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From bestselling storyteller Orson Scott Card comes a collection of eleven chilling tales that provoke the dreaded dark side of the listener’s imagination.

“Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory”
A sinful man finally faces his conscience in the form of a babylike creature that haunts his waking hours.

Dying can be a difficult thing to come to terms with.

“Deep Breathing Exercises”
A man realizes that people who breathe together die together.

“Fat Farm”
A wealthy, overweight man tries to escape his overeating problem by getting himself cloned and transfering his memories into the clone.

“Closing the Timelid”
Using a time travel machine, available only to the wealthy, a thrill-seeking playboy discovers a way to experience the excitement of death without actually dying.

“Freeway Games”
To pass the time, Stanley plays freeway “following” games, and each person he follows dies trying to escape him. But one day, he meets his match and the chase is on!

“A Sepulchre of Songs”
Having lost both her arms and legs in an accident, a girl begins talking with an alien from outer space.

“Prior Restraint”
If the Censorship Board takes an interest in your writing, take it as a compliment and do what they say … or face the consequences.

“The Changed Man and the King of Words”
Joe develops a computer system based on literary references that can make frighteningly accurate character interpretations, then he submits his parents to the test.

“Memories of My Head”
A man writes a letter in his own blood shortly after blowing his head off with a shotgun.

“Lost Boys”
In the story that became the acclaimed horror novel, a child having trouble adjusting to a new town withdraws into a mysterious computer game where he meets imaginary friends. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Definitive…A series of introductions and afterwords offering Card’s thoughts on his life and his writing are as absorbing as the stories.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The award-winning author of Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead, and the Alvin Maker series demonstrates his talent for shorter fiction in this collection of 46 stories that range from fantasy and SF to horror and theological speculation…Detailed introductions and afterwords reveal insights into the thought processes of one of the genre’s most convincing storytellers. An important volume; for most libraries.”

    Library Journal

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