Orson Scott Card is an American author best known for his work in science fiction and fantasy. His other genres include historical fiction, thriller and horror. His most popular series is the Ender Saga, but he has several other series including The Tales of Alvin Maker, The Homecoming Saga, Women of Genesis and more. He is a lifelong member of the Latter-day Saints.

Orson Scott Card’s career as a published author began in 1978 with Capitol, part of the Worthing series. Below is a list of all of Orson Scott Card’s full-length novels in order of when they were originally published as well as in chronological order:

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Publication Order of Ender Saga Books

(with Aaron Johnston)

Ender's Game (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Speaker for the Dead (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Xenocide (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Children of the Mind (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ender's Shadow (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow of the Hegemon (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
First Meetings in Ender's Universe (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow Puppets (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow of the Giant (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A War of Gifts (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ender in Exile (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadows in Flight (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Earth Unaware (With: Aaron Johnston) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Earth Afire (With: Aaron Johnston) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Earth Awakens (With: Aaron Johnston) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Swarm (With: Aaron Johnston) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hive (With: Aaron Johnston) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Shadow (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of Ender Saga Books

(with Aaron Johnston)

Earth Unaware (With: Aaron Johnston)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Earth Afire (With: Aaron Johnston)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Earth Awakens (With: Aaron Johnston)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Swarm (With: Aaron Johnston)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hive (With: Aaron Johnston)(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ender's Game(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ender's Shadow(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A War of Gifts(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow of the Hegemon(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow Puppets(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow of the Giant(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ender in Exile(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadows in Flight(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
First Meetings in Ender's Universe(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Speaker for the Dead(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Xenocide(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Children of the Mind(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Shadow(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Ender's Shadow Books

Ender's Shadow (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow of the Hegemon (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow Puppets (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow of the Giant (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadows in Flight (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Shadow (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Ender Saga Graphic Novels

Ender's Game, Volume 1: Battle School (With: Christopher Yost) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ender's Shadow (With: Mike Carey) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ender's Game (With: Aaron Johnston) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ender's Game Ultimate Collection (With: Pasqual Ferry,Frank D'Armata,Christopher Yost) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ender's Game, Volume 2: Command School (With: Christopher Yost) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Ender Saga Collections

First Meetings (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Ender Saga Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Empire Books

Publication Order of Extinct Books

Publication Order of Fleet School Books

Children of the Fleet (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Homecoming Saga Books

The Memory of Earth (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Call of Earth (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ships of Earth (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Earthfall (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Earthborn (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Laddertop Books

(with Emily Janice Card)

Laddertop, Volume 1 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Laddertop, Volume 2 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Maps in a Mirror Books

Publication Order of Mayflower Trilogy Books

(with Kathryn H. Kidd)

Publication Order of Micropowers Books

Publication Order of Mither Mages Books

Publication Order of Pastwatch Books

Publication Order of Pathfinder Books

Publication Order of The Side-Step Trilogy Books

Publication Order of Tales Of Alvin Maker Books

Publication Order of Women Of Genesis Books

Publication Order of Worthing Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Planet Called Treason / Treason (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Songmaster (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hart's Hope (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Saints / A Woman of Destiny (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wyrms (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Abyss (With: James Cameron) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost Boys (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Treasure Box (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stone Tables (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Homebody (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Enchantment (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Magic Mirror (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Robota (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zanna's Gift (With: Scott Richards) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Magic Street (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Space Boy (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Town Divided by Christmas (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Fringe (in The Folk of the Fringe) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hatrack River (in Asimov's) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Salvage (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Eye for Eye (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Computer Friendly (in F&SF) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost Boys (short story; in F&SF) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dogwalker (in Asimov's) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hamlet's Father (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Folk of the Fringe (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Future on Fire (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Keeper of Dreams (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Dragon Age, Vol. 1 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Storyteller in Zion (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Open Book (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction (With: Philip Athans,Jay Lake) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Writer's Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Elements of Fiction Writing Books

Characters & Viewpoint (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Plot (By: Ansen Dibell) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dialogue (By: Lewis Turco) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beginnings, Middles & Ends (By: Nancy Kress) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Setting (By: Jack M. Bickham) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Description (By: Monica Wood) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Oz Reimagined Books

Dorothy Dreams (By: Simon R. Green) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Emeralds to Emeralds, Dust to Dust (By: Seanan McGuire) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Boy Detective of Oz (By: Tad Williams) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Meeting in Oz (By: Jeffrey Ford) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Off to See the Emperor (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cobbler of Oz (By: Jonathan Maberry) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost Girls of Oz (By: Theodora Goss) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blown Away (By: Jane Yolen) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Tornado of Dorothys (By: Kat Howard) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Veiled Shanghai (By: Ken Liu) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead Blue (By: David Farland) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Great Zeppelin Heist of Oz (By: C.C. Finlay,Rae Carson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beyond the Naked Eye (By: Rachel Swirsky) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
City So Bright (By: Dale Bailey) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
One Flew Over the Rainbow (By: Robin Wasserman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Legends Books

