Orson Scott Card Books In Order

Ender Saga Books In Publication Order

  1. Ender’s Game (1985)
  2. Speaker for the Dead (1986)
  3. Xenocide (1991)
  4. Children of the Mind (1996)
  5. Ender’s Shadow (1998)
  6. Shadow of the Hegemon (2000)
  7. First Meetings in Ender’s Universe (2002)
  8. Shadow Puppets (2002)
  9. Shadow of the Giant (2005)
  10. A War of Gifts (2007)
  11. Ender in Exile (2008)
  12. Shadows in Flight (2011)
  13. Earth Unaware (With: Aaron Johnston) (2012)
  14. Earth Afire (With: Aaron Johnston) (2013)
  15. Earth Awakens (With: Aaron Johnston) (2014)
  16. The Swarm (With: Aaron Johnston) (2016)
  17. The Hive (With: Aaron Johnston) (2019)
  18. The Last Shadow (2021)

Ender Saga Books In Chronological Order

  1. Earth Unaware (With: Aaron Johnston) (2012)
  2. Earth Afire (With: Aaron Johnston) (2013)
  3. Earth Awakens (With: Aaron Johnston) (2014)
  4. The Swarm (With: Aaron Johnston) (2016)
  5. The Hive (With: Aaron Johnston) (2019)
  6. Ender’s Game (1985)
  7. Ender’s Shadow (1998)
  8. A War of Gifts (2007)
  9. Children of the Mind (1996)
  10. Shadow of the Hegemon (2000)
  11. Shadow Puppets (2002)
  12. Shadow of the Giant (2005)
  13. Ender in Exile (2008)
  14. Shadows in Flight (2011)
  15. First Meetings in Ender’s Universe (2002)
  16. Speaker for the Dead (1986)
  17. Xenocide (1991)
  18. Children of the Mind (1996)
  19. The Last Shadow (2021)

Ender’s Shadow Books In Publication Order

  1. Ender’s Shadow (1998)
  2. Shadow of the Hegemon (2000)
  3. Shadow Puppets (2002)
  4. Shadow of the Giant (2005)
  5. Shadows in Flight (2011)
  6. The Last Shadow (2021)

Ender Saga Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Ender’s Game, Volume 1: Battle School (With: Christopher Yost) (2009)
  2. Ender’s Shadow (With: Mike Carey) (2009)
  3. Ender’s Game (With: Aaron Johnston) (2009)
  4. Ender’s Game, Volume 2: Command School (With: Christopher Yost) (2010)

Ender Saga Collections In Publication Order

  1. First Meetings (2002)

Ender Saga Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Ender’s World (2013)

Empire Books In Publication Order

  1. Empire (2006)
  2. Hidden Empire (2009)

Extinct Books In Publication Order

  1. Extinct (2019)

Fleet School Books In Publication Order

  1. Children of the Fleet (2017)

Homecoming Saga Books In Publication Order

  1. The Memory of Earth (1992)
  2. The Call of Earth (1993)
  3. The Ships of Earth (1994)
  4. Earthfall (1995)
  5. Earthborn (1995)

Laddertop Books In Publication Order

  1. Laddertop, Volume 1 (2011)
  2. Laddertop, Volume 2 (2013)

Maps in a Mirror Books In Publication Order

  1. The Changed Man (1990)
  2. Maps In A Mirror (1992)
  3. Flux (1992)
  4. Cruel Miracles (1992)
  5. Monkey Sonatas (1993)

Mayflower Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. Lovelock (1994)

Micropowers Books In Publication Order

  1. Lost and Found (2019)
  2. Duplex (2021)

Mither Mages Books In Publication Order

  1. Stonefather (2008)
  2. The Lost Gate (2011)
  3. The Gate Thief (2013)
  4. Gatefather (2015)

Pastwatch Books In Publication Order

  1. Pastwatch (1996)
  2. Keeper of Dreams (2008)

Pathfinder Books In Publication Order

  1. Pathfinder (2010)
  2. Ruins (2012)
  3. Visitors (2014)

Side Step Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. Wakers (2022)

Smart Pop Books In Publication Order

  1. Getting Lost (2006)

Tales Of Alvin Maker Books In Publication Order

  1. Seventh Son (1987)
  2. Red Prophet (1988)
  3. Prentice Alvin (1989)
  4. Alvin Journeyman (1995)
  5. Heartfire (1998)
  6. The Crystal City (2003)

Women Of Genesis Books In Publication Order

  1. Sarah (2000)
  2. Rebekah (2001)
  3. Rachel & Leah (2004)

Worthing Books In Publication Order

  1. Capitol (1979)
  2. Hot Sleep (1979)
  3. The Worthing Chronicle (1983)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. A Planet Called Treason / Treason (1978)
  2. Songmaster (1980)
  3. Hart’s Hope (1983)
  4. Saints / A Woman of Destiny (1984)
  5. Wyrms (1987)
  6. The Abyss (With: ) (1989)
  7. Lost Boys (1992)
  8. Treasure Box (1996)
  9. Stone Tables (1997)
  10. Homebody (1998)
  11. Enchantment (1999)
  12. Magic Mirror (1999)
  13. Robota (2003)
  14. Zanna’s Gift (With: Scott Richards) (2004)
  15. Magic Street (2005)
  16. Invasive Procedures (With: Aaron Johnston) (2007)
  17. Space Boy (2007)
  18. A Town Divided by Christmas (2018)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Fringe (1985)
  2. Salvage (1986)
  3. Eye for Eye (1987)
  4. Hamlet’s Father (2011)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories (1981)
  2. The Folk of the Fringe (1989)
  3. Future on Fire (1991)

Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Dragon Age, Vol. 1 (2012)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy (1990)
  2. A Storyteller in Zion (1993)
  3. An Open Book (2004)
  4. The Writer’s Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy (2010)

Elements of Fiction Writing Books In Publication Order

  1. Characters & Viewpoint (1988)
  2. Plot (By:Ansen Dibell) (1988)
  3. Plot (By:Ansen Dibell) (1988)
  4. Dialogue (By:Lewis Turco) (1989)
  5. Dialogue (By:Lewis Turco) (1989)
  6. Beginnings, Middles & Ends (By:Nancy Kress) (1992)
  7. Description (By:Monica Wood) (1995)

The Year’s Best Science Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection (1986)
  2. The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection (1994)
  3. The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997)

Oz Reimagined Books In Publication Order

  1. Dorothy Dreams (By:Simon R. Green) (2013)
  2. Emeralds to Emeralds, Dust to Dust (By:Seanan McGuire) (2013)
  3. The Boy Detective of Oz (By:Tad Williams) (2013)
  4. A Meeting in Oz (By:Jeffrey Ford) (2013)
  5. Off to See the Emperor (2013)
  6. The Cobbler of Oz (By:Jonathan Maberry) (2013)
  7. Lost Girls of Oz (By:Theodora Goss) (2013)
  8. Blown Away (By:Jane Yolen) (2013)
  9. A Tornado of Dorothys (By:Kat Howard) (2013)
  10. The Veiled Shanghai (By:Ken Liu) (2013)
  11. Dead Blue (By:David Farland) (2013)
  12. The Great Zeppelin Heist of Oz (By:C.C. Finlay,Rae Carson) (2013)
  13. Beyond the Naked Eye (By:Rachel Swirsky) (2013)
  14. City So Bright (By:Dale Bailey) (2013)
  15. One Flew Over the Rainbow (By:Robin Wasserman) (2013)

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Books In Publication Order

  1. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. I (By:,L. Ron Hubbard) (1985)
  2. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. II (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (1986)
  3. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. III (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (1987)
  4. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. IV (By:,L. Ron Hubbard) (1988)
  5. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. V (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (1989)
  6. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. VI (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (1990)
  7. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. VII (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (1991)
  8. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. VIII (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (1992)
  9. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. IX (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (1993)
  10. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. X (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (1994)
  11. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XI (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (1995)
  12. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XII (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (1996)
  13. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XIII (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (1997)
  14. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XIV (By:L. Ron Hubbard,Dave Wolverton) (1998)
  15. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XV (By:,L. Ron Hubbard) (1999)
  16. L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (2000)
  17. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XVI (By:,L. Ron Hubbard) (2000)
  18. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XVII (By:,L. Ron Hubbard) (2001)
  19. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XVIII (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (2002)
  20. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XIX (By:,L. Ron Hubbard) (2002)
  21. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XX (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (2004)
  22. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXI (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (2005)
  23. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXII (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (2006)
  24. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXIII (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (2007)
  25. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXIV (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (2008)
  26. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXV (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (2009)
  27. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXVI (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (2010)
  28. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future: The First 25 Years (By:Kevin J. Anderson,L. Ron Hubbard) (2010)
  29. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXVII (By:L. Ron Hubbard) (2011)
  30. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXVIII (By:David Farland,L. Ron Hubbard) (2012)
  31. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXIX (By:David Farland,L. Ron Hubbard) (2013)
  32. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 30 (By:David Farland,L. Ron Hubbard) (2014)
  33. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 31 (By:David Farland,L. Ron Hubbard) (2015)
  34. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 32 (By:David Farland,L. Ron Hubbard) (2016)
  35. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 33 (By:Anne McCaffrey,David Farland,Todd J. McCaffrey,L. Ron Hubbard) (2017)
  36. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 34 (By:David Farland,L. Ron Hubbard) (2018)
  37. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 35 (By:David Farland,L. Ron Hubbard) (2019)
  38. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36 (By:David Farland,L. Ron Hubbard,Jody Lynn Nye,Katherine Kurtz,,Sean Williams,Nnedi Okorafor) (2020)
  39. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 37 (2021)

Legends Books In Publication Order

  1. Legends (By:Robert Silverberg) (1998)
  2. Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (With: Diana Gabaldon,George R.R. Martin,Terry Brooks,Robert Silverberg,Elizabeth Haydon) (1998)
  3. Legends 3 (By:Robert Silverberg) (1999)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Dragons of Light (1980)
  2. Dragons of Darkness (1981)
  3. The First Omni Book of Science Fiction (1983)
  4. The Fourth Omni Book of Science Fiction (1985)
  5. The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection (1986)
  6. The Fifth Omni Book of Science Fiction (1987)
  7. The Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year, 1989 (1989)
  8. The Best Mystery Stories of the Year Mystery 1989, Audio Cassettes (1990)
  9. Third Annual Best Horror Stories of the Year (1993)
  10. Third Annual Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year (1993)
  11. Best Horror Value Collection (1997)
  12. Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (1998)
  13. Best Science Fiction Value Collection II (2001)
  14. New Skies: An Anthology of Today’s Science Fiction (2003)
  15. Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian (2003)
  16. Tar Heel Dead (2005)
  17. Escape from Earth (2006)
  18. Season of Wonder (2012)
  19. Future Games (2013)
  20. Oz Reimagined (2013)
  21. Galaxy’s Edge Magazine: Issue 37, March 2019 (2019)
  22. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 37 (2021)

