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Orson Scott Card - Author

About the Author

Orson Scott Card is the award-winning author of the Ender saga, the Alvin Maker series and the Homecoming series. He lives with his wife and children in the US.

 

Maxim Jakubowski's view on ENDER’S GAME...
A young boy with awesome powers is controlled by the state and taken to a strange military school where his skill with games is manipulated with dreadful consequences as part of a deadly war between mankind and an alien race. Although the novel (which initiated a series) is a frantic page-turner, it also raises endless questions about morality, the nature of evil and can also be used as a perfect introduction to the challenges of SF for younger readers.

Featured books by Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game

Ender's Game

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2013

The human race faces annihilation. An alien threat is on the horizon, ready to strike. And if humanity is to be defended, the government must create the greatest military commander in history.     The brilliant young Ender Wiggin is their last hope. But first he must survive the rigours of a brutal military training programme - to prove that he can be the leader of all leaders. A saviour for mankind must be produced, through whatever means possible. But are they creating a hero or a monster? This is the multiple award-winning classic ENDER'S GAME - a groundbreaking tale of war, strategy and survival.

Other books by Orson Scott Card

Rachel and Leah

Rachel and Leah

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2018

Leah is the oldest daughter of Laban, whose 'tender eyes' prevent her from fully participating in the daily work of her nomadic family. Rachel is the spoiled younger daughter, the petted and privileged beauty of the family - or so it seems to Leah. There is also Bilhah, an orphan who is not quite a slave but not really a family member, a young woman desperately searching to fit in, and Zilpah, who knows only how to use her beauty to manipulate men as she strives to secure for herself something better than the life of drudgery and servitude into which she has been born. Into the desert camp comes Jacob, a handsome and charismatic kinsman who is clearly destined to be Rachel's husband. But that doesn't prevent the other women from vying for his attention. Ambition, jealousy, fear, and love motivate them as they compete to win the regard of Jacob, heir to the spiritual birthright of Abraham and Isaac.

Ultimate Comics Iron Man Ultimate Collection

Ultimate Comics Iron Man Ultimate Collection

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2018

Sarah Women of Genesis (A Novel)

Sarah Women of Genesis (A Novel)

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2018

In Sarah, Orson Scott Card uses his fertile imagination and uncanny insight into human nature to flesh out a unique woman - one who is beautiful, tough, smart, and resourceful in an era when women get short shrift in life as well as in the historical record. Sarah takes on a vivid reality as a woman desirable to kings, a devoted wife, and a faithful follower of the God of Abraham, chosen to experience an incomparable miracle. Set in the splendor and excess of Egypt and the starkly beautiful desert landscapes of the Sinai peninsula, Sarah is an altogether believable and provocative drama.

Sarah

Sarah

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2018

The first book of bestselling author Orson Scott Card's Women of Genesis series-a unique re-imagining of the biblical taleSarai was a child of ten years, wise for her age but not yet a woman, when she first met Abram. He appeared before her in her father's house, filthy from the desert, tired and thirsty. But as the dirt of travel was washed from his body, the sight of him filled her heart. And when Abram promises Sarai to return in ten years to take her for his wife, her fate was sealed.Abram kept his promise, and Sarai kept hers. They were wed, and so joined the royal house of Ur with the high priesthood of the Hebrews. So began a lifetime of great joy together, and greater peril: and with the blessing of their God, a great nation would be built around the core of their love.Bestselling author Orson Scott Card uses his fertile imagination, and uncanny insight into human nature, to tell the story of a unique woman-one who is beautiful, tough, smart, and resourceful in an era when women had little power, and are scarce in the historical record. Sarah, child of the desert, wife of Abraham, takes on vivid reality as a woman desirable to kings, a devoted wife, and a faithful follower of the God of Abraham, chosen to experience an incomparable miracle.Women of GenesisSarahRebekahRachel and LeahAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Empire: The Series

Empire: The Series

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 15/08/2017

When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together? And which side will you be on?The American Empire has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone.Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller, who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science fiction and fantasy novels. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near future scenario of a new American Civil War.Empire - Battle rages with high-technology weapons versus militia foot-soldiers, devastating the cities, and overrunning the countryside. But the vast majority, who only want the killing to stop and the nation to return to more peaceful days, have technology, weapons and strategic geniuses of their own.Hidden Empire - A deadly plague devastating the world leads the American President to declare severe immigration restriction. Captain Batholomew Coleman must navigate a hostile population, while protecting researchers, in the hopes of finding a cure.Tor books by Orson Scott CardEnder Universe Ender Quintet Ender's Game Ender in Exile Speaker for the Dead Xenodice Children of the Mind Ender's Shadow Quintet Ender's Shadow Shadow of the Hegemon Shadow Puppets Shadow of the Giant Shadows in Flight The Second Formic War (With Aaron Johnston) The SwarmOther Books in the Ender Universe Children of the FleetEnder Novellas A War of Gifts First MeetingsAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Mither Mages Trilogy

Mither Mages Trilogy

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 13/06/2017

This discounted ebundle includes: The Lost Gate, The Gate Thief, GatefatherThe mage-families of Westil are in exile on Earth. The magical gates have been closed, and for good reason. Unfortunately, Danny North's magically-inclined family has been keeping secrets from him, secrets that may lead to disaster for them all.The Lost Gate - Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.Gate Thief - Here on Earth, Danny North is still in high school, yet he holds in his heart and mind all the stolen outselves of thirteen centuries of gatemages. The Families still want to kill him if they can't control him...and they can't control him. Danny will come to understand just why Loki closed the gates all those centuries ago.Gatefather - Danny North is the first Gate Mage to be born on Earth in nearly 2000 years, or at least the first to survive to claim his power. What he didn't know at the time was that the Gate Thief had a very good reason for closing the Great Gates, and Danny has now fallen into the power of that great enemy of both Earth and Westil.Tor books by Orson Scott CardEnder Universe Ender Quintet Ender's Game Ender in Exile Speaker for the Dead Xenodice Children of the Mind Ender's Shadow Quintet Ender's Shadow Shadow of the Hegemon Shadow Puppets Shadow of the Giant Shadows in Flight The Second Formic War (With Aaron Johnston) The SwarmOther Books in the Ender Universe Children of the Fleet (forthcoming)Ender Novellas A War of Gifts First MeetingsOther Tor Books Series The Mither Mages The Tales of Alvin Maker Homecoming Women of GenesisAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Prentice Alvin and Alvin Journeyman

Prentice Alvin and Alvin Journeyman

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/04/2017

Prentice Alvin Young Alvin returns to the town of his birth, and begins his apprenticeship with Makepeace Smith, committing seven years of his life in exchange for the skills and knowledge of a blacksmith. But Alvin must also learn to control and use his own talent, that of a Maker, else his destiny will be unfulfilled. Alvin Journeyman Alvin is a Maker, the first to be born in a century. Now a grown man and a journeyman smith, Alvin has returned to his family in the town of Vigor Church. He will share in their isolation, work as a blacksmith, and try to teach anyone who wishes to learn the knack of being a Maker. For Alvin has had a vision of the Crystal City he will build, and he knows that he cannot build it alone. But he has left behind in Hatrack River enemies as well as true friends. His ancient foe, the Unmaker, whose cruel whispers and deadly plots have threatened Alvin's life at every turn, has found new hands to do his work of destruction.

First Formic War

First Formic War

Author: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

This discounted ebundle includes: Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, Earth AwakensOne hundred years before Ender Wiggin decisively defeated the alien formics in Ender's Game. A pulse-pounding tale of first contact gone horribly wrong.Ender's Game opens in the last desperate days of Earth's war against the implacable insectoid aliens. We are told early on that the Battle School is training generals for the Third Formic War - the war that will end the war; will save the Earth; will finally defeat the Buggers. This is the story of the First Formic Wars, back when humans thought they were alone in the galaxy. Humanity was slowly making their way out from Earth to the planets and asteroids of the Solar System, exploring and mining and founding colonies. Then a ship's telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it's hard to know what to make of it. It's massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.Earth Unaware - When mining ship El Cavador's telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it's hard to know what to make of it. It's massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light. But the ship has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems...not important.Earth Afire - Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. That is, until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could organize in time to meet the threat. Earth Awakens - Politics slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. It's up to Mazer Rackham's squad in China, who have developed a method to destroy the alien landers one by one; and Lem Jukes and his crew on the Moon, who may have the key to destroying the Formic mother ship in orbit.Books by Orson Scott CardThe Ender UniverseEnder Quintet#1 Ender's Game#2 Ender in Exile#3 Speaker for the Dead#4 Xenodice#5 Children of the Mind Ender's Shadow Quintet #1 Ender's Shadow#2 Shadow of the Hegemon#3 Shadow Puppets#4 Shadow of the Giant#5 Shadows in Flight The Second Formic War (With Aaron Johnston) #1 The SwarmOther Books in the Ender UniverseChildren of the Fleet A War of Gifts (novella) First Meetings (novella)Other SeriesHomecomingThe MithermagesThe Tales of Alvin MakerAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Shadows in Flight; Shadow of the Giant

Shadows in Flight; Shadow of the Giant

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2016

V centre povestvovaniya romanov "e;Ten' Velikana"e; i "e;Teni v polete"e;, voshedshih v nastoyashchij sbornik, - sud'ba odnogo iz glavnyh soratnikov EHndera v vojne s zhukerami, Dzhuliana Del'fiki, v Boevoj shkole poluchivshego prozvishche "e;Bob"e; za svoj malen'kij rost. Teper' zhe ego zovut Velikanom, i ne tol'ko za rost. Napryazhennoe dejstvie, masshtabnye sobytiya, neprostye ehticheskie voprosy i glubokie razmyshleniya o problemah, stoyashchih pered chelovechestvom, - vse ehto vy najdete v ehpicheskoj sage odnogo iz luchshih amerikanskih fantastov. Cikl Orsona Skotta Karda ob EHndere Viggine, yunoshe, kotoryj izmenil budushchee chelovechestva, prinadlezhit k luchshim proizvedeniyam pisatelya. V "e;fantasticheskih"e; knizhnyh rejtingah "e;Igra EHndera"e;, pervaya kniga cikla, neizmenno popadaet v pyaterku luchshih za vsyu istoriyu zhanra i dazhe chasto okazyvayutsya v liderah, ostavlyaya pozadi knigi takih gigantov fantastiki, kak Azimov, Klark, Brehdberi, i drugih imenityh avtorov. Prodolzhenie sagi ob EHndere - cikl proizvedenij pod obshchim nazvaniem "e;Saga tenej"e; - sostavlyayut romany, raskryvayushchie zakulisnuyu istoriyu velikoj bor'by i pobedy chelovechestva, pozvolivshej emu vyrvat'sya na prostory Vselennoj.

