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Cruel Miracles

Maps in a Mirror

Orson Scott Card

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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CRUEL MIRACLES (Chapter MORTAL GODS)

THE FIRST CONTACT was peaceful, almost uneventful: sudden landings near government buildings all over the world, brief discussions in the native languages, followed by treaties allowing the aliens to build certain buildings in certain places in exchange for certain favors--nothing spectacular. The technological improvements that the aliens brought helped make life better for everyone, but they were improvements that were already well within the reach of human engineers within the next decade or two. And the greatest gift of all was found to be a disappointment--space

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  • Orson Scott Card

  • Born in Richland, Washington in 1951, Orson Scott Card grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years as an unpaid missionary for the Mormon Church and received degrees from Brigham Young University (1975) and the University of Utah (1981). The author of numerous books, Card was the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel two years in a row, first for Ender's Game and then for the sequel Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.
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    Maps in a Mirror

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