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Publication Order of Ender Saga Books

with Aaron Johnston
Ender's Game (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Speaker for the Dead (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Xenocide (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Children of the Mind (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ender's Shadow (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of the Hegemon (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Meetings in Ender's Universe (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Puppets (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of the Giant (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A War of Gifts (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ender in Exile (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows in Flight (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earth Unaware (With: Aaron Johnston) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earth Afire (With: Aaron Johnston) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earth Awakens (With: Aaron Johnston) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Swarm (With: Aaron Johnston) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hive (With: Aaron Johnston) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Shadow (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Ender Saga Books

with Aaron Johnston
Earth Unaware (With: Aaron Johnston)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earth Afire (With: Aaron Johnston)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earth Awakens (With: Aaron Johnston)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Swarm (With: Aaron Johnston)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hive (With: Aaron Johnston)(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ender's Game(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ender's Shadow(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A War of Gifts(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of the Hegemon(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Puppets(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of the Giant(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ender in Exile(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows in Flight(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Meetings in Ender's Universe(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Speaker for the Dead(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Xenocide(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Children of the Mind(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Shadow(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ender's Shadow Books

Ender's Shadow (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of the Hegemon (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Puppets (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of the Giant (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows in Flight (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Shadow (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ender Saga Graphic Novels

Ender's Game, Volume 1: Battle School (With: Christopher Yost) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ender's Shadow (With: Mike Carey) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ender's Game (With: Aaron Johnston) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ender's Game Ultimate Collection (With: Pasqual Ferry,Frank D'Armata,Christopher Yost) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ender's Game, Volume 2: Command School (With: Christopher Yost) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ender Saga Collections

First Meetings (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ender Saga Non-Fiction Books

Ender's World (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Empire Books

Empire (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden Empire (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Extinct Books

Extinct (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fleet School Books

Children of the Fleet (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Homecoming Saga Books

The Memory of Earth (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Call of Earth (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ships of Earth (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earthfall (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earthborn (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Laddertop Books

with Emily Janice Card
Laddertop, Volume 1 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Laddertop, Volume 2 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Maps in a Mirror Books

The Changed Man (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maps In A Mirror (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flux (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cruel Miracles (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monkey Sonatas (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mayflower Trilogy Books

with Kathryn H. Kidd
Lovelock (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Micropowers Books

Lost and Found (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Duplex (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mither Mages Books

Stonefather (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Gate (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gate Thief (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gatefather (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pastwatch Books

Pastwatch (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pathfinder Books

Pathfinder (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruins (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visitors (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Side-Step Trilogy Books

Wakers (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tales Of Alvin Maker Books

Seventh Son (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Prophet (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prentice Alvin (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alvin Journeyman (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heartfire (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crystal City (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Women Of Genesis Books

Sarah (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebekah (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rachel & Leah (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Worthing Books

Capitol (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Sleep (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Worthing Chronicle (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Planet Called Treason / Treason (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Songmaster (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hart's Hope (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saints / A Woman of Destiny (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wyrms (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Abyss (With: James Cameron) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Boys (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure Box (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stone Tables (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homebody (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enchantment (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic Mirror (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robota (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zanna's Gift (With: Scott Richards) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic Street (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Boy (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Town Divided by Christmas (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Fringe (in The Folk of the Fringe) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hatrack River (in Asimov's) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Salvage (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye for Eye (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Computer Friendly (in F&SF) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Boys (short story; in F&SF) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dogwalker (in Asimov's) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hamlet's Father (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Folk of the Fringe (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Future on Fire (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keeper of Dreams (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Dragon Age, Vol. 1 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Storyteller in Zion (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Open Book (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction (With: Philip Athans,Jay Lake) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Writer's Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Elements of Fiction Writing Books

Characters & Viewpoint (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plot (By: Ansen Dibell) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dialogue (By: Lewis Turco) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beginnings, Middles & Ends (By: Nancy Kress) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Description (By: Monica Wood) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Oz Reimagined Books

