Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction novel Ender's Game and it's many sequels that expand the Ender Universe into the far future and the near past. Those books are organized into the Ender Quintet, the five books that chronicle the life of Ender Wiggin; the Shadow Series, that follows on the novel Ender's Shadow and are set on Earth; and the Formic Wars series, written with co-author Aaron Johnston, that tells of the terrible first contact between humans and the alien "Buggers".
Card has been a working writer since the 1970s. Beginning with dozens of plays and musical comedies produced in the 1960s and 70s, Card's first published fiction appeared in 1977 -- the short story "Gert Fram" in the July issue of The Ensign, and the novelet version of "Ender's Game" in the August issue of Analog.
The novel-length version of Ender's Game, published in 1984 and continuously in print since then, became the basis of the 2013 film, starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin.
Card was born in Washington state, 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 runs occasional writers' workshops and directs plays. He frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia University.
He is the author many sf and fantasy novels, including the American frontier fantasy series "The Tales of Alvin Maker" (beginning with Seventh Son), There are also stand-alone science fiction and fantasy novels like Pastwatch and Hart's Hope. He has collaborated with his daughter Emily Card on a manga series, Laddertop. He has also written contemporary thrillers like Empire and historical novels like the monumental Saints and the religious novels Sarah and Rachel and Leah. Card's recent work includes the Mithermages books (Lost Gate, Gate Thief), contemporary magical fantasy for readers both young and old.
Card lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, He and Kristine are the parents of five children and several grandchildren.
My teen and preteen boys loved this series. Took them maybe a week to get thru the whole series.Published 15 days ago by Momof3
I dig the story, though Card's writing ability leaves something to be desired. Read it anyway.Published 1 month ago by J.
It came just as described. Couldn't ask for more! I love these novels and couldn't wait to own them. :) A great product!Published 1 month ago by Emily
I really loved the saga. Maybe, the only thing what i disliked was the all allmighty Jane and the theory of the other side. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hector Jose Hernandez Reinoza
I would really like to rate this higher, but I can't right now. The writer is great, the story was good so far, but there was a production error resulting in pages 7-38 of the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
first book was spectacular
the rest would put anyone to sleep
Read these so fast I could not believe it! Started and could not stop. Card is absolutely amazing to say the least.Published 2 months ago by Craig Rice
Do yourself a favor and buy these books! they are full of insights into our human existence and how we interact with each other and how we interact with other species and might... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Asaph Efrati
Great for the late preteen and early teen youth. My grandsin loves this author.Published 3 months ago by MarMar