Gatefather

Gatefather

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2016

Danny North is the first Gate Mage to be born on Earth in nearly 2000 years, or at least the first to survive to claim his power. Families of Westil in exile on Earth have had a treaty that required the death of any suspected Gate Mage. The wars between the Families had been terrible, until at last they realised it was their own survival in question. But a Gate Mage, one who could build a Great Gate back to Westil, would give his own Family a terrible advantage over all the others, and reignite the wars. So they all had to die. And if the Families didn't kill them, the Gate Thief would - that mysterious Mage who destroyed every Great Gate, and the Gate Mage, before it could be opened between Earth and Westil. But Danny survived. And Danny battled the Gate Thief and won. What he didn't know at the time was that the Gate Thief had a very good reason for closing the Great Gates and Danny has now fallen into the power of that great enemy of both Earth and Westil.

Hegemon arnyekaban

Hegemon arnyekaban

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

A haborunak vege, Ender Wiggin es ragyogoan tehetseges gyermekkatonai gyozedelmeskedtek. Megsemmisitettek az ellenseget es megmentettek az emberi fajt. Maga Ender nem ter vissza, de seregenek tagjai visszautaznak a Fold kulonbozo orszagaiban elo csaladjukhoz. A Hadiskola bezarta kapuit. Am hiaba szunt meg a kulso fenyegetes, a Fold megis ujra csataterre valtozik. A hadiskolas gyermekek nemcsak hosok, hanem lehetseges fegyverek, akik hatalomhoz segithetik azt az orszagot, amelyik megszerzi oket. Ender Sarkany hadtestenek tagjait egytol egyig elraboljak, csak Bean menekul meg, es fordul segitsegert Peterhez, Ender batyjahoz. Peter Wiggin, Ender batyja a szinfalak mogul mar eddig is ugyesen mozgatta a foldi politika szalait. Bean segitsegevel vegul o lehet a vilag ura. Az "e;Ender arnyeka"e; folytatasaban Bean geniuszanak a nagypolitika sakkjatszmajaban kell gyozedelmeskednie, csakhogy ellenfele babkent allitja a tablara egykori hadiskolas tarsait.

Ender arnyeka

Ender arnyeka

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Udvozlunk a Hadiskolaban! Minden gyermek eleteben adodnak nehez pillanatok. Fokepp ha az utcan no fel, ahol koldulnia kell az etelert, es kivert kutyakent kell megkuzdenie a hozza hasonlo, ehezo kolykokkel, akik egy gerezd almaert is olni kepesek. Ha letezik barmi, amit Bean az utcan megtanult, az a tuleles. Nem okollel es izommal, ahhoz o tul apro. Esszel. Bean csodas elmeje elemez es szamit, ugyesen hasznalja ki ellenfelei gyengesegeit. Mi is lehetne ennel kivanatosabb tulajdonsaga annak a tabornoknak, akinek le kell gyoznie az emberiseget elpusztitassal fenyegeto idegen fajt, a hangyokat? A Hadiskolaba kerulve Bean megismerkedik es baratsagot kot egy masik lehetseges jovendobeli hadvezerrel, Ender Wigginsszel, az egyetlen lehetseges rivalisaval. Am mindkettojuknek ugyanaz a problemaja: a jovo immaron a jelen. A legendas regeny, a Vegjatek, ezuttal Bean szemszogebol.

Decision Points

Decision Points

Author: Orson Scott Card, Kevin J Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/2016

Shadow of the gegemon; Shadow puppets

Shadow of the gegemon; Shadow puppets

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2015

Orson Skott Kard - odin iz liderov amerikanskoj fantastiki i obladatel' mnozhestva nagrad. Vklyuchaya neskol'ko vysshih - premij "e;H'yugo"e; i "e;Neb'yula"e;. Cikl romanov ob EHndere Viggine, yunoshe, kotoryj izmenil budushchee chelovechestva, prinadlezhit k luchshim proizvedeniyam pisatelya. V "e;fantasticheskih"e; knizhnyh rejtingah "e;igra EHndera"e;, pervaya kniga cikla, neizmenno popadaet v pyaterku luchshih za vsyu istoriyu zhanra i dazhe chasto okazyvayutsya v liderah, ostavlyaya pozadi knigi takih gigantov fantastiki, kak Azimov, Klark, Brehdberi, i drugih imenityh avtorov. Prodolzhenie sagi ob EHndere sostavlyayut romany, raskryvayushchie zakulisnuyu istoriyu velikoj bor'by i pobedy CHelovechestva, pozvolivshej emu vyrvat'sya na prostory Vselennoj. "e;Ten' Gegemona"e; i "e;Teatr tenej"e;, voshedshie v nastoyashchij sbornik"e; povestvuyut o dramaticheskih sobytiyah na Zemle posle okonchaniya vojny s zhukerami i izgnaniya EHndera Viggina.

Gatefather

Gatefather

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2015

The much-anticipated third installment in Card's New York Times bestselling Mithermages seriesDanny North is the first Gate Mage to be born on Earth in nearly two thousand years, or at least the first to survive and claim his power, for families of Westil in exile on Earth have a treaty that requires the death of any suspected Gate Mage. The wars between the families had been terrible, until at last they realized it was their own survival in question. But a Gate Mage, one who could build a Great Gate back to Westil, would give his own family a terrible advantage over all the others and reignite the wars. So it was decided that they all had to die. And if the families didn't kill them, the Gate Thief would-that mysterious mage who destroyed every Great Gate, along with the Gate Mage who created it, before it could be opened between Earth and Westil.But Danny survived. And Danny battled the Gate Thief-and won.What he didn't know at the time was that the Gate Thief had a very good reason for closing the Great Gates-and Danny has now fallen into the power of that great enemy of both Earth and Westil.

Ender's shadow

Ender's shadow

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

Istoriya Boevoj shkoly - ehto ne tol'ko istoriya tyazheloj bor'by i pobedy EHndera Viggina. V ehtoj shkole ne bylo zauryadnyh uchenikov, tuda otbirali luchshih iz luchshih. I shansov popast' v voennuyu ehlitu chelovechestva bylo nemnogo dazhe u ochen' vydayushchihsya detej Zemli. U malysha Boba, ulichnogo brodyagi iz Rotterdama, shansov ne bylo vovse. No sud'ba sdelala dlya nego isklyuchenie i podarila emu vozmozhnost' sovershit' vo imya chelovechestva podvig edva li menee velikij, chem sovershil ego drug, hotya i ne takoj zametnyj v teni EHndera.

Ender in exile

Ender in exile

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 04/03/2015

Orson Skott Kard - odin iz liderov amerikanskoj fantastiki i obladatel' mnozhestva nagrad, vklyuchaya neskol'ko vysshih - premij "e;H'yugo i "e;Neb'yula. Cikl romanov ob EHndere Viggine, yunoshe, kotoryj izmenil budushchee chelovechestva, prinadlezhit k luchshim proizvedeniyam pisatelya. "e;EHnder v izgnanii - neposredstvennoe prodolzhenie znamenitoj "e;Igry EHndera, no napisannoe pozzhe vsekh osnovnyh knig cikla i otvechayushchee na mnogie voprosy, kotorye mogli vozniknut' u chitatelej. EHnder Viggin uznaet, chto ne mozhet vernut'sya na Zemlyu. Teper' on ne prosto mal'chik, pobedivshij v Igre, kotoraya na poverku okazalas' nastoyashchej vojnoj, stoivshej zhizni mnogim lyudyam i stershej s lica istorii celuyu razumnuyu rasu. On - spasitel' chelovechestva, geroj, voennyj genij. Ne zhelaya stanovitsya razmennoj monetoj v igrah politikov. EHnder vybiraet zvezdy i otpravlyaetsya v puteshestvie na pervom iz kolonistskij korablej, nadeyas' najti otvety na muchayushchie ego voprosy. Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

Children of the Mind

Children of the Mind

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 19/11/2014

Bol'shaya igra EHndera blizitsya k svoemu zaversheniyu. No prezhde, chem vyjti iz nee, EHndryu Vigginu predstoit vyderzhat' eshche nemalo ispytanij. Karatel'nyj flot po-prezhnemu stremitsya unichtozhit' myatezhnuyu Luzitaniyu. Virus deskolady uspeshno preodolevaet lyubye popytki vzyat' ego pod kontrol'. Sovet Sta Mirov sankcioniroval ubijstvo Dzhejn, blizkogo druga EHndera Viggina, i hotya ehto ne tak-to prosto sdelat', dni ee sochteny. Da i vremya samogo EHndera tozhe utekaet, kak pesok skvoz' pal'cy...Kazalos' by, na stol' mrachnom fone ne ostaetsya mesta nadezhde na luchshee budushchee. No poka zhivo razumnoe nachalo, daruyushchee smysl i formu vsemu vo Vselennoj, igra budet prodolzhat'sya

Xenocide

Xenocide

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 22/07/2014

Prodolzhenie "e;Sagi EHndera - odnogo iz velichajshih ciklov v istorii nauchnoj fantastiki, laureata "e;H'yugo, "e;Neb'yuly i mnozhestva drugih nagrad. On - velichajshij iz polkovodcev kosmicheskoj ehry, palach, stershij s lica Vselennoj celuyu civilizaciyu, chelovek, ch'e imya stalo sinonimom zhestokosti na vsekh obitaemyh mirah, - EHnder Ksenocid. On - EHndryu Viggin, Govoryashchij ot Imeni Mertvyh, spasitel' celoj civilizacii. Dazhe dvuh civilizacij - i ehto ne schitaya chelovecheskogo naseleniya Luzitanii, k kotoroj napravlyaetsya karatel'nyj flot, daby raznesti ee na molekuly, likvidirovat' myatezh i ugrozu zarazheniya drugih chelovecheskih mirov smertel'nym virusom. A poskol'ku ehtot virus uspel stat' osnovoj ehkologicheskogo ravnovesiya celoj planety, polnost'yu pereprogrammirovav genomy vsekh ee zhiznennyh form, to vsyo to nedolgoe vremya, ostavsheesya do pribytiya smertonosnoj flotilii, EHnderu i obitatelyam Luzitanii predstoit reshat' mnozhestvo trudnyh voprosov - i ne tol'ko nauchnogo haraktera.

