The Changed Man

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Macmillan, 1992 - Fiction - 246 pages
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This collection of 11 tales of dread from the fertile imagination of Orson Scott Card includes the first paperback publication of "Memories of My Head" and "Freeway Games" along with the modern classics such as "Lost Boys" and the title story, "The Changed Man and the King of Words". Card is the award-winning author of Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead.

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

I'd read about half of the stories in this collection of eleven before, in different books. This collection is on the theme of Card's more horror-oriented stories. In his introduction, he talks about ... Read full review

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I loved OSC as a teenager and these stories still give a lot to think about. I'd say most of these are not fun, not always science fiction, but they are more experiments on humanity. Usually they ... Read full review


Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory
Deep Breathing Exercises
Fat Farm
Closing the Timelid
Freeway Games
A Sepulchre of Songs
Prior Restraint
The Changed Man and the King of Words
Memories of My Head
Lost Boys

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About the author (1992)

Orson Scott Byron Walley Card, was born in 1951 and studied theater at Brigham Young University. He received his B.A. in 1975 and his M.A. in English in 1981. He wrote plays during that time, including Stone Tables (1973) and the musical, Father, Mother, Mother and Mom (1974). A Mormon, Scott served a two-year mission in Brazil before starting work as a journalist in Utah. He also designed games at Lucas Film Games, 1989-92. He is best known for his science fiction novels, including the popular Ender series. Well known titles include A Planet Called Treason (1979), Treasure Box (1996), and Heartfire (1998). He has also written the guide called How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy (1990). His novel Ender's Game and its sequel Speaker for the Dead, both won Hugo and Nebula awards, making Card the only author to win both prizes in consecutive years. His titles Shadows in Flight, Ruins and Ender's Game made The New York Times Best Seller List. He is also the author of The First Formic War Series, which includes the titles Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, and Earth Awakens.

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