Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show

Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show

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Bestselling writer Orson Scott Card founded the online magazine Intergalactic Medicine Show in 2006. It has been a big success, drawing submissions from well-known sf and fantasy writers, as well as fostering some amazing new talents. This collection contains some of the best of those stories from the past year. There is fiction from David Farber, Tim Pratt, and David Lubar among others, also four new Endera€™s Game universe stories by Card himself. This collection is sure to appeal to Carda€™s fans, and be a great ambassador to them for these other talented writers. Special Offers and Product Promotions Explore more great deals on 1000's of titles in our Bargain Book store. 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Four new Enderverse stories from Card will initially draw genre fans, but the stories from lesser-known writers are the compilation's real driving force. James Maxey's provocative To Know All Things That Are in the Earth takes a decidedly skeptical look at the Rapture; David Farland's The Mooncalfe puts an interestinga€”and uniquea€”spin on oft-trod Arthurian legend; and Tom Barlow's brilliantly sardonic Call Me Mr. Positive explores isolation on a deep space mission gone tragically awry. If the quality of these stories is any indication, IGMS has as much promise as the newcomers it showcases. (Aug.) Copyright Ac Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Booklist This collection of 17 stories from Carda€™s e-zine takes its title from his belief that writers getting readers to suspend disbelief is like old-fashioned medicine-show hawkers convincing customers that their patented elixirs will work. On the whole, he and Schubert have selected well, even if 5 of the 17 are Ender universe stories by Card himself. The best of those is Pretty Boy, about one of Endera€™s opponents and of a particularly horrifying form of child abuse. Highlights among the remaining dozen entries are Aaron Johnsona€™s comics adaptation of Carda€™s Fat Farm; Brad Beaulieua€™s In the Eyes of the Empressa€™s Cat, which will not necessarily make cat lovers purr; The Mooncalfe, in which rising fantasist David Farland takes a dark look at the Matter of Britain; and David Lubara€™s Hats Off, in which dealing with a bully with magic backfires amazingly quickly. Adding value are the authorsa€™ afterwords, which disclose the remarkable diversity of ways writers reach the Web or the page and how Card influences new writers. --Roland Green Product Details Paperback: 432 pages Publisher: Tor Books; 1st edition (August 5, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0765320002 ASIN: B002LITS5W Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews) Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #646, 293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Did we miss any relevant features for this product? Tell us what we missed. Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price? Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars (12) 4.2 out of 5 stars 5 star 6 4 star 3 3 star 3 2 star 0 1 star 0 See all 12 customer reviews a€œ I also found some of the other author's stories to be very good and I hope they write more. a€ Steve _G | 5 reviewers made a similar statement a€œ This book is qA definite good read!q a€ Barnabas | 3 reviewers made a similar statement a€œ It doesn't really spoil either book, since it's an early chapter of EiE, but it throws you for a loop. a€ P. Gilmore | 1 reviewer made a similar statement Most Helpful Customer Reviews 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful 4.0 out of 5 stars Like a box of chocolates... January 20, 2009 By Yuri Ashuev Format:Paperback .... You never know what you are going to get. There's a huge variety of writers, styles and even genres (not all the stories are sci-fi). I really liked the 'afterwords' that allow one to peer a little bit in the mind of the writer. Disclosure: I picked the book from a local library because of the title, having never read any of OSC's works before. Instead of posting a detailed review, I will try here to (subjectively) grade all the stories on the 1-5 scale and 3 factors: - Setting/basic idea. Especially in science fiction where you imagine a world different from ours, I like to see how things work in it. Pluses for little (even is pseudo-) scientific details. - Actual Story/Plot. Gauges how interested I was in turning the pages to learn what happens next. - Narration: for both the flow of the story and the ability of the author to influence my feelings with his/her writing style In the Eyes of the Empress's Cat (Bradley P. Beaulieu) 555 My favorite story of the bunch, nicely set in a vaguely Middle Eastern kingdom. Still don't understand how the Empress's cat got sick. Mazer in Prison (Orson Scott Card) 445 Very well told story in a simple setting. A little ambiguous regarding the role of the young lieutenant. I feel that there could be more done on double and triple meanings of the communications. Tabloid