Laddertop (Excerpt)


Please 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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