Synopses & Reviews
Bestselling writer Orson Scott Card founded the online magazine Intergalactic Medicine Show
in 2006. It has been a big success, drawing submissions from well-known sf and fantasy writers, as well as fostering some amazing new talents. This collection contains some of the best of those stories from the past year.
There is fiction from David Farber, Tim Pratt, and David Lubar among others, also four new Enders Game universe stories by Card himself. This collection is sure to appeal to Cards fans, and be a great ambassador to them for these other talented writers.
"The first collection of short stories from online magazine Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show (), launched in 2005, features noteworthy SF and fantasy stories from a bumper crop of talented new authors. Four new Enderverse stories from Card will initially draw genre fans, but the stories from lesser-known writers are the compilation's real driving force. James Maxey's provocative 'To Know All Things That Are in the Earth' takes a decidedly skeptical look at the Rapture; David Farland's 'The Mooncalfe' puts an interesting and unique spin on oft-trod Arthurian legend; and Tom Barlow's brilliantly sardonic 'Call Me Mr. Positive' explores isolation on a deep space mission gone tragically awry. If the quality of these stories is any indication, IGMS has as much promise as the newcomers it showcases." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Praise for Ender's Game
"An undeniable heavyweight. . . . This book combines Card's quirky style with his hard ethical dilemmas and sharply drawn portraits."--New York Daily News
"Card has taken the venerable SF concepts of a superman and an interstellar war against aliens, and, with superb characterization, pacing, and language, combined them into a seamless story of compelling power."--Booklist "This book provides a harrowing look at the price we pay for trying to mold our posterity in our own aggressive image of what we believe is right."--The Christian Science Monitor
Bestselling writer Card founded the online magazine "Intergalactic Medicine Show" in 2006. This collection showcases the zine's science fiction and fantasy from new talents and well-known writers from the past year.
About the Author
Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead. Enders Game and Speaker for the Dead both won Hugo and Nebula Awards, making Card the only author to win these two top prizes in consecutive years. There are seven other novels to date in The Ender Universe series. Card has also written fantasy: The Tales of Alvin Maker is a series of fantasy novels set in frontier America; his most recent novel, The Lost Gate, is a contemporary magical fantasy. Card has written many other stand-alone sf and fantasy novels, as well as movie tie-ins and games, and publishes an internet-based science fiction and fantasy magazine, Orson Scott Cards Intergalactic Medicine Show. Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, Card directs plays and teaches writing and literature at Southern Virginia University. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and youngest daughter, Zina Margaret. Ed Schubert is the editor of Intergalactic Medicine Show. He is also a short story writer whose work has appeared in magazines and anthologies in the U.S. and Britain.