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Borommakot
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So far i've read: Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Hegemon, Ender's Shadow, Enchantment, Heartfire; Homebody, Treasure Box, Children of the Mind,
Pastwatch, Alvin Journeyman, Earthborn, Earthfall
Ships of Earth, Lost Boys, The Memory of Earth, Xenocide, The Folk on the Fringe, Prentice Alvin,
Treason, Red Prophet, Wyrms, Seventh Son, Speaker for the Dead, Ender's Game, Hart's Hope, and Songmaster. I just recently got Lovelock and Worthing Saga(which i'm reading now). I was wondering if I am considered a OSC fanatic or if i have to read EG about 33 or so more times to be included.

PS- Does anyone know where i can find OSC books cheap b/c after the flood that hit my area i lost every book i had. Good thing i read most of what i had and took the books i just recently bought with me when i was evacuated. [Smile]

Your Friend,

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Usually you can find lots of OSC paperbacks on ebay for pretty cheap. I don't know what I'd do if I lost my OSC collection, having invested in so many first edition hardbacks and a few new bookshelves to hold them all.

Here is what I've read so far:

Flux
The Changed Man
Cruel Miracles
Monkey Sonatas
Unaccompanied Sonata
Doorways
First Meetings

Masterpieces
Future on Fire
Future on Ice
Empire of Dreams and Miracles

The Memory of Earth
The Call of Earth
The Ships of Earth
Earthfall
Earthborn

Sarah
Rebekah

Saints

Seventh Son
Red Prophet
Prentice Alvin
Alvin Journeyman
Heartfire

Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind
Ender’s Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets

A Planet Called Treason
Songmaster
Folk of the Fringe

Eye for Eye/The Tunesmith
Lost Boys
Enchantment
Lovelock
Pastwatch: The Redemption

Hey, I've got redundant paperback copies of a lot of titles in my collection that I keep around specifically for the purpose of spreading the OSC bug throughout the world, I'd be happy to mail them along to you to help you out starting a new collection. E-mail me at lacytv@msn.com

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Sorta unrelated, but where's your name from Borammakot? I recognize it, just cant remember where I know it from.

[ August 25, 2003, 05:29 PM: Message edited by: Mikal ]

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You can find most Card books über-cheap on half.com, amazon z shops, abebooks.com, and ebay.

As for what Card books I've read... [Wink]

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You could check used book stores. I found a nice copy of Songmaster, and it only cost $2.00. That's $2.00 Canadian, so that's about, what, a dime American? [Razz]
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After reading all the books you guys have read by OSC, it makes me feel like just a wannabe. I thought by reading EG 12 times made me a fanatic but I guess not.

So far I have read:

Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind
Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hedgemon
Shadow Puppets
Seventh Son
Red Prophet

I guess I will have to read some more to try to be considered a fanatic. [Wink]

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Heh, I am sort of a wannabee too. I am pretty sure this is the complete list.

Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind

Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets

Memory of Earth
Call of Earth
Ships of Earth
Earthfall
Earthborn

Lost Boys

The Changed Man

I think that is it. I suppose I should get going on some more!

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Alright...let's see if I can remember them all. I pride myself in that I've read 29 of his books, and have about 5 more on the nightstand to read after I finish these damn school books.

Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind
Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets

Seventh Son
Red Prophet
Prentice Alvin
Alvin Journeyman
Heartfire

The Memory of Earth
The Call of Earth
The Ships of Earth
Earthfall
Earthborn

Songmaster
Treason (I am in the midst of getting A Planet called Treason, however)
Enchantment
Pastwatch
Treasure Box
Sarah
Wryms
Lost Boys
Lovelock
The Folk of the Fringe
The Worthing Saga
Capitol (I'm very proud of that one)

And I think that's it, but I'm sure that list will expand very soon. [Big Grin]

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I figured I may as well go ahead and post my list, seeing as there's been some additions since the last time I posted it.

Currently I have everything on the following list signed except for maybe 5 or 6 items. Card was generous to sign most of it at the SP signing in VA.

