Ventus is a large-scale Hard SF adventure novel in the tradition of Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, and Arthur C. Clarke. Karl Schroeder, a physicist and writer, is a winner of Canada's Aurora Award. His first novel was called the best first fantasy of the year by Science Fiction Chronicle, and now his first SF novel launches a major career in SF.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jakecasella - LibraryThing
Enjoyable, though long-winded. File next to Iain M. Banks. Seems like Schroeder really wants to talk about some heavy philosophical ideas, realized through AI/material science--and that was the best part of the book. Wish he would have just come out with it. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DLMorrese - LibraryThing
I had seen some of Karl Schroeder’s books in the library before, but I never picked one up until now. I’m glad I finally did. This isn’t a great book. There are weak spots. The prose, grammar, and ... Read full review