Orson Scott Card Books

An American national, Orson Scott Card is a scribbler whose place of birth is Richland upon Washington. A sexagenarian who spent his formative years in various states ranging from California to Arizona, Card was born on August 1951. Card, who is domiciled in Greensboro upon North Carolina, has many occupations; he writes novels, essays, reviews, critiques, and is a notable public speaker. Better yet, Card is a professor at the Buena Vista-based Southern Virginia University.

Order of Ender's Game Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Ender's Game 1985 Description / Buy
2 Ender's Game 1985 Description / Buy
3 Ender's Game 1985 Description / Buy
4 Ender's Game 1985 Description / Buy
5 Speaker for the Dead 1986 Description / Buy
6 Speaker for the Dead 1986 Description / Buy
7 Xenocide 1991 Description / Buy
8 Children of the Mind 1996 Description / Buy
9 First Meetings in Ender's Universe 2002 Description / Buy
10 A War of Gifts (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
11 Ender in Exile 2008 Description / Buy
12 Children of the Fleet 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Extinct Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Extinct 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Ender's Shadow Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Ender's Shadow 1998 Description / Buy
2 Shadow of the Hegemon 2000 Description / Buy
3 Shadow Puppets 2002 Description / Buy
4 Shadow of the Giant 2005 Description / Buy
5 Shadows in Flight 2011 Description / Buy
6 Shadows in Flight 2011 Description / Buy
7 Shadows in Flight 2011 Description / Buy
8 Shadows in Flight 2011 Description / Buy
9 Shadows in Flight 2011 Description / Buy
10 Shadows in Flight 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Laddertop Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Laddertop, Volume 1 2011 Description / Buy
2 Laddertop, Volume 2 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Worthing Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Capitol 1979 Description / Buy
2 Hot Sleep 1979 Description / Buy
3 The Worthing Chronicle 1983 Description / Buy
4 The Worthing Saga 1990 Description / Buy

Order of Mayflower Trilogy Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Lovelock 1994 Description / Buy

Order of Pastwatch Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Pastwatch 1996 Description / Buy
2 Keeper of Dreams 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Women of Genesis Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Sarah 2000 Description / Buy
2 Rebekah 2001 Description / Buy
3 Rachel & Leah 2004 Description / Buy
4 Rachel and Leah 2004 Description / Buy

Order of Empire Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Empire 2006 Description / Buy
2 Hidden Empire 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Maps in a Mirror Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Changed Man 1990 Description / Buy
2 Maps In A Mirror 1992 Description / Buy
3 Flux 1992 Description / Buy
4 Cruel Miracles 1992 Description / Buy
5 Monkey Sonatas 1993 Description / Buy

Order of Mither Mages Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Stonefather (Short Story) (By: ) 2008 Description / Buy
2 The Lost Gate 2011 Description / Buy
3 The Gate Thief 2013 Description / Buy
4 Gatefather 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Pathfinder Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Pathfinder 2010 Description / Buy
2 Ruins 2012 Description / Buy
3 Visitors 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Tales Of Alvin Maker Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Seventh Son 1987 Description / Buy
2 Red Prophet 1988 Description / Buy
3 Prentice Alvin 1989 Description / Buy
4 Alvin Journeyman 1995 Description / Buy
5 Heartfire 1998 Description / Buy
6 The Crystal City 2003 Description / Buy

Order of Homecoming Saga Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Memory of Earth 1992 Description / Buy
2 The Call of Earth 1993 Description / Buy
3 The Ships of Earth 1994 Description / Buy
4 Earthborn 1995 Description / Buy
5 Earthfall 1995 Description / Buy
6 The Memory of Earth and The Call of Earth 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Smart Pop Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Getting Lost 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Orson Scott Card Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Treason 1978 Description / Buy
2 A Planet Called Treason 1979 Description / Buy
3 Songmaster 1980 Description / Buy
4 Unaccompanied Sonata & Other Stories 1981 Description / Buy
5 Dragons of Darkness 1981 Description / Buy
6 Hart's Hope 1983 Description / Buy
7 Saints 1984 Description / Buy
8 Wyrms 1987 Description / Buy
9 The Folk of the Fringe 1989 Description / Buy
10 Future on Fire 1991 Description / Buy
11 Lost Boys 1992 Description / Buy
12 A Storyteller in Zion 1993 Description / Buy
13 Treasure Box 1996 Description / Buy
14 Homebody 1998 Description / Buy
15 Stone Tables 1998 Description / Buy
16 Enchantment 1999 Description / Buy
17 Magic Mirror (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
18 Zanna's Gift (Short Story) 2004 Description / Buy
19 Magic Street 2005 Description / Buy
20 Invasive Procedures 2007 Description / Buy
21 Space Boy (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
22 Dragon Age 2012 Description / Buy
23 A Town Divided by Christmas (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Orson Scott Card Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 Characters & Viewpoint 1988 Description / Buy
2 How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy 1990 Description / Buy
3 An Open Book (Short Story) 2004 Description / Buy

