Shadow of the Giant (Bound for Schools & Libraries)

Orson Scott Card (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$19.80
Publisher
Turtleback Books
Publish Date
March 01, 2006
Pages
371
Dimensions
4.1 X 1.3 X 6.6 inches | 0.52 pounds
Language
English
Type
Prebound
EAN/UPC
9780606001847

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About the Author

Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction novel Ender's Game and its 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, which follows on the novel Ender's Shadow and are set on Earth; and the Formic Wars series, written with co-author Aaron Johnston, which 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 of The Ensign, and the novelette version of Ender's Game in the August issue of Analog. 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 science fiction and fantasy novels, including the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker (beginning with Seventh Son), and stand-alone novels like Pastwatch and Hart's Hope. He has collaborated with his daughter Emily Card on a manga series, Laddertop. He has also written contemporary thrillers like Empire and historical novels like the monumental Saints and the religious novels Sarah and Rachel and Leah. Card's work also 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.

Reviews

"Like Card's idolized Battle School alumni, novels in this saga (not to mention Card himself) have acquired an irresistible aura."
"Card's latest installment in his Shadow subseries does a superlative job of dramatically portraying the maturing process of child into adult."

"Like Card''s idolized Battle School alumni, novels in this saga (not to mention Card himself) have acquired an irresistible aura."
"Card''s latest installment in his "Shadow" subseries does a superlative job of dramatically portraying the maturing process of child into adult."

"The novels of Orson Scott Card's Ender series are an intriguing combination of action, military and political strategy, elaborate war games and psychology." --"USA Today"
"This fine follow-up to "Ender's Shadow" features that novel's hero, Bean (now a young man), wrestling with Card's trademark: superbly real moral and ethical dilemmas....The complexity and serious treatment of the book's young protagonists will attract many sophisticated YA readers, while Card's impeccable prose, fast pacing and political intrigue will appeal to adult fans of spy novels, thrillers, and science fiction."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) on "Shadow of the Hegemon"
"An undeniable heavyweight. . . . This book combines Card's quirky style with his hard ethical dilemmas and sharply drawn portraits."--"New York Daily News" on "Ender's Game"
"Card has taken the venerable SF concepts of a superman and an interstellar war against aliens, and, with superb characterization, pacing, and language, combined them into a seamless story of compelling power."--"Booklist" on "Ender's Game"

"You can't step into the same river twice, but Card has gracefully dipped twice into the same inkwell--once for Ender's Game, and again for his stand-alone 'parallel novel'. As always, everyone will be struck by the power of Card's children, always more and less than human, perfect yet struggling, tragic yet hopeful, wondrous and strange."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) on" Ender's Shadow"
"The publishing equivalent of a "Star Wars" blockbuster." --"New York Daily News" on" Ender's Shadow"
""Ender's Shadow" is entertaining, fast-paced science fiction." --"CNN Interactive"
"The author's superbstorytelling and his genuine insight into the moral dilemmas that lead good people to commit questionable actions make this title a priority purchase for most libraries." --"Library Journal "on" Ender's Shadow""" "Like Card's idolized Battle School alumni, novels in this saga (not to mention Card himself) have acquired an irresistible aura." --"Booklist" on "Shadow of the Giant" "Card's latest installment in his "Shadow" subseries does a superlative job of dramatically portraying the maturing process of child into adult." --"Publishers Weekly "on" Shadow of the Giant
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"Card''s latest installment in his Shadow subseries does a superlative job of dramatically portraying the maturing process of child into adult."