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Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

From the the bestselling and world-renowned Orson Scott Card comes this collection of science fiction stories - each destined to inspire and remain with the reader for years to come. The collection includes the short story "Ender's Game", upon which the subsequent world-famous novel was based."Ender's Game" - Why are the wars of the future fought by children? Because they alone are free from all moral restraints."Eumedines" - What was the flippered monstrosity that had taken up residence in his WC?"Unaccompanied Sonata" - It's not easy to be a musical genius when society makes it a crime to listen to Bach!And many more . . .

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Lost Boys

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

For Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children, the move to tiny Steuben, North Carolina, offers new hope and a new beginning. But from the first, eight-year-old Stevie's life there is an unending parade of misery and disaster.Cruelly ostracized at his school, Stevie retreats further and further into himself - and into a strange computer game and a group of imaginary friends.But there is something eerie about his loyal, invisible new playmates: each shares the name of a child who has recently vanished from the sleepy Southern town. And terror grows for Step and DeAnne as the truth slowly unfolds. For their son has found something savagely evil . . and it's coming for Stevie next.

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Prentice Alvin

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

Alvin has returned to the town of his birth and is now the blacksmith's apprentice. But he must also learn the difficult arts of a Maker and he hopes that the magic of the seer, Peggy, can help him. However, Peggy can only anticipate a future filled with misery ... and Alvin is forced to hide the powers stirring inside him while the evil forces of the Unmaker are unleashed on those he loves ...More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

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Red Prophet

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

Since the age of eleven, whe he saw the white men murder his father, the Red Indian Lolla-Wossiky has been a pathetic drunk. His brother, Ta-Kumsaw, wishes to see whites confined to the eastern lands. But Governor Bill Harrison of the rough frontier town of Carthage has far more brutal plans for the Indians.When he puts those plans into action, he unwittingly brings young Alvin Miller - a very special white boy with extraordinary magical powers - to Lolla-Wossiky and Ta-Kumsaw. And brings Alvin one more step on his magical odyssey.More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

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Seventh Son

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

From the primal depth's of the world's greatest myths comes this gripping fantasy of a boy, born to be a Maker, whose dangerous journey towards knowledge and power makes history ...Amid the deep woods where the Red Man still holds sway, a very special child is born. Young Alvin is the seventh son, and such a boy is destined to become great - perhaps even a man with the enormous powers of a Maker. But even in the loving safety of his home, dark forces reach out to destroy him. Somewhere out there is a power that will do anything to prevent him growing up ...More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

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The Ships Of Earth

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

Above the planet Harmony, the computer Oversoul watches. But its systems are failing and the only hope of repair lies a thousand light-years away on the planet Earth, which was left forty million years ago ...Nafai and his family have been chosen to make the great journey home, but most of them do so grudgingly. Their anger and hatred will make the trek across the desert wastes to the long-abandoned spaceport both harder and more deadly.More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

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The Call Of Earth

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

Feeling itself to be failing, the Oversoul realises that it needs the technology of the Lost Earth to achieve its aims. It has already caused Nafai, a teenage boy, to commit murder ... Nafai, his father and his brothers have left Basilica, but the rest of his family remain there, including his mother, the influential Lady Rasa. However, Rasa has other things on her mind, such as the 'friendly' invasion of troops under the leadership of General Vozmuzhalnoy Vozmozhno of Gorayni, who does not believe in any Gods, including the Oversoul - although he may still be its unknowing instrument.More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

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The Memory Of Earth

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

The planet called Harmony had been settled by humans nearly forty years before. The colony had been placed under the care of an artificial intelligence, the Oversoul, high in orbit. This master computer had one overriding command: guard the people of Harmony.But now the Oversoul is itself in danger. Soon, within a thousand years, catastrophic war will break out on Harmony unless the Oversoul can be repaired. The master computer has determined that it must be taken back to lost Earth; someone on Harmony must be given back the knowledge of space travel in order to save the planet from destruction. For one family, about to be caught up in an approaching civil war, life will change for ever.More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

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First Meetings: In The Enderverse

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

THE POLISH BOY: Following the first two 'Bugger' wars, the Hegemony is desperate to counter the alien threat, as the earth hasn't the resources to repel many more attacks. Their search for brilliant military talent reveals a potential genius in the form of young John Paul Wiggin - Ender Wiggin's father to be.TEACHER'S PEST: John Paul Wiggin is indeed brilliant but is also an unbearably arrogant young man, now a university student. Graduate Theresa Brown, however, may prove his match as they clash socially and intellectually.THE INVESTMENT COUNSELOR: Ender must wander incognito from world to world after banishment from earth as a mass murderer. His reputation as saviour of the human race has been twisted and corrupted since the long-ago Bugger wars and he must shield his identity at all costs. However, he is recognised and blackmailed by a small-time tax collector, who threatens to expose him as Ender, the world killer. ENDER'S GAME: The story of Orson Scott Card's most memorable character in its powerful original novella form.

