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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

The Memory Of Earth

The Memory Of Earth

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.

Xenocide

Xenocide

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/1992

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.

Red Prophet

Red Prophet

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

'Suddenly the saga of Alvin Maker begins to thrill.' - Washington Post Book World 'Red Prophet is but a section of a vast American fantasy epic. It is vividly written, and the principal actors--Alvin, Ta-Kumsaw, the Prophet, and Alvin's Gandalfesque mentor Taleswapper--are all complete and memorable characters.' - The Philadelphia Inquirer Since the age of eleven, when 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. The second book in the acclaimed Tales of Alvin Maker series, by one of the world's best-loved SF/fantasy authors. Books by Orson Scott Card: Alvin Maker novels Seventh Son Red Prophet Prentice Alvin Alvin Journeyman Heartfire The Crystal City Ender Wiggin Saga Ender's Game Speaker for the Dead Xenocide Children of the Mind Ender in Exile Homecoming The Memory of the Earth The Call of the Earth The Ships of the Earth Earthfall Earthborn First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware Earth Afire Earth Awakens

Seventh Son

Seventh Son

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

'Card has uncovered a rich vein of folklore and magic here, to which his assured handling of old time religion and manifest love of children is admirably suited: an appealing and intriguing effort.' - Kirkus Reviews 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 ... The first book in the acclaimed Tales of Alvin Maker series, by one of the world's best-loved SF/fantasy authors. Books by Orson Scott Card: Alvin Maker novels Seventh Son Red Prophet Prentice Alvin Alvin Journeyman Heartfire The Crystal City Ender Wiggin Saga Ender's Game Speaker for the Dead Xenocide Children of the Mind Ender in Exile Homecoming The Memory of the Earth The Call of the Earth The Ships of the Earth Earthfall Earthborn First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware Earth Afire Earth Awakens

The Call of Earth

The Call of Earth

Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1920

As Harmony's Oversoul grows weaker, a great warrior has arisen to challenge its bans. His name is Moozh, and he has won control of an army using forbidden technology. Now he is aiming his soldiers at the city of Basilica, that strong fortress above the Plain. Basilica remains in turmoil. Wetchik and his sons are not strong enough to stop a army. Can Rasa and her allies defeat him through intrigue, or will Moozh take the city and all who are in it? Orson Scott Card's Homecoming series The Memory of Earth The Call of Earth The Ships of Earth Earthfall Earthborn