|Born||September 4, 1962|
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
|Occupation||Author, technology consultant|
|Notable works||Ventus, Permanence|
Karl Schroeder (//) (born September 4, 1962) is a Canadian science fiction author and a professional futurist. His novels present far-future speculations on topics such as nanotechnology, terraforming, augmented reality, and interstellar travel, and are deeply philosophical. More recently he also focuses on near-future topics. Several of his short stories feature the character Gennady Malianov.
Schroeder was born in a Mennonite family in Brandon, Manitoba. In 1986 he moved to Toronto, where he now lives with his wife Janice Beitel and daughter. After publishing a dozen short stories, Schroeder published his first novel, Ventus, in 2000. A prequel to Ventus, Lady of Mazes, was published in 2005. He has published seven more novels and is co-author (with Cory Doctorow) of the self-help book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction. Schroeder currently writes, consults in the area of futures studies.
- 1982. Pierian Spring Best Story award for The Great Worm.
- 1989. Context '89 fiction contest winner for The Cold Convergence.
- 1993. Prix Aurora Award for Best Short Work in English for The Toy Mill.
- 2001. New York Times Notable book for Ventus.
- 2003. Prix Aurora Award for best Canadian SF novel for Permanence.
- 2006/2007: Sun of Suns: Kirkus Best Book of 2006, 2007 Aurora finalist, 2007 nomination for the John W. Campbell Memorial award 
- 2012. Audie Award for best Original Work for METAtropolis: Cascadia, a shared-world audiobook anthology in which Schroeder's contribution was the short story Deodand.
- The Claus Effect (with David Nickle). (Tesseract Books, 1997) ISBN 978-1-895836-35-6
- Permanence (Tor Books, 2002.) ISBN 0-7653-0371-X
- Crisis in Zefra (Directorate of Land Strategic Concepts, National Defence Canada; 2005.) ISBN 978-0-662-40643-3
- Lockstep (Tor Books, 2014.) ISBN 978-0-7653-3726-9
- Ventus (Tor Books, 2000) ISBN 978-0-312-87197-0
- Lady of Mazes (prequel to Ventus) (Tor Books, 2005) ISBN 978-0-7653-5078-7
- Sun of Suns (Tor Books, 2006.) ISBN 978-0765354532
- Queen of Candesce (Tor Books, 2007.) ISBN 978-0765315441
- Pirate Sun (Tor Books, 2008.) ISBN 978-0765315458
- The Sunless Countries (Tor Books, 2009.) ISBN 978-0765320766
- Ashes of Candesce (Tor Books, 2012.) ISBN 978-0765324924
- Official site - including Creative Commons-licensed text of some of his works
- Karl Schroeder at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Permanence - An Adaptationist Solution to Fermi's Paradox? by Milan M. Cirkovic
- Adaptationism Fails to Resolve Fermi’s Paradox, Serbian Astronomical Journal, Vol. 170, pp. 89-100 (2005), by Milan Cirkovic with Ivana Dragicevic and Tanja Beric-Bjedov.
- Interview with Karl Schroeder - small WORLD Podcast 2006
- Video of Karl Schroeder on The Agenda with Steve Paikin, "Are We Bound for Space?" panel discussion with Chris Hadfield, Donna Shirley, Lawrence Krauss and Robert D. Richards
- Audio of Karl Schroeder, "The Rewilding: A Metaphor" presentation at the O'Reilly Media Open Source Conference.