Orson Scott Card to Write Children's Series

Posted on March 25, 2009

Orson Scott Card, author of the Hugo and Nebula award-winning Ender's Game, will publish a new series for younger readers with Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Anica Rissi from Simon Pulse acquired World English rights to the first three books in this as-yet-untitled Young Adult series. The series-launching debut hardcover title is set to be published in Spring 2011.

In the planned 2011 series, which combines elements of steam punk and fantasy, readers will meet teenaged Ligg and follow him on a quest to save his world from destruction and uncover the truth behind the Tender's prophecy.

About the new series Orson Scott Card says, "While young readers have responded very well to Ender's Game and the Shadow series, this will be my first work of fiction specifically aimed at that audience. Since they are the most demanding and least forgiving of readers, my burden is to tell an exciting story without any of the digressions that adult readers take in stride. At the same time, I must take the creation of the world and the characters every bit as seriously as in any of my adult fiction. If I do my job right, adults are as likely to enjoy the story of Ligg's discovery of his world and all the human races that inhabit it as kids are."

Update: The name of the new series in Pathfinder. This is the cover of the first book in the series.

Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card


Photo: Simon Pulse