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List of Ender Saga Books in Publication Order (with Aaron Johnston)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.5
Ender's Game
1985
2
8.4
Speaker for the Dead
1986
3
7.6
Xenocide
1991
4
8.7
Children of the Mind
1996
5
8.1
Ender's Shadow
1998
6
8.2
Shadow of the Hegemon
2000
7
8.7
First Meetings in Ender's Universe
2002
8
8.6
Shadow Puppets
2002
9
9
Shadow of the Giant
2005
10
9
A War of Gifts
2007
11
8.8
Ender in Exile
2008
12
8.3
Shadows in Flight
2011
13
9.3
Earth Unaware (With: Aaron Johnston)
Earth Unaware (With: Aaron Johnston)
2012
14
9.3
Earth Afire (With: Aaron Johnston)
Earth Afire (With: Aaron Johnston)
2013
15
8
Earth Awakens (With: Aaron Johnston)
Earth Awakens (With: Aaron Johnston)
2014
16
10
The Swarm (With: Aaron Johnston)
The Swarm (With: Aaron Johnston)
2016
17
9
The Hive (With: Aaron Johnston)
The Hive (With: Aaron Johnston)
2019
18
10
The Last Shadow
2021

List of Ender Saga Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
9.3
Earth Unaware (With: Aaron Johnston)
Earth Unaware (With: Aaron Johnston)
2012
2
9.3
Earth Afire (With: Aaron Johnston)
Earth Afire (With: Aaron Johnston)
2013
3
8
Earth Awakens (With: Aaron Johnston)
Earth Awakens (With: Aaron Johnston)
2014
4
10
The Swarm (With: Aaron Johnston)
The Swarm (With: Aaron Johnston)
2016
5
9
The Hive (With: Aaron Johnston)
The Hive (With: Aaron Johnston)
2019
6
8.5
Ender's Game
1985
7
8.1
Ender's Shadow
1998
8
9
A War of Gifts
2007
9
8.2
Shadow of the Hegemon
2000
10
8.6
Shadow Puppets
2002
11
9
Shadow of the Giant
2005
12
8.8
Ender in Exile
2008
13
8.3
Shadows in Flight
2011
14
8.7
First Meetings in Ender's Universe
2002
15
8.4
Speaker for the Dead
1986
16
7.6
Xenocide
1991
17
8.7
Children of the Mind
1996
18
10
The Last Shadow
2021

List of Ender's Shadow Books in Publication Order

List of Ender Saga Graphic Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
9
Ender's Game, Volume 1: Battle School (With: Christopher Yost)
Ender's Game, Volume 1: Battle School (With: Christopher Yost)
2009
2
Ender's Shadow (With: Mike Carey)
2009
3
Ender's Game (With: Aaron Johnston)
Ender's Game (With: Aaron Johnston)
2009
4
Ender's Game Ultimate Collection (With: Pasqual Ferry, Frank D'Armata, Christopher Yost)
Ender's Game Ultimate Collection (With: Pasqual Ferry, Frank D'Armata, Christopher Yost)
2010
5
10
Ender's Game, Volume 2: Command School (With: Christopher Yost)
2010

List of Ender Saga Collections in Publication Order

List of Ender Saga Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Empire Books in Publication Order

List of Extinct Books in Publication Order

List of Fleet School Books in Publication Order

List of Homecoming Saga Books in Publication Order

List of Laddertop Books in Publication Order (with Emily Janice Card)

List of Maps in a Mirror Books in Publication Order

List of Mayflower Trilogy Books in Publication Order (with Kathryn H. Kidd)

List of Micropowers Books in Publication Order

List of Mither Mages Books in Publication Order

List of Pastwatch Books in Publication Order

List of Pathfinder Books in Publication Order

List of The Side-Step Trilogy Books in Publication Order

List of Tales Of Alvin Maker Books in Publication Order

List of Women Of Genesis Books in Publication Order

List of Worthing Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
6.7
A Planet Called Treason / Treason
1978
2
7.3
Songmaster
1980
3
6
Hart's Hope
1983
4
Saints / A Woman of Destiny
1984
5
10
Wyrms
1987
6
The Abyss (With: James Cameron)
The Abyss (With: James Cameron)
1989
7
10
Lost Boys
1992
8
Treasure Box
1996
9
Stone Tables
1997
10
Homebody
1998
11
9
Enchantment
1999
12
Magic Mirror
1999
13
Robota
2003
14
Zanna's Gift (With: Scott Richards)
Zanna's Gift (With: Scott Richards)
2004
15
Magic Street
2005
16
Space Boy
2007
17
8
A Town Divided by Christmas
2018