Earth Awakens Book 3 of the First Formic War

Earth Awakens Book 3 of the First Formic War

Author: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2014

'A standout tale of SF adventure that gives Ender series fans fascinating backstory to the classic Ender's Game' Library Journal on Earth Unaware TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR HUMANITY It is one hundred years before the events of Ender's Game. Tens of millions are dead in China as the invading Formics scour the landscape and gas cities with a lethal alien chemical. Young Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police scramble to find a counteragent, while asteroid miner Victor Delgado infiltrates the alien ship in near-Earth orbit. Victor needs to find a way to seize the ship and end the war, but he'll need a small strike force of highly skilled soldiers to pull it off. In this last-ditch effort to save what's left of humanity, Mazer Rackham and his team may be just the men for the job . . . The thrilling final novel in the First Formic War series, following Earth Unaware and Earth Afire

Earth Awakens

Earth Awakens

Author: Orson Scott Card, Stefan Rudnicki Format: eBook Release Date: 10/06/2014

The story of The First Formic War continues in Earth Awakens.Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card's bestselling novel Ender's Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both asteroid belts; a few stations; a corporate settlement on Luna. No one had seen any sign of other space-faring races; everyone expected that First Contact, if it came, would happen in the future, in the empty reaches between the stars. Then a young navigator on a distant mining ship saw something moving too fast, heading directly for our sun.When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it disrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and supply stations, and between them and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship pulled into Earth orbit, and began landing terra-forming crews in China. Politics and pride slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. But there are a few men and women who see that if Earth doesn't wake up and pull together, the planet could be lost.

Speaker for the dead

Speaker for the dead

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2014

Prodolzhenie "e;Igry EHndera odnoj iz velichajshih sag v istorii nauchnoj fantastiki, laureata "e;H'yugo "e;Neb'yuly i mnozhestva drugih nagrad. Kogda vojna chelovechestva s zhukerami zavershilas' total'nym unichtozheniem vrazhdebnoj rasy, mal'chik, na plechi kotorogo legla vsya tyazhest' ehtoj pobedy, ischez. I togda lyudi uslyshali Govoryashchego ot Imeni Mertvyh, cheloveka, kotoryj rasskazal, chto na samom dele proizoshlo v tom ehpicheskom srazhenii, kogda s lica Vselennoj byla v odnochas'e sterta celaya rasa razumnyh sushchestv. I lyudi uzhasnulis' sodeyannomu i proklyali imya svoego spasitelya. I teper' EHndryu Viggin - EHnder Ksenocid, EHnder Ubijca - stranstvuet sredi zvezd v poiskah planety, kotoraya pomozhet emu iskupit' vinu i pozvolit vernut' k zhizni tekh, kogo on unichtozhil. I vezde, kuda by ni zavela ego doroga, on Govorit ot Imeni Mertvyh, vozvrashchaya nadezhdu zhivym.

Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction How to create out-of-this-world novels and short stories

Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction How to create out-of-this-world novels and short stories

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2013

Craft an otherworldly experience for your readers! Do you envision celestial cities in distant, fantastic worlds? Do you dream of mythical beasts and gallant quests in exotic kingdoms? If you have ever wanted to write the next great fantasy or science fiction story, this all-in-one comprehensive book will show you how. Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction is full of advice from master authors offering definitive instructions on world building, character creation, and storytelling in the many styles and possibilities available to writers of speculative fiction. You'll discover: * How to build, populate, and dramatize fantastic new worlds. * How to develop dynamic and meaningful themes that will expand the cannon of sci-fi and fantasy storytelling. * Exciting subgenres such as steampunk, as well as new developments in the sci-fi and fantasy genres. * How to imbue your tales with historically accurate information about world cultures, legends, folklore, and religions. * Detailed descriptions of magic rituals, fantastic weapons of war, clothing and armor, and otherworldly beasts such as orcs, giants, elves, and more. * How societies, villages, and castles were constructed and operate on a day-to-day basis. * The astounding methods of interstellar travel, the rules of starflight, and the realities and myths of scientific exploration. * How to generate new ideas and graft them to the most popular themes and plot devices in sci-fi and fantasy writing. The boundaries of your imagination are infinite, but to create credible and thrilling fiction, you must ground your stories in rules, facts, and accurate ideas. Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction will guide you through the complex and compelling universe of fantasy and science fiction writing and help you unleash your stories on the next generation of readers and fans.

Ender's game

Ender's game

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 30/10/2013

Zemnaya civilizaciya pod ugrozoj. Uzhe sem' desyatiletij chelovechestvo vedet bezvyigryshnuyu vojnu s chuzhdoj inoplanetnoj rasoj, i shansy na pobedu vsyo tayut. Neuzheli net nikakoj nadezhdy i chelovechestvu pridetsya pogibnut'? I takaya nadezhda poyavlyaetsya. Na Zemle rozhdaetsya genij, rebenok, kotoromu suzhdeno stat' spasitelem chelovechestva. Imya ego EHndryu Viggin, ili EHnder, chto znachit pobeditel'. "e;Igra EHndera"e; - absolyutnyj shedevr sovremennoj fantastiki i redkij sluchaj v istorii zhanra, kogda roman zavoevyvaet v odin god dve vysshie fantasticheskie nagrady - premii "e;H'yugo"e; i "e;Neb'yula"e;. To est' poluchaet odnovremenno i chitatel'skoe, i pisatel'skoe priznanie.

Ender's Game Boxed Set

Ender's Game Boxed Set

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2013

FEATURING: Ender's GameEnder's ShadowAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ender's Game Boxed Set I

Ender's Game Boxed Set I

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2013

This boxed set includes: Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon Orson Scott Card's classic and worldwide bestselling series is the winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards!Ender's Game opens in the last desperate days of Earth's war against the implacable insectoid aliens. In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers.Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a child.Ender's Shadow tells the parellel story of Bean. Bean's desperate struggle to live, and his success, brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters, those people scouring the planet for leaders, tacticians, and generals to save Earth from the threat of alien invasion. Bean was sent into orbit, to the Battle School. And there he met Ender....Shadows of Hegemon takes us to the period after the War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is destroyed, the human race is saved. Ender himself refuses to return to the planet, but his crew has gone home to their families, scattered across the globe. The battle school is no more.Tor books by Orson Scott CardThe Ender UniverseEnder Quintet#1 Ender's Game#2 Ender in Exile#3 Speaker for the Dead#4 Xenodice#5 Children of the MindEnder's Shadow Quintet#1 Ender's Shadow#2 Shadow of the Hegemon#3 Shadow Puppets#4 Shadow of the Giant#5 Shadows in FlightThe Second Formic War (With Aaron Johnston)#1 The SwarmOther Books in the Ender UniverseChildren of the Fleet A War of Gifts (novella)First Meetings (novella)Other SeriesHomecomingThe MithermagesThe Tales of Alvin MakerAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ender's Game Boxed Set II

Ender's Game Boxed Set II

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2013

FEATURING: Ender's Game Speaker for the DeadEnder in ExileAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Shadow Quintet

Shadow Quintet

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 24/09/2013

This set contains Orson Scott Card's Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Giant, and Shadows in Flight.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ender Quintet

Ender Quintet

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2013

This set contains Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, and Ender in Exile.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Earth Unaware Book 1 of the First Formic War

Earth Unaware Book 1 of the First Formic War

Author: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2013

'A standout tale of SF adventure that gives Ender series fans fascinating backstory to the classic Ender's Game' Library Journal HUMANS THOUGHT THEY WERE ALONE IN THE GALAXY. UNTIL NOW. A hundred years before Ender's Game, humanity is slowly making its way out to the planets of the solar system, exploring and mining asteroids. The ship El Cavador is far from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. When the ship's telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, they're unsure what to make of it. Little do they know that this object is the most important thing to happen to the human race in a million years. It's humanity's first contact with an alien race. The First Formic War is about to begin. Book one of the First Formic War - a thrilling space adventure series set in the world of bestselling science fiction classic Ender's Game

Earth Afire Book 2 of the First Formic War

Earth Afire Book 2 of the First Formic War

Author: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2013

'A standout tale of SF adventure that gives Ender series fans fascinating backstory to the classic Ender's Game' Library Journal on Earth Unaware THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY HANGS IN THE BALANCE One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. This is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince sceptical governments that there was a threat. They didn't believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat . . . Following Earth Unaware comes this thrilling second novel in the First Formic War - a space adventure series set in the world of bestselling science fiction classic Ender's Game

Earth Afire

Earth Afire

Author: Orson Scott Card, Stefan Rudnicki Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2013

One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston is the story of the First Formic War.Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn't believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame.And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.

Lovelock

Lovelock

Author: Orson Scott Card, Kathryn H. Kidd Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2013

Orson Scott Card, bestselling author of Ender's Game, teams up with Kathryn H. Kidd to launch an epic science fiction saga of space exploration-and a dramatic conflict between human and nonhuman intelligence.On the Ark, a colony ship bound outward across the stars, not everyone is a volunteer-or even human. Lovelock is a capuchin monkey engineered from conception to be the perfect servant: intelligent, agile, and devoted to his owner. He is a "e;witness,"e; privileged to spend his days and nights recording the life of one of Earth's most brilliant scientists via digital devices implanted behind his eyes.But Lovelock is something special among witnesses. He's a little smarter than most humans: smart enough to break through some of his conditioning, smart enough to feel the bonds of slavery-and want freedom.Set against the awesome scope of interstellar space, and like Speaker for the Dead and Xenocide before it, Lovelock probes the provocative interface between humanity and another sentient species.

Children Of The Mind Book 4 of the Ender Saga

Children Of The Mind Book 4 of the Ender Saga

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2013

A PLANET LIES OPEN TO ATTACK. THERE IS STILL HOPE - BUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT The Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy the planet Lusitania. Once again the human race has grown fearful. Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, can save the world' three sentient races. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light-speed limit. But it takes all the processing power available to her. With Starways Congress shutting down the Net, world by world, soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Ender's children must save her if they are to save themselves.

