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List of the best Orson Scott Card books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Orson Scott Card is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. In 2013 his popular book Ender's Game was turned into a successful movie, solidifying Orson's legacy as one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Orson Scott Card who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This is a list that includes books like Speaker for the Dead and Seventh Son. What are Orson Scott Card's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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Ender's Game is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Ender's Game Orson Scott Card

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Ender's Shadow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Ender's Shadow Orson Scott Card

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Speaker for the Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Speaker for the Dead Orson Scott Card

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Shadow of the Hegemon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Shadow of the Hegemon Orson Scott Card

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Seventh Son is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Seventh Son Orson Scott Card

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Shadow of the Giant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Shadow of the Giant Orson Scott Card

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Shadow Puppets is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Shadow Puppets Orson Scott Card

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The Memory of Earth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
The Memory of Earth Orson Scott Card

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Pastwatch: The Redemption of C... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books

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Xenocide is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Xenocide Orson Scott Card

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Earth Unaware is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Earth Unaware Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston

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Children of the Mind is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Children of the Mind Orson Scott Card

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The Ships of Earth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
The Ships of Earth Orson Scott Card

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The Call of Earth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
The Call of Earth Orson Scott Card

The Best Isaac Asimov Books

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Enchantment is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Enchantment Orson Scott Card

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Red Prophet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Red Prophet Orson Scott Card

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Alvin Journeyman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Alvin Journeyman Orson Scott Card

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Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Lost Boys Orson Scott Card

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Songmaster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Songmaster Orson Scott Card

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Ender in Exile is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Ender in Exile Orson Scott Card

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The Lost Gate is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
The Lost Gate Orson Scott Card

The Scariest Novels of All Time

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The Worthing Saga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
The Worthing Saga Orson Scott Card

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Earth Awakens is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Earth Awakens Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston

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The Folk of the Fringe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
The Folk of the Fringe Orson Scott Card

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Earthfall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Earthfall Orson Scott Card

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Empire Orson Scott Card

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The Gate Thief is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
The Gate Thief Orson Scott Card

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Earth Afire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Earth Afire Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

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Unaccompanied Sonata is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Unaccompanied Sonata Orson Scott Card

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Maps in a Mirror is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Maps in a Mirror Orson Scott Card

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Earthborn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Earthborn Orson Scott Card

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Treasure Box is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Treasure Box Orson Scott Card

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Wyrms is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Wyrms Orson Scott Card

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Heartfire is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Heartfire Orson Scott Card

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Invasive Procedures is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Invasive Procedures Orson Scott Card

The Most Heartbreaking Novels Ever Written

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Lovelock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Lovelock Kathryn H. Kidd, Orson Scott Card

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The Abyss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
The Abyss Orson Scott Card

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Sarah is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Sarah Orson Scott Card

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First Meetings is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
First Meetings Orson Scott Card

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The Crystal City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
The Crystal City Orson Scott Card

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Rebekah is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Rebekah Orson Scott Card

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Saints is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Saints Orson Scott Card

The Best Selling Novels of the 1940s

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Unaccompanied Sonata and Other... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books

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Capitol is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Capitol Orson Scott Card

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Treason is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
vane117 added Treason

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Orson Scott Card's InterGalact... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books

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Future on Fire is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Future on Fire Orson Scott Card

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A War of Gifts: An Ender Story is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books

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The Phobos Science Fiction Ant... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books

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Magic Mirror is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Magic Mirror Orson Scott Card, Nathan Andrew Pinnock