Maps in a Mirror

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Maps in a Mirror (1990) is a collection of short stories by American writer Orson Scott Card.[1] Like Card's novels, most of the stories have a science fiction or fantasy theme. Some of the stories, such as "Ender's Game", "Lost Boys", and "Mikal's Songbird" were later expanded into novels. Each of the smaller volumes that make up the larger collection as a whole are centered on a theme or genre. For instance, Volume 1, The Changed Man, reprints several of Card's horror stories. The collection won the Locus Award in 1991.[2]

Maps in a Mirror
First edition
AuthorOrson Scott Card
Cover artistCarol Russo
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction, fantasy
PublisherTor Books
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
813/.54 20
LC ClassPS3553.A655 M37 1990

Publication historyEdit

Most of the stories appearing in the book are reprints of stories which were first published in science fiction and fantasy periodicals.

The book has been published as a single large volume, as a two volume set and as a four volume set. However, only the single volume editions contain: “Book 5: Lost Songs, The Hidden Stories”.

Single volumeEdit

Two volume setEdit

Four volume setEdit

Story listEdit

The short stories in this book are:

Book 1 - The Changed Man: Tales of DreadEdit

In the one-volume editions, this section is titled "The Hanged Man: Tales of Dread".

  • "Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory"
  • "Quietus"
  • "Deep Breathing Exercises"
  • "Fat Farm"
  • "Closing the Timelid"
  • "Freeway Games"
  • "A Sepulchre of Songs"
  • "Prior Restraint"
  • "The Changed Man and the King of Words"
  • "Memories of My Head"
  • "Lost Boys"

Book 2 - Flux: Tales of Human FuturesEdit

Book 3 - Monkey Sonatas: Fables and FantasiesEdit

In the one-volume editions, this section is titled "Maps in a Mirror: Fables and Fantasies".

Book 4 - Cruel Miracles: Tales of Death, Hope, and HolinessEdit

Book 5 - Lost Songs: The Hidden StoriesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Maps in a Mirror on Orson Scott Card's site, accessed 14 June 2013
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2009-01-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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