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Orson Scott Card


USA flag (b.1951)

aka Dinah Kirkham, Scott Richards, Byron Walley

ORSON SCOTT CARD is the author of the international bestsellers Shadow of the Giant, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Hegemon, and Ender's Shadow, and of the beloved classic of science fiction, Ender's Game, as well as the acclaimed fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Inspirational, General Fiction
 
Series
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Mayflower (with Kathryn H Kidd)
1. Lovelock (1994)
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Women of Genesis
1. Sarah (2000)
2. Rebekah (2001)
3. Rachel and Leah (2004)
Women of Genesis (omnibus) (2013)
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Pathfinder
1. Pathfinder (2010)
2. Ruins (2012)
3. Visitors (2014)
Pathfinder and Ruins (omnibus) (2013)
Pathfinder Trilogy (omnibus) (2014)
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Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
1. The Swarm (2016)
2. The Hive (2019)
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Children of the Fleet
1. Children of the Fleet (2017)
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Extinct
1. Extinct (2020)
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Series contributed to
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Anthologies edited
Dragons of Light (1980)
Dragons of Darkness (1981)
The Best Science Fiction of 1987 (1988) (with Martin H Greenberg)
The Best Fantasy Stories of the Year, 1988 (1989) (with Martin H Greenberg)
The Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: 1988 (1989) (with Martin H Greenberg)
The Best Fantasy Stories of the Year, 1989 (1990) (with Martin H Greenberg)
The Best Horror Stories of the Year, 1989 (1990) (with Martin H Greenberg)
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year, 1989 (1990)
Best Science Fiction Value Collection 2 (1991) (with Martin H Greenberg)
Future on Fire (1991)
Third Annual Best Fantasy Stories of the Year (1992) (with Martin H Greenberg)
The Best Mystery Stories of the Year Mystery 1989 (1992) (with Martin H Greenberg)
The Best Science Fiction Value Collection 1 (1992) (with Martin H Greenberg)
Third Annual Best Horror Stories of the Year (1993) (with Martin H Greenberg)
Third Annual Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year (1993) (with Martin H Greenberg)
Black Mist (1997) (with Keith Ferrell)
Future on Ice (1998)
The Best of Sci-Fi and Fantasy (1999) (with Arthur C Clarke)
Best Fantasy Value Collection 3 (2001) (with Martin H Greenberg)
Best Horror Value Collection 2 (2001)
Best Horror Value Collection 3 (2001) (with Martin H Greenberg)
Masterpieces (2001)
Empire of Dreams and Miracles (2002) (with Keith Olexa)
Hitting the Skids in Pixeltown (2003)
Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show (2008) (with Edmund R Schubert)
InterGalactic Medicine Show Awards Anthology, Vol. I (2012) (with Edmund R Schubert)
IGMS: Big Book of SF Novelettes (2013) (with Edmund R Schubert)
     aka Intergalactic Medicine Show
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Orson Scott Card
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Short stories
Ender's Game [short story] (1977)Hugo (nominee)
I Put My Blue Genes On (1978)
Mikal's Songbird (1978)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
The Bully and the Beast (1979)
Closing the Timelid (1979)
Deep Breathing Exercises (1979)
Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory (1979)
Kingsmeat (1979)
The Monkey's Thought 'Twas All in Fun' (1979)
Mortal Gods (1979)
Quietus (1979)
Sandmagic (1979)
Songhouse (1979)Hugo (nominee)
Unaccompanied Sonata [short story] (1979)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
A Cross-Country Trip to Kill Richard Nixon (1980)
Fat Farm (1980)
Holy (1980)
The Princess and the Bear (1980)
St. Amy's Tale (1980)
Middle Woman (1981) (as by Byron Walley)
A Plague of Butterflies (1981)
The Porcelain Salamander (1981)
A Sepulcher of Songs (1981)
The Best Day (1984) (as by Dinah Kirkham)
Hatrack River [short story] (1986)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
World Fantasy
Eye for Eye [short story] (1987)Hugo
Dogwalker (1989)Hugo (nominee)
Lost Boys [short story] (1989)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
Grinning Man (1998)


