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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.

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91 6
Ender's Game is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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59 7
Ender's Shadow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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66 11
Speaker for the Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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25 3
Shadow of the Hegemon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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19 2
Shadow of the Giant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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21 3
Shadow Puppets is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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20 3
Pastwatch: The Redemption of C... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books

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29 11
Xenocide is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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23 7
Children of the Mind is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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19 4
Earth Unaware is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston

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21 6
Seventh Son is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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15 3
The Memory of Earth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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14 4
Ender in Exile is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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10 1
Shadows in Flight is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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13 4
Earth Awakens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston

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10 2
Songmaster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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17
12 4
The Worthing Saga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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18
9 2
Earth Afire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston

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15 8
Enchantment is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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10 4
Red Prophet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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8 3
Alvin Journeyman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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9 4
The Call of Earth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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9 4
Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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9 4
The Folk of the Fringe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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9 4
The Ships of Earth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Orson Scott Card Books
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