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Karl Schroeder

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Past Events

Events which have already happened.

Event TPL library reading (Beaches branch, from May 14, 2008 07:00 PM to May 14, 2008 08:30 PM)
An evening reading at the Beaches location of Toronto Public Library.
Event Boreal (Concordia University, from May 09, 2008 12:00 AM to May 11, 2008 12:00 AM)
Annual French-language SF convention in Montreal
Event Free Sun of Suns ebook released (, from Apr 25, 2008 12:00 AM to May 07, 2008 12:00 AM)
This is a limited time offer, so act now! (Always wanted to say that)
Event Toronto Public Library SF Reading Series Panel (Lillian H. Smith branch of TPL, from Apr 21, 2008 07:00 PM to Apr 21, 2008 09:30 PM)
To kick off the reading series, I'll be participating in a panel discussion with a couple of other local authors, moderated by Michael Skeet.
Event Café Scientifique discussion on nanotechnology (The Rivoli, Toronto, from Apr 19, 2008 04:00 PM to Apr 19, 2008 06:00 PM)
Café Scientifique will be held on Saturday, April 19th, 2008 starting at 4:00 pm at the Rivoli on Queen Street West.
Event Ad Astra 2009 (, from Mar 27, 2008 12:00 AM to Mar 29, 2008 12:00 AM)
Toronto's annual SF convention
Event Swancon 2008 (All Seasons Perth, Western Australia, from Mar 20, 2008 12:00 AM to Mar 24, 2008 12:00 AM)
Australia's national convention this year
Event SciBarCamp (Hart House, University of Toronto, from Mar 15, 2008 12:00 AM to Mar 16, 2008 12:00 AM)
A two-day self-organizing conference for scientists, technologists and artists
Event Boskone 45 (Westin Waterfront, Boston MA, from Feb 15, 2008 12:00 AM to Feb 17, 2008 12:00 AM)
One of the east coast's best SF conventions
Event Interview in Second Life (Amphitheater at Dr. Dobb's Island, from Feb 01, 2008 12:00 AM to Feb 01, 2008 01:00 AM)
Mitch Wagner of Information Week magazine will be interviewing me within Second Life
Event York University Talk (, from Jan 31, 2008 12:15 PM to Jan 31, 2008 01:00 PM)
I'll be visiting one of York University's English classes to talk about my short fiction
Event Green Careers (214 College St. in the Career Cent, from Jan 24, 2008 04:00 PM to Jan 24, 2008 06:00 PM)
I'm moderating a panel on "green" careers for students at the University of Toronto
Event ConFusion (Troy, MI, from Jan 18, 2008 06:00 PM to Jan 20, 2008 01:00 PM)
Michigan's annual SF convention
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About Me

I'm a member of the Association of Professional Futurists with my own consultancy, and am also currently Chair of the Canadian node of the Millennium Project, a private/public foresight consultancy active in 50 nations. As well, I am an award-winning author with ten published novels translated into as many languages. I write, give talks, and conduct workshops on numerous topics related to the future, including:

  • Future of government
  • Bitcoin and digital currencies
  • The workplace in 2030
  • The Internet of Things
  • Augmented cognition

For a complete bio, go here. To contact me, email karl at kschroeder dot com

Example: The Future of Governance

I use Science Fiction to communicate the results of actual futures studies. Some of my recent research relates to how we'll govern ourselves in the future. I've worked with a few clients on this and published some results.

Here are two examples--and you can read the first for free:

The Canadian army commissioned me to write Crisis in Urlia, a fictionalized study of the future of military command-and-control. You can download a PDF of the book here:

Crisis in Urlia

For the "optimistic Science Fiction" anthology Hieroglyph, I wrote "Degrees of Freedom," set in Haida Gwaii. "Degrees of Freedom" is about an attempt to develop new governing systems by Canadian First Nations people.

I'm continuing to research this exciting area and would be happy to share my findings.

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"Science fiction at its best."

--Kim Stanley Robinson

A Young Adult Scifi Saga

"Lean and hugely engaging ... and highly recommended."

--Open Letters Monthly, an Arts and Literature Review

Sheer Fun: The Virga Series

(Sun of Suns and Queen of Candesce are combined in Cities of the Air)

 “An adventure-filled tale of sword fights and naval battles... the real fun of this coming-of-age tale includes a pirate treasure hunt and grand scale naval invasions set in the cold, far reaches of space. ”
Kirkus Reviews (listed in top 10 SF novels for 2006)

"With Queen of Candesce, [Schroeder] has achieved a clockwork balance of deftly paced adventure and humour, set against an intriguing and unique vision of humanity's far future.
--The Globe and Mail

"[Pirate Sun] is fun in the same league as the best SF ever has had to offer, fully as exciting and full of cool science as work from the golden age of SF, but with characterization and plot layering equal to the scrutiny of critical appraisers."

"...A rollicking good read... fun, bookish, and full of insane air battles"

"A grand flying-pirate-ship-chases-and-escapes-and-meetings-with-monsters adventure, and it ends not with a debate or a seminar but with a gigantic zero-gee battle around Candesce, a climactic unmasking and showdown, just desserts, and other satisfying stuff."