Dorothy Dreams (By: Simon R. Green) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emeralds to Emeralds, Dust to Dust (By: Seanan McGuire) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy Detective of Oz (By: Tad Williams) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Meeting in Oz (By: Jeffrey Ford) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Off to See the Emperor (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cobbler of Oz (By: Jonathan Maberry) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Girls of Oz (By: Theodora Goss) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blown Away (By: Jane Yolen) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tornado of Dorothys (By: Kat Howard) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Veiled Shanghai (By: Ken Liu) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Blue (By: David Farland) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Zeppelin Heist of Oz (By: C.C. Finlay,Rae Carson) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Naked Eye (By: Rachel Swirsky) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
City So Bright (By: Dale Bailey) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Flew Over the Rainbow (By: Robin Wasserman) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Legends Books

Legends (By: Robert Silverberg) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (With: Diana Gabaldon,George R.R. Martin,Terry Brooks,Robert Silverberg,Elizabeth Haydon) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends 3 (By: Terry Pratchett,Tad Williams,Robert Jordan,Robert Silverberg,Ursula K. Le Guin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Chrysalis 4(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Other Worlds Volume 1(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chrysalis 5(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragons of Light(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chrysalis 7(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chrysalis 8(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragons of Darkness(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The First Omni Book of Science Fiction(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1985(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fifth Omni Book of Science Fiction(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Free Lancers(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year, 1989(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1989(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, November 1989(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Fantasy Stories of the Year, 1989(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Mystery Stories of the Year Mystery 1989, Audio Cassettes(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Third Annual Best Horror Stories of the Year(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Third Annual Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Horror Value Collection(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Future on Ice(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Horizons(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Science Fiction Value Collection II(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Skies: An Anthology of Today's Science Fiction(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Magics(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Posing as People(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tar Heel Dead(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape from Earth(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Getting Lost(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masterpieces(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost Quartet(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lightspeed: Year One(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
InterGalactic Medicine Show Issue 21(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Season of Wonder(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Future Games(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writing Fantasy Heroes(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oz Reimagined(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinite Stars(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 37, March 2019(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinite Stars(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 37(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worlds Long Lost(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Orson Scott Card:

Orson Scott Card is an American novelist, public speaker, critic and columnist. He writes in different genre but he is especially known for his many forensic fictions. He has won several awards including the Nebula and Hugo Awards for his books Ender’s Game and the Speaker for the Dead. He has written a lot of books under different pseudonyms which include the names Frederick Bliss, P.Q. Gump, Byron Walley, Brian Green, Dinah Kirkham and Noam D. Pellume. In one interview he was quoted saying “ I was trying to establish separate identity in the marketplace ” which is his main reason for carrying different pseudonyms. Currently, he is writing and co-producing a film based on his books and he is also an English professor at Southern Virginia University.

The Early Life Of Orson Scott Card

The son of Willard and Peggy Card, Orson Scott Card is the third of the six children. He is born in Richland Washington in August 24, 1951 but he grew up in various places which include Santa Clara in California, Mesa, Arizona and Orem, Utah. Before he wrote books, he first served as a missionary for the Latter Day Saints (LDS) Church in Brazil. He also graduated from Brigham Young University as well as at the University of Utah before he took his PhD at the University in Notre Dame.

Fiction Genre

Orson Scott Card started his writing career as a poet while he was studying in Brigham Young University. Upon returning from his LDS Mission in the country of Brazil, he established the Utah Valley Repertory Theatre Company which produced plays in an outdoor amphitheater near the psychiatric hospital in Provo. While running his company, he also became a part-time proofreader in BYU Press before he applied as a fulltime copy editor.

While working in BYU, he developed the story for the Ender’s Game which he submitted to different publications which was bought by Ben Boya in the year 1977. However, in 1979, he was employed as an assistant editor in a magazine called Ensign and while working for the magazine, he produced Gert Farm under the penname Byron Walley. While working in Ensign, he received novel contracts for his books A Planet Called Treason and Hot Sleep before he left the company to become a fulltime freelancer.

While studying for his doctor’s degree at the University of Notre Dame, the 1980’s depression has caused him to leave his freelancing stint and find a job as a book editor in Compute! Magazine in North Carolina in the year 1983 until he got another novel contract to make the Alvin Maker trilogy which is part of his American frontier fantasy series.