Awards
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1978) : Ender's Game [short story]
John W. Campbell Best New Author winner (1978)
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1979) : Mikal's Songbird
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1979) : Mikal's Songbird
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1980) : Songhouse
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1980) : Unaccompanied Sonata [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1980) : Unaccompanied Sonata [short story]
Hugo Best Novel winner (1986) : Ender's Game
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1986) : The Fringe
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (1986) : Ender's Game
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1986) : The Fringe
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1987) : Hatrack River [short story]
Hugo Best Novel winner (1987) : Speaker for the Dead
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1987) : Speaker for the Dead
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1987) : Hatrack River [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (1987) : Speaker for the Dead
World Fantasy Best Novella winner (1987) : Hatrack River [short story]
Hugo Best Novella winner (1988) : Eye for Eye [short story]
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1988) : Seventh Son
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1988) : Seventh Son
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1988) : Seventh Son
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1989) : Red Prophet
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1989) : Red Prophet
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1989) : Red Prophet
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1990) : Dogwalker
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1990) : Lost Boys [short story]
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1990) : Prentice Alvin
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1990) : Prentice Alvin
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1990) : Lost Boys [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1990) : Prentice Alvin
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1992) : Xenocide
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (2007) : Empire
Prometheus Award Best Book nominee (2010) : Hidden Empire


Books about Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card recommends
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The Winds of Altair (1973)
Ben Bova
"The book to read in order to understand the heart and bones of the story Avatar tried to tell."
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Emprise (1985)
(Trigon Disunity, book 1)
Michael P Kube-McDowell
"Michael Kube-McDowell's Emprise proves that he can handle the vast sweep of historical events with a skill few other writers can match."
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The Sorcery Within (1985)
(War of the Dragons, book 1)
Dave Smeds
"A remarkable book...head and shoulders above the others."
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Artificial Things (1986)
Karen Joy Fowler
"The best new short fiction writer of the year."
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Land of Dreams (1987)
James P Blaylock
"Beautiful...bizarre...a wonderful real-life fantasy!"
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Swimmers Beneath the Bright (1987)
M Coleman Easton
"A masterful talented writer... You can trust him to deliver what he promises."
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There Are Doors (1988)
Gene Wolfe
"It may well be Wolfe's most perfect story."
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Blood of the Children (1989)
Alan Rodgers
"Rodgers isn't one of those horror writers whose stories have no effect beyond making you gag, indeed, his grue quotient is pretty low. What he offers instead is a teaspoonful of absurdity dissolved in a quart of ordinary life, and ah, the difference that teaspoonful can make..."
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Orbital Resonance (1991)
(Century Next Door, book 1)
John Barnes
"John Barnes carries us away the way Heinlein used to do it."
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Jumper (1992)
(Jumper, book 1)
Steven Gould
"Gould proves once again that in the hands of a wonderful, perceptive writer, there is no such thing as an old idea. This is a book that you won't want to miss."
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Travellers In Magic (1994)
Lisa Goldstein
"One of our best writers."
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Ghostcountry's Wrath (1995)
(David Sullivan, book 6)
Tom Deitz
"Deitz is wonderfully inventive."
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The Sum of All Men (1998)
(Runelords, book 1)
David Farland
"When I reached the end of this first volume, The Runelords, and saw grace arise from a devastating battelfield where too many great hearts lay dead, Farland had earned the tears that came to my eyes. It was not sentiment, but epiphany."
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Magic Time (2001)
(Magic Time, book 1)
Barbara Hambly and Marc Scott Zicree
"The best new dose of magic to hit the world of fantasy literature in a long time."
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The Disappeared (2002)
(Retrieval Artist, book 1)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
"A masterful writer is at work."
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Ringworld's Children (2004)
(Ringworld, book 4)
Larry Niven
"Great storytelling is still alive in science fiction because of Larry Niven and his finest work is the Ringworld series."
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Jack Knife (2007)
Virginia Baker
"A great first novel."
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The Princess and the Hound (2007)
(Princess , book 1)
Mette Ivie Harrison
"Powerful, surprising, moving, and deep - a classic."
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The Sword-Edged Blonde (2007)
(Eddie LaCrosse Mystery, book 1)
Alex Bledsoe
"A compelling story with fascinating characters - who are so witty and whose attitudes are so wry that I laughed and cared."
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Lamentation (2009)
(Psalms of Isaak, book 1)
Ken Scholes
"This is the golden age of fantasy, with a dozen masters doing their best work. Then along comes Ken Scholes, with his amazing clarity, power, and invention, and shows us all how it's done."
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Children No More (2010)
(Jon and Lobo, book 4)
Mark L Van Name
"...a hero who is worth at least a dozen more novels. I want to read a new one every year."
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Ringworld's Children / Fleet of Worlds (2016)
Edward M Lerner and Larry Niven
"Great storytelling is still alive in science fiction because if Larry Niven."
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Alternate Routes (2018)
Tim Powers
"Tim Powers promises marvels and horrors, and delivers them all."

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