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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 Saga Series

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1Ender's Game 1985Description / Buy
2Speaker for the Dead 1986Description / Buy
3Xenocide 1991Description / Buy
4Children of the Mind 1996Description / Buy
5Ender's Shadow 1998Description / Buy
6Shadow of the Hegemon 2000Description / Buy
7First Meetings in Ender's Universe 2002Description / Buy
8Shadow Puppets 2002Description / Buy
9Shadow of the Giant 2005Description / Buy
10A War of Gifts (Short Story) 2007Description / Buy
11Ender in Exile 2008Description / Buy
12Shadows in Flight 2011Description / Buy
13Earth Unaware ( With: Aaron Johnston) 2012Description / Buy
14Earth Afire ( With: Aaron Johnston) 2013Description / Buy
15Earth Awakens ( With: Aaron Johnston) 2014Description / Buy
16The Swarm ( With: Aaron Johnston) 2016Description / Buy
17Children of the Fleet 2017Description / Buy
18The Hive ( With: Aaron Johnston) 2019Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Ender Saga Series

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1Earth Unaware ( With: Aaron Johnston)2012Description / Buy
2Earth Afire ( With: Aaron Johnston)2013Description / Buy
3Earth Awakens ( With: Aaron Johnston)2014Description / Buy
4The Swarm ( With: Aaron Johnston)2016Description / Buy
5The Hive ( With: Aaron Johnston)2019Description / Buy
6Ender's Game1985Description / Buy
7Ender's Shadow1998Description / Buy
8A War of Gifts (Short Story)2007Description / Buy
9Children of the Mind1996Description / Buy
10Shadow of the Hegemon2000Description / Buy
11Shadow Puppets2002Description / Buy
12Shadow of the Giant2005Description / Buy
13Ender in Exile2008Description / Buy
14Shadows in Flight2011Description / Buy
15First Meetings in Ender's Universe2002Description / Buy
16Speaker for the Dead1986Description / Buy
17Xenocide1991Description / Buy
18Children of the Mind1996Description / Buy
19Children of the Fleet2017Description / Buy

Order of Empire Series

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1Empire 2006Description / Buy
2Hidden Empire 2009Description / Buy

Order of Extinct Series

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1Extinct 2019Description / Buy

Order of Fleet School Series

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1Children of the Fleet 2017Description / Buy

Order of Homecoming Saga Series

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1The Memory of Earth 1992Description / Buy
2The Call of Earth 1993Description / Buy
3The Ships of Earth 1994Description / Buy
4Earthfall 1995Description / Buy
5Earthborn 1995Description / Buy

Order of Laddertop Series with Emily Janice Card

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1Laddertop, Volume 1 2011Description / Buy
2Laddertop, Volume 2 2013Description / Buy

Order of Lost & Found Series

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1Lost and Found 2019Description / Buy

Order of Maps in a Mirror Series

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

Order of Mayflower Trilogy Series with Kathryn H. Kidd

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1Lovelock 1994Description / Buy

Order of Mither Mages Series

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1Stonefather (Short Story) 2008Description / Buy
2The Lost Gate 2011Description / Buy
3The Gate Thief 2013Description / Buy
4Gatefather 2015Description / Buy

Order of Pastwatch Series

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1Pastwatch 1996Description / Buy
2Keeper of Dreams 2008Description / Buy

Order of Pathfinder Series

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1Pathfinder 2010Description / Buy
2Ruins 2012Description / Buy
3Visitors 2014Description / Buy

Order of Smart Pop Series

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1Getting Lost 2006Description / Buy

Order of Tales Of Alvin Maker Series

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

Order of Women Of Genesis Series

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1Sarah 2000Description / Buy
2Rebekah 2001Description / Buy
3Rachel & Leah 2004Description / Buy

Order of Worthing Series

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1Capitol 1979Description / Buy
2Hot Sleep 1979Description / Buy
3The Worthing Chronicle 1983Description / Buy

Order of Orson Scott Card Standalone Novels

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1A Planet Called Treason / Treason 1978Description / Buy
2Songmaster 1980Description / Buy
3Hart's Hope 1983Description / Buy
4Saints / A Woman of Destiny 1984Description / Buy
5Wyrms 1987Description / Buy
6The Abyss ( With:) 1989Description / Buy
7Lost Boys 1992Description / Buy
8Treasure Box 1996Description / Buy
9Stone Tables 1997Description / Buy
10Homebody 1998Description / Buy
11Enchantment 1999Description / Buy
12Magic Mirror (Short Story) 1999Description / Buy
13Robota 2003Description / Buy
14Zanna's Gift (Short Story) ( With: Scott Richards) 2004Description / Buy
15Magic Street 2005Description / Buy
16Invasive Procedures ( With: Aaron Johnston) 2007Description / Buy
17Space Boy (Short Story) 2007Description / Buy
18A Town Divided by Christmas (Short Story) 2018Description / Buy

Order of Orson Scott Card Short Stories/Novellas

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1The Fringe 1985Description / Buy
2Salvage 1986Description / Buy
3Hamlet's Father (Short Story) 2011Description / Buy

Order of Orson Scott Card Short Story Collections

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1Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories 1981Description / Buy
2The Folk of the Fringe 1989Description / Buy
3Future on Fire 1991Description / Buy

Order of Orson Scott Card Graphic Novels

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1Dragon Age, Vol. 1 2012Description / Buy

Order of Orson Scott Card Non-Fiction Books

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1Characters & Viewpoint 1988Description / Buy
2How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy 1990Description / Buy
3A Storyteller in Zion 1993Description / Buy
4An Open Book (Short Story) 2004Description / Buy

Order of Elements of Fiction Writing Series

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1Plot ( By: Ansen Dibell) 1988Description / Buy
2Plot ( By: Ansen Dibell) 1988Description / Buy
3Characters & Viewpoint 1988Description / Buy
4Dialogue (Short Story) ( By: Lewis Turco) 1989Description / Buy
5Dialogue (Short Story) ( By: Lewis Turco) 1989Description / Buy
6Beginnings, Middles & Ends ( By: Nancy Kress) 1992Description / Buy
7Description ( By: Monica Wood) 1995Description / Buy

Order of The Year's Best Science Fiction Series

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1The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection 1986Description / Buy
2The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection 1994Description / Buy
3The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection 1997Description / Buy

Orson Scott Card Anthologies

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1 Dragons of Light1980Description / Buy
2 Dragons of Darkness1981Description / Buy
3 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection1986Description / Buy
4 The Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year, 19891989Description / Buy
5 The Best Mystery Stories of the Year Mystery 1989, Audio Cassettes1990Description / Buy
6 Third Annual Best Horror Stories of the Year1993Description / Buy
7 Third Annual Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year1993Description / Buy
8 Best Horror Value Collection1997Description / Buy
9 Best Science Fiction Value Collection II2001Description / Buy
10 New Skies: An Anthology of Today's Science Fiction2003Description / Buy
11 Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian2003Description / Buy
12 Tar Heel Dead2005Description / Buy
13 Escape from Earth2006Description / Buy
14 Season of Wonder2012Description / Buy
15 Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond2013Description / 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?

The next book by Orson Scott Card is The Last Shadow and will be released on October, 19th 2021. It is the newest book in the Ender's Shadow Series.

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