba for over one hundred years. I am the second science fiction writer to come out of this small community -- the first was A.E. van Vogt!

I moved to Toronto in 1986 to pursue my writing career. I married Janice Beitel in April 2001 and our daughter Paige was born in May 2003.

I divide my time between writing fiction and consulting--chiefly in the area of Foresight Studies and technology.

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    • METAtropolis

    • By: Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 896
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 911

    Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating stories

    • By Karen on 11-08-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • METAtropolis: Cascadia

    • By: Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois, Kate Mulgrew, Wil Wheaton, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 927
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 646

    This provocative sequel to the Hugo and Audie Award nominated METAtropolis features interconnected stories by today’s top writers of speculative fiction....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Some good, some bad

    • By Stephen on 11-21-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sun of Suns

    • Book One of Virga
    • By: Karl Schroeder
    • Narrated by: Joyce Irvine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    It is the distant future. The world known as Virga is a fullerene balloon 3,000 kilometers in diameter....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Eivind on 03-04-10

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Engineering Infinity

    • By: Jonathan Strahan
    • Narrated by: Emily Lawrence, Brian Nishii, Amin El Gamal, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The universe shifts and changes: suddenly you understand, you get it, and are filled with wonder. That moment of understanding drives the greatest science-fiction stories....

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lockstep

    • By: Karl Schroeder
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    When 17-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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great concepts, little weak story

    • By Jeppe on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Queen of Candesce

    • Book Two of Virga
    • By: Karl Schroeder
    • Narrated by: Joyce Irvine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • To say I like this book is an understatement

    • By Michael on 06-19-09

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Pirate Sun

    • Book Three of Virga
    • By: Karl Schroeder
    • Narrated by: Joyce Irvine, David Thorn
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Chaison Fanning, the admiral of a fleet of warships, is rescued from imprisonment. He returns home to confront the ruler who betrayed him and to regain his lovely wife....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An action movie set in an astonishing world

    • By Ethan M. on 10-21-08

    Regular price: $38.60

    • The Sunless Countries

    • Book Four of Virga
    • By: Karl Schroeder
    • Narrated by: Joyce Irvine, David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In an ocean of weightless air where, sunlight has never been seen, only the running lights of the city of Pacquaea glitter in the dark....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Schroeder, Irvine & Thorn deliver, with 1 glitch

    • By Stef on 05-05-16

    Regular price: $35.93

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