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Homecoming Saga Book Covers

Laddertop Book Covers

Maps in a Mirror Book Covers

Mayflower Trilogy Book Covers

Micropowers Book Covers

Mither Mages Book Covers

Pastwatch Book Covers

Pathfinder Book Covers

Side Step Trilogy Book Covers

Smart Pop Book Covers

Tales Of Alvin Maker Book Covers

Women Of Genesis Book Covers

Worthing Book Covers

Standalone Novels Book Covers

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Orson Scott Card Books Overview

Ender’s Game

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula AwardsIn order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew ‘Ender’ Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier training program but didn’t make the cut young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Ender’s skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender’s two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender’s Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best 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. Three thousand years have passed since Ender Wiggin won humanity s war with the Buggers by totally destroying them. Ender remains young, traveling the stars at the speed of relativity, but a hundred years or more might pass on Earth while he experiences a month long voyage. In three thousand years, Ender s books The Hive Queen and The Hegemon, written under a pseudonym, have become holy writ, while the name of Ender itself has become anathema: he is the Xenocide, the one who killed an entire race of thinking, feeling beings, killed the only other sapient race humankind had found in all the galaxy. The only ones, that is, until the planet called Lusitania was discovered and colonized. The discovery was seen as a gift to humanity, a chance to redeem the destruction of the Buggers. This time, the Starways Congress vowed, there would be no tragic misunderstanding leading to war. But once again men die, killed by the aliens in a rite no one understands. Ender, now known only as the Speaker for the Dead, comes to Lusitania to speak for those who have died and discovers that in order to tell the truth about them, he must unravel the secrets of Lusitania.

Xenocide

In Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus that kills all humans it infects, but which the pequininos require in order to become adults. The Startways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered the destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way and a second Xenocide seems inevitable. Until the fleet vanishes. The task of discovering how the ships disappeared falls to Gloriously Bright, the most brilliant analytical mind in a world of people bred for superintelligence. There is little doubt that she can solve the puzzle; but will she choose life or death for the three races who live on Lusitania?

Children of the Mind

Now in trade paperback for the first time!With Children of the Mind, Card returns to the story of Ender Wiggin: hero of the Hugo and Nebula Award winning Enders Game, the original Speaker for the Dead, and the hated Xenocide who murdered an entire planet. Now his adopted world, Lusitania, is threatened by the same planet destroying weapon that he himself used so many thousands of years before. Enders oldest friend, Jane, the computer intelligence that has evolved with him over 3000 years, is about to be killed by the Starways Congress, which has finally discovered her existence and fears her control of the galaxy wide interlocked network of computers and ansibles. Jane can save the three sentient races of Lusitaniathe Pequeninos, the Hive Queens daughters, and the human colony. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light speed limit. But it takes all the processing power available to her, and the Starways Congress is shutting down the Net world by world.

Ender’s Shadow

Orson Scott Card brings us back to the very beginning of his brilliant Ender Quartet, with a novel that allows us to reenter that world anew. With all the power of his original creation, Card has created a companion volume to Ender’s Game, a book that expands and complements the first, enhancing its power, illuminating its events and its powerful conclusion. The human race is at War with the ‘Buggers,’ an insect like alien race. The first battles went badly, and now as Earth prepares to defend itself against the imminent threat of total destruction at the hands of an inscrutable alien enemy, all focus is on the development and training of military geniuses who can fight such a war, and win. The long distances of interstellar space have given hope to the defenders of Earth they have time to train these future commanders up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high orbital facility called the Battle School. Andrew ‘Ender’ Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this new book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean the one who became Ender’s right hand, his strategist, and his friend. One who was with him, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. 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’s. He knew he could not survive through strength; he used his tactical genius to gain acceptance into a children’s gang, and then to help make that gang a template for success for all the others. He civilized them, and lived to grow older. Bean’s desperate struggle to live, and his success, brought him to the attention of the Battle School’s recruiters, those people scouring the planet for leaders, tacticians, and generals to save Earth from the threat of alien invasion. Bean was sent into orbit, to the Battle School. And there he met Ender…
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Shadow of the Hegemon

OrsonScott Card’s Ender’s Game is one of the most popular science fiction novels ever written. Ender’s Game won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel when it was published. The book has gone on to sell well over a million copies. It tells the story of the boy ‘Ender’ Wiggin and his hard won victory over an alien race that would have destroyed the Earth and all of humanity. But Ender was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In Ender’s Shadow, Card told the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean the one who became Ender’s right hand, his strategist, and his friend. And now Card continues Bean’s story, and finally tells a tale long awaited by his millions of fans. At last we learn what happened on Earth after the destruction of the Hive Queen’s worlds; after humanity no longer had a single enemy to unify the warring nations. This is the story of how Bean turned away from his first friend, Ender, and became the tactical genius who won the Earth for Ender’s brother, Peter, who became the Hegemon. AUTHORBIO: Orson Scott Card is the author of the national bestseller, Ender’s Shadow, and of the beloved classic of science fiction, Ender’s Game. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

First Meetings in Ender’s Universe

Welcome to the Enderverse.

When ‘Ender’s Game‘ was first published as a novella twenty five years ago few would have predicted that it would become one of the most successful ventures in publishing history. Expanded into a novel in 1985, Ender’s Game won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novel. Never out of print and translated into dozens of languages, it is the rare work of fiction that can truly be said to have transcended a genre. Ender’s Game and its sequels have won dozens of prestigious awards and are as popular today among teens and young readers as adults.

First Meetings is a collection of three novellas plus the original ‘Ender’s Game‘ that journey into the origins and the destiny of one Ender Wiggin.

The Polish Boy‘ begins in the wake between the first two Bugger Wars when the Hegemony is desperate to recruit brilliant military commanders to repel the alien invasion. In John Paul Wiggin the future father of Ender they believe they may have found their man. Or boy.

In ‘Teacher’s Pest‘ a novella written especially for this collection a brilliant but insufferably arrogant John Paul Wiggin, now an American university student, matches wits with an equally brilliant graduate student named Theresa Brown.

It is many years since the end of the Bugger Wars in ‘The Investment Counselor.’ Ender’s reputation as a hero and savior has suffered a horrible reversal. Banished from Earth and slandered as a mass murderer, twenty year old Andrew Wiggin wanders incognito from planet to planet as a fugitive. Until a blackmailing tax inspector compromises his identity and threatens to expose Ender the Xenocide.

Also reprinted here is the original landmark novella, ‘Ender’s Game,‘ which first appeared in 1977.

Fully illustrated, First Meetings f0is Orson Scott Card writing at the height of his considerable power about his most compelling character.

Shadow Puppets

Bestselling author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender’s Earth.
Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin’s victory over the Formics. The unity forced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School.

But one person has a better idea. 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. And he has an irresistible call on the loyalty of Earth’s young warriors. With Bean at his side, the two will reshape our future.

Here is the continuing story of Bean and Petra, and the rest of Ender’s Dragon Army, as they take their places in the new government of Earth.

Shadow of the Giant

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. He knew he could not survive through strength; he used his tactical genius to gain acceptance into a children’s gang, and then to help make that gang a template for success for all the others. He civilized them, and lived to grow older. Then he was discovered by the recruiters for the Battle School.

For Earth was at war a terrible war with an inscrutable alien enemy. A war that humanity was near to losing. But the long distances of interstellar space has given hope to the defenders of Earth they had time to train military geniuses up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high orbital facility called the Battle School. That story is told in two books, the beloved classic ENDER’S GAME, and its parallel, ENDER’S SHADOW.

Bean was the smallest student at the Battle School, but he became Ender Wiggins’ right hand, Since then he has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender’s defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he and his wife Petra yearn for a safe place to build a family something he has never known but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies old enemies from the days in Ender’s Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth. To find security, Bean and Petra must once again follow in Ender’s footsteps. They must leave Earth behind, in the control of the Hegemon, and look to the stars.

A War of Gifts

Orson Scott 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 children come from many nations, many religions; while they are being trained for war, religious conflict between them is not on the curriculum. But Dink Meeker, one of the older students, doesn’t see it that way. He thinks that giving gifts isn’t exactly a religious observation, and on Sinterklaas Day he tucks a present into another student’s shoe.

This small act of rebellion sets off a battle royal between the students and the staff, but some surprising alliances form when Ender comes up against a new student, Zeck Morgan. The War over Santa Claus will force everyone to make a choice.

Ender in Exile

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 most gifted children were taken from their families and sent to an elite training school. At Battle School, they learned combat, strategy, and secret intelligence to fight a dangerous war on behalf of those left on Earth. But they also learned some important and less definable lessons about life. After the life changing events of those years, these children now teenagers must leave the school and readapt to life in the outside world. Having not seen their families or interacted with other people for years where do they go now? What can they do? Ender fought for humanity, but he is now reviled as a ruthless assassin. No longer allowed to live on Earth, he enters into exile. With his sister Valentine, he chooses to leave the only home he s ever known to begin a relativistic and revelatory journey beyond the stars. What happened during the years between Ender s Game and Speaker for the Dead? What did Ender go through from the ages of 12 through 35? The story of those years has never been told. Taking place 3000 years before Ender finally receives his chance at redemption in Speaker for the Dead, this is the long lost story of Ender. For twenty three years, millions of readers have wondered and now they will receive the answers. Ender in Exile is Orson Scott Card s moving return to all the action and the adventure, the profound exploration of war and society, and the characters one never forgot. On one of these ships, there is a baby that just may share the same special gifts as Ender s old friend Bean

Shadows in Flight

Ender’s Shadow explores the stars in this all new novel…
At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth s scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth s history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come. For there in space before them lies a derelict Formic colony ship. Aboard it, they will find both death and wonders the life support that is failing on their own ship, room to grow, and labs in which to explore their own genetic anomaly and the mysterious disease that killed the ship s colony.

