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Characters and Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing)
by Orson Scott Card
(Paperback)

Earthborn (Card, Orson Scott. Homecoming, V. 5.)
by Orson Scott Card
(Paperback)

Shadow Puppets
by Orson Scott Card


In Shadow Puppets, Orson Scott Card continues the storyline of Shadow of the Hegemon, following the exploits of the Battle School children, prodigies who have returned to an Earth thrown into chaos after the unifying force of the alien invasion they stopped in Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow has dissipated.

Foremost among these whiz kids is the brilliant Bean who, in Shadow of the Hegemon, rescued his comrades from his nemesis - the dastardly Achilles. Now, the down-but-not-out evil genius is again scheming towards global domination and vengeance against the irrepressible Bean. It's up to Bean and his newfound love, Petra, to outwit the young psychopath and save the world. Meanwhile, the other Battle School children are called to serve again as an expansionist China threatens the stability of post-Bugger War Earth.

Shadow Puppets is, for better or worse, exactly what readers have come to expect from Card. There are thought-provoking musings on geopolitics, war, courage, arrogance, good versus evil, and the concept of children wise beyond their years dealing with grave responsibility. Unfortunately, many of these furnishings are looking a little frayed around the edges, but fans will enjoy an exciting, fast-paced plot and a suspense-filled conclusion. --Jeremy Pugh - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 368 pages
Tor Books; ISBN: 0765300176; 1st edition (August 19, )

Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card
(Paperback)

Ender's Shadow
by Orson Scott Card
(Paperback)

Xenocide
by Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card's Xenocide is a space opera with verve. In this continuation of Ender Wiggin's story, the Starways Congress has sent a fleet to immolate the rebellious planet of Lusitania, home to the alien race of pequeninos, and home to Ender Wiggin and his family. Concealed on Lusitania is the only remaining Hive Queen, who holds a secret that may save or destroy humanity throughout the galaxy. Familiar characters from the previous novels continue to grapple with religious conflicts and family squabbles while inventing faster-than-light travel and miraculous virus treatments. Throw into the mix an entire planet of mad geniuses and a self-aware computer who wants to be a martyr, and it's hard to guess who will topple the first domino. Due to the densely woven and melodramatic nature of the story, newcomers to Ender's tale will want to start reading this series with the first books, Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. --Brooks Peck - Amazon.com
Mass Market Paperback: 592 pages
Tor Books; ISBN: 0812509250; Reprint edition (August 1992)

Shadow of the Hegemon
by Orson Scott Card
(Paperback)

Children of the Mind
by Orson Scott Card
(Paperback)

Sarah (Card, Orson Scott. Women of Genesis.)
by Orson Scott Card
From New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott Card comes the finely crafted novel of Sarah, about a beautiful and courageous Jewish woman who changed the course of history through her faith, wisdom, and commitment to her husband, Abraham. As a man writing from a woman's perspective, Card nevertheless shows great perspicacity. Sarah's range of emotions is credible, including her fear as she pretends to be Abraham's sister in order to fool the Egyptian pharaoh Neb-Towi-Re, and her pain as she deals with her barrenness. Later, the kindness Sarah showers on Hagar, her personal handmaid, conflicts believably with her agonizing jealousy over her decision to let Abraham father a child with Hagar. Card's research for the book results in detailed descriptions that help make it memorable, from the practice of religion and styles of dress to the accounts of desert and city life. He succeeds in offering a memorable tale for both those who are interested in biblical women as part of their faith and readers who just enjoy a good story. --Cindy Crosby - Amazon.com
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Forge; ISBN: 0765341174;
 

Speaker for the Dead
by Orson Scott Card
Ender Wiggin, the hero and scapegoat of mass alien destruction in Ender's Game, receives a chance at redemption in this novel. Ender, who proclaimed as a mistake his success in wiping out an alien race, wins the opportunity to cope better with a second race, discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. Orson Scott Card infuses this long, ambitious tale with intellect by casting his characters in social, religious and cultural contexts. Like its predecessor, this book won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Amazon.com
Mass Market Paperback from Tor Books
1994
 
Pastwatch : The Redemption of Christopher Columbus
by Orson Scott Card
Tagiri and Hassan are members of Pastwatch, an academic organization that uses machines to see into the past and record it. Their project focuses on slavery and its dreadful effects, and gradually evolves into a study of Christopher Columbus. They eventually marry and their daughter Diko joins them in their quest to discover what drove Columbus west.

Columbus, with whom readers become acquainted through both images in the Pastwatch machines and personal narrative, is portrayed as a religious man with both strengths and weaknesses, a charismatic leader who sometimes rose above but often fell beneath the mores of his times. As usual, Orson Scott Card uses his formidable writing skills to create likable, complex characters who face gripping problems; he also provides an entertaining and thoughtful history lesson in Pastwatch.
 --Bonnie Bouman
(Paperback)

Prentice Alvin (Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 3)
by Orson Scott Card
(Paperback - December 1989)

The Ships of Earth
by Orson Scott Card
(Paperback)

How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy
by Orson Scott Card, Orson Scott Card
(Paperback)

Red Prophet (Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 2)
by Orson Scott Card
(Paperback)

The Memory of Earth
by Orson Scott Card
(Paperback)

Orson Scott Card: Beyond Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card
(Paperback)
Out of Print

Earthfall (The Homecoming/Card, Vol 4)
by Orson Scott Card
(Paperback)
 
 

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