Other Genre

Although Orson Scott Card is known for his fictions, he has also delved into different genres. While writing his fictional novels, he also wrote alongside other novels under different genre. He wrote horror and fantasy novels which titles include the Lost Boys, Enchantment and Treasure Box. On the other hand, he also worked with the novelization of films and comic books including the James Cameron film entitled The Abyss and the Ultimate Iron Man.

Orson Scott Card also proven his versatility as a writer as he provided the dialogs to different video games which titles include The Dig, The Secret of Monkey Island and Loom which became popular video games during the early 90s. Due to his high religious influence, he also wrote books that center around the women in the Bible. His book The Women of Genesis has turned into a series which explores the lives of the Biblical women whose titles were also named after them Sarah, Rebecah and Rachel and Leah.

Due to his strong religious influence, Orson Scott Card has also written screenplays for biblical short animation films including the Prodigal Son, Journey to the Promised Land and Abinadi and King Noah under NEST Family Entertainment.

The Ender’s Game

The Ender’s Game has got to be one of the most successful books written by Orson Scott Car. The book first appeared in Analog Magazine and has a sequel entitled the Speaker for the Dead. The book is all about the story of Ender Wiggin who is made as the commander of a fictional Dragon Army which is an institution designed to make young children into commanders to fight against the alien race attacking the earth. The story is all about succeeding from life struggles and heroism. Due to its popularity, this book has been adapted into a film and Card fans all over the world will get to see the full length Hollywood film starred by Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Harrison Ford to name a few this coming November 2013.

The Lost Boys

As mentioned earlier, Orson Scott Card has written horror novels and one of the most notable works under this genre is the Lost Boys. Written in the year 1992, this horror novel revolves around the story of Step Fletcher who moved with his family in a quite North Carolina town. As soon as his family moves in, weird things started to happen in the house including seeing apparitions of lost souls. The story incorporates he element of greed and murder which gives the entire story a chilling revelation to the readers.

Orson Scott Card Today

In the year 2011, he suffered from mild stroke and he was hospitalized. He is making full recovery today but his stroke caused him impairment on his left hand which made it difficult for him to write his books. Before his stroke episode, Orson Scott Card is involved in teaching fiction writing to young writers. In fact, Card runs a yearly week long class called “ Literary Boot Camp ” for aspiring writers. On the other hand, he also served as one of the judges in the competition Writers of the Future which is a story writing contest for science fiction and fantasy. Currently, Card and his wife Kristine lives in Greensboro, North Carolina where he is recuperating from his stroke. Surprisingly, his current hometown in North Carolina is used as the setting of his many fictions including the Lost Boys.

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5 Responses to “Orson Scott Card”

  1. Jennifer: 2 years ago

    Card is a truly gifted writer who really gets into each of his character’s minds, making them knowable. He gets human nature.
    I’ve read most of his books and especially enjoy the science fiction and ‘light’ fantasy.
    Thanks for the list, it’s not easy finding anthologies without titles.

  2. David W. Nicholas: 2 years ago

    Sunday, December 19, 2021
    Denver, Colorado

    Mr. Card,

    I’ve read and enjoyed many of your novels and short stories over the years. I’ve also seen the film version of “Ender’s Game” half a dozen times, now; it doesn’t grow old for me with each new viewing. I’ve been a science fiction fan since the 1960’s and have even taught SF at the college level in the mid-70’s. Your work holds up well when compared to that of the other masters.

    Thank you for sharing your skill and imagination with those of us who don’t have your gifts. I think I speak for many when I wish you a blessed Christmas and a healthy, fortuitous new year. You deserve both.

    David W. Nicholas

  3. curtis lyon: 2 years ago

    hard to believe so few responses here.. I’m such a fan (except, since I dont like them, horror stories) but the whole Endder series and Alvin Maker are my favorites
    I just found “Lost and Found” (I know) and was unaware he was still writing (guess I got busy) but thrilled to find I can read it all over … thank you!! O.S. Mr Card

  4. Cyndi: 3 years ago

    I have enjoyed your books about the women of the Bible very much. Do you have any plans to do more of them? I know you write in many different genre but I think these three are exceptionally good books. Thank you.

  5. Skyboat Media: 7 years ago

    And we, at Skyboat Media, have done ALL these audiobooks!


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