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Orson Scott Card

Updated on May 9, 2008

Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, is the New York Times best-selling author of Ender's Game.  Orson has won numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards for his writings of speculative fiction.

Orson Scott Card was born in Richland, Washington.  He currently resides with his family in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Orson Scott Card Quotes

"Every book was the best I could do at the time I wrote it, and every book was a story I still care about and believe in."

"I am especially grateful, however, to have known the fifties, before we began to poison our own civilization - or at least before the effects of the poison began to be felt."

"In all my study of history, I have never found a time or place I would rather have lived than now."

"Your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing."

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Space Boy

Space Boy

"Space Boy offers readers that perennial delight, space travel without the hardware. Card writes with a deceptively simple clarity here, the kind of smart science-fiction fairy tale that is exciting and rewarding for anyone who wants to wrap their brain around the present clothed as the near-future."Trashotron.com

Hart's Hope

Hart's Hope

Enter the city of Hart's Hope, ruled by gods that are both powerful and indifferent, riddled with sorcery and revenge. The city was captured by a rebellious lord, Palicrovol, who overthrew the cruel king, Nasilee, hated by his people.

Palicrovol, too, was cruel, as befitted a king. He took the true mantle of kinghood by forcing Asineth, now queen by her father's death, to marry him, raping her to consummate the marriage. But he was not cruel enough to rule. He let her live after her humiliation; live to bear a daughter; live to return from exile and retake the throne of Hart's Hope.

But she, in turn, sent Palicrovol into exile to breed a son who would, in the name of the gods, take back the kingdom from its cruel queen.

Lost Boys

Lost Boys

Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina, with high hopes. But Steps new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and eight-year-old Stevies school is worse. As Stevie retreats into himself, focusing more and more on a mysterious computer game and a growing troop of imaginary friends, the Fletchers concern turns to terror. Young boys, whose names match a list of Stevies nonexistent friends, have mysteriously vanished from Steuben. And as evil strikes out from the most trusted corners, its suddenly clear that Stevie is next on the list.

Magic Street

Magic Street

"Veteran award-winning SF author Card (Ender's Game) turns to modern fantasy in his portrayal of a young African-American man caught between two worlds and burdened with a responsibility to both of them. The author's always elegant prose and storytelling talent add a dimension of grace and morality to his work, which results in a modern fable that belongs in most libraries." Library Journal

Sarah

Sarah

Sarai was a child of ten years when she first met Abram. He appeared before her in her father's house, filthy from the desert, tired and thirsty. But as the dirt of travel was washed from his body, the sight of him filled her heart. And when Abram promised Sarai to return in ten years to take her for his wife, her fate was sealed.

Abram kept his promise, and Sarai kept hers. They were wed and so began a lifetime together of both great joy and great peril for, with the blessing of their God who bestows on them new names, a great nation would be built around the core of their love

Songmaster

Songmaster

Kidnapped at an early age, Ansset has been raised in isolation at a mystical retreat called the Songhouse. His life is filled with music, and having only songs for companions, he develops a voice that is unlike any other. But Ansset's voice is both a blessing and a curse--for it reflects all the hopes and fears of his audience, and, by magnifying their emotions, can be used either to heal or to destroy.

When it is discovered that his is the voice that the Emperor has waited decades for, Ansset is summoned to the Imperial Palace on Old Earth. Many fates rest in Ansset's hands, and his songs will soon be put to the test: either to salve the troubled conscience of a conqueror or drive him, and the universe, into mad chaos.

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      mandaye 5 years ago

      I absolutely LOVE Orson Scott Card -- I just read Lost Gate, and I'm dying to see if there's a sequel!

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      SadieCope 9 years ago

      I've never read a Card Sci-fi book, I know him through his Christian historical fiction: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel & Leah (rumor has it there is a 4th book in this series pending!), and Stone Tables, about Moses.

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      Susan 10 years ago from Texas

      Ender's Game is far and away one of my favorite sci-fi books. I recommend it to everyone wanting to stick a toe into the sci-fi waters. His Bible women books are pretty good, although full of his special interpretation of the stories. :-) Where's the Homecoming saga? Admittedly not his best work, but always worth noting just because of the matriarch society structure.

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