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Noemon
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quote:
Originally posted by Mix-up:
I'm in the DC area and boy do I wish I had found this site a few years ago!

....Any suggestions on which series I should start next?

Welcome, Mix-up! Try some of Card's one-off books--Wyrms, Pastwatch, and Enchantment are all quite good. Or if you're looking for different authors who have that certain something in common with Card, give Octavia Bulter a try. I'd recommend starting with her either Wildseed or Dawn.

777, DDDaysh, Ionienne, welcome to all of you as well!

777, I've seen you a bit on the "other side", and it looks like your acclimating just fine! Hope to see more of you in the debates over there.

Daysh, this is a pretty parent friendly place; You'll find a lot of people on that "other side" I was talking about who are collectively a great resource for a parent, both in terms of advice and in terms of adult company.

Ionienne, I love the idea of a book-recommending gnome. Maybe he could live inside a hollow freestanding bookshelf? He could have a knack for always knowing what book would most appeal to the person browsing his shelf. What are you wanting to do in N. America, exactly? Are you more interested living in Canada, the US, or Mexico? I'm guessing one of the first two, since your English seems so good, but for all I know you're equally fluent in Spanish.

[ June 20, 2006, 12:59 PM: Message edited by: Noemon ]

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quote:
Originally posted by 777:
I'm a sucker for U2

[Big Grin] Join the club


*Sings to self*

Grace finds goodness, in everything...

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Noemon, your book-recommending gnome living inside a hollow freestanding bookshelf idea is really cool! A bit Harry Potter maybe, I like it. Also, where I lived in Brittany there are those magic creatures called Korrigans that look like Irish Leprechauns, could be one of them!

I am looking for a job in the US or Canada, even if I do speak a little of Spanish. I did a Business School and I have few experiences in marketing and management of projects, I'd like to go on this way. Do any of you have any ideas of where I should look (websites, forums, companies to contact...)? Your countries are just so attractive for me and I love discovering!!
Anyway, this may not be the best place to talk about my personnal projects...

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quote:
Originally posted by Ionienne:
Noemon, your book-recommending gnome living inside a hollow freestanding bookshelf idea is really cool! A bit Harry Potter maybe, I like it. Also, where I lived in Brittany there are those magic creatures called Korrigans that look like Irish Leprechauns, could be one of them!

Could be! Tell me about Korrigans, if you would; I'm not familiar with fairy-type folk beliefs in Brittany, but I'd love to know more.

::makes note to look up Korrigans in some of my reference books tonight::

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Do any of you have any ideas of where I should look (websites, forums, companies to contact...)? Your countries are just so attractive for me and I love discovering!!
Anyway, this may not be the best place to talk about my personnal projects...

Well, beyond the obvious (Monster.com and that sort of thing) I don't have any ideas off the top of my head, but I'll think about it and let you know if I come up with anything good. It might be a good idea to start a thread asking about it on the other side, since A)it's more widely read than this side, and B) it would be on-topic for that side of Hatrack.

Have you thought about trying to get a job with a French company that has branches in the US?

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quote:
It might be a good idea to start a thread asking about it on the other side
Just done it!
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[Smile] So I see! Looks like you're getting some good suggestions.
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hello hatrack forum [Wave] , i live in Atlanta, GA. im 17 years old and i am about to start college. i spend most my time on a computer or in a book, i am a big fan of Mr. Card's work and look forward to more. well i guess thats all i can think of right now but if anyone wants to know more feel free to ask. im a very freindly person and look forward to joining in the discussions.

-Xray

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Welcome, xray, and other less recent newbies! [Wave]
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*bump*

...so we can meet the newly arrived members. [Smile]

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This is a cool thread. Since I didn't see it before, I'll take the chance now to introduce myself. I'm 25, currently live in Richmond, VA where I am attending grad school, learning the art and craft of anesthesia. Grew up in Russia and lived in Idaho and Utah for a few years before moving East. My first name (Leila) means "dark as night" in Arabic.