Orson Scott Card Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Escape from Earth 2006 Description / Buy
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For his O-Levels, Orson Scott Card attended Brigham Young High School. For his undergraduate studies, Card was admitted to the Brigham Young University. Card first majored in archaeology at the institution prior to switching to and majoring in theater; Card got his bachelor’s degree in 1975. For his postgraduate education, Orson Scott Card schooled at University of Utah, wherein he received his master’s degree in 1981. For his doctoral studies, Card attended University of Notre Dame.

Orson Scott Card started writing while studying theater at Brigham Young University. When Card volunteered for Mormon-related missionary work around 1970, he stayed in Brazil where he was intrigued by its culture. Subsequently, some of his literary work is set in Brazilian cities such as Sao Paulo.

Orson Scott Card, whose niche is especially Science fiction and fantasy and non-fiction work, has many series to his credit, including trilogies, duologies, a tetralogy, quintets, a 14-book series, and a 17-book series. Among Orson Scott Card’s earliest and most notable book series is the Ender’s Saga series.

Alternatively known as Endeverse, this novel series consists of four major works, though there a total of seven works, including a prequel, novella and belated installment. There are as many as 222 editions of the first book in the Ender’s Saga series. The first edition was initially published in 1985, entitled Ender’s Game; and the book is shelved under the science fiction, fantasy, fiction, and young adult genres.

The main character in Orson Scott Card’s book is called Andrew “Ender” Wiggin. Protagonist Wiggin is a precociously intelligent and talented boy, computer whizz-kid, and crafty. Despite being underrated, Wiggin’s achievements surprise naysayers. The turning point in the first book in the serialized Enderverse, Ender’s Game, is the moment Wiggin is admitted to Battle School. A military school, Wiggin is being groomed to take on the mantle of a commander to secure the world and cushion mankind against alien invasions. Wiggin undergoes military training, especially simulated war games, amid jealous peers and pessimists and bullies in this inspiring multi-award-winning book.

Orson Scott Card Awards

Orson Scott Card is a multi-award-winning penman. These are the most notable literary prizes. In 1985, Card clinched the Hugo Award, in the Best Novel category; and, in 1986, Nebula Award, in the Best Novel section. In both cases, Card won in virtue of his 1985 book Ender’s Game. Card’s 1986 book Speaker for the Dead clinched Hugo Award (1987) in the Best Novel category, Nebula Award (1986) in the Best Novel section, and Locus Award (1986) in the Best Science Fiction Novel category.

Orson Scott Card clinched Alex Award for his 1998 book Ender’s Shadow. Card’s 1987 book Eye for Eye bagged Hugo Award, in the Best Novella award. Card’s 1995 book Alvin Journeyman clinched the 1996 Locus Award in the Fantasy Novel category. In 1987, Card bagged the World Fantasy Award, in the Long Fiction for his 1986 book Hatrack River. Card was also the recipient for the Whitney Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

Orson Scott Card Books into Movies

There is a film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s 1985 book named Ender’s Game. In the 2013 film, also titled Ender’s Game, the starring is English actor Asa Butterfield who appears as Ender Wiggin.

Best Orson Scott Card Books

These are the three best books in Orson Scott Card’s bibliography. The first is the aforementioned Ender’s Game.

Speaker for the Dead: The second book in Endeverse series, it features a tricenarian Wiggin who is contemplating the morality of wars.

Eye for Eye This book features a teenager who possesses a power that mysteriously kills those who irk him.

Other Book Series You May Like

Readers of Orson Scott Card’s books also liked these literary series. Lois McMaster Bujold‘s 17-book cyberpunk novel series, “Vorkosigan Saga”, features Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, a handicapped aristocrat who hails from a fictitious planet named Barrayar. Greg Bear’s duology, “Darwin’s Radio” series, features a molecular biologist named Kaye Lang. David Weber’s “Honor Harrington” series features Harrington, a martial artist and decorated female space naval officer.

When Does The Next Orson Scott Card book come out?

Orson Scott Card doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Hive and was released on June, 11th 2019. It is the newest book in the The Second Formic War Series.