This month, the io9 Book Club is reading Karl Schroeder's Lockstep. We'll meet on October 28 to discuss it. Join us!
Every now and then I encounter a book that utterly thrills me, and Karl Schroeder's new novel Lockstep is one of them. It's about a young loner, battling an oppressive corporate regime that controls space by controlling how people experience time. And the lockstep is the key to it all.
My newest science fiction novel, Lockstep, was recently serialized in Analog magazine. Reactions have been pretty favourable — except that I've managed to offend a small but vocal group of readers. They're outraged that I've written an SF story in which faster than light travel is impossible.