His column is called Uncle Orson Review Everything. And he does.
I discovered the title story from one of his reviews.
It may be that the best thing I ever wrote was a short story called "Unaccompanied Sonata."
People might shrink from the moral ambiguity of the Shepherd in Kingsmeat, but totally embrace the character of Christian in Unaccompanied Sonata.
And when they come to The Porcelain Salamander, I can't imagine anyone not lamenting the fact that it is not as well known and shared with children as the "classics", and hope for a day when it...more
Vous voici promis à devenir un grand musicien, un créateur qui puisera son originalité dans son innocence même… jusqu’au jour où un admirateur pervers vous fera écouter une fugue de Bach… Enfants, vous pensiez jouer à la guerre, mais qui vous dit que vos sabres étaient en carton, vos cibles truquées, vos victimes imaginaires? L’utopie anarchiste devenue réalité: c’est ce que promet le «Ballon», cette planète composée, à la manière d’une grenade, d’une infinité de cellules où chacun peut trouver...more
My favorite story in this short story collection is Unaccompanied Sonata, a story that reminds me a bit of "The Giver" in tone and power, although it's subject is disparate.
I stronly recommend this book for almost anyone; there are a few terrifying stories, a few lighthearted sci-fi ja...more
Also includes the original short story that 'Ender's Game,' was based on, several other quite excellent short stories, and an afterword where Card briefly discusses his inspiration for each piece.
Quite good, overall - not at all 'juvenilia.'
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 Th...more