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by Orson Scott Card
Pages: 352 pages
Category: Science Fiction
Publisher: Orb Books; 1 edition (December 1, 2002)
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Songmaster (1980) is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card
Songmaster (1980) is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card. The story of the Songmaster occurs in a future human empire, and follows Ansset, a beautiful young boy whose perfect singing voice has the power of amplifying people's emotions, making him both a potential healer and destroyer. He is trained in the art of singing so beautifully that his songs can express ideas and emotions more truthfully than words. This novel was based on Card's short stories "Mikal's Songbird" and "Songhouse.
To Ben Bova, a songmaster who takes as much care. to develop younger voices. as to sing his own songs. There were few in the galaxy who would dare to make Mikal come to them. Nniv was not daring, however. It did not occur to him that the Songmaster needed to go meet anyone. Outside the Songhouse walls the rest of the people on the planet Tew were not so placid.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. An SF classic from the author of Ender's Game
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. An SF classic from the author of Ender's Game. Kidnapped at an early age, the young singer Ansset has been raised in isolation at the mystical retreat called the Songhouse. His life has been filled with music.
This is a place where even common communications are made by song. I fell in love with Orson Scott Card's writing after discovering his Ender books.
An SF classic from the author of Ender's Game . This is a place where even common communications are made by song. The theme of those books is tolerance, and trying to understand the "Other. And the theme of this one is love-of all kinds.
Up to now, everything that had happened to him had added to his music. Even Mikal’s death had taught him new songs, and deepened all the old ones. He spent only one month as a prisoner, but he spent. Not that he meant to keep his silence. Occasionally, at first, he tried to sing. Even something simple, something he had learned as a child. The sounds came out of his throat well enough, but there was no music in it. The song always sounded empty to him, and he could not bring himself to go on.
Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller, who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science fiction and fantasy novels. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near future scenario of a new American Civil War. Science Fiction, Thrillers & Crime. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. He first appeared on the streets of Rotterdam, a tiny child with a mind leagues beyond anyone else.
It did not occur to him that the Songmaster needed to go meet anyone
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I can't help but find this a remarkable book in many ways.
Songmaster is a haunting story of power and love-the tale of the man who would destroy everything he loves to preserve humanity's peace, and the boy who might just sing the world away. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. I can't help but find this a remarkable book in many ways. The characters really live for me, and several are quite complex-certainly not simple to evaluate as good or evil. And I loved the world.
Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951) is an American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist, and columnist. He writes in several genres but is known best for his science fiction. His novel Ender's Game (1985) and its sequel, Speaker for the Dead (1986), both won Hugo and Nebula Awards, making Card the only author to win the two top American prizes in science fiction literature in consecutive years. A feature film adaptation of Ender's Game, which Card co-produced, was released in 2013
An SF classic from the author of Ender's Game.
Kidnapped at an early age, the young singer Ansset has been raised in isolation at the mystical retreat called the Songhouse. His life has been filled with music, and having only songs for companions, he develops a voice that is unlike any heard before. Ansset's voice is both a blessing and a curse, for the young Songbird can reflect all the hopes and fears his auidence feels and, by magnifying their emotions, use his voice to heal--or to destroy. When it is discovered that his is the voice that the Emperor has waited decades for, Ansset is summoned to the Imperial Palace on Old Earth. Many fates rest in Ansset's hands, and his songs will soon be put to the test: either to salve the troubled conscience of a conqueror, or drive him, and the universe, into mad chaos.
Songmaster is a haunting story of power and love--the tale of the man who would destroy everything he loves to preserve humanity's peace, and the boy who might just sing the world away.