I got introduced to "Ender's Game" while at Ricks College and has been an avid fan of OSC ever since. "Enchantment" is one of my favorite stand-alones because of its beautiful depiction of Russian folklore, which is very dear and special to me.

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Fascinating history you have there (I just about typed Dan, but that wouldn't exactly work, would it? [Razz] ). Were you born in Russia? Or rather, are you Russian? Or ... Arabic? I confess, you have me curious.

Regardless, welcome and I hope you enjoy Hatrack as much as I do [Smile] .

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Hey, Leila, welcome to the 'rack! "Dark as night", eh? Veeeery cool. [Cool]
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Thanks for the welcome! Dr. Strangelove, I was born in Russia, but I am ethnically
Tatar.

As for my name, there is an ancient Arabic legend (of the Romeo & Juliet type), and the heroine's name is Leila. It was my dad's favorite love story...

[ October 25, 2006, 07:31 PM: Message edited by: Dark as night ]

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Welcome to Leila and all the other newbies!

Farmgirl

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Hi, I'm in middle school. I live in the U.S. Ender's Game was the first sci fi book I ever read. I have read Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, the first few chapters of Children of the Mind (I lost it [Eek!] [Cry] ), Enders Shadow, Shodow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Giant, the first few chapters of the first Homecoming book, and Treason. This is the second time I have tried to use this site and it worked. The first time I used my school e-mail and I think my shool sensored (sp) the e-mail with my password.
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Welcome jeeshkid and dont worry about censorship here [Wink]
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*Gasps*

Are you... me?

*Dramatic music plays in the background*

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Hello, i'm a little late in posting, but here it goes.
My name is Chris, I'm from scranton, PA USA
i've read all of ender/bean quartets, the alvin maker series, and homecoming to book 4(on book 5 now)
i think that osc is one of the best writers out there. and this seems like a pretty cool communtiy, i look foreward to becoming a part of it.
Chris

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jeeshkid -- you should read the Alvin Maker series if you haven't done that yet (begins with Seventh Son) I'll bet you like them.

FG

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I've been meaning to but at Boarders you have to order it.
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Hi there! I've posted here a few times, lurked for a few months, so I figured it's high time I introduce myself.

I'm one of those lucky few from Delaware. I'm a senior, history major, applying to grad school in history. I got my start on OSC in fourth grade when some other kids were teasing me and my sister started telling me stories about what Ender did in such situations. I've read all of the Ender/Bean, Alvin, and Homecoming series and about half of the stand-alones (Enchantment is definitely my fav.)

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Um...hi?

I'm a 14 year old girl who is perpetually buried under a pile books and randomly becomes worshipful of OSC. I'm eclectic (and eccentric, come to think of it) and somewhat obsessed with tragedy. I'm a devotee of the Harry Potter books, but think the movies are trash. I also happen to be a pseudo-intellectual and fight valiantly against it, but alas, the worst part of my nature triumphs more often than not. [Wink] I'm addicted to MuggleNet Fan Fiction (Harry Potter fanfiction) which has the best quality of fanfiction on the web (the only quality, really) and their forums are <3.

The OSC books that I have read are the Ender/Bean series, though my goal is to read all his novels. I'm reading Women of Genesis right now and have Pastwatch, Enchantment, and Homebody on my bedroom floor. I will also take this opportunity to say that I will most likely be a sporadic poster; for you see, I'm in love with MNFF and this little affair will have to be carried out on the sly... [Wink]

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Welcome to Hatrack, talsmitde and GreyLady! [Wave]


quote:
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. . . which has the best quality of fanfiction on the web (the only quality, really) and their forums are <3.

