Book Reviews

Lost Boys – Orson Scott Card Book Review

From bestselling storyteller Orson Scott Card comes a gripping story of terror within a small town. Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina with high hopes. But Step's new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and eight-year-old Stevies school is worse.… Continue reading Lost Boys – Orson Scott Card Book Review

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Freeway Games * Orson Scott Card – Short Story Review

"Don't worry, lady," he said. "I'm not following you this time, just going my own sweet way home." Maps in a Mirror (1990) is a collection of short stories by American writer Orson Scott Card. Like Card's novels, most of the stories have a science fiction or fantasy theme. This specific short story drew my… Continue reading Freeway Games * Orson Scott Card – Short Story Review

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Orson Scott Card – Elephants of Poznan

I'm a massive fan of Orson Scott Card. He got me hooked with Ender's Game and then I got into the Alvin Maker series. To my surprise, I received an Audiobook from one of my friends with a story I had not read or come across before. The Elephants of Poznan. About the story The… Continue reading Orson Scott Card – Elephants of Poznan

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Enchantment * Orson Scott Card Book Review

"He stopped short at the edge of the clearing and looked around. Shouldn't it be a meadow here, where the sun could shine? Tall grass and wildflowers, that's what it should be. But instead it was just like the forest floor, dead leaves thickly carpeting the undulating surface of the clearing. Nothing alive there. What… Continue reading Enchantment * Orson Scott Card Book Review

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What is a slave? From Wyrms * Orson Scott Card

What did you learn, as a slave? That no one can ever be a slave to another man. That is a lie. Then I learned a lie. But you believe it. — Carra Lucia Books (@BooksCarra) May 18, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js There are people who do things for fear of the lash. There are people who… Continue reading What is a slave? From Wyrms * Orson Scott Card

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The genetic molecule is the mirror of the will. Wyrms and how they got to be

I absolutely loved the idea of cross-species and hybrid plant creation ever since I read about it in a book from 1987 from Orson Scott Card called Wyrms. We all know about GMOs and how they are genetically enhanced plants, more resistant to bugs, weather changes and insecticides. Some plants even produce their own insecticide!… Continue reading The genetic molecule is the mirror of the will. Wyrms and how they got to be

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What sort of egomaniacal monster are you? A human being * Orson Scott Card – Wyrms Quote

This is the discussion between Patience and the head of her father from Orson Scott Card's 1987 book called Wyrms. She found out that she is the prophecy female destined to make the world or kill it as the destined lover of Unwyrm. When her father died, the king ordered to have truth worms implanted… Continue reading What sort of egomaniacal monster are you? A human being * Orson Scott Card – Wyrms Quote

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Orson Scott Card * Wyrms Sci Fi Book Review (Ender Series)

Whenever I think of a young woman's journey to an uncertain destiny, I usually think of David Palme's Emergence  - especially if the girl is under 15, has the power to take a life and is a master of disguise, diplomacy and martial arts. Patience is the seventh seventh seventh daughter of the space captain who first… Continue reading Orson Scott Card * Wyrms Sci Fi Book Review (Ender Series)

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Prentice Alvin * Orson Scott Card

In the Tales of Alvin Maker, Orson Scott Card does the same thing for Mormonism that Lewis did for general Christianity in Narnia, but the world of the tales is much closer to our own than Narnia is this world is an alternate america in the early 1800s, an America with a slightly different history,… Continue reading Prentice Alvin * Orson Scott Card