Novels I Own(some short stories overlap in novels)
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Songmaster-1 HB, 2pb
Maps in a Mirror-HB
Lovelock-1HB, 1 pb (signed by OSC and KHK)
Stone Tables-pb
The Abyss-HB
Hart's Hope-1pb,1HB
Sarah-HB
Rebekah-HB
Hatrack River-HB
Alvin Wandering-HB
Alvin Journeyman-1HB, 1pb
Heartfire-1hb,1pb
Homecoming Harmony-HB
The Call of the Earth-1HB,1pb
Earthfall-HB
Earthborn-HB
First Meetings-HB(deluxe edition)
First Meetings-HB(limited edition (350 copies))
First Meetings-HB(second edition)
Ender's War-HB
Ender's Shadow-HB
Shadow of the Hegemon-HB
Shadow Puppets-1HB, 1 printed copy
Magic Mirror-HB
Children of the Mind-pb
Xenocide-pb
Speaker for the Dead-2pb
Prentice Alvin-pb
Red Prophet-pb
Seventh Son-pb
The Memory of Earth-pb
The Ships of Earth-pb
Homebody-pb
Lost Boys-pb
Treasure Box-pb
Pastwatch The Redemption of Christopher Columbus-pb
Enchantment-pb
Wyrms-pb
Treason-pb
The Worthing Saga-pb
Hot Sleep-pb
The Folk of the Fringe-pb
A Woman of Destiny-pb
Ainge-pb (signed)
Saintspeak-pb(signed)
Capitol-pb
Unnacompanied Sonata-pb
The Elephants of Posnan-audiocassette
Angles and Other Stories-audiocassette (signed)
The Mormons-pb
Saints-pb
A Storyteller in Zion-pb
Character and Viewpoint-pb
How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy-HB
Listen, Mom and Dad-HB
Ender's Game-pb
Cruel Miracles-pb
The Changed Man-pb
Flux-pb
Doorways-pb

Poetry
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Prentice Alvin and the No Good Plow-Maps in a Mirror
Abel, Cain-BYU studies 21:1
Openings-BYU studies 21:2
Tin Men-Unaccompanied Sonata
O Hurried Guest-Doorways
Short-Lived Creatures-Doorways
On Another Road-Doorways
Doorways-Doorways
Fires-Doorways
Echo-Doorways
Walking On Water-Doorways
This Is The Poem I Made Then-Doorways
Public Father-Doorways
Don't You Remember The End of the World?-Doorways
A Poem For Erin's First Christmas-Doorways

Edited
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Future on Fire-pb
Future on Ice-1HB,1pb
Black Mist-pb
Masterpieces-HB
Dragons of Darkness-pb
Dragons of Light-pb
Empire of Dreams and Miracles-pb

Other
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Pictures of OSC I've Taken
A poster signed by OSC (Jake Lloyd reading EG)
A Shadow Puppets Poster
Dramatized Church History-audiocassettes
Secular Humanist Revival Meeting-audiocassette

Plays
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A Dixie Christmas Carol-printed copy

Short Story Sources (I'll list the actual Short Stories Afterwards)(Some overlap with novels)
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Maps in a Mirror
Flux
The Changed Man
Cruel Miracles
First Meetings
Future on Ice
The Worthing Saga
Hot Sleep
The Folk of the Fringe
Far Horizons
Dragons of Darkness
Chrysalis 5
Chrysalis 8
Legends-pb
Legends-audiocassette
Unaccompanied Sonata
Future on Fire
The Bradbury Chronicles
The Elephants of Posnan
Angles and Other Stories
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction Dec 99--Palm Pilot
Christmas For the World
In the Shadow of the Wall
Analog April 78
Analog May 78
The Leading Edge Issue 41
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine June 87
Printed Copy of Atlantis
Printed Copy of Chapter 12: The Perpetual Motionist
Printed Copy of Missed
Vigor 11
Printed Copy of Worthy to Be One of Us
Printed Copy of Heal Thyself
Printed Copy of Neighbors
Printed Copy of Waterbaby
Printed Copy of God Plays Fair Once Too Often
Printed Copy of Homeless in Hell
Printed Copy of Ender's Game
Amazing Stories Summer 99
Turning Hearts: Short Stories on Family Life
Doorways
Dragon Quintet
Stars
First Meetings (Second Edition)

