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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.

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Other books by Orson Scott Card

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 / softback 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

Earth Awakens

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

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

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.

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.

Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction

Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction

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

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.