Orson Scott Card is a novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist and columnist. He writes in several genres but is known best for science fiction. Card is the author of the international bestsellers Shadow of the Giant, Shadow Puppets, and of the beloved classic of science fiction, Ender's Game—which was adapted into a feature film. He is also the author of Seventh Son, the first book in the acclaimed fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker.
Stone Tablesby Orson Scott Card
Noted author Orson Scott Card explores what it might have been like to be Moses, and provides an account of the lives of Moses's brother, Aaron, his sister Miriam, the two women that he called mother, and the woman he married.
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- Greensboro, North Carolina
- Date of Birth:
- August 24, 1951
- Place of Birth:
- Richland, Washington
- B.A. in theater, Brigham Young University, 1975; M.A. in English, University of Utah, 1981
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When I first picked up this work, I remembered that the author, Orson Scott Card, is Mormon. Not being Mormon myself, I was a little skeptical; I thought that distinctly Mormon theology would permeate the entire work. But since I have enjoyed Card's other works, I thought I'd give it a try. I am very glad I did. This novel brings the story of Exodus leaping out of the page and into brilliant life. Never before in my experience have I read a novel with a Scriptural setting of such quality. The author has researched the topic very well, incorporating both Scriptural and extra-Scriptural material in the story. I would recommend this work to both Card devotees and anyone looking for Christian fiction a far sight better than the rest.
I love Orson Scott Cards Christian fiction, always leaves me wanting to read more. I like reading about how you can keep faith through all your trials. A must read!
I love stories told by people with intimate knowledge. Loved his depiction of Moses as a stutterer and why
We all know the story of the Exodus. We've probably seen 'The Ten Commandments' and/or 'The Prince of Egypt' at least once and been taught the story in Sunday School. However, Card brings new light to the story by fleshing out Moses, Aaron, Miriam, and their contemporaries. The best part, however, is that he gives convincing evidence for placing the Exodus several years before Ramses during the time of Thutmose III.