Schroeder's world-building continues to be fascinating, and the intrigue among inbred nations thrown into confusion by an outsider keeps the pace at a satisfying clip. (Booklist on Queen of Candesce)
Schroeder's world-building, storytelling, and character-drawing chops seem strong enough to given even Known Space run for its money. (Locus on Queen of Candesce)
A fantastically alchemical tale set in a strange yet utterly real world. Hayden is a complex and well-developed protagonist and Schroeder is an amazingly detailed writer whose world-building is superb. (RT Book Reviews on Sun of Suns)
Schroeder has accomplished the enviable task of creating a fascinating new universe for readers to explore: a spaceborne steampunk environment that conjures up images of neo-Victorian-era flying vehicles traveling among piecemeal floating communities. A rousing, old-fashioned, pulp-like adventure yarn. (Starlog on Sun of Suns)
A classic space opera. (The Globe and Mail (Toronto) on Sun of Suns)
I loved it. It never slowed down. The background is fascinating and the characters held my attention. It reminded me a little of The Integral Trees, with technology a little more advanced. (Larry Niven, author of Ringworld on Sun of Suns)
About the Author
Karl Schroeder lives in Toronto, Ontario.