Keeper of Dreams

Orson Scott Card

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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. The volume 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 “the best writer science fiction has to offer.”

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KEEPER OF DREAMS (THE ELEPHANTS OF POZNAN)

In the heart of old Poznan, the capital of Great Poland since ancient times, there is a public square called Rynek Glowny. The houses around it aren't as lovely as those of Krakow, but they have been charmingly painted and there is a faded graciousness that wins the heart. The plaza came through World War II more or less intact, but the Communist government apparently could not bear the thought of so much wasted space. What use did it have? Public squares were for public demonstrations, and once the Communists had seized control on behalf of the people,

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"This hefty, definitive collection contains all of Card's short fiction… A series of introductions and afterwords offering Card's thoughts on his life and his writing are as absorbing as the stories.”
--Publishers Weekly on Maps In A Mirror
 
"The award-winning author of Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, and the "Alvin Maker" series demonstrates his talent for shorter fiction in this collection of 46 stories that range from fantasy and sf to horror and theological speculation...Detailed introductions and afterwords reveal insights into the thought processes of one of the genre's most convincing storytellers. An important volume.”
--Library Journal on Maps In A Mirror

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Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead. Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead both won Hugo and Nebula Awards, making Card the only author to win these two top prizes in consecutive years. There are seven other novels to date in The Ender Universe series. Card has also written fantasy: The Tales of Alvin Maker is a series of fantasy novels set in frontier America; his most recent novel, The Lost Gate, is a contemporary magical fantasy. Card has written many other stand-alone sf and fantasy novels, as well as movie tie-ins and games, and publishes an internet-based science fiction and fantasy magazine, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show.  Card was born in Washington 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, Card directs plays and teaches writing and literature at Southern Virginia University. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and youngest daughter, Zina Margaret.

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Keeper of Dreams
Orson Scott Card

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765304971
ISBN10: 076530497X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 656 pages
$27.95

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765324146
ISBN10: 0765324148
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 656 pages
$16.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429966719
ISBN10: 1429966718
656 pages
$9.99
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