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The Worthing saga / [written and introduced by Orson Scott Card ; afterword by Michael R. Collings].

Card, Orson Scott, (author.). Card, Orson Scott. Container of (work): Worthing chronicle. (Added Author). Card, Orson Scott. Container of (work): Tales of Capitol. (Added Author). Card, Orson Scott. Container of (work): Tales from the forest of waters. (Added Author). Card, Orson Scott. Container of (work): Skipping stones. (Added Author). Card, Orson Scott. Container of (work): Second chance. (Added Author). Card, Orson Scott. Container of (work): Lifeloop. (Added Author). Card, Orson Scott. Container of (work): Breaking the game. (Added Author). Card, Orson Scott. Container of (work): Killing children. (Added Author). Card, Orson Scott. Container of (work): And what will we do tomorrow. (Added Author). Card, Orson Scott. Container of (work): Worthing Farm. (Added Author). Card, Orson Scott. Container of (work): Worthing Inn. (Added Author). Card, Orson Scott. Container of (work): Tinker. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0812509277
  • ISBN: 9780812509274
  • ISBN: 0812533313
  • ISBN: 9780812533316
  • Physical Description: xiv, 463 pages ; 18 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates Book, ©1990.

Content descriptions

General Note:
This book brings together all the Worthing stories for the first time in one volume.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Worthing chronicle (chapter titles). 1. The day of pain -- 2. The making of parchment and ink -- 3. A book of old memories -- 4. The Devil himself -- 5. The end of sleep -- 6. Waking the children -- 7. Winter tales -- 8. Getting home -- 9. Worthing farm -- 10. In the image of God -- 11. Acts of mercy -- 12. The day of justice.
Tales of Capitol (titles of short stories in collection). 13. Skipping stones -- 14. Second chance -- 15. Lifeloop -- 16. Breaking the game -- 17. Killing children -- 18. What will we do tomorrow?
Tales from the forest of waters (titles of short stories in collection). 19. Worthing Farm -- 20. Worthing Inn -- 21. The tinker.
Summary, etc.:
Gathering every story about Jason Worthing, this volume includes "The Worthing Chronicle," as well as all of the other stories set on Capitol and later on Jason's colonized planet.
It was a miracle of science that permitted human beings to live, if not forever, then for a long, long time. Some people, anyway. The rich, the powerful--they lived their lives at the rate of one year every ten. Somec created two societies: that of people who lived out their normal span and died, and those who slept away the decades, skipping over the intervening years and events. It allowed great plans to be put in motion. It allowed interstellar Empires to be built. It came near to destroying humanity. After a long, long time of decadence and stagnation, a few seed ships were sent out to save our species. They carried human embryos and supplies, and teaching robots, and one man. The Worthing Saga is the story of one of these men, Jason Worthing, and the world he found for the seed he carried.
Subject: Worthing, Jason > Fiction.
Worthing, Jason.
Suffering > Fiction.
Space colonies > Fiction.
Life on other planets > Fiction.
Science fiction.
Life on other planets.
Science fiction.
Space colonies.
Suffering.
Genre: Science fiction.
Short stories.
Novellas.
Fiction.
Novellas.
Science fiction.
Short stories.
Science fiction.
Science fiction, American.
Short stories, American.