Ender’s Game, Volume 1: Battle School (With: Christopher Yost)

There’s a war coming. The same aliens who almost destroyed Earth once are coming back to get the whole job done this time. But we aren’t going to just sit and die. The international military is taking our best and brightest to mold them into the finest military minds ever and they’re taking them young. 8 year old Ender Wiggin is the best they’ve ever found. Can he save the Earth? Can he survive Battle School and the game that they will force him to play? The legendary sci fi epic by New York Times Bestseller Orson Scott Card comes to comics, courtesy of hot writer Christopher Yost X Force and superstar Pasqual Ferry! Collects Ender’s Game: First Series 1 5.

Ender’s Shadow (With: Mike Carey)

Orson Scott Card brings us back to the very beginning of his brilliant Ender Quartet, with a novel that allows us to reenter that world anew. With all the power of his original creation, Card has created a companion volume to Ender’s Game, a book that expands and complements the first, enhancing its power, illuminating its events and its powerful conclusion. The human race is at War with the ‘Buggers,’ an insect like alien race. The first battles went badly, and now as Earth prepares to defend itself against the imminent threat of total destruction at the hands of an inscrutable alien enemy, all focus is on the development and training of military geniuses who can fight such a war, and win. The long distances of interstellar space have given hope to the defenders of Earth they have time to train these future commanders up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high orbital facility called the Battle School. Andrew ‘Ender’ Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this new book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean the one who became Ender’s right hand, his strategist, and his friend. One who was with him, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. 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’s. He knew he could not survive through strength; he used his tactical genius to gain acceptance into a children’s gang, and then to help make that gang a template for success for all the others. He civilized them, and lived to grow older. Bean’s desperate struggle to live, and his success, brought him to the attention of the Battle School’s recruiters, those people scouring the planet for leaders, tacticians, and generals to save Earth from the threat of alien invasion. Bean was sent into orbit, to the Battle School. And there he met Ender…
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Ender’s Game (With: Aaron Johnston)

Collecting four exciting stories in the Ender’s Game universe! First up is a tale starring Ender’s two younger siblings. When Valentine learns of an injustice in her school, she wants to fight it. Enter Peter, who guides his sister through the process of nonviolent influence, and sets the ball rolling for his plans to one day rule the world. Next, in War of Gifts, Zeck Morgan causes an uproar when he sees another student celebrating Christmas seemingly violating Battle School’s rules against religious practice. Then, Mazer Rackham, the only man ever to defeat the Formics, takes on a new enemy…
the International Fleet itself! All this and more! Includes Ender’s Game: Recruiting Valentine, War of Gifts, and Mazer in Prison.

Ender’s Game, Volume 2: Command School (With: Christopher Yost)

The second volume of New York Times bestseller Orson Scott Card’s sci fi epic! Ender Wiggin may be the only hope that humanity has against an alien race that threatens Earth with annihilation. He’s been given his own army, and now commands 40 soldiers in a series of war games in preparation for invasion…
and he’s only nine years old! The classic sci fi story heads to its incredible conclusion as Ender takes control of Dragon Army. But Ender is quickly realizing that the aliens may not be his true enemy in Battle School…
his Teachers are! Collects Ender’s Game: Command School 1 5

First Meetings

Welcome to the Enderverse.

When ‘Ender’s Game‘ was first published as a novella twenty five years ago few would have predicted that it would become one of the most successful ventures in publishing history. Expanded into a novel in 1985, Ender’s Game won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novel. Never out of print and translated into dozens of languages, it is the rare work of fiction that can truly be said to have transcended a genre. Ender’s Game and its sequels have won dozens of prestigious awards and are as popular today among teens and young readers as adults.

First Meetings is a collection of three novellas plus the original ‘Ender’s Game‘ that journey into the origins and the destiny of one Ender Wiggin.

The Polish Boy‘ begins in the wake between the first two Bugger Wars when the Hegemony is desperate to recruit brilliant military commanders to repel the alien invasion. In John Paul Wiggin the future father of Ender they believe they may have found their man. Or boy.

In ‘Teacher’s Pest‘ a novella written especially for this collection a brilliant but insufferably arrogant John Paul Wiggin, now an American university student, matches wits with an equally brilliant graduate student named Theresa Brown.

It is many years since the end of the Bugger Wars in ‘The Investment Counselor.’ Ender’s reputation as a hero and savior has suffered a horrible reversal. Banished from Earth and slandered as a mass murderer, twenty year old Andrew Wiggin wanders incognito from planet to planet as a fugitive. Until a blackmailing tax inspector compromises his identity and threatens to expose Ender the Xenocide.

Also reprinted here is the original landmark novella, ‘Ender’s Game,‘ which first appeared in 1977.

Fully illustrated, First Meetings f0is Orson Scott Card writing at the height of his considerable power about his most compelling character.

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. 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. But the vast majority, who only want the killing to stop, and the nation to return to more peaceful days, have technology, weapons and strategic geniuses of their own. When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together? And which side will you be on?Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller, who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science fiction and fantasy novels. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near future scenario of a new American Civil War.

Hidden Empire

The war of words between right and left collapsed into a shooting war, and raged between the high technology weapons on each side, devastating cities and overrunning the countryside. At the close of Empire, political scientist and government adviser Averell Torrent had maneuvered himself into the presidency of the United States. And now that he has complete power at home, he plans to expand American imperial power around the world. Opportunity comes quickly. There’s a deadly new plague in Africa, and it is devastating the countryside and cities. President Torrent declares American solidarity with the victims, but places all of Africa in quarantine until a vaccine is found or the disease burns itself out. And he sends Captain Bartholomew Coleman, Cole to his friends, to run the relief operations and protect the American scientists working on identifying the virus. If Cole and his team can avoid dying of the plague, or being cut down by the weapons of fearful African nations, they might do some good. Or they might be out of the way for good.

The Memory of Earth

High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. To protect them, most of all, from themselves. The Oversoul has done its job well. There is no war on Harmony. There are no weapons of mass destruction. There is no technology that could lead to weapons of war. By control of the data banks, and subtle interference in the very thoughts of the people, the artificial intelligence has fulfilled its mission. But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has lost access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing. And on the planet, men are beginning to think about power, wealth, and conquest.

The Call of Earth

As Harmony’s Oversoul grows weaker, a great warrior has arisen to challenge its bans. His name is Moozh, and he has won control of an army using forbidden technology. now he is aiming his soldiers at the city of Basilica, that strong fortress above the Plain. Basilica remains in turmoil. Wetchik and his sons are not strong enough to stop a army. Can Rasa and her allies defeat him through intrigue, or will Moozh take the city and all who are in it?

The Ships of Earth

The City of Basilica has fallen. Now Wetchik, Nafai, and all their family must brave the desert wastes, and cross the wide continents to where Harmony’s hidden spaceport lies silent, abandoned, waiting for the command to make the great interstellar ships ready for flight again. But of these sixteen people, only a few have chosen their exile. The others, Rasa’s spiteful daughters and their husbands; Wetchik’s oldest son, Elemak, have been forced against their will. Their anger and hatreds will make the difficult journey harder.

Earthfall

Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Orson Scott Card’s Homecoming Saga continues. Chosen by the Oversoul to be the starship’s Master, Nafai must finally confront his older brother Elemak. Yet even while the brothers are battling each other, the Keeper of Earth is preparing his world to receive them.

Earthborn

High above the earth orbits the starship Basilica. On board the huge vessel is a sleeping woman. Of those who made the journey, Shedemai alone has survived the hundred of years since the Children of Wetchik returned to Earth. She now wears the Cloak of the Starmaster, and the Oversoul wakes her sometimes to watch over her descendants on the planet below. The population has grown rapidly there are cities and nations now, whole peoples descended from the who followed Nafai or Elemak. But in all the long years of watching and searching, the Oversoul has not found the thing it sought. It has not found the Keeper of the Earth, the central intelligence that also can repair the Oversoul’s damaged programming.

The Changed Man

Eleven chilling tales, including the author’s introductions and afterword comments, provoke the dreaded dark side of the reader’s imagination.

Maps In A Mirror

his extraordinary collection brings together all of Orson Scott Card’s short fiction written prior to 1990. Card is a bestselling science fiction and fantasy writer who has been publishing short stories and essays since 1977, when he won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. This volume has 46 stories and is en hanced with essays and memoirs. The book includes twelve works which rarely appear elsewhere. These are stories which have been superceded by later versions. Included here are the story ‘Mikal’s Songbird,’ which grew into the novel Songmaster; the novella length ‘Ender’s Game’, which became the award winning novel of the same name; and the epic poem ‘Prentice Alvin and the No Good Plow,’ which was the seed for Card’s ac claimed Tales of Alvin Maker series.

Cruel Miracles

The third volume of short stories from Maps in a Mirror, the monumental anthology from the multiple award winning author of Ender’s Game and Xenocide. ‘Each section offers some provocative and entertaining reading…
a must have volume’. West Coast Review of Books. Includes the Hugo Award winning ‘Eye For Eye’.

Lovelock

Lovelock is a capuchin monkey engineered to be the perfect servant intelligent, agile, pliant, and devoted to his owner. He is a Witness privileged to spend his days and nights observing the life of one of Earth’s most brilliant scientists through digital recording devices behind his eyes. In his heart is the desire to please, not just to avoid the pain his owner can inflict with a word, but because he loves her.

Lovelock is on a voyage he did not choose. What human would consider the feelings of a capuchin monkey, no matter how enhanced? But Lovelock is something special among Witnesses he’s a little smarter than most humans; smart enough to break through some of his conditioning. Smart enough to feel the bonds of slavery, and want freedom.

Stonefather

A fantasy novella by the best selling author of Ender’s Game.

The Lost Gate

This contemporary urban fantasy introduces the North family, a clan of mages in exile in our world, and their enemies who will do anything to keep them locked here.

Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different — and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.

He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people.

There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow. There is a secret library with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English–but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Danny’s cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see. Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny as well. And that will lead to disaster for the North family.

Pastwatch

In one of the most powerful and thought provoking novels of his remarkable career, Orson Scott Card interweaves a compelling portrait of Christopher Columbus with the story of a future scientist who believes she can alter human history from a tragedy of bloodshed and brutality to a world filled with hope and healing.

Keeper of Dreams

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.

Pathfinder

A powerful secret. A dangerous path. Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain. Rigg’s birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent or forfeit control of his destiny.

Getting Lost

COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED Theories abound about the survivors of Flight 815 and their enigmatic island home on the supernatural television phenomenon Lost. This collection of essays provides insight into the most talked about issues, including chapters on Why the Survivors Must Be in Another Dimension or the Twilight Zone, Lord of the Lost: Jack vs. Locke, The Others: Where On Earth Did They Come From…
or Did They?, and A Theologian’s View of the Island as Purgatory. Contributors such as television critic Joyce Millman, science fiction writer Adam Troy Castro, and paranormal romance author MaryJanice Davidson tackle predominant themes, plotlines, and symbols of the hit show while answering the questions on every fan’s mind: What’s with the polar bears and black mist? Why does the sudden struggle for survival lead some to romantic relationships, some to conflict, and others to leadership? and Why did Boone have to die?