Short Stories I Own
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Worthing Saga
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The Worthing Chronicle
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The Day of Pain
The Making of Parchment and Ink
A Book of Old Memories
The Devil Himself
The End of Sleep
Waking the Children
Winter Tales
Getting Home
Worthing Farm
In the Image of God
Acts of Mercy
The Day of Justice

Tales of Capitol
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Skipping Stones
Second Chance
Lifeloop
Breaking the Game
Killing Children
What Will We Do Tommorrow?

Tales from the Forest of Waters
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Worthing Farm
Worthing Inn
The Tinker

Capitol Stories not in Saga
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A Sleep and A Forgetting
A Thousand Deaths (also in Maps in a Mirror, etc.)
Burning
When No One Remembers His Name, Does God Retire?
The Stars That Blink

The Folk of the Fringe
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West
Salvage
The Fringe
Pageant Wagon
America

Short Stories/Novelettes/Novellas
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The Polish Boy
Investment Counselor
Ender's Game
Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory
Quietus
Deep Breathing Exercises
Fat Farm
Closing the Timelid
Freeway Games
A Sepulchre of Songs
Prior Restraint
The Changed Man and the King of Words
Memories of My Head
Lost Boys
Clap Hands and Sing
Dogwalker
But We Try Not to Act Like It
I Put My Blue Genes On
In the Doghouse
The Originist
Unaccompanied Sonata
A Cross-Country Trip to Kill Richard Nixon
The Porcelain Salamander
Middle Woman
The Bully and the Beast
The Princess and the Bear
Sandmagic
The Best Day
A Plague of Butterflies
The Monkeys Thought 'Twas All in Fun
Mortal Gods
Saving Grace
Eye for Eye
St. Amy's Tale
Kingsmeat
Holy
Malpractice
Follower
Hitching
Damn Fine Novel
Billy's Box
The Best Family Home Evening Ever
Bicicleta
I Think Mom and Dad are Going Crazy, Jerry
Gert Fram
Adagio and Benediction
Hart's Hope
Grinning Man
Feed the Baby of Love
The Elephants of Posnan
Angles
Homeless in Hell
Worthy To Be One of Us
Christmas At Helaman's House
50 WPM
Happy Head
Waterbaby
Heal Thyself
God Plays Fair Once Too Often
Neighbors
Missed
Atlantis
Chapter 12 of The Perpetual Motionist
Vessel (ebook)
Notes from a Guardian Angel (Being copied and sent to me)
Dust
In The Dragon House
Inventing Lovers On The Phone
Teacher's Pest

Related to OSC
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Year's Best SF7-Under's Game (Ender's Game Parody)

Other
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Pictures of OSC I've Taken
A poster signed by OSC (Jake Lloyd reading EG)
A Shadow Puppets Poster
Dramatized Church History-audiocassettes
Secular Humanist Revival Meeting-audiocassette
Tshirts-Enemy's Gate is Down, Endercon, Dragon Phoenix Salamander and Rat Armies
Endercon Nametag (Signed)
Endercon Schedule Pamphlet

[ August 25, 2003, 11:51 PM: Message edited by: CalvinMaker ]

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Evie3217
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How did u get 350 copies of First Meetings?

You didn't steal them from a book warehouse, did you?