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Heartfire

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card
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Alvin Journeyman

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card
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Earthborn

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

High above the Earth orbits the starship Basilica. On board the huge vessel is a sleeping woman. Of those who made the journey, Shedemai alone has survived the hundreds of years since the Children of Wetchik returned to Earth. She now wears the Cloak of the Starmaster, and the Oversoul wakes her sometimes to watch over her descendants on the planet below. The population has grown rapidly - there are cities and nations now, whole peoples descended from those who followed Nafai or Elemak. But in all the long years of searching, the Oversoul has not found the thing it sought. It has not found the Keeper of Earth, the central intelligence that alone can repair the Oversoul's damaged programming.

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Earthfall

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card
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Ender In Exile

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

At first, Ender believed that they would bring him back to Earth as soon as things quieted down. But things were quiet now, had been quiet for a year, and it was plain to him now that they would not bring him back at all, that he was much more useful as a name and a story than he would ever be as an inconveniently flesh-and-blood person.At the close of ENDER'S GAME, Andrew Wiggin - called Ender by everyone - knows that he cannot live on Earth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Saviour of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony.He is offered the choice of living under the Hegemon's control, a pawn in his brother Peter's political games. Or he can join the colony ships and go out to settle one of the new worlds won in the war. The story of those years on the colony worlds has never been told . . . until now.

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Shadow Of The Hegemon

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card's award-winning Ender series is a genuine classic of science fiction. With ENDER'S SHADOW, the first book in the Shadow Saga, he took the series into fascinating new territory. For Ender Wiggin was not the only young recruit to be trained at Battle School.Ender Wiggin and his fellow pupils at Battle School have defeated the alien forces in an extraordinary military operation. Ender's destiny among the stars awaits him, but for his young army it is time to return to earth. One by one, however, they are disappearing. Earth faces a new danger, only this time the enemy is much closer to home.Look out for more information on this and other books on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

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Ender's Shadow

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card
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Children Of The Mind

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos; a large colony of humans; and the Hive Queen, brought there by Ender. But once again the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania.Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, can save the three sentient races of Lusitania. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light-speed limit. But it takes all the processing power available to her, and the Starways Congress is shutting down the Net, world by world. Soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Ender's children must save her if they are to save themselves.

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Xenocide

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

Ender and Valentine Wiggin: brother and sister whose lives have shaped history. Valentine is 'Demosthenes', whose subversive, incendiary writings fight the monstrous power of Starways Congress, masters of the Hundred Worlds. And Ender...As a child, Ender commanded a warfleet that wiped out a planet. The triumph of his life could be his fight to stop it happening again. It might be his tragedy that he cannot. Congress has sent a warfleet to Lusitania, home to Ender, his family, two alien species and the deadliest virus ever known. The warfleet carries an order to destroy. To commit xenocide.

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Speaker For The Dead

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

A FALLEN HERO - HAUNTED BY HIS PAST, BUT CAN HE CHANGE THE FUTURE?Ender Wiggin was once considered a great military leader, a saviour for mankind. But now history judges his destruction of an alien race as monstrous rather than heroic.In the aftermath of the war, Ender disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story behind the battle with the aliens. Now, years later, a second alien race has been discovered. But again they are strange and frightening - and again, humans are dying. It is only the Speaker for the Dead, secretly Ender Wiggin, who has the courage to confront the mystery . . . and the truth.

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Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card

The human race faces annihilation. An alien threat is on the horizon, ready to strike. And if humanity is to be defended, the government must create the greatest military commander in history.The brilliant young Ender Wiggin is their last hope. But first he must survive the rigours of a brutal military training program - to prove that he can be the leader of all leaders.A saviour for mankind must be produced, through whatever means possible. But are they creating a hero or a monster?This is the multiple award-winning classic ENDER'S GAME - a groundbreaking tale of war, strategy and survival.