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Orson Scott Card - Children of the Fleet
From Orson Scott Card, award-winning and bestselling author of Ender's Game, his first solo Enderverse novel in years. Children of the Fleet is a new angle on Card's bestselling series, telling the story of the Fleet in space, parallel to the story on Earth told in the Ender's Shadow series. Ender Wiggin won the Third Formic war, ending the alien threat to Earth. Afterwards, all the terraformed Formic worlds were open to settlement by humans, and the International Fleet became the arm of the Ministry of Colonization, run by Hirum Graff. MinCol now runs Fleet School on the old Battle School station, and still recruits very smart kids to train as leaders of colony ships, and colonies. Dabeet Ochoa is a very smart kid. Top of his class in every school. But he doesn't think he has a chance at Fleet School, because he has no connections to the Fleet. That he knows of. At least until the day that Colonel Graff arrives at his school for an interview.
Orson Scott Card - 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 by 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 that path to peace. Look out for more information on this and other Orbit titles on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
Orson Scott Card - Lost and Found
"Are you really a thief?" That's the question that has haunted fourteen-year-old Ezekiel Blast all his life. But he's not a thief, he just has a talent for finding things. Not a superpower-a micropower. Because what good is finding lost bicycles and hair scrunchies, especially when you return them to their owners and everyone thinks you must have stolen them in the first place? If only there were some way to use Ezekiel's micropower for good, to turn a curse into a blessing. His friend Beth thinks there must be, and so does a police detective investigating the disappearance of a little girl. When tragedy strikes, it's up to Ezekiel to use his talent to find what matters most.
Orson Scott Card - 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.
Orson Scott Card - Red Prophet
Since the age of 11, when he saw the white men murder his father, the Red Indian Lolla-Wossiky has been a pathetic drunk. When Governor Bill Harrison puts brutal plans for the Indians into action, he unwittingly brings Alvin Miller and his magical powers to Lolla-Wossiky and his brother.
Doug Chiang - Orson Scott Card - Robota
Academy award winning 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.
Orson Scott Card - 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?
Orson Scott Card - 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.
Orson Scott Card - The Memory of Earth
Humanity has lived for 40 million years on a planet called Harmony, after leaving an Earth that has been destroyed by human conflict. In order not to repeat the mistakes that led to the destruction of civilization on Earth, a computer, known as the Oversoul, was left as guardian of this planet.
Orson Scott Card - 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.
Orson Scott Card - The Worthing Saga
It was a miracle of science that permitted human beings to live, if not forever, then for a long, long time. Some people, anyway. The rich, the powerful--they lived their lives at the rate of one year every ten. Somec created two societies: that of people who lived out their normal span and died, and those who slept away the decades, skipping over the intervening years and events. It allowed great plans to be put in motion. It allowed interstellar Empires to be built. It came near to destroying humanity. After a long, long time of decadence and stagnation, a few seed ships were sent out to save our species. They carried human embryos and supplies, and teaching robots, and one man. The Worthing Saga is the story of one of these men, Jason Worthing, and the world he found for the seed he carried. Orson Scott Card is "a master of the art of storytelling" (Booklist), and The Worthing Saga is a story that only he could have written.
Orson Scott Card - Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories
"Far beyond the usual fare of science fiction" is how Ben Bova, Executive Editor of OMNI, describes Orson Scott Card's work - and these eleven stories richly bear out that opinion. The title story, a Hugo and Nebula nominee, says as much as can be said about the nature of creativity, the artistic impulse, and pure human stubbornness; "The Porcelain Salamander" is a brilliant and moving fable that will be read and reread; and "Kingsmeat" touches on a truly original horror in the tale of a necessary treason and its consequences. Orson Scott Card demonstrates the dazzling range of his versatility in this collection, from the harsh depiction of merciless training for interplanetary warfare in "Ender's Game" to the tenderly elegiac mood of "Mortal Gods" and the bitter inventiveness of "The Monkeys Thought 'Twas All in Fun" - a "hard science" story that is at the same time more bizarre than the farthest-out fantasy. No story is any preparation for the next: the sardonic view of jingoism in "I Put My Blue Genes On" seems worlds apart from the uncompromising eerie look at the ultimate punishment presented by "Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory"; and only the sheer outstanding quality of imagination and writing connects the treatment of the supernatural in "Deep Breathing Exercises" and "Quietus." Most short stories, especially in what are called "category fiction," are destined to be enjoyed - if possible - and forgotten. Orson Scott Card's tales will invade and enrich the reader's memory like the work of few other writers.
