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Orson Scott Card - Végjáték ​3.
Ender, ​a Holtak Szószólója új hazát keres az általa elpusztított civilizáció utolsó hírmondója számára. Utazása során egy olyan planétára érkezik, melyen nem is egy, de két értelmes faj él - ráadásul küszöbön áll köztük a háború, melyet Endernek mindenképpen meg kell akadályoznia... A Végjáték 2. és ez a könyv egy kötetet alkotnak az angol eredetiben.

Orson Scott Card - Végjáték ​2.
Az ​emlékezetes Végjáték hőse - önhibáján kívül egy egész idegen civilizáció gyilkosa - ebben a regényben a legnehezebb feladatot vállalja fel, ami harcosnak juthat. Sorsa, hogy a megsemmisített kultúra védelmezője, egy halott világ szószólója legyen. S ez csupán a kezdet.... (folytatása a Végjáték 3. kötet, A holtak szószólója címmel olvasható, angolul egy kötetben jelentek meg.)

Orson Scott Card - Alvin ​Journeyman
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.

Orson Scott Card - Alvin ​Wandering
An ​Omnibus of Alvin books of the fourth and fifth series. Illustrated by Steve Hickman.

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 - 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 - Az ​Elme Gyermekei
VÉGJÁTÉK-SOROZAT ​BEFEJEZŐ RÉSZE Orson Scott Card Végjáték-sorozata méltán a science fiction irodalom legsikeresebb regényciklusa. Az elme gyermekei című kötet nagyon izgalmas lezárása az Ender univerzumát bemutató sorozatnak, s végre – hosszú évek után – a magyar olvasók is kezükbe vehetik a regényfolyam negyedik, befejező részét. E történet már teljesen elrugaszkodik az Ender gyermekéveit bemutató _Végjátéktól_, valamint továbbviszi a _Holtak Szószólójában_ és a _Fajirtásban_ megismert, az emberiség alapvető kérdéseivel foglalkozó mély gondolatokat. Az elme gyermekei – mindamellett, hogy filozofikus eszmefuttatásaival gondolkodásra készteti az olvasót – Cardhoz méltó történetvezetéssel bír, és cselekményei teljesen magával ragadják az embert. Az elme gyermekeiben a korábban megismert mesterséges intelligencia, Jane körül forognak az események, akinek lététől függ szinte az egész emberiség jövője. Vajon képes-e az ember meghaladni saját magát, és önmagához méltó helyét elfoglalni az univerzum életformái között?

Orson Scott Card - 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.

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 - Characters ​& Viewpoint
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Orson Scott Card - Aaron Johnston - Earth ​Unaware
The ​mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador's telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it's hard to know what to make of it. It's massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light. El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems not important. They're wrong. It's the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. The first Formic War is about to begin...

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 - Aaron Johnston - Earth ​Awakens
The ​story of The First Formic War continues in "Earth Awakens," nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card's bestselling novel "Ender's Game.".. When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it disrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship dropped into Earth orbit, and began landing terraforming crews in China. Politics slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. But millions of people were dying, and the planet could be lost. It's up to Mazer Rackham's squad in China, who have developed a method to destroy the alien landers one by one; and Lem Jukes and his crew on the Moon, who may have the key to destroying the Formic mother ship in orbit.

Orson Scott Card - Aaron Johnston - The ​Hive
New ​York Times bestselling authors Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to the prequels to _Ender's Game_ following _The Swarm_ with _The Hive_, book two in the Second Formic War. Card and Johnston continue the fast-paced hard science fiction history of the Formic Wars--the alien invasions of Earth's Solar System that ultimately led to Ender Wiggin's total victory in _Ender's Game_. A coalition of Earth's nations barely fought off the Formics' first scout ship. Now it's clear that there's a mother-ship out on edge of the system, and the aliens are prepared to take Earth by force. Can Earth's warring nations and corporations put aside their differences and mount an effective defense? _Ender's Game_ is one of the most popular and bestselling science fiction novels of all time. The Formic War series (The First Formic War and The Second Formic War) are the prequels to Ender's story.