Legends (By: Stephen King,Anne McCaffrey,Robert Silverberg) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (With: Diana Gabaldon,George R.R. Martin,Terry Brooks,Robert Silverberg,Neil Gaiman,Elizabeth Haydon) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Legends 3 (By: Terry Pratchett,Tad Williams,Robert Jordan,Robert Silverberg,Ursula K. Le Guin) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future Books

(with Anne McCaffrey, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Algis Budrys, David Farland, Todd J. McCaffrey, L. Ron Hubbard, Jody Lynn Nye, Jason Fischer, Dave Wolverton, Tom Crosshill, Brad R. Torgersen, Laurie Tom, Andrea G. Stewart, Adam Colston, Scott W. Baker, Simon Cooper, Brent Knowles, K.C. Ball, Lael Salaets, Jeff Young, Alex Black, Barbara Lund, Elizabeth Chatsworth, Brittany Rainsdon, Craig Elliott, Christopher Bowthorpe, John M. Campbell, Ryan Cole, Anj Dockrey, K. D. Julicher, Erik Lynd, Sara Fox, Elaine Midcoh, Trent Walter, Emma Washburn, Luke Wildman, Stephen C. Merlino)

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 1 (By: Algis Budrys) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 2 (By: Algis Budrys) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 3 (By: Algis Budrys) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 4 (By: Algis Budrys) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 5 (By: Algis Budrys) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 7 (By: Algis Budrys) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 8 (By: Algis Budrys) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future9 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future10 (By: Dave Wolverton) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future11 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future12 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future13 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future14 (By: L. Ron Hubbard,Dave Wolverton) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 15 (By: Algis Budrys) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future16 (By: Algis Budrys,L. Ron Hubbard) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future17 (By: Algis Budrys,L. Ron Hubbard) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future19 (By: Algis Budrys,L. Ron Hubbard) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 20 (By: Algis Budrys) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 21 (By: Algis Budrys) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future22 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 23 (By: Algis Budrys) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future24 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 25 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future26 (By: L. Ron Hubbard,Jason Fischer,Tom Crosshill,Brad R. Torgersen,Laurie Tom,Adam Colston,Scott W. Baker,Simon Cooper,Brent Knowles,K.C. Ball,Lael Salaets,Jeff Young,Alex Black) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 27 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 28 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 29 (By: L. Ron Hubbard,Andrea G. Stewart) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future30 (By: David Farland,L. Ron Hubbard) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 31 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future32 (By: David Farland,L. Ron Hubbard,Stephen C. Merlino) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future33 (By: Anne McCaffrey,David Farland,Todd J. McCaffrey,L. Ron Hubbard) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future34 (By: David Farland,L. Ron Hubbard) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future35 (By: David Farland,L. Ron Hubbard) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future36 (By: David Farland,L. Ron Hubbard) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 37 (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,David Farland,L. Ron Hubbard,Jody Lynn Nye,Barbara Lund,Elizabeth Chatsworth,Brittany Rainsdon,Craig Elliott,Christopher Bowthorpe,John M. Campbell,Ryan Cole,Anj Dockrey,K. D. Julicher,Erik Lynd,Sara Fox,Elaine Midcoh,Trent Walter,Emma Washburn,Luke Wildman) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future38 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 39 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future, Vol. 40 (By: S.M. Stirling,Bob Eggleton,L. Ron Hubbard,Lisa Silverthorne,Jody Lynn Nye,Gregory Benford,Nancy Kress,Jack Nash,Lucas Durham,Galen Westlake,Stephannie Tallent,James Davies,Tom Vandermolen,Chris Arias,Amir Agoora,Kal M,Sky McKinnon,Rosalyn Robilliard,Lance Robinson,John Eric Schleicher,Mary Wordsmith,Dan Dos Santos,Ashley Cassaday,Gigi Hooper,Jennifer Mellen,Pedro Nascimento,Steve Bentley,Connor Chamberlain,Selena Meraki,Guelly Rivera,Tyler Vail,Carina Zhang,May Zheng) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Chrysalis 4(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Other Worlds Volume 1(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chrysalis 5(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dragons of Light(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chrysalis 7(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chrysalis 8(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dragons of Darkness(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The First Omni Book of Science Fiction(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fifth Omni Book of Science Fiction(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Free Lancers(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year, 1989(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, November 1989(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Fantasy Stories of the Year, 1989(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Mystery Stories of the Year Mystery 1989, Audio Cassettes(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Third Annual Best Horror Stories of the Year(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Third Annual Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best Horror Value Collection(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Legends 1(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Future on Ice(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Far Horizons(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best Science Fiction Value Collection II(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
New Skies: An Anthology of Today's Science Fiction(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
New Magics(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Posing as People(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tar Heel Dead(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Escape from Earth(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Getting Lost(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Masterpieces(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ghost Quartet(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed: Year One(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
InterGalactic Medicine Show Issue 21(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Season of Wonder(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Future Games(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Writing Fantasy Heroes(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Oz Reimagined(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Infinite Stars(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 37, March 2019(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Infinite Stars(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Worlds Long Lost(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: A Planet Called Treason was revised in 1988 as Treason. Saints was also published under the title Woman of Destiny. Invasive Procedures, Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, Earth Awakens and The Swarm were co-authored by Aaron Johnston.

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  1. Sara: 10 years ago

    Ender’s Game is so fucking perfect.

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