Them's fightin' words! It may be among the best HP fanfic sites. But the Lois & Clark fanfic archives and forum, not to mention several Stargate sites, can kick its tushie. [Big Grin]
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Jeesh to Jeeshkid - Jeeshkid I am your father
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Greetings all, This seems to be one long list of introductions so I will be brief, I first read Ender's Game back when I was a sophomore at Wyoming Park High School in 2002. I am 20 years of age and I am also a member of the United States Armed Forces, in the Marine Corps stationed at Camp Lejuene, 2D MLG HQ co. (FWD).
Ender's Game was what had got me to thinking about the military as a career. I have since of course read the rest of them and I am extremely interested in the upcoming EiE and SiF. That is if anyoone can verify that these will eventually be produced at one point or another. Also, there have been quite a grand number of internet rumors as well concerning an Ender's Game movie. I would like to know if these are perhaps serious or just a massive number of jokes and misinformation?

On an unrelated note, I am also interested in Theology, MetaPhysics, and various other hobbies such as the collecting of authentic swords from many different eras, it is probably the most expensive hobby of mine with the exception of reading.

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Welcome! Putter around the forum a bit and all of your questions will be answered as far as they can be.
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Oy! 99 more members to 10,000!

Welcome Seth.

I'm curious as to what swords you current have? I've recently gotten into some collecting of swords myself, though mine are far more decorative than functional. I have several of the United Cutlery reproduction swords from the LOTR movies (though still not the ones I REALLY want).

Do you collect like old French rapiers, medieval broadswords, Japanese katanas, officer swords from more modern times?

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I've lurked in the forums on and off for a few years... finally registered (though I think I had registered previous sometime) and posted.

I first received Ender's Game from my sister as a birthday present sometime around when I was 13... since then I've picked up and read almost all of OSC's novels (there's one or two that I've missed, but that'll be corrected soon enough).

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My name is Tyler, I am 18, i live in Bend, Oregon, but am currently studying at a Bible College in Eugene Oregon.

well, i've been reading card consistantly for 3 years now, i think ive read about half of his books, about 2/3's of his short stories.

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Hello Tyler! Welcome to Hatrack!

Which of his books have you read, and what brought you to here?

Farmgirl

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hi my name is Erin! i'm 13 years old and live in Louisville Kentucky. i have only read the Ender/Bean series, but i love them! im reading Pastwatch and i requseted a couple OSC books from the library.

[ December 05, 2006, 12:55 PM: Message edited by: No1 Beats DRAGON ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Farmgirl:
Hello Tyler! Welcome to Hatrack!

Which of his books have you read, and what brought you to here?

Farmgirl

i've read all the ender/bean, all the memory of earth, all published short stories, worthing saga(and the original hot sleep) seventh son, saints, folk on the fringe, harts hope, enchantment, treasure box, lovelock...the list goes on

i think ive read everything except some of the women of the old testament books, and Empire, and i think thats all i havent read. i could be wrong, i havent looked at a comprehensive list of published works.

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quote:
Originally posted by Farmgirl:
Hello Tyler! Welcome to Hatrack!

Which of his books have you read, and what brought you to here?

Farmgirl

i've read all the ender/bean, all the memory of earth, all published short stories, worthing saga(and the original hot sleep) seventh son, saints, folk on the fringe, harts hope, enchantment, treasure box, lovelock...the list goes on

i think ive read everything except some of the women of the old testament books, and Empire, and i think thats all i havent read. i could be wrong, i havent looked at a comprehensive list of published works.

as far as what brought me here, i've been meaning to join a forum group for a while, but i just finally decided here because of mentions in the intros of some of OSC's books.

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Well, I've made a few scattered posts, but not here so here goes (is it okay if I haven't read the whole thread? [Wink] )

Nikisknight, Randy Miller.
I've been an OSC fan since reading Memory of Earth in High School, and have read most everything else, except lost boys and a few of the Alvin series. I've also turned on my wife and friend to OSC.

I'm 25, married for 2.25 years. Work as a lab technician currently, previously taught chemistry. I'm friendly but quiet in person. [Smile]

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I've read every book by OSC I could get my hands on. He's a master. [Smile]

Hiya!

