Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.

Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy (Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker (beginning with Seventh Son), poetry (An Open Book), and many plays and scripts.

Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays. He recently began a longterm position as a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University.

Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and their youngest child, Zina Margaret.

Orson Scott Card books reviewed

Bibliography

Worthing Chronicle

  • Capitol (1979)
  • Hot Sleep (1979)
  • The Worthing Chronicle (1983)
  • The Worthing Saga (1990)

Ender Wiggin

  • Ender's Game (1985)
  • Speaker for the Dead (1985)
  • Xenocide (1991)
  • Children of the Mind (1996)
  • A War of Gifts (2007)
  • Ender in Exile (2008)

Alvin Maker

  • Seventh Son (1987)
  • Red Prophet (1988)
  • Prentice Alvin (1989)
  • Alvin Journeyman (1995)
  • Heartfire (1998)
  • The Crystal City (2003)
  • Hatrack River (1988)

Maps in a Mirror

  • Maps in a Mirror Vol 1 (1990)
  • The Changed Man (1992)
  • Flux (1992)
  • Cruel Miracles (1992)
  • Monkey Sonatas (1993)

Homecoming

  • The Memory of Earth (1992)
  • The Call of Earth (1992)
  • The Ships of Earth (1994)
  • Earthfall (1995)
  • Earthborn (1995)

Mayflower

  • Lovelock (1994)

Shadow Saga

  • Ender's Shadow (1999)
  • Shadow of the Hegemon (2000)
  • Shadow Puppets (2002)
  • Shadow of the Giant (2005)

Women of Genesis

  • Sarah (1999)
  • Rebekah (2001)
  • Rachel and Leah (2004)

Empire

  • Empire (2006)
  • Hidden Empire (2009)

Mithermages

  • The Lost Gate (2008)

Serpent World

  • Pathfinder (2010)