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Pirate Sun

Book Three of Virga

Author: Karl Schroeder   Series: Virga

Chaison Fanning, the admiral of a fleet of warships, has been captured and imprisoned by his enemies, but is now rescued and set free. He must flee to his home city to confront the ruler who betrayed him. Perhaps while there he will also regain his lovely, powerful, and subversive wife, Venera.

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Chaison Fanning, the admiral of a fleet of warships, has been captured and imprisoned by his enemies, but is now rescued and set free. He must flee to his home city to confront the ruler who betrayed him. Perhaps while there he will also regain his lovely, powerful, and subversive wife, Venera.

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This is the third novel, after "Sun of Suns" and "Queen of Candesce," to be set in Virga, a bubble universe artificially separated from our own future universe. “Schroeder's Virga series is highly reminiscent of the Golden Age of SF, when A. E. van Vogt, Isaac Asimov, and E. E. “Doc” Smith were all mixing the pulp heritage with high adventure and innovative scientific projections to create interesting worlds, peoples, and stories.” ("The Sacramento Book Review"). Chaison Fanning, the admiral of a fleet of warships introduced in the first book, has been captured and imprisoned by his enemies, but is now rescued and set free. He must flee to his home city to confront the ruler who betrayed him. Perhaps while there he will also regain his lovely, powerful, and subversive wife, Venera. He has not seen her since she fled, careening off into the air of Virga, with the key to the artificial sun, Candesce, at the center of Virga. In "Pirate Sun," Schroeder sets a whole new standard for hard SF space opera.

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Critic Reviews

“Praise for Sun of Suns ( Kirkus Reviews Best of 2006; An RT Book Reviews Top Pick)”

"Outrageously brilliant and absolutely not to be missed." - Kirkus, starred review."

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About the Author

Karl Schroeder was born in 1962 and was raised in Brandon, Manitoba. He has had fiction published in three of the Tesseracts anthologies, as well as On Spec magazine, Figment and the Barnes and Noble anthology A Horror A Day. Karl was president of SF Canada in 1996-97, and has twice been nominated for the Aurora Award (winning with David Nickle for aThe Toy Milla in 1993).

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Product Details

Publisher
Tor Books
Published
9th November 2010
Pages
318
ISBN
9780765326423

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