Xenocide Book 3 of the Ender Saga

Xenocide Book 3 of the Ender Saga

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2013

TOGETHER THEY STAND - BUT CAN THEY PREVENT AN ATROCITY? Ender and Valentine Wiggin: brother and sister whose lives have shaped history. Valentine is 'Demosthenes', whose subversive, incendiary writings fight the monstrous power of Starways Congress, masters of the Hundred Worlds. And Ender...As a child, Ender commanded a warfleet that wiped out a planet. The triumph of his life could be his fight to stop it happening again. It might be his tragedy that he cannot. Congress has sent a warfleet to Lusitania, home to Ender, his family, two alien species and the deadliest virus ever known. The warfleet carries an order to destroy. To commit xenocide.

Speaker For The Dead Book 2 in the Ender Saga

Speaker For The Dead Book 2 in the Ender Saga

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

'Achieves and delivers more than almost anything else within the science fiction genre, Ender's Game is a contemporary classic' - New York Times on Ender's Game A FALLEN HERO - HAUNTED BY HIS PAST, BUT CAN HE CHANGE THE FUTURE? Ender Wiggin was once considered a great military leader, a saviour for mankind. But now history judges his destruction of an alien race as monstrous rather than heroic. In the aftermath of the war, Ender disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story behind the battle with the aliens. Now, years later, a second alien race has been discovered. But again they are strange and frightening - and again, humans are dying. It is only the Speaker for the Dead, secretly Ender Wiggin, who has the courage to confront the mystery . . . and the truth. The Hugo and Nebula award-winning sequel to the classic science fiction novel Ender's Game

Gate Thief

Gate Thief

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2013

In this sequel to The Lost Gate, bestselling author Orson Scott Card continues his fantastic tale of the mages of Westil, who live in exile on Earth. Here on Earth, Danny North is still in high school, yet he holds in his heart and mind all the stolen outselves of thirteen centuries of gatemages. The Families still want to kill him if they can't control him-and they can't control him; he is far too powerful. On Westil, Wad is now nearly powerless-he lost everything to Danny in their struggle. Even if he can survive the revenge of his enemies, he must still somehow make peace with the Gatemage Daniel North, for when Danny took that power from Loki, he also took responsibility for the Great Gates. And when he comes face-to-face with the mages who call themselves Bel and Ishtoreth, he will understand just why Loki closed the gates all those centuries ago.

Future Games

Future Games

Author: Orson Scott Card, Cory Doctorow, Louise Marley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/12/2012

Human competition is eternal. We thrill to victory, we suffer the agony of defeat. No matter what the future brings, sports will be a part of it. But what forms will these games take? Who will be the spectator, who will play? Will aliens be our opponents or machines? Will physical competition even exist? What rules will we play by? What will be at stake? What rewards will be reaped by the victors? What fates await the defeated? Will the entire universe be our arena or will our world be smaller than today? Visionary authors speculate on what swifter, higher, stronger, and winning will mean in the near and distant future.

Lost Boys

Lost Boys

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 20/12/2012

For Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children, the move to tiny Steuben, North Carolina, offers new hope and a new beginning. But from the first, eight-year-old Stevie's life there is an unending parade of misery and disaster.Cruelly ostracized at his school, Stevie retreats further and further into himself - and into a strange computer game and a group of imaginary friends.But there is something eerie about his loyal, invisible new playmates: each shares the name of a child who has recently vanished from the sleepy Southern town. And terror grows for Step and DeAnne as the truth slowly unfolds. For their son has found something savagely evil . . and it's coming for Stevie next.

Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories

Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 20/12/2012

From the the bestselling and world-renowned Orson Scott Card comes this collection of science fiction stories - each destined to inspire and remain with the reader for years to come. The collection includes the short story "e;Ender's Game"e;, upon which the subsequent world-famous novel was based."e;Ender's Game"e; - Why are the wars of the future fought by children? Because they alone are free from all moral restraints."e;Eumedines"e; - What was the flippered monstrosity that had taken up residence in his WC?"e;Unaccompanied Sonata"e; - It's not easy to be a musical genius when society makes it a crime to listen to Bach!And many more . . .

Ruins

Ruins

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 30/10/2012

When Rigg and his friends crossed the Wall between the only world they knew and a world they could not imagine, he hoped he was leading them to safety. But the dangers in this new wallfold are more difficult to see. Rigg, Umbo, and Param know that they cannot trust the expendable, Vadesh a machine shaped like a human, created to deceive but they are no longer certain that they can even trust one another. But they will have little choice. Because although Rigg can decipher the paths of the past, he cant yet see the horror that lies ahead: A destructive force with deadly intentions is hurtling toward Garden. If Rigg, Umbo, and Param cant work together to alter the past, there will be no future.

Earth Unaware

Earth Unaware

Author: Orson Scott Card, Stefan Rudnicki Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2012

A hundred years before Ender's Game, humans thought they were alone in the galaxy. Humanity was slowly making their way out from Earth to the planets and asteroids of the Solar System, exploring and mining and founding colonies.The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador's telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it's hard to know what to make of it. It's massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.But the ship has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big. There are claim-jumping corporates bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems...not important.They're wrong. It's the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. This is humanity's first contact with an alien race. The First Formic War is about to begin. Earth Unaware is the first novel in The First Formic War series by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston.

The Shadow Saga Omnibus

The Shadow Saga Omnibus

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

The series which tells the story of Ender's Game from a new angle Twice an alien race has attacked mankind, and twice we have only barely survived. Now, the International Fleet is training exceptional children to command in the next war and defend against the threat of total destruction. The next candidate picked for the rigorous Battle School will be Bean, an orphaned runt surviving on the mean streets of Rotterdam. Displaying staggering tactical genius, Bean will soon become right-hand man to the legendary 'Ender' Wiggin. Together they will lead mankind into its final battle - and change the world in ways no one could have predicted. Intended as a parallel series to the compelling Ender Saga, this omnibus edition of The Shadow Saga also stands on its own as a shining example of the best the science fiction genre has to offer. This omnibus edition contains: ENDER'S SHADOW, SHADOW OF THE HEGEMON, SHADOW PUPPETS and SHADOW OF THE GIANT.

Hamlet's Father

Hamlet's Father

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2012

We all know Shakespeare's classic ghost story-the young prince Hamlet's dead father appears to him, demanding vengeance upon Hamlet's uncle Claudius, who has usurped the throne and, to add insult to injury, married Hamlet's mother. The young prince dithers and delays, coming up with excuse after excuse to postpone his vengeance-but not for the reason Shakespeare told us. It is instead because Hamlet keeps discovering evidence that things are not quite what they seem in the kingdom of Denmark-and never have been throughout his life. Once you've experienced Orson Scott Card's revelatory version of the story, Shakespeare's play will be much more fun to watch-because you'll know what's really going on.

Shadows in Flight

Shadows in Flight

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2012

Ender's Shadow explores the stars in this all-new novel...At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth's scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten--a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth's history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come.For there in space before them lies a derelict Formic colony ship. Aboard it, they will find both death and wonders--the life support that is failing on their own ship, room to grow, and labs in which to explore their own genetic anomaly and the mysterious disease that killed the ship's colony.Shadows in Flight is the fifth novel in Orson Scott Card's Shadow Series.

The Lost Gate

The Lost Gate

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins, and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people. There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow. There is a secret library with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English-but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Danny's cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see. Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny as well and that will lead to disaster for the North family.

Ender's Game

Ender's Game

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2011

'Delivers more than almost anything else within the science fiction genre, Ender's Game is a contemporary classic' - New York Times THE HUMAN RACE FACES ANNIHILATION An alien threat is on the horizon, ready to strike. And if humanity is to be defended, the government must create the greatest military commander in history. The brilliant young Ender Wiggin is their last hope. But first he must survive the rigours of a brutal military training program - to prove that he can be the leader of all leaders. A saviour for mankind must be produced, through whatever means possible. But are they creating a hero or a monster? Discover the bestselling, multiple award-winning classic - a groundbreaking tale of war, strategy and survival.

Laddertop

Laddertop

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2011

An original science fiction tale by the bestselling author of Ender's Game and his daughter Twenty-five years ago, the alien Givers came to Earth and bestowed upon the human race the greatest technology ever seen-four giant towers known as Ladders that rise thirty-six thousand miles and culminate in space stations that power the entire planet. Then, for reasons unknown, the Givers disappeared. Due to the unique alien construction of the Laddertop space stations, only a skilled crew of children can perform the maintenance necessary to keep the stations up and running. Back on Earth, competition is fierce to enter Laddertop Academy. It is an honor few students will achieve. Best friends Robbi and Azure, two eleven-year-old girls who are candidates for the academy, will become entangled in a dangerous mystery that may help them solve the riddle of the Givers-if it doesn't destroy the Earth first.

Characters & Viewpoint

Characters & Viewpoint

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2011

Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be made This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination. Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing and presenting characters, plus handling viewpoint in novels and short stories. With specific examples, he spells out your narrative options-the choices you'll make in creating fictional people so real that readers will feel they know them like members of their own families. You'll learn how to: Draw characters from a variety of sources Make characters show who they are by the things they do and say, and by their individual style Develop characters readers will love-or love to hate Distinguish among major characters, minor characters and walk-ons, and develop each appropriately Choose the most effective viewpoint to reveal the characters and move the storytelling Decide how deeply you should explore your characters' thoughts, emotions, and attitudes

Saints

Saints

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2011

This is an epic of independence and devotion, of hardship and fulfillment, of a woman so strong that knowing her could change your life. When ten-year-old Dinah Kirkham saw her father leave their Manchester home in the middle of the night, she asked when he would be back. ';Soon,' he replied. But he never came back. On that night in 1829, John Kirkham laid the foundation of his daughter's certainty that the only person Dinah could ever really trust was herself. From that day forward, Dinah worked to support her family, remaining devoted to their welfare even in the face of despair and grinding poverty. Then one day she heard a new message; a new purpose ignited in her heart, and new life opened up before her.

Lost Gate

Lost Gate

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 04/01/2011

Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different-and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself. He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people. There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow. There is a secret library with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English-but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Danny's cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see. Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny as well. And that will lead to disaster for the North family.

