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Orson Scott Card

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August 24, 1951

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Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.
Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy (Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker (beginning with Seventh Son), poetry (An Open Book), and many plays and scripts.

Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays. He recently began a...more


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Ender's Game (The Ender Qui...
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Speaker for the Dead (The E...
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Ender's Shadow (Ender's Sha...
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 78,361 ratings — published 1998 — 46 editions
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Xenocide (The Ender Quintet...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 72,208 ratings — published 1991 — 64 editions
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Children of the Mind (The E...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 51,419 ratings — published 1996 — 46 editions
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Shadow of the Hegemon (Ende...
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Enchantment
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January 2011, Orson Scott Card
"Mercurial gods are trapped on Earth in The Lost Gate, a new fantasy from a science fiction master." ...More

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“Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

“In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I destroy them.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

“If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

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June 2013 Fantasy Selection Poll

 
  16 votes 23.9%

 
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  9 votes 13.4%

 
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  7 votes 10.4%

 
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  3 votes 4.5%

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