Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Nov 30, 2009 - Fiction - 688 pages
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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.

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Review: Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card (Maps in a Mirror Complete)

User Review  - An Odd1 - Goodreads

** compromises one 5* with many 1*. Usually intriguing people and impossible places, but sad. Whether or not "like", engaging, root for the good, and admire skill. Most often, a hero (one girl ... Read full review

Review: Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card (Maps in a Mirror Complete)

User Review  - Karen Wyle - Goodreads

I'm rounding up somewhat; and I'm doing something I may never have done before, rating and reviewing a book that I didn't read from cover to cover. But when the book is a massive collection of short ... Read full review

Contents

Tales of Human Futures
133
Fables and Fantasies
271
Tales of Death Hope and Holiness
431
The Hidden Stories
537
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead. Enderís Game and Speaker for the Dead both won Hugo and Nebula Awards, making Card the only author to win these two top prizes in consecutive years. There are seven other novels to date in The Ender Universe series. Card has also written fantasy: The Tales of Alvin Maker is a series of fantasy novels set in frontier America; his most recent novel, The Lost Gate, is a contemporary magical fantasy. Card has written many other stand-alone sf and fantasy novels, as well as movie tie-ins and games, and publishes an internet-based science fiction and fantasy magazine, Orson Scott Cardís Intergalactic Medicine Show.† Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, Card directs plays and teaches writing and literature at Southern Virginia University. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and youngest daughter, Zina Margaret.

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