|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.
Schroeder was born into the Mennonite community 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
- Ventus (Tor Books, 2000.) ISBN 978-0-312-87197-0
- Permanence (Tor Books, 2002.) ISBN 0-7653-0371-X
- Lady of Mazes (Tor Books, 2005.) ISBN 978-0-7653-5078-7
- 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
- The Virga series
- 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
|Wikiquote has quotations related to: Karl Schroeder|
- 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.