Seventh Son

American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults From the author of Ender’s Game, an unforgettable story about young Alvin Maker: the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with the power. He must learn to use his gift wisely. But dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him.

Red Prophet

The first tale of Alvin Maker, ‘Seventh Son’, introduced people to a very familiar but just slightly different pioneer America where magic works, and many people have special talents. In ‘Red Prophet‘, listeners learn more about those talents, both the minor gifts of the white people and the much grander gifts of the Indians. Abridged. November ’98 publication date.

Prentice Alvin

The saga of Alvin Maker, set in an alternative version of the American frontier country, continues, in a tale full of folklore and magic. Young Alvin returns to the town of his birth and begins his apprenticeship with Makepeace Smith, committing seven years of his life in exchange for the skills and knowledge of a blacksmith. But Alvin must also learn to control and use his own talent, that of a Maker, else his destiny will be unfulfilled.

Alvin Journeyman

A 1996 Locus Award Winner for Best Fantasy Novel Alvin is a Maker, the first to be born in a century. Now a grown man and a journeyman smith, Alvin has returned to his family in the town of Vigor Church. He will share in their isolation, work as a blacksmith, and try to teach anyone who wishes to learn the knack of being a Maker. For Alvin has had a vision of the Crystal City he will build, and he knows that he cannot build it alone. But he has left behind in Hatrack River enemies as well as true friends. His ancient foe, the Unmaker, whose cruel whispers and deadly plots have threatened Alvin’s life at every turn, has found new hands to do his work of destruction.

Heartfire

Peggy is a Torch, able to see the fire burning in each person’s heart. She can follow the paths of each person’s future, and know each person’s most intimate secrets. From the moment of Alvin Maker’s birth, when the Unmaker first strove to kill him, she has protected him. Now they are married, and Peggy is a part of Alvin’s heart as well as his life. But Alvin’s destiny has taken them on separate journeys. Alvin has gone north into New England, where knacks are considered witchcraft, and their use is punished with death. Peggy has been drawn south, to the British Crown Colonies and the court of King Arthur Stuart in exile. For she has seen a terrible future bloom in the Heartfires of every person in America, a future of war and destruction. One slender path exists that leads through the bloodshed, and it is Peggy’s quest to set the world on the path to peace.

The Crystal City

Using the lore and the folk magic of the men and women who settled North America, Orson Scott Card has created an alternate world where magic works, and where that magic has colored the entire history of the colonies. Charms and beseechings, hexes and potions, all have a place in the lives of the people of this world. Dowsers find water, the second sight warns of dangers to come, and a torch can read a person’s future or their heart.
In this world where ‘knacks’ abound, Alvin, the seventh son of a seventh son, is a very special man indeed. He’s a Maker; he has the knack of understanding how things are put together, how to create them, repair them, keep them whole, or tear them down. He can heal hearts as well as bones, he build a house, he can calm the waters or blow up a storm. And he can teach his knack to others, to the measure of their own talent.

Alvin has been trying to avert the terrible war that his wife, Peggy, a torch of extraordinary power, has seen down the life lines of every American. Now she has sent him down the Mizzippy to the city of New Orleans, or Nueva Barcelona as they call it under Spanish occupation. Alvin doesn’t know exactly why he’s there, but when he and his brother in law, Arthur Stuart, find lodgings with a family of abolitionists who know Peggy, he suspects he’ll find out soon.

But Nueva Barcelona is about to experience a plague, and Alvin’s efforts to protect his friends by keeping them healthy will create more danger than he could ever have suspected. And in saving the poor people of the city, Alvin will be put to the greatest test of his life a test that will draw on all his power. For the time has come for him to turn to his old friend Tenskwa Tawa, the Red Prophet who controls the lands to the west of the Mizzippy. Now Alvin must take the first steps on the road to The Crystal City that was shown to him in a vision so long ago.

Sarah

Sarai was a child of ten years, wise for her age but not yet a woman, when she first met Abram. He appeared before her in her father’s house, filthy from the desert, tired and thirsty. But as the dirt of travel was washed from his body, the sight of him filled her heart. And when Abram promises Sarai to return in ten years to take her for his wife, her fate was sealed.

Abram kept his promise, and Sarai kept hers they were wed, and so joined the royal house of Ur with the high priesthood of the Hebrews. So began a lifetime of great joy together, and greater peril: and with the blessing of their God, a great nation would be built around the core of their love.

Bestselling author Orson Scott Card uses his fertile imagination, and uncanny insight into human nature, to tell the story of a unique woman one who is beautiful, tough, smart, and resourceful in an era when women had little power, and are scarce in the historical record. Sarah, child of the desert, wife of Abraham, takes on vivid reality as a woman desirable to kings, a devoted wife, and a faithful follower of the God of Abraham, chosen to experience an incomparable miracle.

Rebekah

Born into a time and place where a woman speaks her mind at her peril, and reared as a motherless child by a doting father, Rebekah grew up to be a stunning, headstrong beauty. She was chosen by God for a special destiny.

Rebekah leaves her father’s house to marry Isaac, the studious young son of the Patriarch Abraham, only to find herself caught up in a series of painful rivalries, first between her husband and his brother Ishmael, and later between her sons Jacob and Esau. Her struggles to find her place in the family of Abraham are a true test of her faith, but through it all she finds her own relationship with God and does her best to serve His cause in the lives of those she loves.

In Rebekah, Orson Scott Card has created an astonishing personality, complex and intriguing, and her story will engage your heart as it captures your imagination.

Rachel & Leah

In this third volume of his Women of Genesis series, Orson Scott Card paints a vivid picture of the intertwined lives of four celebrated women. We meet Leah, the oldest daughter of Laban, whose ‘tender eyes’ prevent her from fully participating in the daily work of her nomadic family, and Rachel, the spoiled younger daughter, the petted and privileged beauty of the family or so it seems to Leah.

There is also Bilhah, an orphan who is not quite a slave but not really a family member, a young woman desperately searching to fit in, and Zilpah, who knows only how to use her beauty to manipulate men as she strives to secure for herself something better than the life of drudgery and servitude into which she has been born.

Into the desert camp comes Jacob, a handsome and charismatic kinsman who is clearly destined to be Rachel’s husband. But that doesn’t prevent the other women from vying for his attention.

Tracing their lives from childhood to maturity, Card shows how these women change each other and are changed again by the holy books that Jacob brings with him. Ambition, jealousy, fear, and love motivate them as they vie for the attention of Jacob, heir to the spiritual birthright of Abraham and Isaac.

Capitol

‘The Most Devastating Futuristic SF Adventure of All.’

A Planet Called Treason / Treason

Lanik Mueller’s birthright as heir to planet Treason’s most powerful rulership will never be realized. He is a ‘rad’ radical regenerative. A freak among people who can regenerate injured flesh…
and trade extra body parts to the Offworld oppressors for iron. For, on a planet without hard metals or the means of escape iron is power in the race to build a spacecraft. Iron is the promise of freedom which may never be fulfilled as Lanik uncovers a treacherous conspiracy beyond his imagination. Now charged with a mission of conquest and exile Lanik devises a bold and dangerous plan…
a quest that may finally break the vicious chain of rivalry and bloodshed that enslaves the people of Treason as the Offworld never could.

Songmaster

An SF classic from the author of Ender’s Game. Kidnapped at an early age, the young singer Ansset has been raised in isolation at the mystical retreat called the Songhouse. His life has been filled with music, and having only songs for companions, he develops a voice that is unlike any heard before. Ansset’s voice is both a blessing and a curse, for the young Songbird can reflect all the hopes and fears his auidence feels and, by magnifying their emotions, use his voice to heal or to destroy. When it is discovered that his is the voice that the Emperor has waited decades for, Ansset is summoned to the Imperial Palace on Old Earth. Many fates rest in Ansset’s hands, and his songs will soon be put to the test: either to salve the troubled conscience of a conqueror, or drive him, and the universe, into mad chaos. Songmaster is a haunting story of power and love the tale of the man who would destroy everything he loves to preserve humanity’s peace, and the boy who might just sing the world away.

Hart’s Hope

A dark and powerful fantasy from the bestselling author of Ender’s Shadow. Enter the city of Hart s Hope, ruled by gods both powerful and indifferent, riddled with sorcery and revenge. The city was captured by a rebellious lord, Palicrovol, who overthrew the cruel king, Nasilee, hated by his people. Palicrovol, too, was cruel, as befitted a king. He took the true mantle of kinghood by forcing Asineth, now Queen by her father s death, to marry him, raping her to consummate the marriage. But he was not cruel enough to rule. He let her live after her humiliation; live to bear a daughter; live to return from exile and retake the throne of Hart s Hope. But she, in turn, sent Palicrovol into exile to breed a son who would, in the name of the God, take back the kingdom from its cruel Queen.

Saints / A Woman of Destiny

When ten year old Dinah Kirkham saw her father leave their Manchester home in the middle of the night, she basked when he would be back. ‘Soon,’ he replied. But he never came back. On that night in 1829, John Kirkham laid the foundation of his daughter’s certainty that the only person Dinah could ever really trust was herself.

From that day forward, Dinah worked to support her family, remaining devoted to their welfare even in the face of despair and grinding poverty. Then one day she heard a new message, a new purpose ignited in her heart, and new life opened up before her.

Wyrms

Patience might look like she’s merely a teenage girl, but in truth, she’s an assassin for the King…
and the rightful heir to the throne, if secrets be known. Now, a strange visitor makes his intentions known: to help her usurp the throne and rule over their world as the one true Heptarch. Patience knows her every move is being watched and her life is in jeopardy whatever choice she makes. But she also knows that she is destined to one day encounter a strange creature called ‘Unwyrm,’ and that she will ultimately become its mate…
or its destroyer! As Patience and a small band of companions travel across the world towards a place called Cranning, they experience an out of this world adventure that reveals the truth behind the origins of humanity on their world…
and the true source of the power that the Heptarch wields. Based on the popular novel by New York Times Bestselling author Orson Scott Card Red Prophet, Wyrms is a science fiction epic with mythological style that is sure to enchant readers with its unique world and premise. Collects Wyrms 1 6.