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 - 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 - Keeper ​of Dreams
This ​huge collection of short stories by one of science fiction’s most beloved and popular writers is sure to please his millions of fans. The volume contains 22 stories written since 1990. From the opening science fiction tale, "The Elephants of Poznan," we see the hand of a master at work making a familiar idea new, strange, and wonderful. “Angles” takes a sideways look at alternate universes. "Geriatric Ward" is published here for the first time; it was originally written for the legendary Last Dangerous Visions. Keeper of Dreams contains science fiction, fantasy, and several of Card’s mainstream fiction works. Included are two tales from the Alvin Maker universe, "Grinning Man" and "The Yazoo Queen." In addition to the stories, this book features new introductions by Orson Scott Card for each story, with commentary on his life and work. With 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.”

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 - Vándorlegény
Alvin ​Smith immár kész férfiként tér vissza Erélyegyházára, és igyekszik a falubelieket megtanítani a Teremtésre. Ám egyre-másra kudarcot vall, sőt szeretett öccse, Calvin is ellene fordul. Alvin elmegy szülőfalujából, hogy megtalálja azokat, akiknek segítségével felépítheti Kristályvárost, de út közben börtönbe kerül és az életéért, a szabadságáért kell küzdenie. Közben Calvin rájön arra, hogy ő is Teremtő, de neki nem Kristályváros kell, nem a tudás, a munka és a nyugalom. Hatalomra vágyik, mindenki fölött akar uralkodni, és el is indul ezen az úton... Orson Scott Card az egyetlen író, aki egymás után kétszer kapta meg a Hugo- és a Nebula-díjat. Card többek között magáénak mondhatja a World Fantasy-díjat, a Locus magazin olvasóinak díját, a Ditmar-díjat és a Mythopoeic-díjat is.

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 - 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 - 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 - Fhérgek
Imakulata ​bolygója és őshonos fajai felett évezredek óta az emberiség az úr. Az itt élők szilárdan hisznek a csillagokkal egyidős legendában: Amikor a hetedik hetedik hetedik Heptarcha trónra kerül, belőle válik majd a Kristos, aki örökkétartó üdvösséget hoz az emberiségre – vagy elpusztítja a világmindenséget. Türelem a törvényes Heptarcha egyetlen lánya, ám apjához hasonlóan ő is a trónbitorlót szolgálja, aki elpusztította a családját. _A király csak a királyi ház jólétével törődik. De a királynak az egész világ a háza_ – vallja, akárcsak az apja őelőtte, és kész ennek szellemében, lázadás nélkül leélni az életét. Az ártatlanság ideje azonban lejárt, és a korszakok óta szunnyadó rettenet felébredt a föld mélyén. Türelemnek rövidesen útra kell kelnie Égalj városába, a világ közepébe, hogy felkeresse az ellenséget, és szembenézzen saját és az egész világ sorsával.

Orson Scott Card - Hart's ​Hope
Palicroval ​the Fair spares the life of Asineth after killing her father and taking her kingdom from her, but Asineth is determined to seek revenge in spite of Palicroval's show of mercy.

Orson Scott Card - First ​Meetings
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 - The ​Last Shadow
The ​long-awaited conclusion both the original Ender series and the Ender's Shadow series, as the children of Ender and Bean solve the great problem of the Ender Universe - the deadly virus they call the descolada, which is incurable and will kill all of humanity if it were allowed to escape from Lusitania. One planet. Three sapient species living peacefully together. And one deadly virus that could wipe out every world in the Starways Congress, killing billions. Is the only answer another great Xenocide?

Orson Scott Card - Wyrms
Wyrms ​(1987) is a science fiction novel by American writer Orson Scott Card. The story examines desire, wisdom, and human will. Card describes a version of the tri-partite soul, similar to that articulated by Plato in The Republic.

Orson Scott Card - 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.

Orson Scott Card - Children ​of the Mind
The ​destruction of Lusitania draws near The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos; a large colony of humans; and the Hive Queen, brought there by Ender. But once again the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania. Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, can save the three sentient races of Lusitania. 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. Soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Ender's children must save her if they are to save themselves. "This is a worthy ending to what might by styled a saga of the ethical evolution of humanity, a concept seldom attempted before and never realized with the success of Card achieved here." - Booklist

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 - 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 - 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.

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