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Karl Schroeder


Tor U.K.

Science Fiction » Science; Science Fiction » Biology; Science Fiction » Future Society; Science Fiction » Society; Science Fiction » Space Travel & Colonisation; Science Fiction » Galactic Empires; Science Fiction » Space Habitats; Science Fiction » Space Ships; Science Fiction » Time


352 pages

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When seventeen-year-old Toby McGonigal finds himself lost in space, separated from his family, he expects his next drift into cold sleep to be his last. After all, the planet he's orbiting is frozen and sunless, and the cities are dead. But when Toby wakes again, he's surprised to discover a thriving planet, a strange and prosperous galaxy, and something stranger still--that he's been asleep for 14,000 years.Welcome to the Lockstep Empire, where civilization is kept alive by careful hibernation. Here cold sleeps can last decades and waking moments mere weeks. Its citizens survive for millennia, traveling asleep on long voyages between worlds. Not only is Lockstep the new center of the galaxy, but Toby is shocked to learn that the Empire is still ruled by its founding family: his own.Toby's brother Peter has become a terrible tyrant. Suspicious of the return of his long-lost brother, whose rightful inheritance also controls the lockstep hibernation cycles, Peter sees Toby as a threat to his regime. Now, with the help of a lockstep girl named Corva, Toby must survive the forces of this new Empire, outwit his siblings, and save human civilization. Karl Schroeder's Lockstep is a grand innovation in hard SF space opera.

By:   Karl Schroeder
Imprint:   Tor U.K.
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 244mm,  Width: 168mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   522g


ISBN 10:   0765337266
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   March 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Available   Availability explained
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Canadian Karl Schroeder is the author of Ventus, Permanence, Lady of Mazes, and the Virga Series.

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