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Authors > Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools. His most recent series, the young adult Pathfinder series and the fantasy Mithermages series are taking readers in new directions.

Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, biblical novels, the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker, poetry, and many plays and scripts, including his "freshened" Shakespeare scripts for Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Merchant of Venice.

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Ender's Game

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. Is a brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin 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.

Year: 1985     Genre: Coming of AgeMilitary SF

Speaker for the Dead

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

Year: 1986     Genre: Science Fiction

Xenocide

The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the heart of a child named Gloriously Bright. On 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. Or so he thought.

Year: 1991     Genre: Science Fiction

Children of the Mind

Orson Scott Card returns at last to the story of Ender Wiggin, the child hero of the Hugo and Nebula award winner Ender's Game, who as a man found a way to redeem the Xenocide of his youth and restore the Hive Queen to life. Now his adopted world, Lusitania, is threatened by the same planet-destroying weapon that he himself used so many thousands of years before.

Year: 1996     Genre: Hard SF

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1985Ender's GameComing of Age, Military SF, Enders Quartet
1986Speaker for the DeadScience Fiction, Enders Quartet
1987Seventh SonFantasy, Alvin Maker
1988Red ProphetFantasy, Alvin Maker
1989Prentice AlvinFantasy, Alvin Maker
1991XenocideScience Fiction, Enders Quartet
1995Alvin JourneymanFantasy, Alvin Maker
1996Children of the MindHard SF, Enders Quartet
1998HeartfireFantasy, Alvin Maker
1999Ender's ShadowComing of Age, Military SF, Shadow Saga
2001Shadow of the Hegemon Political SF, Shadow Saga
2002Shadow PuppetsPolitical SF, Shadow Saga
2003The Crystal CityAlternate History, Fantasy, Alvin Maker
2005Shadow of the GiantAction & Adventure SF, Shadow Saga
2008Ender in ExileAction & Adventure SF, Exile, Enders Quartet
2012Earth Unaware
by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
Alien Contact, Military SF, Formic Wars
2012Shadows in FlightAction & Adventure SF, Shadow Saga
2013Earth Afire
by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
Military SF, Formic Wars
2014Earth Awakens
by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
Military SF, Formic Wars
2016The Swarm
by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
Hard SF, Military SF, Formic Wars
2020The Hive
by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
Hard SF, Military SF, Formic Wars

 

 


 

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