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Maps in a Mirror
Author Orson Scott Card
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction, Fantasy
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date 1990
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 675 pp
ISBN 0-312-85047-6
OCLC Number Dewey Decimal 813/.54 20
LC Classification PS3553.A655 M37 1990

Maps in a Mirror (1990) is a collection of short stories by Orson Scott Card.[1] Like Card's novels, most of the stories have a science fiction or fantasy theme. Some of the stories, such as "Ender's Game", "Lost Boys", and Mikal's Songbird were later expanded into novels. Each of the smaller volumes that make up the larger collection as a whole are centered around a theme or genre. For instance, Volume 1, The Changed Man, reprints several of Card's horror stories.

Publication history

Most of the stories appearing in the book are reprints of stories which were first published in science fiction and fantasy periodicals.

The book has been published as a single large volume, as a two volume set and as a four volume set. However, only the single volume editions contain: “Book 5: Lost Songs, The Hidden Stories”.

Single volume

Two volume set

Four volume set

Story list

The short stories in this book are:

Book 1 - The Changed Man: Tales of Dread

  • "Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory"
  • "Quietus"
  • "Deep Breathing Exercises"
  • "Fat Farm"
  • "Closing the Timelid"
  • "Freeway Games"
  • "A Sepulchre of Songs"
  • "Prior Restraint"
  • "The Changed Man and the King of Words"
  • "Memories of My Head"
  • "Lost Boys"

Book 2 - Flux: Tales of Human Futures

Book 3 - Monkey Sonatas: Fables and Fantasies

In the one-volume editions, this section is titled "Maps in a Mirror: Fables and Fantasies".

Book 4 - Cruel Miracles: Tales of Death, Hope, and Holiness

Book 5 - Lost Songs: The Hidden Stories

See also

Novels portal


External links

  • from Card's website

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