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Orson Scott Card is an American author, working in numerous genres. He is best known for his novel Ender's Game and its many sequels. Ender's Game and its sequel Speaker for the Dead were both awarded the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award, making Card the only author (as of 2007) to win both of Science Fiction's top prizes in consecutive years.

His writing is dominated by detailed characterization and moral issues. As Card says, "We care about moral issues, nobility, decency, happiness, goodness—the issues that matter in the real world, but which can only be addressed, in their purity, in fiction."

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the LDS or Mormon Church), he draws stories for some of his novels directly from scripture or church history. His religious and political beliefs have drawn the ire of some science fiction fans, making him a provocative figure within the genre.

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Books (Sort by Title)[48 books listed]
 Homecoming VolumeYearRating
 The Memory of Earth119939/10
 The Call of Earth219949/10
 The Ships of Earth319948/10

 Maps in a Mirror VolumeYearRating
 Maps in a Mirror119928/10
 Maps in a Mirror 2219927/10

 Mayflower Trilogy VolumeYearRating
 Lovelock with Kathryn H. Kidd120018/10

 Misc VolumeYearRating
 Lost Boysn/an/an/a
 Hot Sleep: The Worthing Chroniclen/a19799/10
 Dragons of Lightn/a19808/10
 Hart's Hopen/a19836/10
 'Treason', or 'A Planet Called Treason'n/a19888/10
 The Abyssn/a19897/10
 The Folk Of The Fringen/a1991n/a
 The Worthing Sagan/a19919/10
 Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbusn/a19968/10
 Treasure Boxn/a19968/10
 First Meetings : In the Enderversen/a20036/10
 Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Centuryn/a2004n/a
 Magic Streetn/a20054/10
 Future on Icen/a2006n/a
 A War of Gifts: An Ender Storyn/a2007n/a

 Mither Mages VolumeYearRating
 The Lost Gaten/a2011n/a

 The Ender Saga VolumeYearRating
 Ender's Game119859/10
 Speaker for the Dead219879/10
 Children of the Mind419998/10
 Ender in Exile520089/10

 The Shadow Saga VolumeYearRating
 Ender's Shadow120009/10
 Shadow of the Hegemon220009/10
 Shadow Puppets320028/10
 Shadow of the Giant420058/10

 The Tales of Alvin Maker VolumeYearRating
 Seventh Son119919/10
 Red Prophet219918/10
 Prentice Alvin319917/10
 Alvin Journeyman420015/10
 The Crystal City6200310/10
 Master Alvin7n/a10/10
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