Lady of Mazes
By Karl Schroeder
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765312198, 288pp.)
Publication Date: June 23, 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
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Karl Schroeder is one of the new stars of hard SF. His novels, Ventus and Permanence, have established him as a new force in the field. Now he extends his reach into Larry Niven territory, returning to the same distant future in which Ventus was set, but employing a broader canvas, to tell the story of Teven Coronal, a ringworld with a huge multiplicity of human civilizations. Brilliant but troubled Livia Kodaly is Teven's only hope against invaders both human and superhuman who would destroy its fragile ecologies and human diversity. Filled with action, ideas, and intellectual energy, Lady of Mazes is the hard SF novel of the year.
KARL SCHROEDER lives in Toronto, Ontario
Praise for Lady of Mazes:
"With Lady of Mazes, Schroeder gives us another novel of marvelous insight -- brightest glimpses of where our technology of communication and computation may be taking us."--Vernor Vinge
"A complete original. . . it's the most thought-provoking and interesting work of hard SF that I've read in the past year, and it deserves to be recognized as belonging to the cutting edge of the new far future in SF."--Charles Stross
"Lady of Mazes is Clarke's The City And The Stars re-imagined for a new century. This is hard SF at its best. . . Schroeder belongs to a dynasty that includes Benford, Vinge and Egan. Read this book and reboot your dreams -- and your nightmares."--Stephen Baxter
"An astonishing saga. One helluva read!"--Charles Harness
"Karl Schroeder has always had a knack for intelligent and provocative thought experiments, disguised as space opera. Now he ups the ante with a fascinating riff on consensual (and conflicting) realities. Lady of Mazes contains more cool ideas than Ventus and Permanence combined."--Peter Watts
"With Lady of Mazes, Schroeder gives us another novel of marvelous insight."
"A complete original. . .thought-provoking. . .the cutting edge of the new far future in SF."
"This is hard SF at its best. . . Schroeder belongs to a dynasty that includes Benford, Vinge and Egan."
"An astonishing saga. One helluva read!"