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Songmaster - Orson Scott Card

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Published: 6th December 2002
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An SF classic from the author of" Ender's Game."
Kidnapped at an early age, the young singer Ansset has been raised in isolation at the mystical retreat called the Songhouse. His life has been filled with music, and having only songs for companions, he develops a voice that is unlike any heard before. Ansset's voice is both a blessing and a curse, for the young Songbird can reflect all the hopes and fears his auidence feels and, by magnifying their emotions, use his voice to heal--or to destroy. When it is discovered that his is the voice that the Emperor has waited decades for, Ansset is summoned to the Imperial Palace on Old Earth. Many fates rest in Ansset's hands, and his songs will soon be put to the test: either to salve the troubled conscience of a conqueror, or drive him, and the universe, into mad chaos.
"Songmaster "is a haunting story of power and love--the tale of the man who would destroy everything he loves to preserve humanity's peace, and the boy who might just sing the world away.

"Card understands the human condition and has things of real value to say about it. He tells the truth well--ultimately the only criterion of greatness." --Gene Wolfe"Orson Scott Card is a fine writer, with great insight, great idealism and love." --Science Fiction Review on Songmaster Card understands the human condition and has things of real value to say about it. He tells the truth well--ultimately the only criterion of greatness. "Gene Wolfe" Orson Scott Card is a fine writer, with great insight, great idealism and love. "Science Fiction Review on Songmaster"" "Card understands the human condition and has things of real value to say about it. He tells the truth well--ultimately the only criterion of greatness."--Gene Wolfe"Orson Scott Card is a fine writer, with great insight, great idealism and love."--"Science Fiction Review "on" Songmaster"

Orson Scott Card



Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which 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 (Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker (beginning with Seventh Son), poetry (An Open Book), and many plays and scripts.

Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays. He recently began a longterm position as a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University.

Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and their youngest child, Zina Margaret.

Visit Orson Scott Card's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780312876623
ISBN-10: 0312876629
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 2
Published: 6th December 2002
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.43