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Jun 29 2011 10:00am

Laddertop (Excerpt)

Orson Scott Card and Emily Janice Card

Laddertop by Orson Scott Card and Emily Janice CardPlease enjoy this 10 page excerpt from Orson Scott Card and Emily Janice Card’s upcoming manga comic Laddertop, out September 27 from Tor Books.

Twenty-five years ago, the alien Givers came to Earth. They gave the human race the greatest technology ever seen—four giant towers known as Ladders that rise 36,000 miles into space and culminate in space stations that power the entire planet. Then, for reasons unknown, the Givers disappeared. Due to the unique alien construction of the Laddertop space stations, only a skilled crew of children can perform the maintenance necessary to keep the stations up and running.

Back on Earth, Robbi and Azure, two eleven-year-old girls who are the best of friends, compete fiercely to enter Laddertop Academy. It is an honor few students will achieve.

Illustrated by Honoel A. Ibardolaza, Laddertop is a true collaboration between Orson Scott Card’s and his daughter Emily Janice Card.

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3 comments
ZCam
2. ZCam
Looks like a great story!
I suppose it's wrong of me to be looking forward to the puking panel....
ZCam
4. xhrit
looks like someone was inspired by battle angel alita...
ZCam
5. Annexian
In a way a repeat of Ender themes, but still very good. I don't necessarily consider myself a big fan of OSC, but I like his stories. Ender's Game was my first sci-fi...

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