Enchantment (Paperback) - Card, Orson Scott : ISBN 43794

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One of the most popular contemporary authors of science fiction follows one man from ninth-century Russia to present-day America as he struggles to rescue a princess and her kingdom, find true love, and overcome the blackest of evil. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. *Author: Card, Orson Scott *Publication Date: 2005/05/31 *Number of Pages: 419 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780345482402
SKU 31122352
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0345482409
Release Date 5/31/2005
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Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card was born and raised in a Mormon family and has continually pointed out that Mormonism is the primary force in his life. He attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, and spent time in Brazil as a Mormon missionary. His earliest writings were radio and stage plays (Card has estimated the number at over 100) telling the history of Mormonism. His first published fiction was the science fiction short story called "Ender's Game" in 1977, which was nominated for a Hugo Award and a Reader's Award from Locus magazine. The Locus Award is based on votes compiled from the magazine's readers and is important in demonstrating just how popular Card is with readers. Since that story, Card has been nominated for or won the award more than 30 times, which is extraordinary considering the relatively short time that he has been writing fiction. In 1985, Card published an expanded version of "Ender's Game" as a novel, and won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. It was followed by a sequel in 1986, SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD, which also won the Hugo and Nebula, marking the first time in the history of the awards that one author won both in successive years. Card's next series of books, the Alvin Maker series, started in 1987 with SEVENTH SON. This series is set in an alternate past of America, and is closely modeled on the reported life of Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormon Church. The Homecoming series--THE MEMORY OF EARTH, THE CALL OF EARTH, THE SHIPS OF EARTH, EARTHBORN, and EARTHFALL--repeats this theme, but in a space opera setting. Card has also written nonfiction--his first book, LISTEN, MOM AND DAD..., was actually about child-rearing. He has also tried his hand at horror, mainstream, and children's fiction, and he is also a respected editor and reviewer.
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Annotation Orson Scott Card (ENDER'S GAME) weaves together late 20th-century Russian politics, fairy tales, and a coming of age story in ENCHANTMENT. While his parents are plotting the family's escape from Communist Russia, the ten-year-old Ivan discovers a sleeping princess. Even after his family managed to escape to the United States and he has grown, Ivan still recalls vividly that moment. Of course it was just a childish daydream--or was it?
Editors Note One of the most popular contemporary authors of science fiction follows one man from ninth-century Russia to present-day America as he struggles to rescue a princess and her kingdom, find true love, and overcome the blackest of evil. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Editors Note 2 Follows one man from ninth-century Russia to present-day America as he struggles to rescue a princess and her kingdom, find true love, and overcome the blackest of evil.
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