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12-30-09

7hrs 54min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

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“Definitive…A series of introductions and afterwords offering Card’s thoughts on his life and his writing are as absorbing as the stories.” Publishers Weekly

From bestselling storyteller Orson Scott Card comes a collection of eleven chilling tales that provoke the dreaded dark side of the listener's imagination.

Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory
A sinful man finally faces his conscience in the form of a baby-like creature that haunts his waking hours.

Quietus
Dying can be a difficult thing to come to terms with.

Deep Breathing Exercises
A man realizes that people who breathe together die together.

Fat Farm
A wealthy, overweight man tries to escape his overeating problem by getting himself cloned and transferring his memories into the clone.

Closing the Timelid
Using a time travel machine, available only to the wealthy, a thrill-seeking playboy discovers a way to experience the excitement of death without actually dying.

Freeway Games
To pass the time, Stanley plays freeway "following" games, and each person he follows dies trying to escape him. But one day, he meets his match and the chase is on!

A Sepulchre of Songs
Having lost both her arms and legs in an accident, a girl begins talking with an alien from outer space.

Prior Restraint
If the Censorship Board takes an interest in your writing, take it as a compliment and do what they say … or face the consequences.

The Changed Man and the King of Words
Joe develops a computer system based on literary references that can make frighteningly accurate character interpretations, then he submits his parents to the test.

Memories of My Head
A man writes a letter in his own blood shortly after blowing his head off with a shotgun.

Lost Boys
In the story that became the acclaimed horror novel, a child having trouble adjusting to a new town withdraws into a mysterious computer game where he meets imaginary friends.

Praise

“Definitive…A series of introductions and afterwords offering Card’s thoughts on his life and his writing are as absorbing as the stories.” Publishers Weekly

“The award-winning author of Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead, and the Alvin Maker series demonstrates his talent for shorter fiction in this collection of 46 stories that range from fantasy and SF to horror and theological speculation…Detailed introductions and afterwords reveal insights into the thought processes of one of the genre’s most convincing storytellers. An important volume; for most libraries.” Library Journal

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Language English
Release Day Dec 29, 2009
Release Date December 30, 2009
Number in Series 1
Series Display String The Maps in a Mirror Series
Release Date Machine 1262131200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Science Fiction, Anthologies & Short Stories
Author Bio
Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

Narrator Bio
Scott Brick

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.

Don Leslie

Don Leslie has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theaters throughout the country. He has been heard in thousands of commercials, promos for all the broadcast networks and most cable stations, political campaigns, movie trailers, and over fifty audiobooks.

David Birney

David Birney is an American actor and director whose career performances include both contemporary and classical roles in theater, film and television. He has recorded numerous audiobook bestsellers, including works by Dean Koontz, Paul Theroux, Annie Dillard, Thomas Kenneally, and Orson Scott Card. His reading of Julie Salomon’s The Christmas Tree was honored with the prestigious Audie Award and has also been the recipient of several AudioFile Earphone Awards.

Overview

From bestselling storyteller Orson Scott Card comes a collection of eleven chilling tales that provoke the dreaded dark side of the listener's imagination.

Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory
A sinful man finally faces his conscience in the form of a baby-like creature that haunts his waking hours.

Quietus
Dying can be a difficult thing to come to terms with.

Deep Breathing Exercises
A man realizes that people who breathe together die together.

Fat Farm
A wealthy, overweight man tries to escape his overeating problem by getting himself cloned and transferring his memories into the clone.

Closing the Timelid
Using a time travel machine, available only to the wealthy, a thrill-seeking playboy discovers a way to experience the excitement of death without actually dying.

Freeway Games
To pass the time, Stanley plays freeway "following" games, and each person he follows dies trying to escape him. But one day, he meets his match and the chase is on!

A Sepulchre of Songs
Having lost both her arms and legs in an accident, a girl begins talking with an alien from outer space.

Prior Restraint
If the Censorship Board takes an interest in your writing, take it as a compliment and do what they say … or face the consequences.

The Changed Man and the King of Words
Joe develops a computer system based on literary references that can make frighteningly accurate character interpretations, then he submits his parents to the test.

Memories of My Head
A man writes a letter in his own blood shortly after blowing his head off with a shotgun.

Lost Boys
In the story that became the acclaimed horror novel, a child having trouble adjusting to a new town withdraws into a mysterious computer game where he meets imaginary friends.

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