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Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction novel Ender's Game and its 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 University.
He is the author many sf and fantasy novels, including the American frontier fantasy series "The Tales of Alvin Maker" (beginning with Seventh Son), There are also stand-alone science fiction and fantasy novels like Pastwatch and Hart's Hope. He has collaborated with his daughter Emily Card on a manga series, Laddertop. He has also written contemporary thrillers like Empire and historical novels like the monumental Saints and the religious novels Sarah and Rachel and Leah. Card's recent work includes the Mithermages books (Lost Gate, Gate Thief), contemporary magical fantasy for readers both young and old. Card lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, He and Kristine are the parents of five children and several grandchildren.

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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.

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Children of the Fleet

Children of the Fleet

Fleet School

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

From Orson Scott Card, award-winning and bestselling author of Ender's Game, his first solo Enderverse novel in years.

Children of the Fleet is a new angle on Card’s...

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Prentice Alvin and Alvin Journeyman
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Prentice Alvin and Alvin Journeyman

Alvin Maker

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Fantasy

Orson Scott Card, author of the bestselling science fiction novel Ender's Game, also created a series to satisfy fantasy readers.

Prentice Alvin

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Gatefather
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Gatefather

Mither Mages

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Fantasy

In Gatefather, the third installment in the Mithermages series, New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott Card continues his fantastic tale of the Mages of Westil who live in exile...

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Formic Wars Trilogy Boxed Set
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Formic Wars Trilogy Boxed Set

The First Formic War

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
Tor/Forge
Tor Science Fiction

Nearly 100 years before the events of Ender's Game... See how it all began. Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, and Earth Awakens: the blockbuster trilogy from New York Times...

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The Swarm
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The Swarm

The Second Formic War

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their Ender's Game prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in The Swarm.

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Seventh Son and Red Prophet
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Seventh Son and Red Prophet

Alvin Maker

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Fantasy

From Orson Scott Card, the New York Times author of Ender's Game, comes an unforgettable story about young Alvin Maker: the seventh son of a seventh son. Born into an alternative frontier...

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Zanna's Gift: A Life in Christmases
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Zanna's Gift: A Life in Christmases

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

Zanna's Gift: A Life in Christmases, from the New York Times bestselling author of Ender's Game, Orson Scott CardWhen the Pullman family lost their eldest son to an unexpected...

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Earth Awakens
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Earth Awakens

The First Formic War

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
Tor/Forge
Tor Science Fiction

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...

When the alien ship screamed...

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Keeper of Dreams, Volume 1
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Keeper of Dreams, Volume 1

Orson Scott Card; Read by Stefan Rudnicki
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Audio

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...

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Earth Afire
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Earth Afire

The First Formic War

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
Tor/Forge
Tor Science Fiction

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...

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The Gate Thief
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The Gate Thief

Mither Mages

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Fantasy

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 Gate Thief.

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Laddertop Books 1 - 2
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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
Tor/Forge
Tor/Seven Seas

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!

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Ender's Game Trade Paperback Boxed Set
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Ender's Game Trade Paperback Boxed Set

The Ender Quintet

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Teen

The worldwide bestseller, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card comes to the screen at last in a major motion picture event in November 2013. Starring  Hugo’s Asa Butterfield, Harrison...

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Ender's Game Boxed Set
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Ender's Game Boxed Set

The Ender Quintet

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

FEATURING:
Ender's Game

Ender's Shadow


At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Ender's Game
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Ender's Game

The Ender Quintet

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Science Fiction

The International Bestseller
THE HUGO AND NEBULA AWARD WINNING NOVEL

Orson Scott Card's beloved classic Ender's Game is now a major motion picture.

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks...

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The Shadow Quintet
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The Shadow Quintet

The Shadow Series

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

This set contains Orson Scott Card's Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Giant, and Shadows in Flight.

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The Ender Quintet
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The Ender Quintet

The Ender Quintet

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

This set contains Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, and Ender in Exile.

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Legends-Vol. 1 Stories By The Masters of Modern Fantasy
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Legends-Vol. 1 Stories By The Masters of Modern Fantasy

Edited by Robert Silverberg with contributions by Stephen King, Orson Scott Card and Raymond Feist
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

The great anthology of short novels by the masters of modern fantasy.

Stephen King tells a tale of Roland, the Gunslinger, in the world of The Dark Tower, in "The Little Sisters of Eluria."

Robert...

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Earth Unaware
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Earth Unaware

The First Formic War

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
Tor/Forge
Tor Science Fiction

Before Ender Wiggin was born, before the Battle School was built, the aliens brought war to Earth.

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Shadows in Flight
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Shadows in Flight

The Shadow Series

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Science Fiction

The sequel to Orson Scott Card's New York Times bestselling Shadow of the Giant.

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The Authorized Ender Companion
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The Authorized Ender Companion

Orson Scott Card and Jake Black
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

The Authorized Ender Companion is the only book that describes and indexes the people, places, events and technology of the Ender Universe created by Orson Scott Card.

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The Lost Gate
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The Lost Gate

Mither Mages

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Fantasy

Danny North grew up in a family of gods—the poor remnants of the mages who once went by names like Odin, Thor, and Freya. When the gates that led to their home world of Westil were closed by Loki in 632 a.d., they lost much of their power. When Danny realizes that he is a gatemage, he has to flee the family compound in western Virginia and make his own way in the world, at least until he learns how to control his gift and reopen a gate between the worlds. Not only does he face the ordinary dangers of a teenager trying to survive on his own in America, and the mages who would kill him if they realized what he was, but also, if he ever succeeds in opening a gate to Westil, he can expect to be stripped of all his power by the Gate Thief, who seems determined to keep all gates closed.

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Laddertop Volume 1
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Laddertop Volume 1

Written by Orson Scott Card and Emily Janice Card Art by Honoel A. Ibardolaza
Tor/Forge
Tor/Seven Seas

An original science fiction manga by the bestselling author of Ender's Game and his daughter


Twenty-five years ago, the alien Givers came to Earth. They...

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Hidden Empire
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Hidden Empire

Empire

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

Bestselling writer Orson Scott Card returns to the near-future world created for Empire where the international power of the United States has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home have been stressed to the breaking point.

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Cruel Miracles
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Cruel Miracles

Maps in a Mirror

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

A collection of science fiction tales by the author of Lost Boys presents the Hugo Award-winning "Eye for Eye," as well as an autobiography by the author.


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Keeper of Dreams
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Keeper of Dreams

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

This huge collection of short stories by one of science fiction's most beloved and popular writers is sure to please his millions of fans. The volume contains 22 stories written since 1990.From...

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Ender in Exile
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Ender in Exile

The Ender Quintet

Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge
Tor Science Fiction

After twenty-three years, Orson Scott Card returns to his acclaimed best-selling series with the first true, direct sequel to the classic Ender's Game.In Ender's Game, the world's...

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