Author Guest of Honor - Karl Schroeder

Author Guest of Honor Karl Schroeder Karl Schroeder is an award-winning science fiction author whose novels present far-future speculations on topics such as nanotechnology, terraforming, augmented reality and interstellar travel, and have a deeply philosophical streak. One of his concepts, known as thalience, has gained some currency in the artificial intelligence and computer networking communities.

After publishing a dozen short stories, Schroeder published his first novel, Ventus, in 2000. He has published seven more novels and is co-author (with Cory Doctorow) of the self-help book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Science Fiction. Karl's latest works involve the popular Virga series, which includes the novel Pirate Sun YARR!

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