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Speaker for the Dead Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Card, Orson Scott (Author)
ISBN: 1435235010     ISBN-13: 9781435235014
Publisher: Follettbound
    OUR PRICE: $16.99  
Product Type: Prebind - Other Formats
Published: April 2008
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Annotation: Ender Wiggin, the young military genius, discovers that a second alien war is inevitable and that he must dismiss his fears to make peace with humanity's strange new brothers
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Science fiction
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Science Fiction
Dewey: 813/.54
LCCN: bl 99791203
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Fiction
Physical Information: 1.25000" H x 4.25000" W x 6.75000" (.56000 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 28448
Reading Level: 6.1   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 21.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q10762
Reading Level: 8.7   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 24.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s):
Born in Richland, Washington in 1951, Orson Scott Card grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years as an unpaid missionary for the Mormon Church and received degrees from Brigham Young University (1975) and the University of Utah (1981). The author of numerous books, Card was the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel two years in a row, first for Ender's Game and then for the sequel Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.

His works have been translated into many languages, including Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish, and Swedish.

Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction novel Ender's Game and it's many sequels that expand the Ender Universe into the far future and the near past. Those books are organized into the Ender Quintet, the five books that chronicle the life of Ender Wiggin; the Shadow Series, that follows on the novel Ender's Shadow and are set on Earth; and the Formic Wars series, written with co-author Aaron Johnston, that tells of the terrible first contact between humans and the alien "Buggers".

Card has been a working writer since the 1970s. Beginning with dozens of plays and musical comedies produced in the 1960s and 70s, Card's first published fiction appeared in 1977 -- the short story "Gert Fram" in the July issue ofThe Ensign, and the novelet version of "Ender's Game" in the August issue ofAnalog.

The novel-length version of Ender's Game, published in 1984 and continuously in print since then, became the basis of the 2013 film, starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin.

Card was born in Washington state, 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 runs occasional writers' workshops and directs plays. He frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia University.

He is the author many sf and fantasy novels, including the American frontier fantasy series "The Tales of Alvin Maker" (beginning withSeventh Son), There are also stand-alone science fiction and fantasy novels likePastwatch and Hart's Hope. He has collaborated with his daughter Emily Card on a manga series, Laddertop. He has also written contemporary thrillers likeEmpire and historical novels like the monumental Saints and the religious novelsSarah and Rachel and Leah. Card's recent work includes the Mithermages books (Lost Gate,Gate Thief), contemporary magical fantasy for readers both young and old.

Card lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, He and Kristine are the parents of five children and several grandchildren.