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New York Times bestselling author Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Ryan wakes up to find his contractor dad building walls to turn their big old house into a duplex. The family that moves into the other side includes Bizzy Horvat, the pretty girl he has a crush on at school. Bizzy claims her mother is a witch with the power to curse people with clumsiness or, in Bizzy's case, astonishing beauty. When a bee gets caught in Bizzy's hair, Ryan acts so quickly and radically to save her from getting stung that he attracts the attention of a group of micropotents-people with micropowers. He soon realizes that Bizzy and her mother also have such powers. It becomes Ryan's job, with the help of the other micropotents, to protect the Horvats from a group of witch hunters from their native country, who are determined to kill Bizzy, her mother, and all the other "witches"-micropotents-who have gathered to protect them.Show more
When little Zanna's oldest brother died just before Christmas, she was left with the gift she had made for him-a picture that only he would have understood. Every Christmas, Zanna's gift is brought out and displayed as a way of including their lost brother in the celebration. This is the story of the life of that family, and of the many gifts they gave each other that could only be understood with love.Show more
La novela más famosa de ciencia ficción moderna: un clásico indiscutible, ganadora de los premios Hugo, Nebula y SF Chronicle. La Tierra se ve amenazada por una raza extraterrestre, los Insectores, que se comunican telepáticamente y consideran no tener nada en común con los humanos, a quienes pretenden destruir. Para vencerlos es necesario una nueva clase de genio militar, y por ello se ha permitido el nacimiento de Ender, lo que constituye, en cierta forma, una anomalía, pues es el tercer hijo de una pareja en un mundo que ha limitado estrictamente a dos el número de descendientes. El niño Ender deberá aprender todo lo relativo a la guerra en los videojuegos y en los peligrosos ensayos de batallas espaciales que realiza con sus compañeros. A la habilidad en el tratamiento de las emociones, ya característica de Orson Scott Card, se une en este libro el interés por el empleo de las simulaciones por ordenador ylos juegos de fantasía en la formación militar, estratégica y psicológica del protagonista. Reseñas: «El gran libro de ciencia ficción para adolescentes que no leen ciencia ficción, principalmente porque no habla de robots sino de niños contra adultos.» eldiario.es «Una historia con acción e ideas que incluso los no lectores devorarán con avidez.» iPulp FictionShow more
"Are you really a thief?" That's the question that has haunted fourteen-year-old Ezekiel Blast all his life. But he's not a thief, he just has a talent for finding things. Not a superpower-a micropower. Because what good is finding lost bicycles and hair scrunchies, especially when you return them to their owners and everyone thinks you must have stolen them in the first place? If only there were some way to use Ezekiel's micropower for good, to turn a curse into a blessing. His friend Beth thinks there must be, and so does a police detective investigating the disappearance of a little girl. When tragedy strikes, it's up to Ezekiel to use his talent to find what matters most. Master storyteller Orson Scott Card delivers a touching and funny, compelling and smart novel about growing up, harnessing your potential, and finding your place in the world, no matter how old you are.Show more
It began with a quarrel over which newborn should be the baby Jesus in the town's Christmas pageant. Decades later, two scientists arrive to study small-town genetic patterns, only to run up against the invisible walls that split the leading citizens into two congregations that can only be joined by love and forgiveness. And maybe a little deception, because there might be some things that people just don't need to know.Show more
The first audiobook in bestselling author Orson Scott Card's Women of Genesis series-a unique re-imagining of the biblical taleSarai was a child of ten years, wise for her age but not yet a woman, when she first met Abram. He appeared before her in her father's house, filthy from the desert, tired and thirsty. But as the dirt of travel was washed from his body, the sight of him filled her heart. And when Abram promises Sarai to return in ten years to take her for his wife, her fate was sealed.Abram kept his promise, and Sarai kept hers. They were wed, and so joined the royal house of Ur with the high priesthood of the Hebrews. So began a lifetime of great joy together, and greater peril: and with the blessing of their God, a great nation would be built around the core of their love.Bestselling author Orson Scott Card uses his fertile imagination, and uncanny insight into human nature, to tell the story of a unique woman-one who is beautiful, tough, smart, and resourceful in an era when women had little power, and are scarce in the historical record. Sarah, child of the desert, wife of Abraham, takes on vivid reality as a woman desirable to kings, a devoted wife, and a faithful follower of the God of Abraham, chosen to experience an incomparable miracle.Women of GenesisSarahRebekahRachel and LeahShow more