Lost Boys

Everything seems to be going well for the Fletchers, a Mormon family that has recently moved to a small North Carolina town, but trouble begins when seven year old Stevie begins to withdraw into his own world.Tour.

Treasure Box

Widely acclaimed, hugely successful speculative fiction author Orson Scott Card takes another step into the mainstream with an extremely chilling, vastly engaging novel that sets the notion of family values on its head and chronicles a man’s transformation from hermit to hero. When Quentin Fears was 10, his sister left this world, the victim of a car accident. Her death made him withdraw from this world too into books, away from people. By the time he reaches adulthood, Quentin has become a certifiable recluse, moving restlessly from town to town, investing the millions he’s made as a software creator and avoiding companionship. It’s odd but maybe inevitable that on a rare outing to a party he should meet his dream woman, Madeleine. She’s witty and beautiful and as naive to the world’s ways as he is, and they marry in a matter of weeks. Their relationship seems idyllic but for one thing Madeleine’s multigenerational, cantankerous, eccentric family who all live in a rambling riverside mansion in upstate New York. But poor family dynamics isn’t all that’s wrong with them. Beyond the squabbling, there’s an ancient family secret to which Madeleine holds the key. Only Quentin can stop her from unleashing an ageless malevolence that will rule the world. But to do so, he must do what seems impossible step outside himself into the world he has avoided. He must learn friendship, trust, forgiveness and the courage to face down the ultimate evil. Joining Quentin in this epic confrontation is a splendidly quirky cast of heroes, villains and witches from a no nonsense nurse with a dash of the romantic in her to a small town sheriff whose affable exterior conceals a dangerous past to a 10 year old girl named Roz whose malign powers are rivaled only by her smart mouth. Treasure Box introduces the most spectacularly dysfunctional family in recent fiction and a singular hero whose only weapons against them are his mind and his heart. How Quentin defuses this volatile mixture of comedy and horror makes for a viscerally unsettling, poignant and appealing tale that’s sure to draw the legions of fans Card has won in other genres and new fans as well.

Stone Tables

Noted author Orson Scott Card explores what it might have been like to be Moses, and provides an account of the lives of Moses’s brother, Aaron, his sister Miriam, the two women that he called mother, and the woman he married.

Homebody

From a beloved and bestselling master of speculative fiction comes this chilling tale of a soulful loner who must overcome demons from his past and the demons he unwittingly unleashes when he starts renovating a faded Southern mansion. As Homebody eloquently proves, no contemporary writer outshines Orson Scott Card in crafting unlikely heroes or in suffusing the everyday world with an otherworldly glow.

Don Lark’s cheery name belies his tragic past. When his alcoholic ex wife killed their daughter in a car wreck, he retreated from the sort of settled, sociable lifestyle one takes for granted. Only the prospect of putting a roof over other people’s heads seems to comfort Lark, and he goes from town to town, looking for dilapidated houses he can buy, restore and resell at a profit. In Greensboro, North Carolina, Lark finds his biggest challenge yet a huge, sturdy, gorgeous shell that’s suffered almost a century of abuse at the hands of greedy landlords and transient tenants. As he sinks his teeth into this new project, Lark’s new neighborhood starts to work its charms on him. He strikes up a romance with the wry real estate agent who sold him the house. His neighbors, two charming, chatty old ladies, ply him endlessly with delicious Southern cooking. Even Sylvie, the squatter Lark was once desperate to evict from the old house, is now growing on him.

But when Lark unearths an old tunnel in the cellar, the house’s enchantments start to turn ominous. Sylvie turns cantankerous, even dangerous. There’s still a steady supply of food from next door, but it now comes laced with increasingly passionate pleas for Lark to vacate the house at once. In short, everybody seems to want to get rid of him. Whether this is for his own good or theirs, Lark digs in his heels for reasons even he’s not sure of. He embarks on a struggle for his life and his friends’ against a house with a past even more tragic than his own. If Lark wins, he gets the kind of home and community he’s always dreamed of. If he loses, all is lost…
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Enchantment

As one of the most consistently exciting writers to emerge in the last twenty-five years, Orson Scott Card has been honored with numerous awards, immersing readers in dazzling worlds only he could create. Now, in Enchantment, Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty into an original fantasy brimming with romance and adventure.

The moment Ivan stumbled upon a clearing in the dense Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed. Atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, the beautiful princess Katerina lay still as death. But beneath the foliage a malevolent presence stirred and sent the ten-year-old Ivan scrambling for the safety of Cousin Marek’s farm.

Now, years later, Ivan is an American graduate student, engaged to be married. Yet he cannot forget that long-ago day in the forest–or convince himself it was merely a frightened boy’s fantasy. Compelled to return to his native land, Ivan finds the clearing just as he left it.

This time he does not run. This time he awakens the beauty with a kiss…
and steps into a world that vanished a thousand years ago.

A rich tapestry of clashing worlds and cultures, Enchantment is a powerfully original novel of a love and destiny that transcend centuries…
and the dark force that stalks them across the ages.

Robota

Academy awardwinning artist Doug Chiang and best selling sci fi author Orson Scott Card join forces for an extraordinary publishing adventure: Robota. An original illustrated science fiction novel, Robota follows the fortunes of a strangely powerful amnesiac named Caps as he navigates an ancient, decaying world in which a dwindling human population battles a society of merciless robot warriors. Aided by talking animals and stalked by terrifying hunter robots, Caps slowly rises to fulfill an awesome destiny. Integrating word and image, Card’s masterful storytelling is interwoven with 75 pieces of Chiang’s wildly imagined, meticulously rendered art. Packaged in a dramatic metallic case, this unusual and powerful collaboration is tailor made to thrill.

Magic Street

Orson Scott Card has the distinction of having swept both the Hugo and Nebula awards in two consecutive years with his amazing novels Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead. For a body of work that ranges from science fiction to nonfiction to plays, Card has been recognized as an author who provides vivid, colorful glimpses between the world we know and worlds we can only imagine.

In a peaceful, prosperous African American neighborhood in Los Angeles, Mack Street is a mystery child who has somehow found a home. Discovered abandoned in an overgrown park, raised by a blunt speaking single woman, Mack comes and goes from family to family a boy who is at once surrounded by boisterous characters and deeply alone. But while Mack senses that he is different from most, and knows that he has strange powers, he cannot possibly understand how unusual he is until the day he sees, in a thin slice of space, a narrow house. Beyond it is a backyard and an entryway into an extraordinary world stretching off into an exotic distance of geography, history, and magic.

Passing through the skinny house that no one else can see, Mack is plunged into a realm where time and reality are skewed, a place where what Mack does and sees seem to have strange affects in the real world of concrete, cars, commerce, and conflict. Growing into a tall, powerful young man, pursuing a forbidden relationship, and using Shakespeare s Midsummer s Night Dream as a guide into the vast, timeless fantasy world, Mack becomes a player in an epic drama. Understanding this drama is Mack s challenge. His reward, if he can survive the trip, is discovering not only who he really is…
but why he exists.

Both a novel of constantly surprising entertainment and a tale of breathtaking literary power, Magic Street is a masterwork from a supremely gifted, utterly original American writer a novel that uses realism and fantasy to delight, challenge, and satisfy on the most profound levels.

From the Hardcover edition.

Invasive Procedures (With: Aaron Johnston)

George Galen is a brilliant scientist, a pioneer in gene therapy. But Galen is dangerously insane he has created a method to alter human DNA, not just to heal diseases, but to improve people make them stronger, make them able to heal more quickly, and make them compliant to his will.
Frank Hartman is also a brilliant virologist, working for the government’s ultra secret bio hazard agency. He has discovered how to neutralize Galen s DNA changing virus, making him the one man who stands in the way of Galen s plan to ‘improve’ the entire human race.
This taut thriller takes the reader a few years into the future, and shows the promise and danger of new genetic medicine techniques.

Space Boy

Is it space that children dream of, or merely visiting other worlds? Todd had always set his heart on being an astronaut, but when he meets an alien and travels to another world, he doesn’t use a spaceship, he just hangs out in his own back yard. In Space Boy, Orson Scott Card, author of Ender’s Game, takes readers into a strange and wonderful future, where people from another world regularly visit Earth usually without being noticed. And when humans travel to their world, they find themselves dangerously weak and powerless. Until Todd finds a way to set both worlds to rights. By turns funny and painful, Space Boy is Card at his best, exploring human nature for the entertainment of readers young and old.

Eye for Eye

Mick Winger is only seventeen and already he’s killed over a dozen people. Not on purpose; he never meant to hurt anyone. But when Mick gets angry, people die, even the people he loves the most. Now he s on the run from his own terrible talent, and from those who would use his power for their own obscene purposes. But Mick is not alone. There are others like him. And if he will not join them, they will make him pay Eye for Eye. Orson Scott Card is one of the world s best loved writers, winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards two years in a row. He is author of Ender s Game and many New York Times bestsellers. Card s latest novels are Shadow of the Giant and Magic Street. This recording features Stefan Rudnicki, narrator on numerous audiobooks and recipient of an Audie for his solo narration on Orson Scott Card s Lost Boys and an Earphones Awards for his productions of Card s Ender s Game, Speaker for the Dead and Crystal City.

The Folk of the Fringe

Only a few nuclear weapons fell in America the weapons that destroyed our nation were biological and, ultimately, cultural. But in the chaos, the famine, the plague, there exited a few pockets of order. The strongest of them was the state of Deseret, formed from the vestiges of Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. The climate has changed. The Great Salt Lake has filled up to prehistoric levels. But there, on the fringes, brave, hardworking pioneers are making the desert bloom again.A civilization cannot be reclaimed by powerful organizations, or even by great men alone. It must be renewed by individual men and women, one by one, working together to make a community, a nation, a new America.

The Writer’s Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy

Craft an otherworldly experience for your readers!Do you dream of writing tales that pull readers into extraordinary realms? The Writer?s Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy gives you everything you need to build a fantastic world, inhabit it with original and believable characters, and create an authentic and enthralling story. Two complete books in one, this comprehensive guide includes invaluable and timeless advice for writing and selling speculative fiction from best selling author Orson Scott Card?s How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy, as well as world building information and instruction from the indispensable classic The Writer?s Complete Fantasy Reference. You?ll discover:how to wield story elements that ?define? the science fiction and fantasy genresways to build, populate and dramatize fantastic new worldshow to construct compelling stories by developing ideas, characters, and events that keep readers turning pageshistorically accurate information about world cultures, legends, folklore and mysticismhow to authentically portray the rituals of magic and witchcraftin depth descriptions of mythological creatures, fantasy races, clothing, weapons, armor, and moreThe boundaries of your imagination are infinite, but to truly hook your reader you must ground your fiction with credible details. Let this book be your guide as you venture into the fantastic and you?ll create vibrant, captivating new worlds that spring off the page.

