Return to Virga, a bubble universe artificially separated from our own future universe, and the setting ofSun of Suns andQueen of Candesce.
Chaison Fanning, the admiral of a fleet of warships, has been captured and imprisoned by his enemies, but is suddenly rescued and set free. He flees through the sky to his home city to confront the ruler who betrayed him. And perhaps even to regain his lovely, powerful, and subversive wife, Venera, who he has not seen since she fled with the key to the artificial sun at the center of Virga, Candesce.
WithPirate Sun, Schroeder sets a whole new standard for hard science fiction space opera.
KARL SCHROEDER lives in Toronto, Ontario. He is the author ofVentus(New York TimesNotable book for 2001),Permanence (winner of the 2003 Prix Aurora Award for best Canadian SF novel),Lady of Mazes, and the Virga Series, beginning withSun of Suns.
“Oh, what world-building! Schroeder is a master.” —Cory Doctorow
“Outrageously brilliant and absolutely not to be missed.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review 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
“One of our most ingenious devisers of exotic, fantastic settings as well as a spinner of ripping yarns.… Schroeder's world-building, storytelling, and character-drawing chops seem strong enough to give even Known Space run for its money.” —Locus on Queen of Candesce
“A classic space opera…full of feudal castles and wooden ships, ancient compasses, old revolvers, and frothing beakers on one hand, and flying bikes, space travel, and cyborgs on the other.” —Toronto Globe and Mail on Sun of Suns
“Oh, what worldbuilding! Schroeder is a master.” —Cory Doctorow on Sun of Suns