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My name is Scott, and I currently live in Provo, but I still claim California as home. I've been reading Orson Scott Card for almost 20 years now.
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Hey all,

I'm Jeremy... playwright and aspiring novelist.

I've been reading these posts for a while, and figured what the hey, it was time I added my own two cents...

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Welcome everyone. I agree with you Taiin, should we start calling him "Master Card" now?
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Hi, I'm sprawl, And I an OSCaholic. I first came across Ender's Game by recommendation from a friend. about 2 years ago. I was skeptical at first. I was told that it was a children's book.

However, I could tell that was not the case upon reading. I finished the book in one sitting. (well, laying down, Sitting, Standing, Walking around the house). it was completely new to me and a style of writing I enjoyed immensely.

I picked up the rest of the Ender's series. I read them in days. I didn't stop there.

I went to my local bookstore and found this 6 series book all listed as "the tales of Alvin maker". I'm not a Fantasy fan. However I loved these books. I read all 6 in a matter of days. Now i eagerly wish for more tales, as I'm sure we're to get (I hope dearly).

Now I LITERALLY finished reading "Shadow of the Giant". And i must say, there are several threads that could be opened in future books. I Don't know the likelihood of it, but it could. What happens to bean and his children? What happens with Randi and her Child. There's stories of the founding of every Colony and he Jeesh. there's a giant world of writing that could be done in this universe and so many stories I Know i wish to hear.

But now i take a quick break from Card's writing, as I just acquired another book series that looks to take some time (Otherland by Tad Williams). But when i complete those, i have the Earthbound series sitting on my desk just awaiting my Endertainment.

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Hi all,

I'm Sibyl (really) in Kansas. I'm 62, and have been a Science Fiction fan pretty much all my reading life, but never got involved in the Convention part, just the stories and books. I'm pretty sure that I read the original novella of Ender's Game in Analog: I had a subscription to Analog at the time, but it may have been in one of the anthologies. It didn't make a huge impression, and about that time of my life I got very poor and couldn't afford a lot of magazines and books. The huge impression was reserved for Alvin Maker.

At this point in my life I've read all of Alvin, all of Ender, several of the others, and am working on _all_ the others, since I can afford some books now. Currently I'm reading "Hart's Hope", which I like somewhat less than any that I've read--but it's still OSC. He's a very versatile writer! (understatement).

I've known of this site for some time, but didn't explore thoroughly enough, registered for 1830's and had the impression that that was all of the forums, and while I really like Alvin Maker, wasn't that interested in writing within that world. Then I found the forums on the Philotic Web, more generalized, and then discovered the rest of the forums here.

I'm a mother of one adult daughter and one son-in-law, and the grandmother of one infant granddaughter, was married for thirteen years, then divorced, and now it's moot because he died. I live with four cats and one terrier (I'd rather the terrier was some variety of Shepherd, but we're stuck with each other).

I have had a variety of money-earning jobs in my life, but nothing of which I could say "I am a..." except while I was doing it.

I'm an Episcopalian, but really more of a generalized Christian.

So that's me, but it's a long way from being "all" of me!

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I thought I would add my two cents here. My name is Jesse, and I am 31 years of age. I have worn many hats in my short life so far. I was a Hospital Corpsmen for six years, and proudly offered care to many great friends in the Marine Corps. The rest of my life I was in sales, and recently I decided to do something for me. I am opening a coffee shop and writing my first novel. I came to this hatrack to read the writing forum more then anything, but found myself getting sucked into the discussion panels as well. I have my opinions, and try to respect others views as well. I do not sugar coat much, and speak my mind. I do not apologize for things I say, but I will apologize for typos and poor grammar. I went to school for business not English [Big Grin]
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Welcome page 22 newbies [Smile]
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Perplexity'sDaughter
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Hello.Ü

Alright, so I'm Melissa. I'm 18 with a beautiful 17-month-old boy, and I will be getting married in a few months.

