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Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card (original 1990; edition 1999)

by Orson Scott Card, Michael Gross (Narrator), Robert Forster (Narrator), Scott Brick (Narrator)

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Title:Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card
Authors:Orson Scott Card
Other authors:Michael Gross (Narrator), Robert Forster (Narrator), Scott Brick (Narrator)
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My personal bible on how to write short stories. Card excels in the medium, creating a diverse collection of fascinating and thought-provoking stories. Some of them are grotesque enough to be difficult to read, but all of them are well worth the effort. ( )
  jewboysrevenge | Jul 12, 2008 |
Outstanding collection of Card's short fiction including early novella-sized drafts of Ender's Game. ( )
  stpnwlf | Jul 16, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0765308401, Paperback)

Maps in a Mirror brings together nearly all of Orson Scott Card's short fiction written between 1977 and 1990. For those readers who have followed this remarkable talent since the beginning, here are all those amazing stories gathered together in one place, with some extra surprises as well.

For the hundreds of thousands who are newly come to Card, here is chance to experience the wonder of a writer so versatile that he can handle everything from traditional narrative poetry to modern experimental fiction with equal ease and grace. The brilliant story-telling of the Alvin Maker books is no accident; the breathless excitement evoked by the Ender books is not a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

In this enormous volume are forty-six stories, plus ten long, intensely personal essays, unique to this volume. In them the author reveals some of his reasons and motivations for writing, with a good deal of autobiography into the bargain.

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This third volume of Orson Scott Card's five-volume anthology of short stories features ten fantasies and fables full of princesses and giants, bears and monkeys, magic and revelation. Discover the pitfalls of paradise, how to handle a dragon, the true secret of happiness, and much more. Card offers background commentaries for each story in a series of afterwords and introductions. Stories included are: Unaccompanied Sonata, A Cross-Country Trip to Kill Richard Nixon, The Porcelain Salamander, Middle Woman, The Bully and the Beast, The Princess and the Bear, Sandmagic, The Best Day, A Plague of Butterflies, and The Monkeys Thought `Twas All in Fun.… (more)

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