Orson Scott Card - 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.
Orson Scott Card - The Abyss
Far beneath the blue Caribbean sea lies Deepcore, the world's most advanced high-technology drilling station. When a mysterious force sends the submarine USS Montana spinning out of control, Deepcore is commandeered as the base for a naval rescue operation. Lindsay Brigman, designer of Deepcore, insists on joining the team. When the operation gets underway, she witnesses something astonishing, activity she can only define as non-terrestrial intelligence. Nobody takes her seriously - there are far more pressing concerns. For up above, the world is spinning towards nuclear war...
Orson Scott Card - Aaron Johnston - The Swarm
Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their _Ender's Game_ prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in _The Swarm_. The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the Solar System's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster. Earth has been reorganized for defense. There is now a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line. There's a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But there is an enemy within, an enemy as old as human warfare: ambition and politics. Greed and self-interest. Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to divert those very human enemies in time to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity in the inexorable Second Formic War?
Orson Scott Card - Fáklya
Peggy, Alvin várandós felesége, nem képes csak magával törődni. Tudja, látja, hogy rettenetes háború fenyegeti a nemzetet a rabszolgaság miatt. Mindent megpróbál, hogy ezt megakadályozza. De semmi sem úgy sikerül, ahogy tervezte. Alvin és társai közben boszorkányperbe keverednek - mi másba keverednének Massachusettsben, a puritánoknál, akiknek tiszta a szívük és nincsenek bűneik? Calvin, Alvin öccse - életében először - megpróbál segíteni másoknak, önzetlenül, és ebbe majdnem belepusztul. A regény a kötelesség és a kényszerűség harcáról, a jog és az igazság közti mezsgyéről mutat izgalmas, elgondolkodtató tablót.
Orson Scott Card - Earthfall
The Oversoul of the colony planet Harmony selected the family of Wetchik to carry it back to long-lost Earth. Now grown to a tribe in the years of their journey to Harmony's hidden starport, they are ready at last to take a ship to the stars. But from the beginning there has been bitter dispute between Nafai and Elemak, Wetchick's youngest son and his oldest. On board the starship Bailica, the children of the tribe will become pawns in the struggle. Two factions are each making secret plans to awaken the children, and themselves, early from the cold-sleep capsules in which they will pass the long decades of the journey. Each side hopes to gain years of influence on the minds of the children, winning their loyalty in the struggle for control of reclaimed Earth. But the Oversoul is truly in control of this journey. It has downloaded a complete copy of itself to the Ship's computers. And only Nafai, who wears the Cloak of the Starmaster by the Oversoul's command, really understand what this will mean to all their plans for the future.
Orson Scott Card - 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.
Orson Scott Card - Ruins
When Rigg and his friends crossed the Wall between the only world they knew and a world they could not imagine, he hoped he was leading them to safety. But the dangers in this new wallfold are more difficult to see. Rigg, Umbo, and Param know that they cannot trust the expendable, Vadesh ? a machine shaped like a human, created to deceive ? but they are no longer certain that they can even trust one another. But they will have little choice. Because although Rigg can decipher the paths of the past, he can't yet see the horror that lies ahead: A destructive force with deadly intentions is hurtling toward Garden. If Rigg, Umbo, and Param can't work together to alter the past, there will be no future
Orson Scott Card - First Meetings in Ender's Universe
Meet Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the unforgettable boy-hero of Ender's Game--winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novel--and enter his Universe through this collection of stories. "The Polish Boy" is John Paul Wiggin, the future father of Ender. In the years between the first two Bugger Wars, the Hegemony is desperate to recruit brilliant military commanders to repel the alien invasion. They may have found their man--or boy--in John Paul Wiggin.... In "Teacher's Pest"-a novella written especially for this collection--a brilliant but arrogant John Paul Wiggin, now a university student, matches wits with an equally brilliant graduate student. "The Investment Counselor" is set after the end of the Bugger Wars. 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 Xeoncide. Also reprinted here is the original award-winning novella, "Ender's Game," which first appeared in 1977.
