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Pirate Sun

Book Three of Virga

by (author) Karl Schroeder

Initial publish date
Nov 2010
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2010
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2008
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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.

About the author

Karl Schroeder was born to a in Brandon Manitoba. His family is part of a Mennonite community that has lived in southern Manitoba for over one hundred years. Karl moved to Toronto to pursue a writing career. His novel Permanence won the 2003 Aurora Award for best Canadian SF novel. Karl is married with a daughter and he divides his time between writing fiction and consulting - chiefly in the area of Foresight Studies and technology.

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Editorial Reviews

“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

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