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Graphic Novels in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Elements of Fiction Writing Books in Publication Order

List of Oz Reimagined Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Dorothy Dreams (By: Simon R. Green)
2013
2
Emeralds to Emeralds, Dust to Dust (By: Seanan McGuire)
2013
3
The Boy Detective of Oz (By: Tad Williams)
2013
4
A Meeting in Oz ( By: Jeffrey Ford)
2013
5
Off to See the Emperor
2013
6
The Cobbler of Oz (By: Jonathan Maberry)
2013
7
Lost Girls of Oz ( By: Theodora Goss)
2013
8
Blown Away (By: Jane Yolen)
2013
9
A Tornado of Dorothys (By: Kat Howard)
2013
10
The Veiled Shanghai (By: Ken Liu)
2013
11
Dead Blue ( By: David Farland)
2013
12
The Great Zeppelin Heist of Oz (By: C.C. Finlay, Rae Carson)
2013
13
Beyond the Naked Eye ( By: Rachel Swirsky)
2013
14
City So Bright (By: Dale Bailey)
2013
15
One Flew Over the Rainbow ( By: Robin Wasserman)
2013
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List of Legends Books in Publication Order

List of L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future Books in Publication Order (with Anne McCaffrey, with Kristine Kathryn Rusch, with Algis Budrys, with David Farland, with Todd J. McCaffrey, with L. Hubbard, with Jody Lynn Nye, with Jason Fischer, with Dave Wolverton, with Tom Crosshill, with Brad R. Torgersen, with Laurie Tom, with Andrea G. Stewart, with Adam Colston, with Scott W. Baker, with Simon Cooper, with Brent Knowles, with K.C. Ball, with Lael Salaets, with Jeff Young, with Alex Black, with Barbara Lund, with Elizabeth Chatsworth, with Brittany Rainsdon, with Craig Elliott, with Christopher Bowthorpe, with John M. Campbell, with Ryan Cole, with Anj Dockrey, with K. D. Julicher, with Erik Lynd, with Sara Fox, with Elaine Midcoh, with Trent Walter, with Emma Washburn, with Luke Wildman, with Stephen C. Merlino)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 1 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1985
2
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 2 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1986
3
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 3 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1987
4
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 4 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1988
5
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 5 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1989
6
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 7 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1991
7
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 8 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1992
8
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 9 (By: L. Hubbard)
1993
9
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 10 (By: Dave Wolverton)
1994
10
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 11 (By: L. Hubbard)
1995
11
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 12 (By: L. Hubbard)
1996
12
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 13 (By: L. Hubbard)
1997
13
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 14 (By: L. Hubbard, Dave Wolverton)
1998
14
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 15 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1999
15
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 16 (By: Algis Budrys, L. Hubbard)
2000
16
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 17 (By: Algis Budrys, L. Hubbard)
2001
17
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 19 (By: Algis Budrys, L. Hubbard)
2002
18
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 20 ( By: Algis Budrys)
2004
19
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 21 ( By: Algis Budrys)
2005
20
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 22 (By: L. Hubbard)
2006
21
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 23 ( By: Algis Budrys)
2007
22
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 24 (By: L. Hubbard)
2008
23
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 25 (By: L. Hubbard)
2009
24
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 26 (By: L. Hubbard, Jason Fischer, Tom Crosshill, Brad R. Torgersen, Laurie Tom, Adam Colston, Scott W. Baker, Simon Cooper, Brent Knowles, K.C. Ball, Lael Salaets, Jeff Young, Alex Black)
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 26 (By: L. Hubbard, Jason Fischer, Tom Crosshill, Brad R. Torgersen, Laurie Tom, Adam Colston, Scott W. Baker, Simon Cooper, Brent Knowles, K.C. Ball, Lael Salaets, Jeff Young, Alex Black)
2010
25
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 27 (By: L. Hubbard)
2011
26
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 28 (By: L. Hubbard)
2012
27
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 29 (By: L. Hubbard, Andrea G. Stewart)
2013
28
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 30 (By: David Farland, L. Hubbard)
2014
29
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 31 (By: L. Hubbard)
2015
30
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 32 (By: David Farland, L. Hubbard, Stephen C. Merlino)
2016
31
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 33 (By: Anne McCaffrey, David Farland, Todd J. McCaffrey, L. Hubbard)
2017
32
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 34 (By: David Farland, L. Hubbard)
2018
33
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 35 (By: David Farland, L. Hubbard)
2019
34
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 36 (By: David Farland, L. Hubbard)
2020
35
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 37 (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, David Farland, L. Hubbard, Jody Lynn Nye, Barbara Lund, Elizabeth Chatsworth, Brittany Rainsdon, Craig Elliott, Christopher Bowthorpe, John M. Campbell, Ryan Cole, Anj Dockrey, K. D. Julicher, Erik Lynd, Sara Fox, Elaine Midcoh, Trent Walter, Emma Washburn, Luke Wildman)
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 37 (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, David Farland, L. Hubbard, Jody Lynn Nye, Barbara Lund, Elizabeth Chatsworth, Brittany Rainsdon, Craig Elliott, Christopher Bowthorpe, John M. Campbell, Ryan Cole, Anj Dockrey, K. D. Julicher, Erik Lynd, Sara Fox, Elaine Midcoh, Trent Walter, Emma Washburn, Luke Wildman)
2021
36
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 38 (By: L. Hubbard)
2022
37
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 39 (By: L. Hubbard)
2023
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List of Orson Scott Card Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Chrysalis 4
1979
2
Other Worlds Volume 1
1979
3
Chrysalis 5
1979
4
Dragons of Light
1980
5
Chrysalis 7
1980
6
Chrysalis 8
1980
7
Dragons of Darkness
1981
8
The First Omni Book of Science Fiction
1983
9
The Fifth Omni Book of Science Fiction
1987
10
Free Lancers
1987
11
The Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year, 1989
1989
12
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, November 1989
1989
13
The Best Fantasy Stories of the Year, 1989
1990
14
The Best Mystery Stories of the Year Mystery 1989, Audio Cassettes
1990
15
Third Annual Best Horror Stories of the Year
1993
16
Third Annual Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year
1993
17
Best Horror Value Collection
1997
18
7.5
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King
1998
19
Legends 1
1998
20
Future on Ice
1998
21
Far Horizons
1999
22
Best Science Fiction Value Collection II
2001
23
New Skies: An Anthology of Today's Science Fiction
2003
24
Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian
2003
25
New Magics
2004
26
Posing as People
2005
27
Tar Heel Dead
2005
28
Escape from Earth
2006
29
Getting Lost
2006
30
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
2008
31
Masterpieces
2008
32
The Ghost Quartet
2008
33
Lightspeed: Year One
2011
34
InterGalactic Medicine Show Issue 21
2011
35
Season of Wonder
2012
36
Future Games
2013
37
Writing Fantasy Heroes
2013
38
Oz Reimagined
2013
39
Infinite Stars
2017
40
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 37, March 2019
2019
41
Infinite Stars
2019
42
9
Worlds Long Lost
2022
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Orson Scott Card: Biography