Cruel Miracles

Cruel Miracles

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2010

A collection of science fiction tales by the author of Lost Boys presents the Hugo Award-winning "e;Eye for Eye,"e; as well as an autobiography by the author. "e;This book is a revelation and a delight."e;--Macon TelegraphAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Cruel Miracles

Cruel Miracles

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2009

This fourth volume in Orson Scott Card's five-volume anthology of short stories features tales with religious themes, exploring the mysteries of ritual, sacrifice, faith, and death. Mortal GodsIn our mortality lies our greatness. Saving GraceA story of TV faith healers and those who follow them. Eye for EyeAn abused child has the gift of creating illness and death in those he is angry with. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 1988. St. Amy's TaleA family destroys all technology. KingsmeatWhen flesh-eating aliens take over a human colony world, one human forestalls total doom by feeding them non-essential bits of his fellow colonists. HolyA seemingly pointless mission to bring an offering to another culture's shrine takes on unexpected meaning. "e;I believe that speculative fiction-science fiction in particular-is the last American refuge of religious literature. Real religious literature, I think, explores the nature of the universe and discovers the purpose behind it."e;-Orson Scott Card, from his introduction

Lost Songs

Lost Songs

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2009

This final collection in Orson Scott Card's five-volume anthology of short works features the "e;hidden stories"e;, including his first published piece, some tales about Mormon family life and other stylistic departures, and several stories that were later developed into acclaimed novels such as Ender's Game, Songmaster, Invasive Procedures, and the Tales of Alvin Maker series. Listen as Card crafts a paranoid thriller, a spoof of "e;serious"e; contemporary literature, an epic narrative poem, and much more. Card includes background commentaries for each story in his afterwords. Stories include: Ender's Game; Mikal's Songbird; Prentice Alvin and the No-Good Plow; Malpractice; Follower; Hitching; Damn Fine Novel; Billy's Box; The Best Family Home Evening Ever; Bicicleta; I Think Mom and Dad Are Going Crazy, Jerry; and Gert Fram.

Hanged Man

Hanged Man

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 30/12/2009

From bestselling storyteller Orson Scott Card comes a collection of eleven chilling tales that provoke the dreaded dark side of the listener's imagination. "e;Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory"e;A sinful man finally faces his conscience in the form of a babylike creature that haunts his waking hours. "e;Quietus"e;Dying can be a difficult thing to come to terms with. "e;Deep Breathing Exercises"e;A man realizes that people who breathe together die together. "e;Fat Farm"e;A wealthy, overweight man tries to escape his overeating problem by getting himself cloned and transfering his memories into the clone. "e;Closing the Timelid"e;Using a time travel machine, available only to the wealthy, a thrill-seeking playboy discovers a way to experience the excitement of death without actually dying. "e;Freeway Games"e;To pass the time, Stanley plays freeway "e;following"e; games, and each person he follows dies trying to escape him. But one day, he meets his match and the chase is on! "e;A Sepulchre of Songs"e;Having lost both her arms and legs in an accident, a girl begins talking with an alien from outer space. "e;Prior Restraint"e;If the Censorship Board takes an interest in your writing, take it as a compliment and do what they say ... or face the consequences. "e;The Changed Man and the King of Words"e;Joe develops a computer system based on literary references that can make frighteningly accurate character interpretations, then he submits his parents to the test. "e;Memories of My Head"e;A man writes a letter in his own blood shortly after blowing his head off with a shotgun. "e;Lost Boys"e;In the story that became the acclaimed horror novel, a child having trouble adjusting to a new town withdraws into a mysterious computer game where he meets imaginary friends.

Flux

Flux

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 30/12/2009

This second volume of Orson Scott Card's five-volume anthology of short stories features seven tales exploring possible future scenarios for the human race. A Thousand Deaths In Soviet-occupied America, Jerry Crove is found guilty and convicted of knowing about the planned assassination of a Russian high official and not reporting it to the authorities. Instead of a forced confession and apology on television, he gives a speech on American freedom. His sentence is to be repeatedly put to death and brought back to life until he apologizes convincingly. Clap Hands and Sing An old man travels back in time to fall in love with a women he let get away. Dogwalker A man hacks into a government database using a system administrator's password. But getting the code right turns out to be very wrong. But We Try Not to Act like It A man complains to the television office that he cannot turn off his TV and that it-especially the soap operas-disturbs him in his attempts to read, his preferred activity. He's told that he'll be allowed to turn off the TV only if he changes his social status by making some friends or developing a sexual relationship. I Put My Blue Genes Earth, now an uninhabitable wasteland of biological warfare, is revisited by a contingent of humans who find a small band of "e;not-quite-human"e; beings still fighting an enemy that has long since been annihilated. In the Doghouse Aliens from a doomed planet relocate to Earth, having preserved only their intellectually superior minds. Forbidden by their moral code from killing another sentient being, they choose Earth's widely beloved dogs as their new vessels-but they soon find out what it means to "e;be in the doghouse."e; The Originist In this story set in Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe, a brilliant scientist working on a thorny problem is referred to the Galactic Library, an indexing project of astonishing breadth.

Maps in a Mirror

Maps in a Mirror

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 29/12/2009

This third volume of Orson Scott Card's five-volume anthology of short stories features ten fantasies and fables full of princesses and giants, bears and monkeys, magic and revelation. Discover the pitfalls of paradise, how to handle a dragon, the true secret of happiness, and much more. Card offers background commentaries for each story in a series of afterwords and introductions. Unaccompanied SonataA musical child prodigy, raised alone in a cabin so that his only influences come from nature, plays a complicated instrument capable of a wide range of sound. Against his keepers' wishes, he is introduced to the music of Bach and is ejected from his musical Eden. As he strives to make music, his nemesis strives to stop him. A Cross-Country Trip to Kill Richard NixonA young man blames all of America's problems on former president Richard Nixon. The Porcelain SalamanderA curse can be lifted only once it is complete. Middle WomanAn average woman-who is a middle child, of middle income, and living mid-way between her other two sisters-meets a cruel, trickster dragon on the road who grants her three wishes. Through wisdom and compassion, she is able to outsmart his trickery. The Bully and the BeastA giant hired as the king's bully falls hopelessly for the king's daughter, the most beautiful woman in the world. The Princess and the BearA magic bear saves a princess' life twice: once from a wolf in the forest and once from her own husband. SandmagicA young boy who watches his parents die vows to avenge their pain. This story is set in the Mithermages universe, which includes the story "e;Stonefather."e; The Best DayA woman rejects an old peddler's explanation that happiness is a matter of taking joy in overcoming the difficulties in life. Instead, she prefers to buy a traveling medicine man's elixir of happiness which promises that your best day will be with you forever. In reliving one happy day from her past she misses out on the rest of her life. A Plague of ButterfliesSelfishly choosing to save his own life by not slaying a dragon, Amasa becomes involved in evil and allows it to flourish. Since it's too late to change matters, he must suffer eternal anguish knowing what he has done. The Monkeys Thought 'Twas All in FunParadise can have its hidden pitfalls.

Hidden Empire

Hidden Empire

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2009

In this sequel to Card's bestselling novel Empire, Averell Torrent has become President of the United States, with enormous political and popular support and, if people only realized it, a tight grip on the reins of both political parties. He has launched America into a get-tough, this-world-is-our-empire foreign policy stance.But Captain Bartholomew Coleman, known as Cole to his friends and enemies alike, sees the danger Torrent poses to American democracy and the potential disasters involved in his foreign military adventures. Cole quickly runs afoul of Torrent; on the run, he and a few friends and allies seek proof of how Torrent orchestrated the political takeover that included assassinating a President and nearly starting a civil war.

Ender In Exile Ender Series, book 6

Ender In Exile Ender Series, book 6

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2009

At first, Ender believed that they would bring him back to Earth as soon as things quieted down. But things were quiet now, had been quiet for a year, and it was plain to him now that they would not bring him back at all, that he was much more useful as a name and a story than he would ever be as an inconveniently flesh-and-blood person. At the close of ENDER'S GAME, Andrew Wiggin - called Ender by everyone - knows that he cannot live on Earth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Saviour of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living under the Hegemon's control, a pawn in his brother Peter's political games. Or he can join the colony ships and go out to settle one of the new worlds won in the war. The story of those years on the colony worlds has never been told . . . until now.

Treason

Treason

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2009

Lanik Mueller's birthright as heir to planet Treason's most powerful rulership will never be realized. He is a "e;rad"e;-radical regenerative-a freak who can regenerate injured flesh and trade extra body parts to the Offworld oppressors for iron. On a planet without hard metals, or the means of escape, iron offers the promise of freedom through the chance to build a spacecraft. But it is a promise that may never be fulfilled, as Lanik uncovers a treacherous conspiracy beyond his imagination. Now charged with a mission of conquest-and exile-Lanik devises a bold and dangerous plan to break the vicious chain of rivalry and bloodshed that enslaves the people of Treason as the Offworld never could. This compelling, suspenseful work of science fiction is set in a fantastical world that could only come from the brilliant imagination of Orson Scott Card.

Earthborn

Earthborn

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 04/03/2009

High above Earth orbits the starship Basilica. On board the huge vessel are a sleeping woman and an artificial intelligence, the Oversoul of Harmony. Of those who made the journey from the planet Harmony, Shedemai alone has survived the hundreds of years since the Children of Wetchik returned to Earth. She now wears the Cloak of the Starmaster, given to her by Nafai when he chose to live out his life on Earth. The Oversoul sometimes wakes her from her hibernation chamber to watch over her descendants on the planet below. The population has grown rapidly-there are cities and nations now, whole peoples descended from those who followed Nafai or Elemak. Shedemei watches with sorrow as the war between those two brothers lives on in the enmity of their descendants. Shedemei and the Oversoul have recorded much of the history of Earth since they came, but in all the long years of watching and searching, the Oversoul has not found the thing it sought. It has not found the Keeper of the Earth, the central intelligence that alone can repair the Oversoul's damaged programming and allow it to return to Harmony. But on the planet below, among the people there, Shedemei and the Oversoul can see the influence of the Keeper. And now, in Shedemei's dreams, the Keeper speaks to her again, sending powerful warnings. She is needed on the surface, with her knowledge and the power of the Starmaster's Cloak. And so at last she determines to go. The last living child of Harmony will return to Earth and search for the Keeper as she once searched for the Oversoul-by being its servant until at last they come face to face.