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Calvin, you showoff. [Wink]

I've read (*own):

*Ender's Game
*Speaker for the Dead
*Xenocide
*Children of the Mind

*Ender's Shadow
*Shadow of the Hegemon
*Shadow of the Giant

Seventh Son
Red Prophet
Prentice Alvin
Alvin Journeyman
Heartfire

Lost Boys
Pastwatch: The Redemption...
*Enchantment
*Lovelock
Treason
*The Worthing Saga
Songmaster
Hart's Hope
*Sarah
*Rebekah
Stone Tables

*First Meetings (4 stories)
A Storyteller in Zion (all the stuff in that)
Maps in a Mirror (all the gazillion short stories in that)

Wow. I've read quite a bit. I must point out the huge gap where I haven't read the homecoming series...I don't know, I just haven't felt drawn to that one, but after this thread, I'm gonna have to read it just so I can add it to my repertoire. [Wink]

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Mikal, the screen is based on the name that Bean took in Shadow of the Hegemon as a Thai commander he didn't like the idea of just tiger for a name he wanted something that was fun to right basically in thai it means "Awaiting Cremation" because Achilles pretty much thought that bean was only around b/c he let him and he was just walking around til Achilles got rid of him. I would have to say the most prized book i had that i lost was an autographed first edition printing of Shadow of the Hegemon that i got on ebay. By the way thanks for everyone's suggestions on sites to look for.

Your Friend,

Awaiting Cremation

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I think CalvinMaker just likes to post his list every once in a while to put the newbies in line. [Big Grin]

Narnia, I haven't read the Homecoming series yet either! I agree in that I have never felt the real desire to...maybe someday. [Dont Know]

To follow Narnia's format *= books I own, and just for fun I listed which ones I have signed [Razz] :

*Ender's Game (signed)
*Speaker for the Dead (signed)
*Xenocide (signed)
*Children of the Mind (signed)
*Ender's Shadow (signed)
*Shadow of the Hegemon (signed)
*Shadow Puppets (signed)
*First Meetings (second edition- four stories)

Seventh Son
Red Prophet
Prentice Alvin
Alvin Journeyman
Heartfire

*Sarah (signed)
*Rebekah (signed)

*Stone Tables (signed)

*Saints (signed)

*Lost Boys
Worthing Saga
Homebody
*Enchantment
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus
Songmaster

*Doorways (signed)

Maps in a Mirror

Magic Mirror

I also own Storyteller in Zion (also signed) and Lovelock (not signed), but I haven't read either of them yet. [Smile] Next on my list!

I'm also thinking of reading Hart's Hope, but I'm hesitant because of the mixed reactions I've heard.

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[Hail]

All of us newbies bow to Calvin's "great list". We are novice worshippers in comparison..
[Wink]

Farmgirl

[Hail] [Hail] [Hail] [Hail] [Hail]

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I've only been reading OSC books for a little over a year, and at first I didn't even know I was reading sci-fi (I got Ender's Game in the Young Adult section and Ender's Shadow for my birthday). It was a big shock to realize I liked science fiction. I've only just started to read his other series (Is there a plural of series?) so this is what I've read (and I own all of them.)

Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind
Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets
First Meetings (the one with 4 stories)
The Memory of Earth
The Call of Earth

I want to finish the Homecoming series and then I'll see which one is next.

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CalvinMaker
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I don't have 350 copies of it. I have one copy of the limited edition, of which only 350 were printed.
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Wow. I'm curious if any of you with large collections of OSC "do" any other authors. I only own 26-27 of OSC's books (all hardback I don't buy paperback) but I also collect 4 other authors - one who writes MORE than OSC and one who is almost as active. I also buy books that aren't of my top 5 authors. I read compulsively.

It is a struggle financially for me to keep up - and thank heaven for eBay. I can't resist buying some books as soon as they hit the bookstore. November will be Crystal City and King's new Gunslinger novel. Those are "musts" the day they hit the bookstore.

I'm just curious if anyone else - especially CalvinMaker - are able to collect more than OSC with that kind of volume. If you do then I am truely amazed and do you have to live in your car to afford them!

