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Empire

Empire

(2006)
(The first book in the Empire series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Prometheus Award Best Novel (nominee)
Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller, who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science fiction and fantasy works. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near future scenario of a new American Civil War.

The American Empire has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone.

The battle rages between the high-technology weapons on one side, and militia foot-soldiers on the other, devastating the cities, and overrunning the countryside. But the vast majority, who only want the killing to stop, and the nation to return to more peaceful days, have technology, weapons and strategic geniuses of their own.

When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together? And which side will you be on?

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: Empire
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 1-4395-5994-5 / 978-1-4395-5994-9 (USA edition)
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November 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Empire
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-7653-1611-0 / 978-0-7653-1611-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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November 2006 : USA Leather Bound
Title: Empire
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-7653-1860-1 / 978-0-7653-1860-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Empire
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-7653-5522-1 / 978-0-7653-5522-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

December 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Empire
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-7927-4377-6 / 978-0-7927-4377-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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December 2006 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Empire (Sound Library)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-7927-4576-0 / 978-0-7927-4576-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
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November 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Empire
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 1-59397-980-0 / 978-1-59397-980-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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November 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 1
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

November 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Empire
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
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