Zanna's Gift

Zanna's Gift

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2008

From the pen of a masterful storyteller comes a touching and inspirational story of love, loss, and the true meaning of Christmas that will take its place beside Richard Paul Evans' Christmas Box trilogy as a timeless classic that will be passed from generation to generation. When the Pullman family lost their eldest son, Ernie, to an unexpected illness just before Christmas, 1938, it was devastating to all of them, but especially to young Suzanna, their four-year-old daughter, who shared a special bond with her big brother. A strangely gifted child, Zanna loved to draw, but Ernie was the only one who was able to see the pictures in the curious patterns she made. Sadly, he did not live to see the Christmas drawing she had made for him that year. This is the story of that gift and how it inspired her and her whole family, generation to generation, to keep alive the spirit of imagination, hope, and love for Christmases to come. Zanna grew up to be a famous artist, but in the hearts of her children and grandchildren, her nieces and nephews, that last painting she made for her big brother was truly her most important work. Christmas after Christmas, as the long decades pass up to the present day, the author allows us to share in the warmth of a family bound together by the transcendent miracle of love. Zanna's life, told in Christmases, will inspire you to keep alive your own family traditions, to share those loving moments with your children and grandchildren for years to come.

Earthfall

Earthfall

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2008

When war broke out on the planet Harmony, the Oversoul of that colonized world selected the family of Wetchik to carry it back to long-lost Earth. Now the tribe is ready at last to take a ship to the stars, but from the beginning there has been bitter dispute between Wetchik's sons, Nafai and Elemak. On board the starship Basilica, the children of the tribe will become pawns in the struggle for control of reclaimed Earth. Each faction is making secret plans to awaken the children early from the cold-sleep capsules in which they will pass the decades-long journey, hoping to gain years of influence on their minds and win their loyalty. But the Oversoul is truly in control of this journey, and only the son who wears the cloak of the starmaster really understands what this will mean to all their plans for the future.

Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show

Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show

New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott Card founded the online magazine Intergalactic Medicine Show in 2006. It has been a big success, drawing submissions from well-known science fiction and fantasy writers, as well as fostering some amazing new talents. This collection contains some of the best of those stories. There is fiction from David Farland, Tim Pratt, and David Lubar, among others, and four new Ender Universe stories by Card himself. This collection is sure to appeal to Card's fans and will serve as a great ambassador to them for these other talented writers. The contents are: Foreword by Orson Scott CardIntroduction: The Story behind the Stories by Edmund R. Schubert';In the Eyes of the Empress' Cat' by Bradley F. Beaulieu';Mazer in Prison' by Orson Scott Card';Tabloid Reporter to the Stars' by Eric James Stone';Audience' by Ty Franck';The Mooncalfe' by David Farland';Cheater' by Orson Scott Card';Dream Engine' by Tim Pratt';Hats Off' by David Lubar';Eviction Notice' by Scott M. Roberts';To Know All Things That Are in the Earth' by James Maxey';Beats of Seven' by Peter Orullian';Pretty Boy' by Orson Scott Card';Respite' by Rachel Ann Dryden';The Box of Beautiful Things' by Brian Dolton';Taint of Treason' by Eric James Stone';Call Me Mr. Positive' by Tom Barlow';A Young Man with Prospects' by Orson Scott Card';Ender's Homecoming' by Orson Scott Card a special audio-only bonus

Ender in Exile

Ender in Exile

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2008

Orson Scott Card returns to his best-selling series with a new Ender novel, Ender in Exile.At the close of Ender's Game, Andrew Wiggin - called Ender by everyone - is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony's training facilities, but instead the twelve-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies. With him went his sister Valentine, and the core of the artificial intelligence that would become Jane.The story of those years has never been told... until now.

Stonefather

Stonefather

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 31/10/2008

When Runnel, a friendless peasant from a village so humble that money is a new concept, leaves his mountain valley, he is completely unaware of his magical talents. Seeking his fortune, he stumbles into a centuries-old feud when he travels to Mitherhome, the city of the water mages. He accepts a servant's position in the household of the sole stone mage permitted within the city walls, and there his untapped magical talents and his fascination with his master's abilities are a predictably dangerous combination. Soon, without meaning to, he complicates and endangers the lives of everyone he has come to know and care about, for when it comes to magic, there are rules and laws, and the untrained mage-to-be must be careful not to tap into deep forces and ancient enmities. Otherwise, other people might end up paying the price for his mistakes.

Ships of Earth

Ships of Earth

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2008

The City of Basilica has fallen. With the continuing failure of the Oversoul, the artificially intelligent guardian computer of the planet Harmony, the human colonists have begun to repeat the devastations of war and conquest wrought on Earth. To repair itself and avert disaster, the Oversoul has called a group of sixteen refugees from the fallen city of Basilica to a hidden, abandoned spaceport where the ancient starships lie. Now Wetchik, Nafai, and all their family must brave the desert wastes and cross the wide continents, guided by the voice of the Oversoul, to await the command to prepare the great interstellar ships for flight again. But among this group, not all have chosen their exile, and the angry resentment of those who were forced to join will make the difficult journey harder.

Call of Earth

Call of Earth

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2008

For millennia, the planet Harmony has been protected by the Oversoul, an artificial intelligence programmed to prevent thoughts of war and conquest from threatening the fragile remnant of Earth's peoples. But as the Oversoul's systems have begun to fail, a great warrior has arisen to challenge its bans. Using forbidden technology, the ambitious and ruthless General Moozh has won control of an army and is aiming it at the city of Basilica. Basilica remains in turmoil. Wetchik and his sons are not strong enough to stop an army. As Lady Rasa, through whom the Oversoul speaks, attempts to defeat Moozh through intrigue, Naifeh and his family prepare to voyage to the stars in search of the planet called Earth.

Ender's Game

Ender's Game

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2008

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula AwardsIn order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "e;Ender"e; Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut-young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

Wyrms

Wyrms

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2008

The sphere is alien in origin but has been controlled by man for millennia. A legend as old as the stars rules this constructed world: when the seventh seventh seventh human Heptarch is crowned, he will be the Kristos and will bring salvation-or eternal destruction of the cosmos. Patience is the only daughter of the rightful Heptarch, but she, like her father, serves the usurper who has destroyed her family; for she believes that duty to one's race is more important than duty to one's self. But the time for prudence has passed, and Patience must journey to the heartsoul of the planet with a small band of companions to confront her destiny-and the destiny of her world. Wyrms is a science fiction epic with mythological style that is sure to enchant listeners with its unique world and premise.

Keeper of Dreams, Volume 1

Keeper of Dreams, Volume 1

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2008

This huge new collection of the short stories of one of Science Fiction's most beloved and popular writers is sure to please his millions of fans. Keeper of Dreams, Volume One contains 24 stories, Card's new introductions for each story, and commentary on his life and work.Like the earlier Maps in A Mirror, this collection is a definitive retrospective of the short fiction career of the writer that The Houston Post called "e;the best writer science fiction has to offer."e;

Memory of Earth

Memory of Earth

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2008

High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet, to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. To protect them, most of all, from themselves. The Oversoul has done its job well. There is no war on Harmony. There are no weapons of mass destruction. There is no technology that could lead to weapons of war. By control of the data banks, and subtle interference in the very thoughts of the people, the artificial intelligence has fulfilled its mission. But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has lost access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing. And on the planet, men are beginning to think about power, wealth, and conquest.

Enchantment

Enchantment

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2008

The moment ten-year-old Ivan stumbled upon the clearing in the Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed. Atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, a beautiful princess lay still as death, but a malevolent presence nearby sent Ivan scrambling for safety. Years later, Ivan is an American graduate student, engaged to be married. Yet he cannot forget that long-ago day in the forest nor convince himself it was merely a frightened boy's fantasy. Compelled to return to his native land, Ivan finds the clearing just as he left it. This time he does not run. This time he awakens the beauty with a kiss-and steps into a world that vanished a thousand years ago. A rich tapestry of clashing worlds, Enchantment is an original novel of a love and destiny that transcends centuries and the dark force that stalks them across the ages.

War of Gifts

War of Gifts

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 30/10/2007

From the #1 New York Times bestsellerAt the Battle School, there is only one course of study: the strategy and tactics of war. Humanity is fighting an alien race, and we fight as one. Students are drawn from all nations, all races, all religions, taken from their families as children. There is no room for cultural differences, no room for religious observances, and there is certainly no room for Santa Claus.But the young warriors disagree. When Dink Meeker leaves a Sinterklaaus Day gift in another Dutch student's shoe, that quiet act of rebellion becomes the first shot in a war of wills that the staff of the Battle School never bargained for. Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game is the basis of the hit movie of the same name.

Invasive Procedures

Invasive Procedures

Author: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2007

George Galen is a brilliant scientist, a pioneer in gene therapy. But Galen is dangerously insane. He has created a method to alter human DNA, not just to heal diseases but also to "e;improve people"e;: make them stronger, make them able to heal more quickly...and make them compliant to his will. Frank Hartman is also a brilliant virologist, working for the government's ultra-secret biohazard agency. He has discovered how to neutralize Galen's DNA-changing virus. Now he is the one man who stands in the way of Galen's plan to "e;improve"e; the entire human race. This taut thriller takes the listener a few years into the future and shows the promise and danger of new genetic medicine techniques.

Empire

Empire

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 28/11/2006

The American Empire has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone. The battle rages between the high-technology weapons on one side, and militia foot-soldiers on the other, devastating the cities, and overrunning the countryside. But the vast majority, who only want the killing to stop and the nation to return to more peaceful days, have technology, weapons and strategic geniuses of their own. When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together? And which side will you be on?Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller, who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science fiction and fantasy novels. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near future scenario of a new American Civil War.

Shadow of the Hegemon

Shadow of the Hegemon

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 05/09/2006

The War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is destroyed, the human race is saved. Ender himself refuses to return to the planet, but his crew has gone home to their families, scattered across the globe. The battle school is no more.But with the external threat gone, the Earth has become a battlefield once more. The children of the Battle School are more than heros; they are potential weapons that can bring power to the countries that control them. One by one, all of Ender's Dragon Army are kidnapped. Only Bean escapes; and he turns for help to Ender's brother Peter.Peter Wiggin, Ender's older brother, has already been manipulating the politics of Earth from behind the scenes. With Bean's help, he will eventually rule the world.Shadow of the Hegemon is the second novel in Orson Scott Card's Shadow Series.

