An American national, Orson Scott Card is a scribbler whose place of birth is Richland upon Washington. A sexagenarian who spent his formative years in various states ranging from California to Arizona, Card was born on August 1951. Card, who is domiciled in Greensboro upon North Carolina, has many occupations; he writes novels, essays, reviews, critiques, and is a notable public speaker. Better yet, Card is a professor at the Buena Vista-based Southern Virginia University.
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For his O-Levels, Orson Scott Card attended Brigham Young High School. For his undergraduate studies, Card was admitted to the Brigham Young University. Card first majored in archaeology at the institution prior to switching to and majoring in theater; Card got his bachelor’s degree in 1975. For his postgraduate education, Orson Scott Card schooled at University of Utah, wherein he received his master’s degree in 1981. For his doctoral studies, Card attended University of Notre Dame.
Orson Scott Card started writing while studying theater at Brigham Young University. When Card volunteered for Mormon-related missionary work around 1970, he stayed in Brazil where he was intrigued by its culture. Subsequently, some of his literary work is set in Brazilian cities such as Sao Paulo.
Orson Scott Card, whose niche is especially Science fiction and fantasy and non-fiction work, has many series to his credit, including trilogies, duologies, a tetralogy, quintets, a 14-book series, and a 17-book series. Among Orson Scott Card’s earliest and most notable book series is the Ender’s Saga series.
Alternatively known as Endeverse, this novel series consists of four major works, though there a total of seven works, including a prequel, novella and belated installment. There are as many as 222 editions of the first book in the Ender’s Saga series. The first edition was initially published in 1985, entitled Ender’s Game; and the book is shelved under the science fiction, fantasy, fiction, and young adult genres.
The main character in Orson Scott Card’s book is called Andrew “Ender” Wiggin. Protagonist Wiggin is a precociously intelligent and talented boy, computer whizz-kid, and crafty. Despite being underrated, Wiggin’s achievements surprise naysayers. The turning point in the first book in the serialized Enderverse, Ender’s Game, is the moment Wiggin is admitted to Battle School. A military school, Wiggin is being groomed to take on the mantle of a commander to secure the world and cushion mankind against alien invasions. Wiggin undergoes military training, especially simulated war games, amid jealous peers and pessimists and bullies in this inspiring multi-award-winning book.
Orson Scott Card Awards
Orson Scott Card is a multi-award-winning penman. These are the most notable literary prizes. In 1985, Card clinched the Hugo Award, in the Best Novel category; and, in 1986, Nebula Award, in the Best Novel section. In both cases, Card won in virtue of his 1985 book Ender’s Game. Card’s 1986 book Speaker for the Dead clinched Hugo Award (1987) in the Best Novel category, Nebula Award (1986) in the Best Novel section, and Locus Award (1986) in the Best Science Fiction Novel category.
Orson Scott Card clinched Alex Award for his 1998 book Ender’s Shadow. Card’s 1987 book Eye for Eye bagged Hugo Award, in the Best Novella award. Card’s 1995 book Alvin Journeyman clinched the 1996 Locus Award in the Fantasy Novel category. In 1987, Card bagged the World Fantasy Award, in the Long Fiction for his 1986 book Hatrack River. Card was also the recipient for the Whitney Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
Orson Scott Card Books into Movies
There is a film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s 1985 book named Ender’s Game. In the 2013 film, also titled Ender’s Game, the starring is English actor Asa Butterfield who appears as Ender Wiggin.
Best Orson Scott Card Books
These are the three best books in Orson Scott Card’s bibliography. The first is the aforementioned Ender’s Game.
Speaker for the Dead: The second book in Endeverse series, it features a tricenarian Wiggin who is contemplating the morality of wars.
Eye for Eye This book features a teenager who possesses a power that mysteriously kills those who irk him.
Other Book Series You May Like
Readers of Orson Scott Card’s books also liked these literary series. Lois McMaster Bujold’s 17-book cyberpunk novel series, “Vorkosigan Saga”, features Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, a handicapped aristocrat who hails from a fictitious planet named Barrayar. Greg Bear’s duology, “Darwin’s Radio” series, features a molecular biologist named Kaye Lang. David Weber’s “Honor Harrington” series features Harrington, a martial artist and decorated female space naval officer.
When Does The Next Orson Scott Card book come out?
Orson Scott Card doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Hive and was released on June, 11th 2019. It is the newest book in the The Second Formic War Series.