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I think I'll tack this on here. Does anyone know of a way I can get the short story West by itself. It was one of the most amazing stories I've ever read, but I wasn't that impressed with the rest of Folk of the Fringe and would like to be able to lend West out to people on it's own.
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I collect/obsess over William Gibson too, and Sandra Cisneros (if anybody knows who she is). I can't wait until Chip Kidd writes another, so I can start a real collection. I've been tossing around the idea of tracking down all of his cover art, but that would be insane (he's the guy behind most of Michael Chrichton's cover art ie Jurrasic Park with the solid red lettering and the shadow of the raptor, I'm sure you can all picture it) Anyways, I'm starting to track down the first editions of all the Chuck Palanhuik books too. OSC is about the only sci fi that I ever read, except the Harry Potter books. And I'm not even going to TRY to collect the first edition hardbacks of those. Maybe in a couple of years when I start makeing real money [Wink]
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oh, and all hail CalvinMaker. You give me something to live up to.
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Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind
Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets

Seventh Son
Red Prophet
Prentice Alvin
Alvin Journeyman
Heartfire

Memory of Earth
Call of Earth
Ships of Earth
Earthfall
Earthborn

Enchantment
Stone Tables
Sarah
Treasure Box
Homebody

Working on the rest....

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AnonymousNC,

I also have read and had most of Michael Crichton's fiction i read and had copies of Andromeda Strain, sphere, Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, Timeline, Disclosure, Congo, Terminal Man, Eaters of the Dead, and Rising Sun. I had a copy of Lost world but hadn't read it and just recently picked up his newest novel Prey(which i plan on reading after Worthing Saga or Lovelock). It's amazing how one author can have all of his fictional works into movies right now Timeline is coming out this fall. It's a shame though that none of the movies actually compare to the books. Well i went back to my rambling again sorry.

Your Friend,

Awaiting Cremation

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Nope. I just collect Card's works.
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I have only read:

EG
SFTD
Xenocide
COTM
Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets
First Meetings
The Seventh Son
*The Red Prophet

*=ordering through that ignoramus online community, Amazon, who likes to ship "within 24 hours" orders after 5 days of anxiously waiting at the door for the package to come (that was also a joke, about waiting at the door night and day and all, although it's not too far from the truth... [Big Grin] )

[Hail] (Praise him, the ALMIGHTY ORSON for whom thousands and thousands and billions of fans flock to bookstore after bookstore in hopes of buying -excuse me- being blessed with the opportunity to hold in his/her hand another Book of Orson. That I'm not joking about.

Keep in mind that I was only introduced to OSC ( Almighty Orson ) OK, that's really enough of that, someone's going to start laughing at me, although I have no problem with calling him that name...anywho, I only heard of OSC one month ago when I started to read EG, and in that month I've read all of those books (minus 7th Son and Red Prophet, which I'm getting.)
[Smile]
*edited-I finished Seventh Son, so no need to say that I'm in the process of reading it!!

"Remember, the enemy's gate is down"

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Well CalvinMaker proved it there, i'm just a 16 year old wannabe OSC fanatic. But that inspiried me to read all the more. [Cool]
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Lovelock
Folk of the Fringe
Lost Boys
All of the Enderverse Books

Once I get a better job and have some more money to spend on books I'm looking to start some of the other series he's done.

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I've only read Seventh Son, Red Prophet, Prentice Alvin, and I'm working on Journeyman. I had to stop in the middle of Journeyman for school books, it drove me nuts! I saw in the foward about people getting online and role playing characters, so here I am! I can't wait to finish Journeyman and Hearfire, I see OSC has started on Crystal City! (I was lucky enough to get to go to one of his signings, he lives right near me. Yay!)

Love, Peace, and Chicken Grease!

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I just started this summer, but I've read:

Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide (just finished it about an hour ago)
Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets
First Meetings

I'm going to read Children of the Mind soon.

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That's pretty good for a summer!! wieczorek, I love how you refer to OSC as Almighty Orson in bold. It makes me smile.
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Well, if I can make one person smile throughout the course of my day, I guess I've done some good... [Big Grin] Yes, I tend to like to do nothing but sit around my house and read during the summer. [Wink]
[Smile]

"Remember, the enemy's gate is down"

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It's much easier to list series as a whole than individually, that way I can type less and you all know the individual titles anyway.

