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    • Publication date:05 Jul 2012

The Shadow Saga Omnibus

By Orson Scott Card

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From the worldwide bestselling author Orson Scott Card comes this omnibus edition of the Shadow Saga - a series telling the story of Ender's Game from a new angle

The series which tells the story of Ender's Game from a new angle

Twice an alien race has attacked mankind, and twice we have only barely survived. Now, the International Fleet is training exceptional children to command in the next war and defend against the threat of total destruction.

The next candidate picked for the rigorous Battle School will be Bean, an orphaned runt surviving on the mean streets of Rotterdam. Displaying staggering tactical genius, Bean will soon become right-hand man to the legendary 'Ender' Wiggin. Together they will lead mankind into its final battle - and change the world in ways no one could have predicted.

Intended as a parallel series to the compelling Ender Saga, this omnibus edition of The Shadow Saga also stands on its own as a shining example of the best the science fiction genre has to offer.

This omnibus edition contains: ENDER'S SHADOW, SHADOW OF THE HEGEMON, SHADOW PUPPETS and SHADOW OF THE GIANT.

Biographical Notes

Orson Scott Card is the award-winning author of the novels ENDER'S GAME, ENDER'S SHADOW and SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD, which are widely read by both adults and younger readers. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife and three children.

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A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy

Alex White
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Alex White

The crew of the legendary Capricious are rich enough to retire in comfort for the rest of their days, but none of it matters if the galaxy is still in danger. Nilah and Boots, the ship's newest crew-members hear the word of a mysterious cult that may have links back to an ancient and all-powerful magic. To find it, hot-headed Nilah will have to go undercover and find the source of their power without revealing her true identity. Meanwhile, Boots is forced to confront the one person she'd hoped never to see again: her old, turn-coat treasure-hunting partner.The SalvagersA Big Ship at the Edge of the UniverseA Bad Deal for the Whole GalaxyThe Worst of All Possible Worlds

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Deep Blue

Jane O'Reilly
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Jane O'Reilly

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Blue Shift

Jane O'Reilly
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Jane O'Reilly

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Behind the Throne

K. B. Wagers
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K. B. Wagers

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After the Crown

K. B. Wagers
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K. B. Wagers

Former gunrunner-turned-Empress Hail Bristol was dragged back to her home planet to fill her rightful position in the palace. With her sisters and parents murdered, the Indranan empire is on the brink of war. Hail must quickly make alliances with nearby worlds if she has any hope of surviving her rule. When peace talks turn violent and Hail realizes she's been betrayed, she must rely on her old gunrunning ways to get out of trouble. With help from an old boss and some surprising new allies, she must risk everything to save her world.

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The Operator

Kim Harrison
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Kim Harrison

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Rob Boffard
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Rob Boffard

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The Annihilation Score

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Charles Stross

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Tracer

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Aurora

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Kim Stanley Robinson

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James S. A. Corey
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James S. A. Corey
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The Water Knife

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The Rhesus Chart

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Charles Stross

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Cibola Burn

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The Jennifer Morgue

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The Atrocity Archives

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