Orson Scott Card

A prolific American author known for his science-fiction work, Orson Scott Card is most closely associated with his 1985 novel, Ender's Game, and its sequels. Raised in a family devoted to the Church of Jesus ... Read more »
Born: 08/23/1951 in Richland, Washington, USA

Filmography

Producer (1)

Ender's Game 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Terms and Conditions May Apply 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

A prolific American author known for his science-fiction work, Orson Scott Card is most closely associated with his 1985 novel, Ender's Game, and its sequels. Raised in a family devoted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Card has written various religious-themed texts but even more fiction books, first dabbling in the fantastical during the late 1970s. After the success of Ender's Game and its 1986 follow-up, Speaker for the Dead, Card often published multiple books per year, leading to various series including the "Alvin Maker" fantasy tales and the "Shadow Saga" stories, which take place in the same universe as the "Ender" novels. In 2012, filming began on the long-gestating movie adaptation "Ender's Game" (2013). As the film began to gain publicity, Card's outspoken views about homosexuality surfaced, with his controversial opinions threatening to overshadow both his writing and the production. Some, however, argued that Card's work should stand on its own, a point backed up by his considerable bibliography.

Relationships

Arlen Card Composer

Brother

EDUCATION

University of Utah

1981
Graduated in 1981

Brigham Young University

1971 - 1975
Graduated in 1975

Milestones

2013

"Ender's Game" movie, featuring Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley, premiered

1999

Began the "Shadow Saga" with Ender's Shadow

1989

Released the novelization of the sci-fi film "The Abyss"

1987

Debuted Seventh Son, first of the "Alvin Maker" books

1986

Published Speaker for the Dead

1985

Released the full novel Ender's Game

1977

Published the short story "Ender's Game"

Bonus Trivia

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All of Card's children are named after revered writers.

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Card's has written under numerous aliases, most notably Byron Walley.

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"'Ender’s Game' is set more than a century in the future and has nothing to do with political issues that did not exist when the book was written in 1984. With the recent Supreme Court ruling, the gay marriage issue becomes moot. The Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution will, sooner or later, give legal force in every state to any marriage contract recognized by any other state. Now it will be interesting to see whether the victorious proponents of gay marriage will show tolerance toward those who disagreed with them when the issue was still in dispute." -- from Entertainment Weekly, July 8, 2013

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