My List:

Ender Series
Shadow Series
Homecoming Series
Alvin Series

First Meetings
Lovelock
Wyrms
Saints

Worthy to be one of us
(only Calvin mentioned this one) from the book "Turning Hearts: Short stories on family life," which was edited by OSC and David Dollahite (btw-I've read that whole book as well)

And I think that's it for the next few weeks until I read another one. Any suggestions?

[ September 02, 2003, 07:13 PM: Message edited by: peterh ]

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Ksig
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enders game
speaker for the dead
xenocide
children of the mind
enders shadow
shadow of the hegemon
shadow puppets

seventh son
red prophet
prentice alvin
alvin journeyman
heartfire

the memory of earth
the call of earch
ships of earth
earthfall
earthborn

enchantment
folks of the fringe
lovelock
pastwatch
rebecca
sara
songmaster
treason
wothing saga
wyrms
first meetings

short stories-atlantis,enders game,homeless in hell,prior restrainment,missed

i think that's all.....

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wieczorek
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Ksig, Red Prophet comes after Seventh Son, then? The sequel? I'm hoping that's so, because seeing as it's the only unread OSC book I have in my possession right now, I might start to read it, even if it's not !! Thanks
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"Remember, the enemy's gate is down"

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I've read:

The Ender Series
The Shadow Series (Just finished Shadow Puppets a couple days ago.)
The Alvin Maker Series
The Homecoming Series
and The Worthing Chronicles

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Jon Anderson. Wow. I really liked your work on "Tales From Topographical Oceans."
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I have read
-Ender's game
-Speaker for the Dead
-Xenocide
-Children of the Mind

-Ender's Shadow
-Shadow of the Hegemon
-Shadow Puppets

-Seventh Son
-Red Prophet
-Prentice Alvin
-Alvin Journeyman
-Heartfire

[Hat]

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The obligitory 'I have read...' line, and now the list.

Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind

Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets

The Memory of Earth
The Call of Earth
The Ships of Earth
Earthfall
Earthborn

Seventh Son
Red Prophet
Prentice Alvin
Alvin Journeyman
Heartfire

Sarah
Rebekah

Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus
The Worthing Saga
Treasure Box
Lost Boys
Enchantment
Hart's Hope
Folk of the Fringe
Wyrms
Songmaster
First Meetings in the Enderverse
Lovelock

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CalvinMaker, I am truly impressed.

I've been working on OSC books since law school, about 1986. It's probably easier to list what I haven't read than what I have:

I have NOT Read:
Sarah (yet)
Rebekah (yet)
Hatrack River
First Meetings
Some of the middle books in the Homecoming series (I read the first 2 and the last one)
Lost Boys (not enthusiastic about the horror genre, though I did read Treasure Box)
Ainge
Saintspeak
Capitol
I'm missing some of the short stories and most of the poetry, plays, non-fiction, etc.

That means I HAVE read some of OSC's more obscure books, and thus qualify myself as a true OSC fan. For example:

The Folk of the Fringe
Maps in a Mirror
Hart's Hope (echo the mixed reviews)
Saints
The Worthing Saga/Hot Sleep
Treason
The Abyss

So, is there a place around here where people discuss their favorite OSC books and why? I haven't searched past the first 2 pages here. But any friend of Speaker For the Dead and Pastwatch is a friend of mine. Prentice Alvin is probably my favorite so far of the Alvin Maker series. Enchantment was good, but I have a soft spot in my heart for novelized fairy tales (I also live for Robin McKinley books - she wrote a very good different take on the Sleeping Beauty legend a couple of years ago called Spindle's End, which I'd recommend to any Enchantment fans).

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Mockingbird, The horror in Lost Boys is merely a backdrop for a story about family and love. I would HIGHLY recommend this book. This is the first and only novel that brought me to tears.
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I was just going to say "ditto" until I came to Calvin's list. You win! [Hat]
I have a collection of 22 of OSC's books, both paperback and hardback. There are many other books that I borrowed from the library and reluctantly returned.
One more [Hat] to Calvin.
By the way, I also collect many other authors. I have all of Rbt. Jordan, Mary Stewart, Jean Auel, Terry Brooks, Rowling, and many others.