The Giants of Speculative Fiction Present the Bestselling New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Stories of the Year - 27 Award-Winning short stories and illustrations - Three short stories from New York Times bestselling authors: L. Ron Hubbard - Brandon Sanderson - Jody Lynn Nye - Essays on writing and illustration by: L. Ron Hubbard - Orson Scott Card - Jerry Pournelle - Ciruelo - 16-page color gallery of artwork Your search for something new and different in sci fi and fantasy ends here. Enjoy this year's collection of fresh voices, fabulous worlds, and fantastic new characters. Each year, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future contests' blue-ribbon judges search the world to discover and introduce to you the very best new talent in sci fi and fantasy. Created by L. Ron Hubbard, whose commitment to help new writers and artists gave rise to the annual Writers of the Future anthologies-a launching pad for writers and artists who are sure to command our attention for decades to come. Read them today. Discover the future now!Show more
The future is here.the future is now! Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson and Larry Niven have seen the future. Now, you can, too. A constellation of the brightest lights in the Science Fiction and Fantasy firmament have judged these authors to be the best, the brightest, the truest emerging stars in the field. From Alien Invasion to Alternate History, from Cyberpunk to Comic Fantasy to Post-Apocalyptic Worlds, these are the winning writers who have mastered every version and vision of sci-fi and fantasy. Don't be left behind. Get a read on what's next. "The Writers of the Future contest looks for people with the best imaginations who can see through the possibilities of the strangest and best ideas and tell stories that intrigue us and involve us." -ORSON SCOTT CARD Celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Writers of the Future contest and the 26th anniversary of the Illustrators of the Future contest.Show more
From Orson Scott Card, award-winning and bestselling author of Ender's Game, his first solo Enderverse novel in years. Children of the Fleet is a new angle on Card's bestselling series, telling the story of the Fleet in space, parallel to the story on Earth told in the Ender's Shadow series. Ender Wiggin won the Third Formic war, ending the alien threat to Earth. Afterwards, all the terraformed Formic worlds were open to settlement by humans, and the International Fleet became the arm of the Ministry of Colonization, run by Hirum Graff. MinCol now runs Fleet School on the old Battle School station, and still recruits very smart kids to train as leaders of colony ships, and colonies. Dabeet Ochoa is a very smart kid. Top of his class in every school. But he doesn't think he has a chance at Fleet School, because he has no connections to the Fleet. That he knows of. At least until the day that Colonel Graff arrives at his school for an interview. Other Series by Orson Scott Card Ender #1 Ender's Game / #2 Ender in Exile / #3 Speaker for the Dead / #4 Xenocide / #5 Children of the Mind Ender's Shadow #1 Ender's Shadow / #2 Shadow of the Hegemon / #3 Shadow Puppets / #4 Shadow of the Giant / #5 Shadows in Flight The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) #1 Earth Unaware / #2 Earth Afire / #3 Earth AwakensShow more
Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their Ender's Game prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in The Swarm. The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the Solar System's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster. Earth has been reorganized for defense. There is now a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line. There's a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But there is an enemy within, an enemy as old as human warfare: ambition and politics. Greed and self-interest. Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to divert those very human enemies in time to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity in the inexorable Second Formic War?Show more
The much-anticipated third installment in Card’s New York Times bestselling Mithermages series Danny North is the first Gate Mage to be born on Earth in nearly two thousand years, or at least the first to survive and claim his power, for families of Westil in exile on Earth have a treaty that requires the death of any suspected Gate Mage. The wars between the families had been terrible, until at last they realized it was their own survival in question. But a Gate Mage, one who could build a Great Gate back to Westil, would give his own family a terrible advantage over all the others and reignite the wars. So it was decided that they all had to die. And if the families didn’t kill them, the Gate Thief would—that mysterious mage who destroyed every Great Gate, along with the Gate Mage who created it, before it could be opened between Earth and Westil. But Danny survived. And Danny battled the Gate Thief—and won. What he didn’t know at the time was that the Gate Thief had a very good reason for closing the Great Gates—and Danny has now fallen into the power of that great enemy of both Earth and Westil.Show more
Timeshapers Rigg, Umbo, and Param must stop the Visitors from ordering the destruction of the planet Garden. Can they find a way to save their home world—without destroying all human life on Earth? Everything they’ve tried so far has failed—they can’t even figure out why the humans from Earth would want to wipe out this eleven-thousand-year-old colony world. So to find the answer, Rigg must visit every wallfold on Garden to discover what the Visitors fear so much, while his duplicate, Noxon, takes a time-twisting route back to Earth in hopes of changing the future from the enemy’s side. Neither mission can succeed without the help of allies who have proven themselves to be untrustworthy again and again. Meanwhile, Umbo struggles to save the lives of the people he loves without upsetting the whole course of history, while Param and her counselors try to save their homeland from the cruelest of tyrants—Param’s mother. Yet looming over their actions is this question: Will all of their efforts come down to a choice between human life on Earth or human life on Garden?Show more
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