Getting Lost Survival, Baggage, and Starting over in J. J. Abrams' Lost

Getting Lost Survival, Baggage, and Starting over in J. J. Abrams' Lost

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2006

Theories abound about the survivors of Flight 815 and their enigmatic island home on the supernatural television phenomenon Lost. This collection of essays provides insight into the most talked-about issues, including chapters on Why the Survivors Must Be in Another Dimension (or the Twilight Zone), Lord of the Lost: Jack vs. Locke, The Others: Where On Earth Did They Come From ...or Did They? and A Theologian's View of the Island as Purgatory. Contributors such as television critic Joyce Millman, SF writer Adam-Troy Castro and paranormal-romance author Mary Janice Davidson tackle predominant themes, plotlines and symbols of the hit show while answering the questions on every fan's mind: What's with the polar bears and black mist? Why does the sudden struggle for survival lead some to romantic relationships, some to conflict, and others to leadership? and Why did Boone have to die?

Space Boy

Space Boy

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

Is it space travel that children dream of, or merely visiting other worlds? Todd had always set his heart on being an astronaut, but when he meets an alien and travels to another world, he doesn't use a spaceship; he just hangs out in his own backyard. In Space Boy, Orson Scott Card, author of Ender's Game, takes listeners into a strange and wonderful future, where people from another world regularly visit Earth, usually without being noticed. And when humans travel to their world, they find themselves dangerously weak and powerless, until Todd finds a way to set both worlds to rights. By turns funny and painful, Space Boy is Card at his best, exploring human nature for the entertainment of readers young and old.

Alvin Journeyman

Alvin Journeyman

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

Alvin is a Maker, the first to be born in a century. Now a grown man and a journeyman smith, Alvin has returned to his family in the town of Vigor Church. He will share in their isolation, work as a blacksmith, and try to teach anyone who wishes to learn the knack of being a Maker. For Alvin has had a vision of the Crystal City he will build, and he knows that he cannot build it alone. But he has left behind in Hatrack River enemies as well as true friends. His ancient foe, the Unmaker, whose cruel whispers and deadly plots have threatened Alvin's life at every turn, has found new hands to do his work of destruction. If that spirit of destruction cannot stop him by magic, or war and devastation, then it will try to crush the young Maker by simpler means-more human means. By lies and innuendo, and by false accusations, Alvin is driven from his home back to Hatrack River, only to find that the Unmaker has been there before him, and that he must now stand trial for his life.

Seventh Son

Seventh Son

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

Using the lore and the folk magic of the men and women who settled a continent, and the beliefs of the tribes who were here before them, Card has created an alternate frontier America; a world where a particular kind of magic really works and where that magic has colored the entire history of the colonies. Charms and beseechings, hexes and potions, all have a place in the lives of the people of this world. "e;Knacks"e; abound: dowsers find water, sparks set fires, blacksmiths speak to their iron, the second sight warns of dangers to come, and a torch can read the heart-fire of anyone within reach. It is into this world, in a roadhouse on the track westward, amid the deep wood where the Red man still holds sway, that a very special child is born. Young Alvin is the seventh son of a seventh son, born while his six brothers all still lived. Such a birth is a powerful magic; such a boy is destined to become something great-perhaps even a Maker. But no Maker has been born for many a century, and there is no lore to tell how the Maker's knack works. At the age of six Alvin doesn't seem to have any special talent at all, unless it's the knack he has of working with stone and wood, crafting tools and ornaments; unless it's his ability to paint a hex just right; unless it's the way he has with animals... Yes, Alvin is something special; and even in the loving safety of his home, dark forces reach out to destroy him. Something will do anything to keep Alvin from growing up.

Heartfire

Heartfire

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

Peggy is a Torch, able to see the fire burning in each person's heart. She can follow the paths of each person's future, and know each person's most intimate secrets. From the moment of Alvin Maker's birth, when the Unmaker first strove to kill him, she has protected him. Now they are married, and Peggy is a part of Alvin's heart as well as his life. But Alvin's destiny has taken them on separate journeys. Alvin has gone north into New England, where knacks are considered witchcraft and their use is punished with death. Peggy has been drawn south, to the British Crown Colonies and the court of King Arthur Stuart in exile. For she has seen a terrible future bloom in the heartfires of every person in America, a future of war and destruction. One slender path exists that leads through the bloodshed, and it is Peggy's quest to set the world on the path to peace.

Red Prophet

Red Prophet

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

In the first tale of Alvin Maker, Seventh Son, Orson Scott Card introduced his readers to a very familiar-but just slightly different-pioneer America where magic works. Hex signs are powerful, good and evil presences roam the land, and many people have special talents. In this thrilling sequel, Alvin Maker is awakening to many mysteries: his own strange powers, the magic of the American frontier, and the special virtues of its chosen people, the Native Americans. Young Alvin Maker, the seventh son of a seventh son, has extraordinary talents for a white boy-he can cause stone to split smoothly under his hands, his knots never untie, he can knit bones, and he can call small animals to do his bidding. Stranger still his talents are imperceptible to the Indians, who usually hear the fire-setting of the sparks and the water-finding of the dowsers as an interruption in their music but who cannot hear Alvin at all. Lolla-Wossiky is an Indian whose fate is closely linked with Alvin's. He's been an undignified drunk since he was eleven, when he watched white men murder his father. The black noise in his head since the death shot rang out has drowned out the green music he needs to live well, and his life is a constant search for the right balance of alcohol to still the black noise without silencing the green music-until he meets Alvin. Soon Alvin must summon all his powers to prevent a tragic war between Native Americans and the white settlers of North America.

Prentice Alvin

Prentice Alvin

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

Orson Scott Card's Tales of Alvin Maker have created a moving fantasy world from the dream of America and the simple magics of the people who settled her. Here is a world where folk magic is as much a part of life as hard work and religion, and where the red man and the white still have hope for living in peace with the land and each other. It is a fantasy unique to literature, yet as inevitable as breathing. It is a work that will live forever in your heart. Alvin's mortal enemy, the Unmaker, has found hearts and hands willing to do its bidding, while Alvin and the Prophet's people were making their last stand. Now young Alvin returns to the town of his birth and begins his apprenticeship with Makepeace Smith, committing seven years of his life in exchange for the skills and knowledge of a blacksmith. But Alvin must also learn to control and use his own talent, that of a Maker, or else his destiny will be unfulfilled.

Songmaster

Songmaster

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

Kidnapped at an early age, Ansset has been raised in isolation at a mystical retreat called the Songhouse. His life is filled with music, and having only songs for companions, he develops a voice that is unlike any other. But Ansset's voice is both a blessing and a curse-for it reflects all the hopes and fears of his audience, and, by magnifying their emotions, can be used either to heal or to destroy. When it is discovered that his is the voice that the Emperor has waited decades for, Ansset is summoned to the Imperial Palace on Old Earth. Many fates rest in Ansset's hands, and his songs will soon be put to the test: either to salve the troubled conscience of a conqueror or drive him, and the universe, into mad chaos. Songmaster is a haunting story of power and love-the tale of a man who would destroy everything he loves to preserve humanity's peace, and a boy who might just sing the world away.

Magic Street

Magic Street

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2005

In a peaceful, prosperous African American neighborhood in Los Angeles lives Mack Street, a mystery child. Abandoned by his birth mother and raised by a blunt-speaking single woman, Mack passes from family to family, a boy surrounded by people yet deeply alone. He realizes how different he is from others the day he sees, in a thin slice of space, a narrow house. Passing through the magic house that no one else can see, Mack is plunged into a realm where time and reality are skewed. Inside, what Mack does has strange effects on the "e;real world"e; of concrete, cars, commerce, and conflict. Growing into a tall, powerful young man and pursuing a forbidden relationship, Mack becomes a player in an epic drama. Understanding this drama is Mack's challenge. His reward, if he can survive the trip, is discovering who he really is and why he exists. Both a novel of constantly surprising entertainment and a tale of breathtaking literary power, Magic Street is a masterwork from a supremely gifted, utterly original American writer-a novel that uses realism and fantasy to delight, challenge, and satisfy on the most profound levels.

Worthing Saga

Worthing Saga

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2005

It was a miracle of science that permitted human beings to live, if not forever then for a long, long time. Some people, anyway. The rich, the powerful, they lived their lives at the rate of one year every ten. Somec created two societies: that of people who lived out their normal span and died, and those who slept away the decades, skipping over the intervening years and events. It allowed great plans to be put into motion. It allowed interstellar empires to be built. It came near to destroying humanity. After eons of decadence and stagnation, a few seed ships were sent out to save our species. Each carried human embryos, supplies, teaching robots, and one man. The Worthing Saga is the story of one of these men, Jason Worthing, and the world he found for the seed he carried. This is a full cast recording, with an afterword read by Orson Scott Card.

Harts Hope

Harts Hope

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2005

Enter the city of Hart's Hope in the realm of Burland, ruled by gods both powerful and indifferent, riddled with sorcery and revenge. The city was captured by a rebellious lord, Palicrovol, who overthrew the cruel king, Nasilee, hated by his people. And Palicrovol, too, was cruel, as befitted a king. He took the mantle of kinghood by forcing Asineth, now queen by her father's death, to marry him, raping her to consummate the marriage. But by letting her live after her humiliation, he proved he was not cruel enough to rule. She lived to bear a daughter, to return from exile, and to retake the throne of Hart's Hope. Then she, in turn, sent Palicrovol into exile to breed a son who would, in the name of the gods, take back the kingdom from its cruel queen.

Lost Boys

Lost Boys

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2005

From the bestselling storyteller Orson Scott Card comes a gripping story of terror within a small town. Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina, with high hopes. But Step's new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and eight-year-old Stevie's school is worse, an unending parade of misery and disaster. As Stevie retreats into himself, focusing more and more on a mysterious computer game and a growing troop of imaginary friends, the Fletchers' concern turns to terror. There is something eerie about his loyal, invisible new playmates: each shares the name of a child who has recently vanished from the sleepy Southern town. And as evil strikes out from the most trusted corners, it's suddenly clear that Stevie is next on the list.

