Alvin Journeyman: The Tales of Alvin Maker IV * Orson Scott Card

With the fourth installment in the Alvin Maker Series, Orson Scott Card approaches the rise and fall of leaders. It follows Calvin (Alvin's younger brother) as he tries to ascend to power by means of coercion and intimidation (and manages to become a politician), and the (almost) fall from grace of Alvin due to rumors … Continue reading Alvin Journeyman: The Tales of Alvin Maker IV * Orson Scott Card

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QUIETUS * Orson Scott Card Short Story

What would you do if one evening you would come home to your wife and kids just to find out you had no children? That you're imagining a second reality where you are not a top manager but a lowly employee with two great kids. And your wife is not depressed anymore and you are … Continue reading QUIETUS * Orson Scott Card Short Story

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

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

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

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

We remember what matters

"...the memory-it's more difficult. It has another kind of desire, one that is born in us as surely as the need to breathe, but because it is never satisfied, we don't know that it exists. For a moment, between breaths, we don't need to breathe, so we recognize the need to breathe when it returns." … Continue reading We remember what matters

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

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

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