Pathfinder (Paperback)

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From the internationally bestselling author of "Ender''s Game" comes a brand-new series that draws readers into the world of Rigg, a teenager who possesses a secret talent that allows him to see the paths of people''s pasts.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781416991762
SKU 215653517
Format Paperback
ISBN10 141699176X
Release Date 11/23/2010
Author Info
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 Time-travel, outer space, dark political conspiracies, and magic whirl together to create a fast-paced, philosophically challenging young adult fantasy. Thirteen-year-old Rigg lived a quiet life in the woods tracking animals with his father, understanding that he had a special gift for path finding. But after his father dies, Rigg discovers just how much he didn't know about his power, and finds himself thrust into a terrifying adventure after being exiled from his community. Rigg's ability to change people's pasts becomes a sought after commodity that he can't keep to himself. Orson Scott Card is the author of the bestselling adult science fiction novel ENDER'S GAME.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 12
Number of Pages 0672
Publisher Simon Pulse
Series Part 01

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