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Sun of Suns: Virga, Book 1 by Karl Schroeder
Cover Artist: Stephan Martiniere
Review by Ernest Lilley
Tor Books Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 0765315432
Date: 03 October, 2006 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

There's almost no way to talk about Sun of Suns without spoiling the fun you'd get coming to grips with the world Karl Schroeder has created. If you came to find out if this was something you'd enjoy, and you consider yourself any kind of SF reader at all, the answer would be yes, absolutely, stop here and go buy, borrow or steal a copy and come back when you've read it. Even if you're not an SF fan, it's worth giving a serious look at, as it manages to blend several genres, including the sort of Horatio Hornblower adventure you find in Master and Commander, and none too shabbily.

From official release/information:

Book Description: It is the distant future. The world known as Virga is a fullerene balloon three thousand kilometers in diameter, filled with air, water, and aimlessly floating chunks of rock. The humans who live in this vast environment must build their own fusion suns and "towns" that are in the shape of enormous wood and rope wheels that are spun for gravity. Young, fit, bitter, and friendless, Hayden Griffin is a very dangerous man. He's come to the city of Rush in the nation of Slipstream with one thing in mind: to take murderous revenge for the deaths of his parents six years ago. His target is Admiral Chaison Fanning, head of the fleet of Slipstream, which conquered Hayden's nation of Aerie years ago. And the fact that Hayden's spent his adolescence living with pirates doesn't bode well for Fanning's chances...

(Source: Tor Books)

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