Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card Capitol To Jay A. Perry, Who has read everything and made it better Preface Fiction usually does a better job standing on its own, but occasionally a word of explanation can help a reader receive a work as the author means to give it. Capitol is not a novel; however, it is also not a short story collection. While all the stories in Capitol are completely self-contained, they are placed in the book in chronological order, to gradually unfold the biography of a world and a way of life that is born in "A Steep and a Forgetting" and dies in "The Stars That Blink. " I urge you to read them in order. Also, Capitol overlaps in time and some characters with Hot Sleep, which is a novel, and which is soon to appear, like Capitol, as an Analog Book. Together, they comprise what is now extant of The Worthing Chronicle. A SLEEP AND A FORGETTING There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall...