Other Literary Forms

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)

A prolific author in many forms, Orson Scott Card has written, in addition to his many short stories, more than a dozen novels, as well as plays, poetry, video and audiotape productions, nonfiction books, and essays on biography, history, Mormonism, the craft of writing, computing, science fiction and fantasy, and other topics. His most honored works are series of novels, especially a science-fiction series that consists of Ender’s Game (1985), Speaker for the Dead (1986), Xenocide (1991), Children of the Mind (1996), and Ender’s Shadow (1999), and a fantasy series, Tales of Alvin Maker, the first volumes of which are Seventh Son (1987), Red Prophet (1988), Prentice Alvin (1989), Alvin Journeyman (1995), and Heartfire (1998).