Orson Scott Card was born on August 24th, 1951 and is currently 72 years old. Orson Scott Card was born in Richland, Washington, USA.

Orson Scott Card is the author of the Ender Saga series which currently consists of 18 novels. The Ender Saga series started in 1985 with the novel Ender's Game. The most recently released novel in the Ender Saga series was The Last Shadow which was released in 2021. There are no upcoming novels for the Ender Saga series.

Orson Scott Card: Awards & Accolades

Orson Scott Card has won many awards including:

  • Ender's Game won the Hugo Award, Best Novel, in 1986.
  • Hatrack River (in Asimov's) won the World Fantasy Award, Novella, in 1987.
  • Speaker for the Dead won the Hugo Award, Best Novel, in 1987.
  • Eye for Eye won the Hugo Award, Best Novella, in 1988 as well as the Seiun Award - Best Translated Short Story in 1989.
  • Seventh Son won the Mythopoeic Award, Fantasy Award, in 1988.
  • How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy won the Hugo Award, Best Related Work, in 1991.
  • Ender's Shadow won the Alex Awards, Best Book, in 2000.

The following novels by Orson Scott Card were also nominated for these awards:

  • Dragons of Light: World Fantasy Award, Collection (1981).
  • The Fringe (in The Folk of the Fringe): Hugo Award, Best Novelette (1986).
  • Hatrack River (in Asimov's): Hugo Award, Best Novelette (1987).
  • Seventh Son: Hugo Award, Best Novel (1988). World Fantasy Award, Novel (1988).
  • Red Prophet: Hugo Award, Best Novel (1989). Mythopoeic Award, Fantasy Award (1989).
  • Prentice Alvin: Mythopoeic Award, Fantasy Award (1990). Hugo Award, Best Novel (1990).
  • Computer Friendly (in F&SF): Hugo Award, Best Short Story (1990).
  • Lost Boys (short story; in F&SF): Hugo Award, Best Short Story (1990).
  • Dogwalker (in Asimov's): Hugo Award, Best Novelette (1990).
  • Xenocide: Hugo Award, Best Novel (1992).
  • Ender's Shadow: Seiun Award, Best Translated Long Work (2001).
  • Children of the Mind: Seiun Award, Best Translated Long Work (2002).
  • Shadows in Flight: Goodreads Awards, Best Science Fiction (2012).
  • Earth Afire: Goodreads Awards, Best Science Fiction (2013).
  • Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay: Audie Award, Best Original Work (2014). Audie Award, Best Multi-Voiced Performance Award (2014).
  • Earth Awakens: Goodreads Awards, Best Science Fiction (2014).
  • Pathfinder: Seiun Award, Best Translated Long Work (2015).