Reporter to the Stars (Eric James Stone) 545 Lots of qscienceq on alien life and well-narrated, but you still want more from the ending... Audience (Ty Franck) 434 An interesting idea of exploring the world of uber-specialization but it seems difficult to make an interesting story out of it. Points for trying. The Mooncalfe (David Farland) 453 Nice dark prequel to the era of Knights of Round Table, though I found the language (the author is trying to evoke Old English) a little tedious. Cheater (Orson Scott Card) 445 The same review as Mazer in prison: well-told story in a simple setting. Seems it's easy for OSC to produce these on short notice... Dream Engine (Tim Pratt) 554 This is probably the best in terms of setting the stage in a futuristic metropolis. Narration was a little overdone. I did not like the made up pronouns for the asexual Howlaa (zie and zir?) Hats Off (David Lubar) 425 Another one with an interesting idea, well written, but basically no plot. Even in a short story format, more meat can be put on these bones. Eviction Notice (Scott M. Roberts) NR This is deeply disturbing story which I certainly do not want to ponder again. So no rating. Aahh! I am having nightmares just thinking about it! To Know All Things That Are in the Earth (James Maxey) 555 I liked it! A scientific look at the Rapture! Beats of Seven (Peter Orullian) 535 An interesting setting and a basic premise of a strange instruments and sounds, but it seems just like in qAudienceq the writer struggles to make a complete, interesting story out of it--probably the best one could do in a short story format. I am not a musician--perhaps one can appreciate it more. Nice air of mystery to the narration. Pretty Boy (Orson Scott Card) 445 Same review as Mazer and Cheater Respite (Rachel Ann Dryden) 212 I absolutely hated this story. Basically, husband and wife are having a basic argument for some reason placed in a sci-fi setting. Fat Farm (Aaron Johnston , Orson Scott Card) NR This is a comic version of an OSC story. I liked it, but can't really pass judgment on the literary merits. The Box of Beautiful Things (Brian Dolton) 324 Well-told, but the point of the qboxq is nothing too special. Taint of Treason (Eric James Stone) 213 I do not understand why this is considered to be a story worthy of inclusion. There's one powerful moment, and the author in the afterward said he struggled in putting a story around it, but a moment does not a story make. Call Me Mr. Positive (Tom Barlow) 232 An umpteenth take on the theme of loneliness in space (2001 Space Odyssey anyone?). I did not like the style of the qjournal, q and there's nothing to remember afterward. A Young Man with Prospects (Orson Scott Card) 433 Did not like this too much: majority of story consists of 3 female members of an Italian family arguing with each other. I think the idea is a little forced, and the narration is definitely worse than OSC's other work. The afterward is better than the story itself. Comment | Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of bang for a little buck January 28, 2009 By A. Roger Crooks Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase I bought this as an Orson Scott Card fan but dare I say that I found authors that rival the great OSC in this book? These stories are not very long and most can be read in a sitting. There is a lot of variety which was nice for me. I like fantasy slightly more than science fiction. This was a nice combination of both and some other unique items thrown in as well. I have been reading a story or two each night. I discovered author Eric James Stone by reading this book and finding his work has been like finding treasure. His stories were particularly enjoyed by my sixth grade son and I and I think we'll be buying any/everything with his name on it. His writing is brilliant. I saw the other reviewer comment that the Taint of Treason wasn't well recieved by him. I have been quoting a line from that story to my son for weeks which has us both laughing (in a morbid way). You'll know the line once you read the story. Thanks goes out to Schubert and Card for giving us a qsamplerq of so many great writers. You really can't go wrong with this book. Comment | Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 6 of 8 people found the following review helpful 4.0 out of 5 stars I want more! August 26, 2008 By Kyle Taylor Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase Somehow when I bought this book I assumed that it would contain the complete written works of OSC's IGMS up to this point - 8 issues. (There's 9 now, but there was 8 when the book was published.) Excluding the audio stories, essays, and interviews (which requires subscribing to the IGMS to get) this is what I expected to get in a bound paperback book: issue #1 - 10 written stories issue #2 - 9 written stories issue #3 - 10 written stories issue #4 - 10 written stories issue #5 - 10 written stories issue #6 - 10 written stories issue #7 - 11 written stories issue #8 - 10 written stories (80 in all) Instead I got 18 select stories out of the first 4 issues: 5 from issue #1 4 from issue #2 5 from issue #3 4 from