Fofo’s #CBR4 Review #05: Pirate Sun by Karl Schroeder
Profile: Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, Military Fiction
Karl Schroeder’s Virga series caught my eye a few years back with its intriguing blend of hard sci-fi and medieval humanity. I’ve always been interested in media that explores humanity’s reaction to discovering that an underling truth of their world is false: The Matrix, Scrapped Princess, and now the Virga series. Schroeder’s books cut an extremely advanced form of humanity off from any technology more sophisticated than a jet engine and the culture has regressed to the point that they no longer understand the science underlying their home, an artificial habitat consisting of nothing but air and a fake sun. The core theme of the novels is the new directions that these societies and individuals take upon discovering the artificial truth of their world and their missing histories.