This huge new collection of the short stories of one of Science Fictions most beloved and popular writers is sure to please his millions of fans. The volume contains 24 stories, Cards new introductions for each story, and commentary on his life and work.
Like the earlier Maps in A Mirror, this collection is a definitive retrospective of the short fiction career of the writer that The Houston Post called the best writer science fiction has to offer.
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"This collection of Card's short fiction showcases his diversity and his skill as a storyteller. .... It is a thought-provoking and highly entertaining collection." - Voya.
"Starred Review. Card intended several of the included stories, like the powerful "In the Dragon's House", to open novels not yet written, but even on their own they provide significant examples of his perennial themes: morality, salvation and redemption." - Publishers Weekly.
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Nobody had ever won the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel two years in a row until Orson Scott Card received them for Ender's Game and its sequel, Speaker for the Dead, in 1986 and 1987. The third novel in the series, Xenocide, was published in 1991, and the fourth and seemingly final volume, Children of the Mind, was published in August 1996. Now a new novel in the Ender's series, titled Ender's Shadow, was published in August 1999 from TOR -- but it's not a sequel. Instead, it returns to the events of Ender's Game and views them from the point of view of another character, a street urchin named Bean. As with Rashomon or The Alexandria Quartet, Card discovers a new story in the midst of the old, when seeing it through other eyes. A sequel to Ender's Shadow will be published...
Orson Scott Card: or-sun (named after his grandfather, Card says that Orson is a relatively popular name among Mormons and derives from the Indo-European word for bear)
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