Orson Scott Card - Bűvölet
Az elmúlt huszonöt év egyik tartósan legizgalmasabb írója, Orson Scott Card, aki számos elismerésben részesült, ezúttal olyan káprázatos világba repíti az olvasót, amelyet csak ő képes teremteni. A Bűvöletben Card úgy szövi a varázslatot, mint korábban még soha, és Csipkerózsika időtlen meséjét alakítja át egy eredeti hangvételű, romantikával és kalanddal átitatott fantasyvé. Abban a pillanatban, amikor a gyermek Iván egy tisztásra bukkan a Kárpátok sűrű erdeiben, sorsa örökre megpecsételődik. Falevelek ölelte emelvény tetején, látszólag holtan fekszik a csodaszép Katyerina királylány, az alatta rejlő mélységben viszont gonosz jelenlét örvénylik, és ettől a tíz éves Iván hanyatt-homlok rohan vissza Marek kuzin tanyájának menedékébe. Évekkel később Iván már Amerikában él, ott tanul és van egy jegyese. Mégsem képes kiverni fejéből azt a réges-régi napot, ott az erdőben, sem meggyőzni magát, hogy csak egy rémült kisfiú képzelgése volt az egész. A késztetésnek engedve, visszatér a szülőföldjére, ahol a tisztás ugyanolyan, ahogy emlékeiben élt. Ám ezúttal nem fut el. Ezúttal csókjával felébreszti a szépséget… és ezzel átlép egy ezer esztendeje letűnt világba. Az egymással ütköző világok és kultúrák színes faliszőttese, a Bűvölet nagyhatású, eredeti történet az évszázadokon átívelő szerelemről és végzetről… és egy sötét erőről, amely korokon át lohol a nyomukban. „Card az emberi természet nagy ismerője… Szépen mondja el az igazságot – ami végső soron a nagyság egyetlen ismérve.” - Gene Wolfe
Orson Scott Card - 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.
Orson Scott Card - Árnyékbábok
A Végjátékban véget ért Hangyháború után a harc most a Föld teljes uralmáért zajlik. Az Árnyék-sorozat harmadik részében a Hegemónia a bukás szélére kerül, ám az őrült és zseni Achilles az árnyékból, láthatatlan szálakat mozgatva irányítja tovább a hatalomátvételt. A Végjáték hősei a Föld különböző országainak stratégiai pozícióit töltik be, de közös összefogásuk sem elég, hogy Achillest megállítsák. Ebben a sodró lendületű, izgalmas cselekményekben gazdag, szinte letehetetlen regényben Orscon Scott Card a tőle megszokott profizmussal szövi tovább a Végjáték utáni Föld történetét. ORSON SCOTT CARD, aki íróként számos elismerést kapott, tucatnyi science-fiction és fantasy bestsellerrel büszkélkedhet. Card az első olyan szerző, aki két egymás utáni évben is elnyerte a Hugo- és a Nebula-díjat. Az Árnyék-sorozat eddig megjelent két kötete – az Ender árnyékában és a Hegemón árnyéka – után, a harmadik részt most először vehetik magyarul is a kezükbe az olvasók.
Orson Scott Card - Prentice Alvin
Alvin has returned to the town of his birth and is now the blacksmith's apprentice. But he must also learn the difficult arts of a maker and hopes that the magic of the seer, Peggy, can help him. However, Peggy can only anticipate a future filled with misery and Alvin is forced to hide his powers.
Orson Scott Card - How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy
From one of the all-time bestselling authors of science fiction and fantasy writing comes an excellent resource for beginners or pros. How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card covers topics such as the creation of worlds and alien societies and the use and rules of magic, topics specific to the genre. Learn creative science fiction and fantasy writing from one of the masters.