Characters & Viewpoint

Vivid and memorable characters aren’t born: they have to be madeThis book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination. Award winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing and presenting characters, plus handling viewpoint in novels and short stories. With specific examples, he spells out your narrative options& 151the choices you’ll make in creating fictional people so ‘real’ that readers will feel they know them like members of their own families. You’ll learn how to:Draw characters from a variety of sourcesMake characters show who they are by the things they do and say, and by their individual ‘style’Develop characters readers will love& 151or love to hateDistinguish among major characters, minor characters and walk ons, and develop each appropriatelyChoose the most effective viewpoint to reveal the characters and move the storytellingDecide how deeply you should explore your characters’ thoughts, emotions, and attitudes

Plot (By:Ansen Dibell)

This book is about identifying the choices available when creating, fixing, steering, and discovering plots and then learning what narrative problems they are apt to create and how to choose an effective strategy for solving them. The result? Strong, solid stories and novels that move.

Plot (By:Ansen Dibell)

This book is about identifying the choices available when creating, fixing, steering, and discovering plots and then learning what narrative problems they are apt to create and how to choose an effective strategy for solving them. The result? Strong, solid stories and novels that move.

Dialogue (By:Lewis Turco)

Dialogue is perhaps the most powerful element in fiction. Whether writing novels, short stories, or scripts, you will learn how to utilize dialogue to dramatize conflict, the most effective balance between dialogue and other story elements as well as the difference between effective dialogue and real speech.

Dialogue (By:Lewis Turco)

Dialogue is perhaps the most powerful element in fiction. Whether writing novels, short stories, or scripts, you will learn how to utilize dialogue to dramatize conflict, the most effective balance between dialogue and other story elements as well as the difference between effective dialogue and real speech.

Beginnings, Middles & Ends (By:Nancy Kress)

Translating a flash of inspiration into a compelling story requires careful crafting. The words a writer chooses, how they describe characters, and the way they orchestrate conflict make the difference between a story that’s slow to begin, flounders midway, or trails off at the end and one that holds the interest of readers and editors to the final page. Since it was launched in 1988, ‘The Elements of Fiction Writing’ series has helped readers improve their fiction work, one essential ‘element’ at a time.

Description (By:Monica Wood)

When writers make their descriptions fresh, they move their stories forward and imbue their work with atmosphere. Monica Wood helps squeeze the greatest flavour from language and provides insight into how detail, editing, style, point of view and original word depictions can be used to create unforgettable images that will stick with readers for a lifetime.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection

Third in series, winner of the 1987 Locus Poll Award, Best Anthology. Contents include Introduction: Summation: 1985, essay by Gardner Dozois; The Jaguar Hunter, by Lucius Shepard nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1985 World Fantasy Award; Dogfight, by Michael Swanwick and William Gibson nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; Fermi and Frost, by Frederik Pohl winner, 1986 Hugo Award; Green Days in Brunei, by Bruce Sterling nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Snow, by John Crowley nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; The Fringe, by Orson Scott Card nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things, by Karen Joy Fowler; Sailing to Byzantium, by Robert Silverberg winner, 1985 Nebula Award; nominated, 1986 Hugo Award; Solstice, by James Patrick Kelly; Duke Pasquale’s Ring, novella by Avram Davidson; More Than the Sum of His Parts, by Joe Haldeman nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Out of All Them Bright Stars, by Nancy Kress Winner, 1985 Nebula Award; Side Effects, by Walter Jon Williams; The Only Neat Thing to Do, by James Tiptree, Jr. nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; winner, 1986 Locus Poll Award; Dinner in Audoghast, by Bruce Sterling nominated, 1986 Hugo Award; Under Siege, by George R. R. Martin 1986 Locus Poll Award, 6th Place; Flying Saucer Rock & Roll, by Howard Waldrop nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; A Spanish Lesson, by Lucius Shepard Locus Poll Award, 11th Place; Roadside Rescue, by Pat Cadigan; Paper Dragons, by James P. Blaylock winner, 1986 World Fantasy Award; nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Magazine Section, by R. A. Lafferty; The War at Home, by Lewis Shiner 1986 Locus Poll Award, 21st Place; Rockabye Baby, by S. C. Sykes nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Green Mars, by Kim Stanley Robinson nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection

Join twenty eight of today’s finest writers for a host of imaginative tours through worlds as fabulous as the farthest galaxy and as strange as life on earth can be. Among the talented story tellers in this volume are: Stephen Baxter, James P. Blaylock, Tony Daniel, Gregory Feeley, Gwyneth Jones, Jonathan Lethem, Robert Reed, Michael Sanwick, Cherry Wilder, Walter Jon Williams, Gene Wolfe, Steven Utley, and many more of tomorrow’s leading imaginations. Gardener Dozois’s summary of the year in science fiction and a long list of honorable mentions round out this volume, making it the one book for anyone who’s interested in SF today.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. III (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

For almost 15 years, this widely heralded, award-winning anthology series has been propelling readers into realms beyond time and space, parallel worlds and alternate realities and place at the infinite edges of the imagination. The impetus for these startling voyages has come from the best new writers of speculative fiction–the winners of the internationally acclaimed Writers of the Future Contest.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. IV (By:,L. Ron Hubbard)

Your ticket to genuinely exciting new universes! What would you do if…
by traveling to Mars you could achieve immortality? Suppose…
you have been hiding on a remote human colony on the rim of the solar system…
and you were found? Imagine if you will…
traveling in time and getting lost somewhere in the vast, open galaxy. From the far reaches of space and the limitless edges of the imagination come thirteen original stories, a wonderful mix of spellbinding tales by the best new writers of science fiction and fantasy all winners of the internationally acclaimed L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. Here is a first rate collection of works and illustrations providing great entertainment and a chance to escape if only for a little while to other distant and different worlds. ‘This has become a major tributary to the new blood in fantastic fiction.’ Gregory Benford Selected by judges who rank among the most famous names in the field of writing: Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, Gregory Benford, Algis Budrys, Eric Kotani, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert Silverberg, Jack Williamson, and Dave Wolverton. Illustrations selected by: Edd Cartier, Leo and Diane Dillon, H.R. van Dongen, Bob Eggleton, Will Eisner, Vincent Di Fate, Frank Frazetta, Frank Kelly Freas, Laura Brodian Kelly Freas, Shun Kijima, Ron Lindahn and Val Lakey Lindahn.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. V (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

For almost 15 years, this widely heralded, award winning anthology series has been propelling readers into realms beyond time and space, parallel worlds and alternate realities and place at the infinite edges of the imagination. The impetus for these startling voyages has come from the best new writers of speculative fiction the winners of the internationally acclaimed Writers of the Future Contest.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. VI (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

Your ticket to genuinely exciting new universes! What would you do if…
by traveling to Mars you could achieve immortality? Suppose…
you have been hiding on a remote human colony on the rim of the solar system…
and you were found? Imagine if you will…
traveling in time and getting lost somewhere in the vast, open galaxy. From the far reaches of space and the limitless edges of the imagination come thirteen original stories, a wonderful mix of spellbinding tales by the best new writers of science fiction and fantasy all winners of the internationally acclaimed L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. Here is a first rate collection of works and illustrations providing great entertainment and a chance to escape if only for a little while to other distant and different worlds. ‘This has become a major tributary to the new blood in fantastic fiction.’ Gregory Benford Selected by judges who rank among the most famous names in the field of writing: Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, Gregory Benford, Algis Budrys, Eric Kotani, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert Silverberg, Jack Williamson, and Dave Wolverton. Illustrations selected by: Edd Cartier, Leo and Diane Dillon, H.R. van Dongen, Bob Eggleton, Will Eisner, Vincent Di Fate, Frank Frazetta, Frank Kelly Freas, Laura Brodian Kelly Freas, Shun Kijima, Ron Lindahn and Val Lakey Lindahn.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. VII (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

Your ticket to genuinely exciting new universes! What would you do if…
by traveling to Mars you could achieve immortality? Suppose…
you have been hiding on a remote human colony on the rim of the solar system…
and you were found? Imagine if you will…
traveling in time and getting lost somewhere in the vast, open galaxy. From the far reaches of space and the limitless edges of the imagination come thirteen original stories, a wonderful mix of spellbinding tales by the best new writers of science fiction and fantasy all winners of the internationally acclaimed L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. Here is a first rate collection of works and illustrations providing great entertainment and a chance to escape if only for a little while to other distant and different worlds. ‘This has become a major tributary to the new blood in fantastic fiction.’ Gregory Benford Selected by judges who rank among the most famous names in the field of writing: Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, Gregory Benford, Algis Budrys, Eric Kotani, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert Silverberg, Jack Williamson, and Dave Wolverton. Illustrations selected by: Edd Cartier, Leo and Diane Dillon, H.R. van Dongen, Bob Eggleton, Will Eisner, Vincent Di Fate, Frank Frazetta, Frank Kelly Freas, Laura Brodian Kelly Freas, Shun Kijima, Ron Lindahn and Val Lakey Lindahn.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. IX (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

For almost 15 years, this widely heralded, award winning anthology series has been propelling readers into realms beyond time and space, parallel worlds and alternate realities and place at the infinite edges of the imagination. The impetus for these startling voyages has come from the best new writers of speculative fiction the winners of the internationally acclaimed Writers of the Future Contest.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XI (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

For almost 15 years, this widely heralded, award winning anthology series has been propelling readers into realms beyond time and space, parallel worlds and alternate realities and place at the infinite edges of the imagination. The impetus for these startling voyages has come from the best new writers of speculative fiction the winners of the internationally acclaimed Writers of the Future Contest.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XII (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

Your ticket to genuinely exciting new universes! What would you do if…
by traveling to Mars you could achieve immortality? Suppose…
you have been hiding on a remote human colony on the rim of the solar system…
and you were found? Imagine if you will…
traveling in time and getting lost somewhere in the vast, open galaxy. From the far reaches of space and the limitless edges of the imagination come thirteen original stories, a wonderful mix of spellbinding tales by the best new writers of science fiction and fantasy all winners of the internationally acclaimed L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. Here is a first rate collection of works and illustrations providing great entertainment and a chance to escape if only for a little while to other distant and different worlds. ‘This has become a major tributary to the new blood in fantastic fiction.’ Gregory Benford Selected by judges who rank among the most famous names in the field of writing: Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, Gregory Benford, Algis Budrys, Eric Kotani, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert Silverberg, Jack Williamson, and Dave Wolverton. Illustrations selected by: Edd Cartier, Leo and Diane Dillon, H.R. van Dongen, Bob Eggleton, Will Eisner, Vincent Di Fate, Frank Frazetta, Frank Kelly Freas, Laura Brodian Kelly Freas, Shun Kijima, Ron Lindahn and Val Lakey Lindahn.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XIII (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

