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Orson Scott Card
rson 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. His most recent series, the
young adult Pathfinder series (Pathfinder, Ruins, Visitors) and the fantasy Mithermages
series (Lost Gate, Gate Thief) are taking readers in new directions.
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, including his "freshened" Shakespeare scripts for Romeo & Juliet, The
Taming of the Shrew, and The Merchant of Venice.
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
frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia
Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen
Card, where his primary activities are writing a review column for the local
Rhinoceros Times and feeding birds, squirrels, chipmunks, possums, and
raccoons on the patio.
More about Orson Scott Card
OSC at the Rhinoceros Times