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Seventh Son

(1987)
(The first book in the Alvin Maker series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book (nominee)
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
From the award-winning Ender's Game on, each of Card's last three novels has featured a secular saint, less a character than a catalyst to galvanize those around him into reexamining the thorny moral tangles in which they live. This first volume of the Tales of Alvin Maker introduces young Alvin Miller Jr., the seventh son of a seventh son, who lives on the frontier of an alternate early 19th century America, where folk magic such as faith healing and second sight really works. While Alvin embarks on his mythic struggle against the Unmaker of all things, he is watched over by a flesh and blood guardian angel; he is pursued by the rigid, zealous Reverend Thrower; and he is guided by the wandering Taleswapper, William Blake. This beguiling book recalls Robert Penn Warren in its robust but reflective blend of folktale, history, parable and personal testimony, pioneer narrative. The series promises to be (in Warren's phrase) a "story of deep delight."
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Hardback Editions

April 1988 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-606-04134-6 / 978-0-606-04134-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media Inc
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June 1993 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-613-13034-0 / 978-0-613-13034-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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June 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin maker, book 1 (The Tales of Alvin Maker)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-09-958930-3 / 978-0-09-958930-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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June 1989 : UK Hardback

Title: Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin maker, book 1
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-09-970010-7 / 978-0-09-970010-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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September 1988 : UK Hardback

Title: Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin maker, book 1
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-7126-2320-5 / 978-0-7126-2320-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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June 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-312-93019-4 / 978-0-312-93019-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Seventh Son: The Tales of Alvin Maker, Volume I
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-7653-4775-X / 978-0-7653-4775-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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April 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker, Vol. I)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-8125-3353-4 / 978-0-8125-3353-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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June 1993 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-8125-3305-4 / 978-0-8125-3305-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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January 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin maker, book 1
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 1-84149-021-0 / 978-1-84149-021-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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September 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin maker, book 1
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-7126-2325-6 / 978-0-7126-2325-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Audio Editions

July 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1) (Tales of Alvin Maker (Audio))
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 1-4417-2862-7 / 978-1-4417-2862-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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April 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 1-4332-0094-5 / 978-1-4332-0094-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 1-4332-0095-3 / 978-1-4332-0095-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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February 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 1-4332-0096-1 / 978-1-4332-0096-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Seventh Son
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 1-57453-484-X / 978-1-57453-484-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Literature
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December 1999 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Seventh Son: The Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Phoenix Books
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December 1999 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Seventh Son: The Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Phoenix Books
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September 1998 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-7871-1679-3 / 978-0-7871-1679-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
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June 1992 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 1-56544-018-8 / 978-1-56544-018-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literate Ear
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Kindle Editions

September 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Seventh Son: The Tales of Alvin Maker, Volume I
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
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