Maps in a Mirror

ISBN-10: 0765308401
ISBN-13: 9780765308405
Edition: 1990 (Revised)
Authors: Orson Scott Card
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Description: his extraordinary collection brings together all of Orson Scott Card's short fiction written prior to 1990. Card is a bestselling science fiction and fantasy writer who has been publishing short stories and essays since 1977, when he won the John W.  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
Publication date: 1/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.628

his extraordinary collection brings together all of Orson Scott Card's short fiction written prior to 1990. Card is a bestselling science fiction and fantasy writer who has been publishing short stories and essays since 1977, when he won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. This volume has 46 stories and is en-hanced with essays and memoirs. The book includes twelve works which rarely appear elsewhere. These are stories which have been superceded by later versions. Included here are the story 'Mikal's Songbird,' which grew into the novel Songmaster; the novella length 'Ender's Game', which became the award-winning novel of the same name; and the epic poem 'Prentice Alvin and the No-Good Plow,' which was the seed for Card's ac-claimed Tales of Alvin Maker series.

Orson Scott Byron Walley Card, was born in 1951 and studied theater at Brigham Young University. He received his B.A. in 1975 and his M.A. in English in 1981. He wrote plays during that time, including Stone Tables (1973) and the musical, Father, Mother, Mother and Mom (1974). A Mormon, Scott served a two-year mission in Brazil before starting work as a journalist in Utah. He also designed games at Lucas Film Games, 1989-92. He is best known for his science fiction novels, including the popular Ender series. Well known titles include A Planet Called Treason (1979), Treasure Box (1996), and Heartfire (1998). He has also written the guide called How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy (1990). His novel Ender's Game and its sequel Speaker for the Dead, both won Hugo and Nebula awards, making Card the only author to win both prizes in consecutive years. His titles Shadows in Flight, Ruins and Ender's Game made The New York Times Best Seller List. He is also the author of The First Formic War Series, which includes the titles Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, and Earth Awakens.

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Introduction
Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory: Chrysalis 4, ed. Roy Torgeson (Zebra, 1979)
Quietus: Omni, August 1979
Deep Breathing Exercises: Omni, July 1979
Fat Farm: Omni, January 1980
Closing the Timelid: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, December 1979
Freeway Games: Gallery, November 1979 (published title: "Hard Driver")
A Sepulchre of Songs: Omni, June 1981 (published title: "A Sepulcher of Songs")
Prior Restraint: Aboriginal SF, September 1986
The Changed Man and the King of Words: Omni, December 1981
Memories of My Head: (first publication)
Lost Boys: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1989
Afterword
Flux: Tales of Human Futures
Introduction
A Thousand Deaths: Omni, December 1978
Clap Hands and Sing: Best of Omni #3, ed. Ben Bova and Don Myrus (1982)
Dogwalker: Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, November 1989
But We Try Not to Act Like It: Destinies, August 1979
I Put My Blue Genes On: Analog, August 1978
In the Doghouse (with Jay A. Parry): Analog, December 1978
The Originist: Foundation's Friends, ed. Martin Harry Greenberg (Tor, 1989)
Afterword
Maps in a Mirror: Fables and Fantasies
Introduction
Unaccompanied Sonata: Omni, March 1979
A Cross-Country Trip to Kill Richard Nixon: Chrysalis 7, ed. Roy Torgeson (Zebra, 1979)
The Porcelain Salamander: Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories, Dial Press 1981
Middle Woman: Dragons of Darkness, ed. Orson Scott Card (Ace, 1981; as Byron Walley)
The Bully and the Beast: Other Worlds 1, ed. Roy Torgeson (Zebra Books, 1979)
The Princess and the Bear: Berkley Showcase 1, ed. Victoria Schochet (Berkley, 1980)
Sandmagic: Swords Against Darkness 4, ed. Andrew J. Offutt (Zebra, 1979)
The Best Day: Woman of Destiny, ed. Roy Torgeson (Berkley, 1984; as Dinah Kirkham)
A Plague of Butterflies: Amazing, November 1981
The Monkeys Thought 'Twas All in Fun: Analog, May 1979
Afterword
Cruel Miracles: Tales of Death, Hope, and Holiness
Introduction
Mortal Gods: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 1979
Saving Grace: Night Cry 2:5, 1987
Eye for Eye: Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, March 1987
St. Amy's Tale: Omni, December 1980
Kingsmeat: Analog Yearbook, ed. Ben Bova (Baronet, 1978)
Holy: New Dimensions 10, ed. Robert Silverberg (Harper & Row, 1980)
Afterword
Lost Songs: The Hidden Stories
Introduction
Ender's Game: Analog, August 1977
Mikal's Songbird: Analog, May 1978
Prentice Alvin and the No-Good Plow (poetry): Sunstone, August, 1989
Malpractice: Analog, November 1977
Follower: Analog, February 1978
Hitching: Mountainwest, 1978
Damn Fine Novel: The Green Pages, October 1989 (as Noam D. Pellume)
Billy's Box: The Friend, February 1978 (as Byron Walley)
The Best Family Home Evening Ever: The Friend, January 1978 (as Byron Walley)
Bicicleta: The Friend, October 1977 (as Bryon Walley)
I Think Mom and Dad Are Going Crazy, Jerry: The New Era, May 1979 (as Byron Walley)
Gert Fram: The Ensign, July 1977 (as Byron Walley)
Afterword

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