Orson Scott Card - Maps in a Mirror
_Maps in a Mirror_ brings together nearly all of Orson Scott Card's short fiction written between 1977 and 1990. For those readers who have followed this remarkable talent since the beginning, here are all those amazing stories gathered together in one place, with some extra surprises as well. For the hundreds of thousands who are newly come to Card, here is chance to experience the wonder of a writer so versatile that he can handle everything from traditional narrative poetry to modern experimental fiction with equal ease and grace. The brilliant story-telling of the Alvin Maker books is no accident; the breathless excitement evoked by the Ender books is not a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In this enormous volume are forty-six stories, plus ten long, intensely personal essays, unique to this volume. In them the author reveals some of his reasons and motivations for writing, with a good deal of autobiography into the bargain.
Orson Scott Card - Kovácsinas
Egy tizenhárom éves anya érkezik újszülött gyermekével a folyóhoz. Ereje már elhagyta, üldözői a sarkába lihegnek. S hogy Horace Guester, a Hatrack River-i fogadós megmenti, befogadja, az Peggy lányának köszönhető. Peggynek, ki a távolba, a jövőbe révedve óvta mindeddig Alvin Millert, aki épp úton van feléjük, hogy kitanulja a kovácsmesterséget. Tanul kovácsnak, s ki kell tanulnia egy olyan szakmát is, melynek fortélya már vagy kétezer éve feledésbe ment. S mikor Peggy mint tanítónő visszatér, hogy segítsen az ismeretlen mesterséget megtanítani a gyötrődő Alvinnek, feltűnnek az üldözők, akik azt a kisfiút keresik, akit még csecsemőként loptak át a háborgó folyón a rabszolgaság elől menekülő, haldokló anyjával együtt... Card a Kovácsinasban az emelkedések és bukások, a rettegés és bizalom olyan ívét húzza meg, amire csak a legnagyobb írók képesek. Könnyű neki - hiszen egyike a legnagyobbaknak.
Orson Scott Card - Seventh Son
From the primal depth's of the world's greatest myths comes this gripping fantasy of a boy, born to be a Maker, whose dangerous journey towards knowledge and power makes history ...Amid the deep woods where the Red Man still holds sway, a very special child is born. Young Alvin is the seventh son, and such a boy is destined to become great - perhaps even a man with the enormous powers of a Maker. But even in the loving safety of his home, dark forces reach out to destroy him. Somewhere out there is a power that will do anything to prevent him growing up ...More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
Orson Scott Card - A rézbőrű próféta
Alvin Miller története különleges utazással folytatódik. Kovácsinasnak készül abba a faluba, ahol annak idején megszületett, de bátyjával együtt indiánok fogságába kerül. A legendás indián nagyfőnök, Te-Kumsza menti meg, és kezdetét veszi egy gyilkos iramú, sorsdöntő utazás, hogy gátat vessenek egy népirtásnak, s az azt kitervelő, különlegesen aljas ember kormányzóvá válásának. Te-Kumsza és testvére, a félszemű igehirdető célja azonos, az egyik azonban a békében és elkülönülésben, a másik a haragban és a pusztításban látja népe túlélésének zálogát. Alvin, kinek fogságba esése indítja el a véres események sorát, hol egyik, hol másik testvér oldalán harcol a tömegmészárlás megelőzéséért. Alvin embertelen megpróbáltatások közepette igyekszik megfelelni különleges képességei és régen tett fogadalma követelményeinek: életben tartani, ami élő, s egésszé tenni, ami darabjaira hullott.
Orson Scott Card - A War of Gifts
Adding to the ever-growing Enderverse, Card provides listeners with an amusing and sincere tale about religious observance just in time for the holidays. Like all Battle School students, Zeck has been torn from his family and religion to train in a school in outer space. Passively resisting his environment, Zeck must find a way to reconcile his beliefs with his actions and learn new things about himself that will challenge the life he knew. With Brick's lighter tone complementing Rudnicki's deep resonating voice, the two make an excellent pair as narrators. Often, their parts are split according to point of view, so that Brick narrates aspects of the story from the vantage point of Zeck and the other students while Rudniki embodies the adults, especially the militaristic leaders at the Battle School. Mostly, this shifting back and forth is done by sections of the book, and not in characters exchanging dialogue. However, very abruptly at one point in the story, the director decided to have Brick and Rudnicki exchange dialogue. If this were the standard throughout, it may well have worked, but since it happened only once and in mid-discussion between two characters, it feels out of place
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