Your ticket to genuinely exciting new universes! What would you do if…
by traveling to Mars you could achieve immortality? Suppose…
you have been hiding on a remote human colony on the rim of the solar system…
and you were found? Imagine if you will…
traveling in time and getting lost somewhere in the vast, open galaxy. From the far reaches of space and the limitless edges of the imagination come thirteen original stories, a wonderful mix of spellbinding tales by the best new writers of science fiction and fantasy all winners of the internationally acclaimed L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. Here is a first rate collection of works and illustrations providing great entertainment and a chance to escape if only for a little while to other distant and different worlds. ‘This has become a major tributary to the new blood in fantastic fiction.’ Gregory Benford Selected by judges who rank among the most famous names in the field of writing: Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, Gregory Benford, Algis Budrys, Eric Kotani, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert Silverberg, Jack Williamson, and Dave Wolverton. Illustrations selected by: Edd Cartier, Leo and Diane Dillon, H.R. van Dongen, Bob Eggleton, Will Eisner, Vincent Di Fate, Frank Frazetta, Frank Kelly Freas, Laura Brodian Kelly Freas, Shun Kijima, Ron Lindahn and Val Lakey Lindahn.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XIV (By:L. Ron Hubbard,Dave Wolverton)

For almost 15 years, this widely heralded, award winning anthology series has been propelling readers into realms beyond time and space, parallel worlds and alternate realities and place at the infinite edges of the imagination. The impetus for these startling voyages has come from the best new writers of speculative fiction the winners of the internationally acclaimed Writers of the Future Contest.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XV (By:,L. Ron Hubbard)

Your ticket to genuinely exciting new universes! What would you do if…
by traveling to Mars you could achieve immortality? Suppose…
you have been hiding on a remote human colony on the rim of the solar system…
and you were found? Imagine if you will…
traveling in time and getting lost somewhere in the vast, open galaxy. From the far reaches of space and the limitless edges of the imagination come thirteen original stories, a wonderful mix of spellbinding tales by the best new writers of science fiction and fantasy all winners of the internationally acclaimed L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. Here is a first rate collection of works and illustrations providing great entertainment and a chance to escape if only for a little while to other distant and different worlds. ‘This has become a major tributary to the new blood in fantastic fiction.’ Gregory Benford Selected by judges who rank among the most famous names in the field of writing: Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, Gregory Benford, Algis Budrys, Eric Kotani, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert Silverberg, Jack Williamson, and Dave Wolverton. Illustrations selected by: Edd Cartier, Leo and Diane Dillon, H.R. van Dongen, Bob Eggleton, Will Eisner, Vincent Di Fate, Frank Frazetta, Frank Kelly Freas, Laura Brodian Kelly Freas, Shun Kijima, Ron Lindahn and Val Lakey Lindahn.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

‘L. Ron Hubbard established the ‘Writers of the Future’ Contest in late 1983, offering new and aspiring writers a chance to have their works seen and read. Since that beginning, the imaginative works from these exceptionally talented new writers in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror have been published in one of the ‘L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future’ anthologies and have provided readers an escape to new worlds ever since. As was L. Ron Hubbard’s intention, many of these talents have gone on to become established writers. Now for the first time, sixteen creative stories from the first eight volumes that helped launch successful careers have been assembled, providing hours of reading entertainment your ticket to spellbinding adventures across the galaxy. The writers in this book include many you now know, who were in most cases first published in one of the earlier anthologies. These names include: James Alan Gardner, Karen Joy Fowler, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Robert Reed, Dean Wesley Smith, Ray Aldridge, Jamil Nasir, M. Shayne Bell, Jo Beverley, Leonard Carpenter, J.R. Dunn, Nancy Farmer, Astrid Julian, Michael H. Payne, Bruce Holland Rogers and Dave Wolverton. This first rate collection includes works from judges Anne McCaffrey, Frederick Pohl and Tim Powers, who if given the opportunity to enter this contest at the inception of their careers, would have done so with these well told tales. Also included are invaluable tips on writing from Frank Herbert and Algis Budrys. ‘Writers of the Future is a terrific program for new writers, and goodness knows, there are few enough of those. It has my heartiest support and unqualified recommendation.’ Terry Brooks ‘This contest has found some of the best new writers of the last decade.’ Kristine Kathryn Rusch ‘This has become a major tributary to the new blood in fantastic fiction.’ Gregory Benford

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XVI (By:,L. Ron Hubbard)

Your ticket to genuinely exciting new universes! What would you do if…
by traveling to Mars you could achieve immortality? Suppose…
you have been hiding on a remote human colony on the rim of the solar system…
and you were found? Imagine if you will…
traveling in time and getting lost somewhere in the vast, open galaxy. From the far reaches of space and the limitless edges of the imagination come thirteen original stories, a wonderful mix of spellbinding tales by the best new writers of science fiction and fantasy all winners of the internationally acclaimed L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. Here is a first rate collection of works and illustrations providing great entertainment and a chance to escape if only for a little while to other distant and different worlds. ‘This has become a major tributary to the new blood in fantastic fiction.’ Gregory Benford Selected by judges who rank among the most famous names in the field of writing: Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, Gregory Benford, Algis Budrys, Eric Kotani, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert Silverberg, Jack Williamson, and Dave Wolverton. Illustrations selected by: Edd Cartier, Leo and Diane Dillon, H.R. van Dongen, Bob Eggleton, Will Eisner, Vincent Di Fate, Frank Frazetta, Frank Kelly Freas, Laura Brodian Kelly Freas, Shun Kijima, Ron Lindahn and Val Lakey Lindahn.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XVII (By:,L. Ron Hubbard)

For almost 15 years, this widely heralded, award winning anthology series has been propelling readers into realms beyond time and space, parallel worlds and alternate realities and place at the infinite edges of the imagination. The impetus for these startling voyages has come from the best new writers of speculative fiction the winners of the internationally acclaimed Writers of the Future Contest.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XVIII (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

Your ticket to genuinely exciting new universes! What would you do if…
by traveling to Mars you could achieve immortality? Suppose…
you have been hiding on a remote human colony on the rim of the solar system…
and you were found? Imagine if you will…
traveling in time and getting lost somewhere in the vast, open galaxy. From the far reaches of space and the limitless edges of the imagination come thirteen original stories, a wonderful mix of spellbinding tales by the best new writers of science fiction and fantasy all winners of the internationally acclaimed L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. Here is a first rate collection of works and illustrations providing great entertainment and a chance to escape if only for a little while to other distant and different worlds. ‘This has become a major tributary to the new blood in fantastic fiction.’ Gregory Benford Selected by judges who rank among the most famous names in the field of writing: Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, Gregory Benford, Algis Budrys, Eric Kotani, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert Silverberg, Jack Williamson, and Dave Wolverton. Illustrations selected by: Edd Cartier, Leo and Diane Dillon, H.R. van Dongen, Bob Eggleton, Will Eisner, Vincent Di Fate, Frank Frazetta, Frank Kelly Freas, Laura Brodian Kelly Freas, Shun Kijima, Ron Lindahn and Val Lakey Lindahn.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XIX (By:,L. Ron Hubbard)

For almost 15 years, this widely heralded, award winning anthology series has been propelling readers into realms beyond time and space, parallel worlds and alternate realities and place at the infinite edges of the imagination. The impetus for these startling voyages has come from the best new writers of speculative fiction the winners of the internationally acclaimed Writers of the Future Contest.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XX (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

This historic 20th anniversary edition of the L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future anthology, the bestselling and most widely influential anthology of its kind, brings you 15 exciting, strikingly original stories by the best new creative talent in speculative fiction, all winners of the Writers of the Future Contest that are guaranteed to ignite your imagination with strange new worlds, untraveled galaxies and bizarre dimensions and the mysteries of a universe of infinite size where somewhere out there, everything that is possible is real.

Created by L. Ron Hubbard out of his lifetime commitment to helping new writers and artists, and judged by Hall of Fame rosters of top professionals, the Writers of the Future anthology has provided a spectacular launching pad for fledgling writers who over the past two decades have gone on to publish more than 250 novels many of them international bestsellers and some 2,500 short stories and to help shape the field of contemporary speculative fiction and the literary future.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXI (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

The L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests discover and introduce the very best new talent in science fiction, fantasy and horror, with their entertaining and creative tales of worlds unknown, worlds to be and worlds only dreamed of, as selected by top professionals in these fields.

In the past twenty years, over 300 talented writers have been newly published many winners becoming the authors you now enjoy reading.

The volume contains the first works by authors who are sure to become equally well known over the years to come.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXII (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

The L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests discover and introduce the very best new talent in science fiction, fantasy and horror, with their entertaining and creative tales of worlds unknown, worlds to be and worlds only dreamed of, as selected by top professionals in these fields. In the past twenty two years, over 300 telented writers have been newly published many winners becoming the authors you now enjoy reading. This volume contains the first works by authors who are sure to become equally well known over the years to come.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXIII (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

The best new science fiction and fantasy short stories from up and coming writers and every story is illustrated by budding new artists all winners of the annual Illustrators of the Future Contest. Established in 1983 by L. Ron Hubbard expressly for the aspiring writer, Writers of the Future has become the most respected and significant forum for new talent in all aspects of speculative fiction. The elite character of the contest is evident from the roster of judges: Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, Gregory Benford, Algis Budrys, Orson Scott Card, Brian Herbert, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Eric Kotani, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert Silverberg and K.D. Wentworth. In 1988, Mr. Hubbard’s vision inspired a contest for new and aspiring illustrators seeking to become speculative fiction artists. The list of judges for the illustrators’ contest is no less impressive than that of the writers’ contest and represents a virtual who’s who of the field including Frank Frazetta, Vincent DiFate, Bob Eggleton, Stephen Hickman and Stephen Youll. Since its inception, the contest has helped place more than two hundred and fifty novels and 2,500 short stories on bookshelves around the world. The Writers of the Future Award has also earned its place alongside the Hugo and Nebula awards in the triad of speculative fiction’s most prestigious acknowledgements of literary excellence.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXIV (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