Orson Scott Card: TV/Movies Based on Books

Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game was adapted into a movie of the same name and was released in 2013. Orson had many opportunities through the 1980s and 1990s to sell the rights of Ender's Game to Hollywood studios but refused when creative differences became an issue. After co-founding Fresco Pictures in 1996 Orson decided to write the screenplay himself. Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley starred in the movie.

Orson Scott Card: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Orson Scott Card on Book Notification is The Lost Gate, the 2nd novel in the Mither Mages series.

The most read book by Orson Scott Card on Book Notification is Ender's Game, the 1st novel in the Ender Saga series.

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Orson Scott Card are:

  1. Stephen King, author of the The Dark Tower Series.
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  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the The Lord of the Rings Series.
  4. Andy Weir, author of the novel: Project Hail Mary.
  5. Frank Herbert, author of the Dune Series.

Orson Scott Card: F.A.Q

When was Orson Scott Card Born? How old is Orson Scott Card?

Orson Scott Card was born on August 24th, 1951. Orson Scott Card is currently 72 years old.

Where was Orson Scott Card Born?

Orson Scott Card was born in Richland, Washington, USA and is American.

What book awards has Orson Scott Card won?

Ender's Game: Hugo Award Best Novel (1986).
Hatrack River (in Asimov's): World Fantasy Award Novella (1987).
Speaker for the Dead: Hugo Award Best Novel (1987).
Eye for Eye: Hugo Award Best Novella (1988), Seiun Award Best Translated Short Story (1989).
Seventh Son: Mythopoeic Award Fantasy Award (1988).
How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy: Hugo Award Best Related Work (1991).
Ender's Shadow: Alex Awards Best Book (2000).

What was the first book Orson Scott Card wrote?

The first novel written by Orson Scott Card was A Planet Called Treason / Treason, published in 1978.

What was the most recent book Orson Scott Card wrote?

His most recently released work was Wakers on February 22nd, 2022.

Will there be any more books by Orson Scott Card?

Orson Scott Card does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Orson Scott Card written?

Orson Scott Card has written 104 books across 34 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 18 books in the Ender Saga Series
  • 6 books in the Ender's Shadow Series
  • 5 Ender Saga Graphic Novels
  • 2 Ender Saga Collections
  • 1 Ender Saga Non-Fiction Books
  • 2 books in the Empire Series
  • 1 book in the Extinct Series
  • 1 book in the Fleet School Series
  • 5 books in the Homecoming Saga Series
  • 2 books in the Laddertop Series
  • 5 books in the Maps in a Mirror Series
  • 1 book in the Mayflower Trilogy Series
  • 2 books in the Micropowers Series
  • 4 books in the Mither Mages Series
  • 1 book in the Pastwatch Series
  • 3 books in the Pathfinder Series
  • 1 book in the The Side-Step Trilogy Series
  • 6 books in the Tales Of Alvin Maker Series
  • 3 books in the Women Of Genesis Series
  • 3 books in the Worthing Series
  • 17 Standalone Novels
  • 8 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 4 Short Story Collections
  • 1 Graphic Novels
  • 5 Non-Fiction Books
  • 1 book in the Elements of Fiction Writing Series
  • 1 book in the Oz Reimagined Series
  • 1 book in the L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future Series

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I watched Ender’s Game and loved it. Then I read the book and loved it so much that I started hating the movie. Seriously, for all its merits, I don’t think the adaptation captured the depth and essence of Orson Card’s story.

    Though, if I’m being honest, I don’t really blame the director. Ender’s Game is complicated. I don’t think Card’s ideas were meant for the big screen, and that isn’t a bad thing.

    You don’t have to turn every award-winning science fiction novel into a big-budget movie. Sometimes, it is better to leave stories like Ender’s Game on the pages of a book.

    JGM
    JGM
    6 months ago

    The first book in any Orson Scott Card series is fantastic. Some are my very favorite books. The longer series get too preachy or too technical for my taste. Some people I have discussed this with love when he does that though.

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