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Orson Scott Card

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Hugo Award Winner

Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction novel Ender's Game and it’s many sequels that expand the Ender Universe into the far future and the near past.  Those books are organized into the Ender Quintet, the five books that chronicle the life of Ender Wiggin; the Shadow Series, that follows on the novel Ender’s Shadow and are set on Earth; and the Formic Wars series, written with co-author Aaron Johnston, that tells of the terrible first contact between humans and the alien “Buggers.”
 
Card has been a working writer since the 1970s. Beginning with dozens of plays and musical comedies produced in the 1960s and 70s, Card's first published fiction appeared in 1977 -- the short story "Gert Fram" in the July issue of The Ensign, and the novelette version of "Ender's Game" in the August issue of Analog.
 
The novel-length version of Ender’s Game, published in 1984 and continuously in print since then, became the basis of  the 2013 film, starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin.
 
Card was born in Washington state, and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he runs occasional writers’ workshops and directs plays. He frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia

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  • Orson Scott Card discusses his book, Empire

    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 discusses Ender Sequel: Ender in Exile

    After twenty-three years, this is the first true, direct sequel to Ender's Game featuring Ender as a teenager.

  • The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card

    A book trailer for The Lost Gate, the first book in the Mither Mages series by Orson Scott Card.

  • Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card

    Ender's Shadow explores the stars in this all-new novel...

  • Orson Scott Card Interview

    Listen to author Orson Scott Card discuss Ender, Battle School, and more! This video is also included on the audiobook version of Card's Shadows in Flight, a new Enderverse novel.

  • Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Shadow of the Giant. This book, the fourth in Card's Shadow Series, continues the story of Bean, one of the most fascinating characters from Card's sci-fi classic, Ender's Game. 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. Then he was discovered by the recruiters for the Battle School.

  • Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Ender's Shadow, companion novel to the sci-fi classic Ender's Game and the book that launched the bestselling Ender's Shadow series—available for the first time as an unabridged CD or digital audiobook.

  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's classic science fiction novel Ender's Game, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. This audiobook is narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison and cast.

  • Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Speaker for the Dead, the thrilling sequel to Ender's Game and winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. This full cast unabridged recording includes an original postscript written and recorded by the author.

  • Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card--audiobook excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Shadow Puppets. In this sequel to the New York Times Bestselling Ender's Shadow and Ender's Game, Bestselling author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender's Earth. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older, more ruthless, brother, sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose.

  • Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Ender in Exile, narrated by Stefan Rudnicki and cast. Card returns to his best-selling sci-fi series with this new Ender novel. 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.

  • Empire by Orson Scott Card--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Empire, narrated by Stefan Rudnicki and the author. 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. 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.

  • Hidden Empire by Orson Scott Card--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Hidden Empire, read by the author, Stefan Rudnicki and Rusty Humphries. 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.

  • Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Children of the Mind, book 4 in the Ender Quintet, narrated by Gabrielle De Cuir, John Rubinstein and cast. 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.

  • A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel A War of Gifts. Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with this short novel set during Ender's first years at the Battle School where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays.

  • The Crystal City by Orson Scott Card--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's fantasy novel The Crystal City, read by Stefan Rudnicki, M.E. Willis and full cast. From 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 "a uniquely American fantasy."

  • Orson Scott Card on Libraries

    Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card discusses his love for libraries.

  • Interview with Orson Scott Card

    Listen to author Orson Scott Card discuss Ender, Battle School, and more!

  • Book Trailer: Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

    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 corpo

  • Ender's Game Movie Official Trailer

    Watch the official Ender's Game movie trailer, staring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Aramis Knight, Hailee Steinfeld, Jimmy Pinchak, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin

  • Ender's Game Movie Final Trailer

    Watch the second trailer for Ender's Game, staring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Aramis Knight, Hailee Steinfeld, Jimmy Pinchak, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin

  • Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

    Watch the trailer for Earth Afire, the second book in the First Formic War series!

  • Book Trailer: Earth Awakens

    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 navig

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Earth Awakens

The First Formic War

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

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,...

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Earth Afire

The First Formic War

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

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...

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The Gate Thief

Mither Mages

Orson Scott Card

In this sequel to The Lost Gate, bestselling author Orson Scott Card continues his fantastic Mither Mages series about the Mages of Westil, who live in exile on Earth, in The...

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Laddertop Books 1 - 2

Written by Orson Scott Card and Emily Janice Card with Zina Card, Art by Honoel A. Ibardolaza

From Orson Scott Card, the author of Ender's Game comes a 384-page omnibus edition containing the first two books of an all-ages manga series! Out...

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