Enter 13 spectacular new worlds of imagination and the fantastic! The best new science fiction and fantasy of the year! 2008

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXV (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

Writers of the Future WOTF is a science fiction and fantasy story contest that was originated by L. Ron Hubbard in the early 1980s. Hubbard characterized the contest as a way of ‘giving back’ to the field that had defined his professional writing life. The contest has no entry fee and is the highest paying contest for amateur science fiction and fantasy writers. Notable past winners of WOTF include Stephen Baxter, Karen Joy Fowler, James Alan Gardner, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Jay Lake, Michael H. Payne, Patrick Rothfuss, Robert Reed, Dean Wesley Smith, Sean Williams, Dave Wolverton and David Zindell. The winning stories are published in the yearly anthology L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of Future. The contest enjoys a favorable reputation in the science fiction community,

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXVI (By:L. Ron Hubbard)

This book holds between its pages the best new science fiction and fantasy stories and illustrations of the year, discovered by the judges of the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contests; a veritable who’s who in the field of speculative fiction writing and illustrating.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future: The First 25 Years (By:Kevin J. Anderson,L. Ron Hubbard)

Twenty five years ago, L. Ron Hubbard created and endowed the Writers of the Future Contest as a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged. Since that time, the Contest has been a phenomenal success, inspiring a generation of new writers who have now become some of the most recognized and influential voices in the fields of science fiction and fantasy. For the first time in history, this full color coffee table style art book, presents a retrospective of a quarter century of the Contest containing over 1,100 photographs. You will find the historical highlights, the famed week long intensive workshops, the guest speakers and presenters who have included astronauts, industry leaders, futurists, filmmakers, actors, recording artists, and other visionaries. Each year, the awards ceremony is a celebration of creativity and the arts.

Legends (By:Robert Silverberg)

Here they are, the writers and the worlds that have satisfied millions of readers. Each has returned to their compelling special places to tell a new tale that enriches and illuminates their most famous creations, in a big, lavish volume enhanced with color and illustrative materials. Many of the short novels take place at an earlier moment in the history of their worlds, and cast new light on the famous epics. Others fit into the already established patterns of their worlds, but happen offstage from the main action. All are essential reading to the millions of fans of these writers and worlds. Stephen King tells a tale of Roland, the Gunslinger, in The Little Sisters of Eluria Terry Pratchett relates an amusing incident in Discworld, in The Sea and Little Fishes Terry Goodkind tells of the origin of the Border between realms in the world of The Sword of Truth in Debt of Bones Orson Scott Card spins a yarn of Alvin and his apprentice in Grinning Man Robert Silverberg returns to Majipoor and to Lord Valentine’s astonishing life in The Seventh Shrine Ursula K. Le Guin, in a sequel to her famous books of Earthsea, portrays a woman who wants to learn magic in Dragonfly Tad Williams tells an enthralling story of a great and haunted castle in an age before Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn in The Burning Man George R.R. Martin sets his adventure of The Hedge Knight a generation before his epic A Song of Ice and Fire Anne McCaffrey returns once again to her world of romance and adventure to tell of a Runner of Pern Raymond E. Feist’s Riftwar Saga is the setting of the revenge of The Wood Boy Robert Jordan, in the final section in the book, New Spring, tells of the meeting of Lan and Moiraine and of the beginning of their search for a baby just born who must lead in the final battle

Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (With: Diana Gabaldon,George R.R. Martin,Terry Brooks,Robert Silverberg,Elizabeth Haydon)

Fantasy fans, rejoice! Seven years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, his acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, the long awaited second volume is here. Legends II picks up where its illustrious predecessor left off. All of the bestselling writers represented in Legends II return to the special universe of the imagination that its author has made famous throughout the world. Whether set before or after events already recounted elsewhere, whether featuring beloved characters or compelling new creations, these masterful short novels are both mesmerizing stand alones perfect introductions to the work of their authors and indispensable additions to the epics on which they are based. Beyond any doubt, Legends II is the fantasy event of the season. ROBIN HOBB returns to the Realm of the Elderlings with Homecoming, a powerful tale in which exiles sent to colonize the Cursed Shores find themselves sinking into an intoxicating but deadly dream…
or is it a memory?GEORGE R. R. MARTIN continues the adventures of Dunk, a young hedge knight, and his unusual squire, Egg, in The Sworn Sword, set a generation before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire. ORSON SCOTT CARD tells a tale of Alvin Maker and the mighty Mississippi, featuring a couple of ne er do wells named Jim Bowie and Abe Lincoln, in The Yazoo Queen. DIANE GABALDON turns to an important character from her Outlander saga Lord John Grey in Lord John and the Succubus, a supernatural thriller set in the early days of the Seven Years War. ROBERT SILVERBERG spins an enthralling tale of Majipoor’s early history and remote future as seen through the eyes of a dilettantish poet who discovers an unexpected destiny in The Book of Changes. TAD WILLIAMS explores the strange afterlife of Orlando Gardiner, from his Otherland saga, in The Happiest Dead Boy in the World. ANNE McCAFFREY shines a light into the most mysterious and wondrous of all places on Pern in the heartwarming Beyond Between. RAYMOND E. FEIST turns from the great battles of the Riftwar to the story of one soldier, a young man about to embark on the ride of his life, in The Messenger. ELIZABETH HAYDON tells of the destruction of Serendair and the fate of its last defenders in Threshold, set at the end of the Third Age of her Symphony of Ages series. NEIL GAIMAN gives us a glimpse into what befalls the man called Shadow after the events of his Hugo Award winning novel American Gods in The Monarch of the Glen. TERRY BROOKS adds an exciting epilogue to The Wishsong of Shannara in Indomitable, the tale of Jair Ohmsford s desperate quest to complete the destruction of the evil Ildatch…
armed only with the magic of illusion. From the Hardcover edition.

Legends 3 (By:Robert Silverberg)

Legends, the landmark series of unabridged fantasy audio, continues with this latest collection of the genre’s most popular authors, spinning all new adventures set in the fantastic worlds they created in their best selling series. In this astonishing third volume, Terry Goodkind’s Debt of Bones, tells of the origin of the border between the warring realms in his The Sword of Truth series. Ursula K. Le Guin, in a sequel to her famous books of Earthsea, portrays a woman who wants to learn the divine secrets of magic in Dragonfly. And Tad Williams tells a dark and enthralling tale of a great and haunted castle in an age before Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn in The Burning Man. The Legends series spans four audio volumes and includes unabridged short novels from the greatest living writers in all fantasy. Look for other Legends volumes with stories from: Stephen King, Robert Silverberg, Robert Jordan, Terry Pratchett, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, George R.R. Martin and Raymond E. Feist. Terry Goodkind’s first novel, Wizard’s First Rule, established him immediately as a major voice on the epic fantasy scene. The Sword of Truth series includes Stone of Tears, Blood of the Fold, and most recently, Temple of the Winds. Ursula K. Le Guin’s award winning body of work features such acclaimed classics as The Left Hand of Darkness, The Lathe of Heaven, and The Dispossessed. Tad Williams’s Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy includes The Dragonbone Chair, Stone of Farewell, and To Green Angel Tower. Sam Tsoutsouvas performs Debt of Bones. Kathryn Walker performs Dragonfly. Frank Muller performs The Burning Man. Volume Four, coming in April 1999, includes Pern: Runner of Pern by Anne McCaffrey, performed by Kathryn Walker, The Riftwar Saga: The Wood Boy by George R.R. Martin, performed by Sam Tsoutsouvas and A Song of Ice and Fire: The Hedge Knight by Raymond E. Feist, performed by Frank Muller.

The Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year, 1989

Orson Scott Card, the winner of the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards for fiction, and Martin H. Greenberg, editor/author of over 100 different short story and novella anthologies, have teamed together to produce the Dercum Value Collections. Each volume in the series contains four ninety minute cassettes, with six hours of some of the best stories in the genre, for under $20! These collections are not available in book form anywhere: they were selected and recorded especially for Dercum Audio. Volume one of the science fiction collection contains the Nebula Award winning story Rachel in Love by Pat Murphy, read by the author. Also includes such classics as Wolf Time by Walter Jon Williams; Silent Night by Ben Bova.

New Skies: An Anthology of Today’s Science Fiction

New Skies…
imaginative stories for a new generation of science fiction fans. Here are writers such as Philip K. Dick, Orson Scott Card, Jane Yolen, Greg Bear, Kim Stanley Robinson, Steven Gould, Connie Willis, Spider Robinson, and many more. Here is a careening adventure along the outside of a tower looming miles above the ground, and a tale of desperate survival on the deadly surface of the Moon. Here is a world in which children divorce their parents, and the story of a four dimensional boy in a three dimensional world. Here are future young people rebuilding after terrible disasters, and here is a story of the future development of baseball on Mars.

Nightmarish or whimsical, irreverent or swashbuckling, each of these stories is an adventure in imagination. Journey from the here and now into New Skies.

Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian

Janis Ian has inspired fans for years with her lyrical and evocative music. Now, this popular music legend has invited her favorite science fiction and fantasy writers to interpret her songs using their own unique voices. The result is the most unusual and exciting collaboration in the worlds of both science fiction fantasy and music.

Tar Heel Dead

From O. Henry to Lilian Jackson Braun, North Carolina has nurtured some of the world’s best known mystery writers. This unique collection of mystery short stories showcases some of North Carolina’s best writing talent from the past and the present some famous, some less well known. Some of the mysteries are by authors who have earned solid reputations in other genres, such as Orson Scott Card and William Brittain, but as their stories here demonstrate, their talent embraces the mysterious.

The stories in this collection are as diverse as the ‘detectives’ they feature: the Native American policeman who solves his first case on the reservation; a Siamese cat with an intuitive affection for his paraplegic neighbor; an attentive convenience store owner; and a thirty year old computer whiz whose body stopped growing when he was nine. They solve crimes, locate treasures, and uncover deceit in a range of tales that reflects the breadth of the genre. With stories to delight mystery devotees and fans of all good writing, this anthology highlights one of the most vibrant and popular elements of North Carolina’s literary legacy.

Escape from Earth

Imagine a world where interplanetary travel isn t just possible it’s commonplace. Human beings have terraformed Mars. You can reach into another dimension through a wormhole. The virtual world can be the only place where you exist, because you don t have a body. The possibilities are endless. Escape from Earth, inspired by Robert Heinlein s juveniles, featuring stories by Orson Scott Card Ender s Game, Elizabeth Moon the Vatta books, and Joe Haldeman The Forever War, among others, will take you places beyond your imagination.

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