issue #4 The book includes the artwork for each story. It also contains the new Ender stories from each of the first 4 issues. And it's 432 pages. I suspect it'd be somewhere around 2000 pages if it included all of the stories up to issue 8. Despite my disappointment in the book's lack of completeness, I'm still glad I bought it. It's a solid collection of great stories that I can hold in my hand and read, without having to stare at a computer screen. And I'm thinking it might be worth paying an extra $2.50 to get the rest of the stories from his website. Comment | Was this review helpful to you? Yes No a€o See all 12 customer reviews (newest first) Write a customer review Most Recent Customer Reviews 5.0 out of 5 stars qA Definite Good Readq I read qOrson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Showq. And I highly recommend it. This collection is full of powerful stories... Read more Published 23 months ago by Barnabas 3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book I enjoyed reading some of the stories. Others just didn't interest me at all. All of the stories that Card wrote were excellent. Published on February 6, 2010 by Lynette Hopkins 3.0 out of 5 stars Fun collection of stories Some good background for the Ender's Game Universe fans, and a few other entertaining stories by some unknowns. A few of the stories weren't very intriguing for me. Published on July 28, 2009 by Jake Moening 3.0 out of 5 stars Card's stuff is by far the best I was a bit disappointed to realize that only a handful of the stories in this book are actually written by Orson Scott Card himself. However, I did read them all. Read more Published on July 25, 2009 by Ruth in NM 5.0 out of 5 stars Great source of short scifi stories I liked this book a lot. Card's Ender's Game stories were what I bought it for and I was not disappointed. Read more Published on March 12, 2009 by Steve _G 5.0 out of 5 stars A great collection that serves its purpose I'll admit I purchased the book because of its inclusion of more stories from the qEnderverseq. And since it came with so many other authors' stories, I went ahead and read them... Read more Published on December 26, 2008 by raficus 4.0 out of 5 stars A good collection Warning: this book has a chapter from qEnder in Exileq as one of the short stories. It doesn't really spoil either book, since it's an early chapter of EiE, but it throws you for... Read more Published on December 12, 2008 by P. Gilmore 5.0 out of 5 stars SIMPLY CONTINUE TO READ EVERYTHING THAT CARD WRITES OR RECOMMENDS! THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH ORSON SCOTT CARD IS THAT WE'RE ALMOST CAUGHT UP WITH EVERYTHING HE'S EVER WRITTEN OR EDITED. IT'S A DEPRESSING SITUATION! Read more Published on December 11, 2008 by D. G. Evans 5.0 out of 5 stars fine compilation The eighteen stories selected for this anthology were first published in the online magazine Intergalactic Medicine Show in 2006 and were considered the best from the four IGMS... Read more Published on August 9, 2008 by Harriet Klausner Search Customer Reviews Only search this product's reviews There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Watch. Read. Shop. Relax. Millions of Amazon Prime members enjoy instant videos, free Kindle books and unlimited free two-day shipping. 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Four new Enderverse stories from Card will initially draw genre fans, but the stories from lesser-known writers are the compilation's real driving force. James Maxey's provocative To Know All Things That Are in the Earth takes a decidedly skeptical look at the Rapture; David Farland's The Mooncalfe puts an interestinga€”and uniquea€”spin on oft-trod Arthurian legend; and Tom Barlow's brilliantly sardonic Call Me Mr. Positive explores isolation on a deep space mission gone tragically awry. If the quality of these stories is any indication, IGMS has as much promise as the newcomers it showcases. (Aug.) Copyright Ac Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Booklist This collection of 17 stories from Carda€™s e-zine takes its title from his belief that writers getting readers to suspend disbelief is like old-fashioned medicine-show hawkers convincing customers that their patented elixirs will work. On the whole, he and Schubert have selected well, even if 5 of the 17 are Ender universe stories by Card himself. The best of those is Pretty Boy, about one of Endera€™s opponents and of a particularly horrifying form of child abuse. Highlights among the remaining dozen entries are Aaron Johnsona€™s comics adaptation of Carda€™s Fat Farm; Brad Beaulieua€™s In the Eyes of the Empressa€™s Cat, which will not necessarily make cat lovers purr; The Mooncalfe, in which rising fantasist David Farland takes a dark look at the Matter of Britain; and David Lubara€™s Hats Off, in which dealing with a bully with magic backfires amazingly quickly. Adding value are the authorsa€™ afterwords, which disclose the remarkable diversity of ways writers reach the Web or the page and how Card influences new writers. --Roland Green


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