Lost Songs: The Hidden Stories: Book 5 of Maps in a Mirror
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: December 2009
Duration: 7 hours 35 minutes
This final volume of Orson Scott Card's five-volume anthology of short works features the 'hidden stories,' including his first published piece, some tales about Mormon family life and other stylistic departures, and several stories that were later developed into acclaimed novels such as Ender's Game, Songmaster, Invasive Procedures, and the Tales of Alvin Maker series. Watch Card craft a paranoid thriller, a spoof of 'serious' contemporary literature, an epic narrative poem, and much more. Card includes background commentaries for each story in his afterwords. Stories include: Ender's Game; Mikal's Songbird; Prentice Alvin and the No-Good Plow; Malpractice; Follower; Hitching; Damn Fine Novel; Billy's Box; The Best Family Home Evening Ever; Bicicleta; I Think Mom and Dad Are Going Crazy, Jerry; and Gert Fram.
'One of the genre's most convincing storytellers. An important volume; for most libraries.''Library Journal