Shadow of the Giant

Shadow of the Giant

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2005

Bean's past was a battle just to survive. He first appeared on the streets of Rotterdam, a tiny child with a mind leagues beyond anyone else. He knew he could not survive through strength; he used his tactical genius to gain acceptance into a children's gang, and then to help make that gang a template for success for all the others. He civilized them, and lived to grow older. Then he was discovered by the recruiters for the Battle School.For Earth was at war - a terrible war with an inscrutable alien enemy. A war that humanity was near to losing. But the long distances of interstellar space has given hope to the defenders of Earth - they had time to train military geniuses up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high-orbital facility called the Battle School. That story is told in two books, Orson Scott Card's beloved classic Ender's Game, and its parallel, Ender's Shadow. Now, in Shadow of the Giant, Bean's story continues.Bean was the smallest student at the Battle School, but he became Ender Wiggins' right hand, Since then he has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender's defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he and his wife Petra yearn for a safe place to build a family - something he has never known - but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies - old enemies from the days in Ender's Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth. To find security, Bean and Petra must once again follow in Ender's footsteps. They must leave Earth behind, in the control of the Hegemon, and look to the stars.

Children of the Mind

Children of the Mind

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2004

The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos, a large colony of humans, and the Hive Queen, who was brought there by Ender Wiggin. But now, once again, the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania. Ender's oldest friend, Jane, an evolved computer intelligence, can save the three sentient species of Lusitania. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light-speed limit. But it takes all the processing power available to her, and the Starways Congress is shutting down the network of computers in which she lives, world by world.Soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Ender's children must save her if they are to save themselves.Children of the Mind is the fourth book in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quintet.

Crystal City

Crystal City

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2004

This full-cast production of Orson Scott Card's newest title is finally available on audioFrom the end of the 18th century, Americans travelled west to find new homes and new lands. They brought with them the magics of plain people. It is from these roots of the American dream that award-winning writer Orson Scott Card has crafted what the Charlotte Observer called "e;a uniquely American fantasy."e; Using the lore and the folk magic of the men and women who settled a continent, and the beliefs of the tribes who were here before them, Card has created an alternate frontier America. Charms, beseechings, hexes, and potions all have a place in the lives of the people of this world. Alvin Miller is the seventh son of a seventh son, born while his six brothers all still lived. Such a birth is a powerful magic; such a boy is destined to perhaps become a Maker. Rejoin the tale of Alvin and his wife Peggy as they work to create the Crystal City of Alvin's vision, where all people can live together in peace.

Xenocide

Xenocide

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2004

In Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus that kills all humans it infects, but which the pequininos require in order to become adults. The Startways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered the destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way and a second xenocide seems inevitable. Until the fleet vanishes.The task of discovering how the ships disappeared falls to Gloriously Bright, the most brilliant analytical mind in a world of people bred for superintelligence. There is little doubt that she can solve the puzzle; but will she choose life or death for the three races who live on Lusitania?Xenocide is the third novel in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quintet.

Ender's Game

Ender's Game

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2004

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula AwardsIn order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "e;Ender"e; Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut-young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

First Meetings: In The Enderverse

First Meetings: In The Enderverse

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2003

THE POLISH BOY: Following the first two 'Bugger' wars, the Hegemony is desperate to counter the alien threat, as the earth hasn't the resources to repel many more attacks. Their search for brilliant military talent reveals a potential genius in the form of young John Paul Wiggin - Ender Wiggin's father to be. TEACHER'S PEST: John Paul Wiggin is indeed brilliant but is also an unbearably arrogant young man, now a university student. Graduate Theresa Brown, however, may prove his match as they clash socially and intellectually. THE INVESTMENT COUNSELOR: Ender must wander incognito from world to world after banishment from earth as a mass murderer. His reputation as saviour of the human race has been twisted and corrupted since the long-ago Bugger wars and he must shield his identity at all costs. However, he is recognised and blackmailed by a small-time tax collector, who threatens to expose him as Ender, the world killer. ENDER'S GAME: The story of Orson Scott Card's most memorable character in its powerful original novella form.

How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy

How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2001

Learn to write science fiction and fantasy from a master You've always dreamed of writing science fiction and fantasy tales that pull readers into extraordinary new worlds and fantastic conflicts. Best-selling author Orson Scott Card shows you how it's done, distilling years of writing experience and publishing success into concise, no-nonsense advice. You'll learn how to: utilize story elements that define the science fiction and fantasy genres build, populate, and dramatize a credible, inviting world your readers will want to explore develop the rules of time, space and magic that affect your world and its inhabitants construct a compelling story by developing ideas, characters, and events that keep readers turning pages find the markets for speculative fiction, reach them, and get published submit queries, write cover letters, find an agent, and live the life of a writer The boundaries of your imagination are infinite. Explore them with Orson Scott Card and create fiction that casts a spell over agents, publishers, and readers from every world.

Folk of the Fring Tpb

Folk of the Fring Tpb

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2001

Heartfire Tales of Alvin maker, book 5

Heartfire Tales of Alvin maker, book 5

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2001

Peggy is a Torch, able to see the fire burning in each person's heart. She can follow the paths of each person's future, and know each person's most intimate secrets. From the moment of Alvin Maker's birth, when the Unmaker first strove to kill him, she has protected him.Now they are married, and Peggy is a part of Alvin's heart as well as his life.But Alvin's destiny has taken them on separate journeys. Alvin has gone north into New England, where knacks are considered witchcraft, and their use is punished by death. Peggy has been drawn south, to the British Crown Colonies and the court of King Arthur Stuart in exile. For she has seen a terrible future bloom in the heartfires of every person in America, a future of war and destruction. One slender path exists that leads through the bloodshed, and it is Peggy's quest to set the world on that path to peace. Look out for more information on this and other Orbit titles on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Alvin Journeyman Tales of Alvin Maker, book 4

Alvin Journeyman Tales of Alvin Maker, book 4

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2001

Now a grown man and a journeyman smith, Alvin has returned to his family in the town of Vigor Church. He will share in the isolation, work as a blacksmith, and try to teach anyone who wishes to learn the knack of being a Maker. For Alvin has had a vision of the Crystal City he will build, and he knows that he cannot build it alone. But he has left behind in Hatrack River enemies as well as true friends. His ancient foe, the Unmaker, whose cruel whispers and deadly plots have threatened Alvin's life at every turn, has found new hands to do his work of destruction. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Earthborn Homecoming Series, book 5

Earthborn Homecoming Series, book 5

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2000

High above the Earth orbits the starship Basilica. On board the huge vessel is a sleeping woman. Of those who made the journey, Shedemai alone has survived the hundreds of years since the Children of Wetchik returned to Earth. She now wears the Cloak of the Starmaster, and the Oversoul wakes her sometimes to watch over her descendants on the planet below. The population has grown rapidly - there are cities and nations now, whole peoples descended from those who followed Nafai or Elemak. But in all the long years of searching, the Oversoul has not found the thing it sought. It has not found the Keeper of Earth, the central intelligence that alone can repair the Oversoul's damaged programming. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Ender's Game

Ender's Game

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/1998

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew Ender Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut--young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

Pastwatch

Pastwatch

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/1997

In one of the most powerful and thought-provoking novels of his remarkable career, Orson Scott Card interweaves a compelling portrait of Christopher Columbus with the story of a future scientist who believes she can alter human history from a tragedy of bloodshed and brutality to a world filled with hope and healing.

The Ships Of Earth Homecoming Series, book 2

The Ships Of Earth Homecoming Series, book 2

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/1994

Above the planet Harmony, the computer Oversoul watches. But its systems are failing and the only hope of repair lies a thousand light-years away on the planet Earth, which was left forty million years ago ... Nafai and his family have been chosen to make the great journey home, but most of them do so grudgingly. Their anger and hatred will make the trek across the desert wastes to the long-abandoned spaceport both harder and more deadly. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Monkey Sonatas

Monkey Sonatas

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/1993

A collection of science fiction and fantasy tales by the acclaimed author offers readers ten excursions into the realm of the fantastic and the mythicAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Memory Of Earth Homecoming Series, book 1

The Memory Of Earth Homecoming Series, book 1

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/1993

The planet called Harmony had been settled by humans nearly forty years before. The colony had been placed under the care of an artificial intelligence, the Oversoul, high in orbit. This master computer had one overriding command: guard the people of Harmony. But now the Oversoul is itself in danger. Soon, within a thousand years, catastrophic war will break out on Harmony unless the Oversoul can be repaired. The master computer has determined that it must be taken back to lost Earth; someone on Harmony must be given back the knowledge of space travel in order to save the planet from destruction. For one family, about to be caught up in an approaching civil war, life will change for ever. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Flux

Flux

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/1992

Seven tales of possible fates for the human race by one of science fiction's most revered authors portrays the inner struggles of characters exploring their hidden selves.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Changed Man

Changed Man

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/1992

Eleven chilling tales, including the author's introductions and afterword comments, provoke the dreaded dark side of the reader's imagination.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Seventh Son Tales of Alvin maker, book 1

Seventh Son Tales of Alvin maker, book 1

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/1991

From the primal depth's of the world's greatest myths comes this gripping fantasy of a boy, born to be a Maker, whose dangerous journey towards knowledge and power makes history ... Amid the deep woods where the Red Man still holds sway, a very special child is born. Young Alvin is the seventh son, and such a boy is destined to become great - perhaps even a man with the enormous powers of a Maker. But even in the loving safety of his home, dark forces reach out to destroy him. Somewhere out there is a power that will do anything to prevent him growing up ... More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Red Prophet Tales of Alvin maker, book 2

Red Prophet Tales of Alvin maker, book 2

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/1991

Since the age of eleven, whe he saw the white men murder his father, the Red Indian Lolla-Wossiky has been a pathetic drunk. His brother, Ta-Kumsaw, wishes to see whites confined to the eastern lands. But Governor Bill Harrison of the rough frontier town of Carthage has far more brutal plans for the Indians. When he puts those plans into action, he unwittingly brings young Alvin Miller - a very special white boy with extraordinary magical powers - to Lolla-Wossiky and Ta-Kumsaw. And brings Alvin one more step on his magical odyssey. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk