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  • Bibliography:
    15 Books - 1 Series
  • First Book:
    December 2000
  • Latest Book:
    June 2019
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Full Series List in Order

Virga

1 - Sun of Suns (Oct-2006)
2 - Queen of Candesce (Sep-2007)
3 - Pirate Sun (Aug-2008)
4 - The Sunless Countries (Aug-2009)
5 - Cities of the Air (Jul-2010)
6 - Ashes of Candesce (Feb-2012)

Book List in Order: 15 titles


  • After terrifying and titanic struggles, a godlike Artificial Intelligence gone rogue has finally been destroyed. But not before it scattered seeds of itself throughout the galaxy. On the terraformed planet Ventus, benign Als--the godlike Winds--wh...



  • Young Rue Cassels of the Cycler Compact--a civilization based around remote brown dwarf stars--is running from her bullying brother, who has threatened to sell her into slavery. Fleeing in a shuttle spacecraft from the sparsely populated and austere ...



  • Aurora Award Nominee, 2006 Gathered here for the first time are the finest science-fiction stories, including the previously unpublished novelette "Alexander's Road," by the award-winning Karl Schroeder. The Engine of Recall tales are of ordinary p...



  • Karl Schroeder is one of the new stars of hard SF. His novels, Ventus and Permanence, have established him as a new force in the field. Now he extends his reach into Larry Niven territory, returning to the same distant future in which Ventus was set,...



  • 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 s...



  • Venera Fanning was last seen falling into nothingness at the end of Sun of Suns. Now, in Queen of Candesce, 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...



  • Return to Virga, a bubble universe artificially separated from our own future universe, and the setting of Sun of Suns and Queen of Candesce. Chaison Fanning, the admiral of a fleet of warships, has been captured and imprisoned by his enemies, bu...



  • 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 caf...



  • in Metatropolis

    Five original tales set in a shared urban future―from some of the hottest young writers in modern SFMore than an anthology, Metatropolis is the brainchild of five of science fiction's hottest writers―Elizabeth Bear, Tobias Buckell, Jay Lake, Karl...






  • 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 to...



  • A world of endless sky, with no land, no gravity: this is Virga. Beginning in the seminal science fiction novel Sun of Suns, the saga of this striking world has introduced us to the people of stubborn pride and resilience who have made Virga their h...



  • "Jubilee" is a new story by Karl Schroeder. His new novel, Lockstep, will be published in March 2014.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied....



  • 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 To...



  • Futurist and award-winning author Karl Schroeder imagines infiltrating the elite of a marginal society in THE MILLION. Every thirty years, ten billion visitors overrun Earth during one month of madness: partying, polluting, and brawling. In betwee...



  • From Karl Schroeder, author of Lockstep, comes the near-future, science fiction, hacker’s heist, Stealing Worlds.The Verge―New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Check Out in JuneSura Neelin is on the run from her creditors, from her past, and ...


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Karl Schroeder has published 15 books.

Karl Schroeder does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Stealing Worlds, was published in June 2019.

The first book by Karl Schroeder, Ventus, was published in December 2000.

Yes. Karl Schroeder has 1 series.