The Worthing Chronicle

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The Worthing Chronicle
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First edition
Author Orson Scott Card
Cover artist Don Maitz
Country United States
Language English
Series The Worthing series
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Ace Books
Publication date
1983
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 272 pp
ISBN 0-441-91810-7
OCLC 9980726

The Worthing Chronicle (1983) is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card set in the Worthing series. This book by itself is out of print having been published along with nine short stories in the collection The Worthing Saga (1990).

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Jason Worthing and one of his descendants, Justice, go to a small village on a backward world to get a boy named Lared to write a book for them. This book is about why Abner Doon destroyed the empire and the planet Capitol and why Jason's descendants destroyed the planet Worthing. It also explains why people all over the settled part of the galaxy are no longer being protected by "God" from pain and hardship.

The Worthing Chronicle is an expansion of Card’s first novel, Hot Sleep.

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