[ March 29, 2004, 07:23 PM: Message edited by: UTAH ]

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Hey hansenj, I'm actually reading the Homecoming series, so I think it's about time you got on the stick and did the same. [Smile] (Don't we usually do the same stuff together cause we're twins? Don't ruin my delusion!!)

[Big Grin]

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well, im gonna post my list even if it dosent really compare:
  • eg
    sftd
    xenocide
    children of the mind
    ender's shadow
    shadow of the hedgemon
    shadom puppets
    first meetings (the newest one)
    the memory of earth (but i can't find it! its driving me crazy! i lost it!)
    the call of earth
    the ships of earth
    earthfall
    earthborn
    sarah
    rebekah
    seventh son
    red prophet
    prentice alvin
    alvin journeyman
    heartfire
    crystal city
    lovelock
    songmaster
    hart's hope (ditto to the mixed reviews. it was wierd. kind of a depressing end)
    the worthing saga
    enchantment
    all five books of maps in a mirror (i got the paperback complete edition)
oh and i get triple bonus points for this: i'm only 14 and my dad buys my OSC books for me! HAHA! no pocket strain on me! i am so using this to my advantage as much as humanly posible! and p.s. i only started reading OSC about a year ago (AKA i was 13) i read the entire homecoming series in about two days! and i was reading the thirid artemis fowl book at the same time! i read fast... anyway, gotta get back to reading pastwatch!!
[Wave] [The Wave] [Party] [Laugh]

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Wow! it's really amazing how many of OSC's books you guys have read- and I thought I was a fan!

I've read:
Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind
Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Seventh Son
The Red Prophet
Enchantment
Treasure Box

I don't like to stick to one author, however good he may be, mostly because there are so many good books out there I feel like I'm missing out on a heck of a lot if I restrict myself to one person's writings, and I hate that feeling! [Smile]

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Hrm. At some point I have to update my list.
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[Razz] At Calvin.

Let's see:
Ender's Game
Speaker
Xenocide
Children of the Mind
Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets
Enchantment
Alvin Maker series
Pastwatch
Sarah
Rebekah
The Worthing Saga
Folk of the Fringe
Wyrms
Maps in a Mirror (collection of short stories)
Treasure Box
Homecoming Saga

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Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind
Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets
First Meetings
The Memory of Earth
The Call of Earth
the Ships of Earth
Earthfall
Earthborn
Seventh Son
Red Prophet
Prentice Alvin
Alvin Journeyman
Heartfire
Crystal City
Treasure Box
Enchantment

I've read all but Ender's Game within the last 6 months and I'm reading the Worthing Saga right now.

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I've read all the Ender and Bean books, all the Alvin Maker books, all the Memory of Earth books, Songmaster, The Lost Boys, and Treasure Box. [Smile]
Long live OSC!

[ April 05, 2004, 04:13 PM: Message edited by: Telperion the Silver ]

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I just started reading Folk of the Fringe.

I don't want to waste brain cells trying to figure out which OSC books I haven't read, so I'll just pick them off as I find them. I was happy to come across this one.

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I read
Wyrms - this I read first, I remembered it well, then it took some time to find book again, and recognize author.
Treason - read recently.
Enders Saga - read some time ago, little bit boring in my opinion.

Enchantment - very good book, good Fantasy level.

Also read reviews and world opinions regularly - generally consider OSC very reasonable person.

In first three books I noticed VERY HIGH level of violence, performed by children in two of these books. It is not so usual in other books I read. I would be interested how Orson Card can explain his position on violence in books here.
Generally I am not too sensitive to violence (or sex) in movies or stories, I liked Kick-Ass movie - but there violence was stylized, shown little bit as non serous, not real. Not so in these stories. So violence of these stories shocked me somewhat. Many critics sharply criticized this movie.

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Why is it necessary to have a position on "violence in books?"
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