Cruel Miracles by Orson Scott Card audiobook

Cruel Miracles: Tales of Death, Hope, and Holiness

By Orson Scott Card
Read by Grover Gardner , John Rubinstein , Stefan Rudnicki , and others

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Maps in a Mirror Series: Book 4

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This fourth volume in Orson Scott Card’s five-book anthology of short stories features tales with religious themes, exploring the mysteries of ritual, sacrifice, faith, and death. Mortal Gods In our mortality lies our greatness. Saving Grace A story of TV faith healers and those who follow them. Eye for Eye An abused child has the gift of creating illness and death in those he is angry with. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 1988. St. Amy’s Tale A family destroys all technology. Kingsmeat When flesh-eating aliens take over a human colony world, one human forestalls total doom by feeding them non-essential bits of his fellow colonists. Holy A seemingly pointless mission to bring an offering to another culture’s shrine takes on unexpected meaning. “I believe that speculative fiction—science fiction in particular—is the last American refuge of religious literature. Real religious literature, I think, explores the nature of the universe and discovers the purpose behind it.”—Orson Scott Card, from his introduction

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Summary

Summary

This fourth volume in Orson Scott Card’s five-book anthology of short stories features tales with religious themes, exploring the mysteries of ritual, sacrifice, faith, and death.

Mortal Gods
In our mortality lies our greatness.

Saving Grace
A story of TV faith healers and those who follow them.

Eye for Eye
An abused child has the gift of creating illness and death in those he is angry with. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 1988.

St. Amy’s Tale
A family destroys all technology.

Kingsmeat
When flesh-eating aliens take over a human colony world, one human forestalls total doom by feeding them non-essential bits of his fellow colonists.

Holy
A seemingly pointless mission to bring an offering to another culture’s shrine takes on unexpected meaning.

“I believe that speculative fiction—science fiction in particular—is the last American refuge of religious literature. Real religious literature, I think, explores the nature of the universe and discovers the purpose behind it.”—Orson Scott Card, from his introduction

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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, on the whole anthology

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Author Bio: Orson Scott Card

Author Bio: Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels 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, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 6.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English