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Visitors, the conclusion of the Pathfinder series, answers all the questions and brings the story to completion. Available in hardcover, on Kindle, and as an audiobook in a brilliant production narrated by Kirby Heyborne, Emily Rankin, and Stefan Rudnicki.

In Visitors, the youthful time-shaping heroes all struggle with the moral dilemma: Is it right to save one world by destroying another? What if that other world is Earth itself?

Meanwhile, if the world can't be saved, what is the point of going on with life -- marrying, having children; or on a larger scale, reforming governments or rebelling against tyrants?

Is it somehow less wrong to kill people who are doomed to die soon anyway? Or is it more wrong because you're taking away the little time they have? Why try to save lives that will be cut short by the Visitors in a couple of years?

And what can be done with the treacherous mice?


ENCHANTMENT by Orson Scott Card: Book Trailer

ENCHANTMENT by Orson Scott Card: book trailer from Andy Lindsay on Vimeo.


The story of The First Formic War continues in Earth Awakens

Also available on audio

Listen to an excerpt at SoundCloud

Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card’s bestselling novel Ender’s Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both asteroid belts; a few stations; a corporate settlement on Luna. No one had seen any sign of other space-faring races; everyone expected that First Contact, if it came, would happen in the future, in the empty reaches between the stars. Then a young navigator on a distant mining ship saw something moving too fast, heading directly for our sun.

When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it disrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and supply stations, and between them and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship pulled into Earth orbit, and began landing terra-forming crews in China. Politics and pride slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. But there are a few men and women who see that if Earth doesn’t wake up and pull together, the planet could be lost.


MAGIC STREET by Orson Scott Card: New Book Trailer

MAGIC STREET by Orson Scott Card: book trailer  from Andy Lindsay on Vimeo.


Professor Collings' absorbing study, IN THE IMAGE OF GOD (1990), the first full-length treatment of Orson Scott Card, did not circulate widely following its initial publication. Now it has been republished—along with several key essays exploring directions in Card’s fiction—in trade paperback. Taken as a whole, the augmented study examines Card’s unique vision and literary achievements, a consummate storyteller who blends science fiction and fantasy with his deepest religious beliefs and moral convictions


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The great forces of history were real, after a fashion. But when you examined them closely, those great forces always came down to the dreams and hungers and judgments of individuals. The choices they made were real. They mattered.

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