I've been reading OSC's work since I was about eleven or twelve, starting with Ender's Game. Since then I've read pretty much all of Ender's books, Enchantment, a few of the Alvin series, Magic Street, and the entire Homecoming series. Basically, everything by OSC I could find at the libraries and bookstores in my area.

I've actually had this account for a while, but can't seem to ever make time to post...

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Billsey
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I'm Bill and am a bit more than a half century old now, with a couple of step daughters and six grandkids (yeah I know, by my ex was a couple of years older than me :-).

I started reading OSC when he was writing the book reviews in F&SF (or was it Asimov's?) and started collecting his books with Seventh Son, though I had a number in PB by then (just recommended Saints to a friend). I was most moved by Lost Boys, enjoy the Alvin novels most and (like Sibyl above) read Ender's Game first in Analog. I'm really looking forward to the sequel to Lovelock.

The last couple of weeks I've been catching up with Terry Goodkind and Elizabeth Moon. I've also been busy helping some friends out with their computer needs, though I no longer need to do that for a living. I'm a self-professed computer dweeb (dweebs dress better than geeks do) and have been for about 20 years (when I was in college, we weren't allowed to take computer courses to cover credits for my math major, so I didn't get into them until later). Oh, and did I say I'm a stamp collector? Stop by the eBay stamp chat sometime and say hi.

I've seen Orson's blurbs for this site off an on for quite a while, but this is the first time I've actually stopped by... Hi everyone! :-)

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im 16 from MN, i love sports, basketball, football, baseball, I'm also an amatuer pilot (get my liscense at 17), i love playing gamesi n genral, and im also an avid reader of sci-fi/fantasy. I have read all of the "enderverse" books, empire (first day it came out), homecoming harmony, and a few others of his books. The only contender, in my opinion, of writing to OSC would be Heinlien, outside of that OSC is the best. Great characters and storylines. Empire dissapointed me a bit, but only compared to ender's game.
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I'm 20 right now and am a student at Hastings College, a small liberal arts school in the middle Nebraska. I'll be starting a career in digital editing (mostly weddings for now) this summer and i'm happy because it's what I want to do and i'll like it. The first book i read from front to back was Ender's Game because it was more appealing to read it then to put it down, and after that I couldn't stop with that series. I have loved that series along with Bean's and i have every book in both series including First Meetings which I though were excellent short stories. I have been following this forum for more than a year and now that I got my computer it felt worth it to join and take part. Glad I finally got unlazy (if it's a word) and decided to see if my 2 cents can become a few dollars [Smile]

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Alex Beal
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Hi, I'm Alex. I'll be 18 in June (which means I'm 17 now) and next year I'll be a freshman at the University of Missouri in Columbia and majoring in theatre performance. The first OSC book I read was ender's game, and I quickly ate up the rest of the series, and the shadow series. I also just recently got Empire, which is pretty darn good. I saw this forum mentioned in some of the forwards/afterwords in his books, and decided to check it out.
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My name is Matt. I am 19 years old, and I am a freshman at Rose-Hulman University in Indiana (majoring in Computer Science). I read Ender's game in 7th grade (my teacher had a copy). Then, in high school I read the rest of the Ender quartet. I'm halfway through Bean's quartet right now. I'm looking forward to actually getting my hands on the rest of the books and reading them.
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I'm Steve, 32, never read anything by OSC until 2000. Came across EG while browsing a book of Short Stories by different SciFi author in the library. I'd seen the book before, though so I decided to go check out the book instead. After that I've read everything by OSC I could get my hands on. Only had 1 book I could put down and not pick up again, but I've vowed to give it a 2nd chance once my life gets less busy.

I got my wife hooked on OSC , through the Women in Genesis books. She also loved Enchantment and like Ender's Game. She didn't like Lost Boys so much, but I loved it. We disagree sometimes on what makes "good" endings. [Smile]

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