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FlyingCow
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Wishing you the best as you work through your therapy and recovery! Our thoughts are with you.
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Best wishes on a speedy recovery.
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Thoughts and Prayers are with you. Get well soon!
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Oh, I just checked in and read about this. Hugs to you sweet OSC. I know your family is taking good care of you!

Please know that you're in our thoughts and that we all wish you back in tip-top shape as soon as possible.

[Group Hug]

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Get well, Mr. Card.

[quote]But he is grateful for your good wishes and he promises not to die with any series unfinished.[quote]

*cough*lovelock*cough*

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The Rabbit
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quote:
But he is grateful for your good wishes and he promises not to die with any series unfinished.
*cough*Alvin*cough*

I'm sure it's not in the least bit polite to cough on someone whose sick. I should probably delete this post. But heck it's been 8 years since the last Alvin book. It seems Card's lost interest in ever finishing this series.

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Get well soon! I hope for your speedy recovery.
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Get well soon, Mr. Card.

I don't think it's lost interest, Rabbit. The Alvin series draws in part from events in the life of Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of his LDS faith. The next major thing to happen to Alvin in the timeline is a martyrdom, which has got to be tricky to get right.

I look forward to it, but I'm sure being careful about it is part of the reason we haven't seen the next book.

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Hope you have a speedy recovery!
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Prayers and healing thoughts to you and your family! Take it easy!
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Best wishes! Hope you get better soon and recover fully.
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We are praying for you and your family. May you recover soon.
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Fight the Unmaker, sir! Be well. [Big Grin]
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Shocked and saddened to hear about the mild stroke. I will remember to pray for your health and for your dear wife, Kristine. I also hope this will help me remember to take my hypertension medication that I have a habit of forgetting.

Best wishes for a full recovery and many more years of good health and fellowship with loved ones.

John Hansen

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I hope you get well soon OSC. I've been reading some Ender stuff this break to pass the time, and really hope that you get better as soon as possible.

Side note: You might want to look into Speech Recognition software, it's pretty cool, even if it's just to play with.

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Best wishes for a full recovery, Mr. Card! I'm sure the world will enjoy your brain for a while yet.
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quote:
Originally posted by Geoffrey Card:
I'm glad he's maintaining his sense of humor [Smile]

My kids just made a packet of get-well cards for him. My oldest said that hers was "A book about how to get better."

It simply contained the words: "This is how you get better."

[Smile]

Awww, that is so funny and cute at the same time. I'm sure he'll treasure them!

My prayers are with the entire Card family. I know times like these can be stressful, so I'll pray for healing for Mr. Card and peace for everyone else!

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My Dear Maestro Card, I know you will be feeling better very soon. There are so many people of so many religions, creeds, and nationalities praying for you to not only feel better but to have this behind you as a bad memory. I know how life changing something like can be, and though the verse "God will never give you anything you cannot handle" is no actually in the Bible, 2 Corinthians 1:8.9: "For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself...But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead." This to me is also very promising. I’m sure it’s cliché these days to say, but it's true, your books saved my life at a very young age, and for that I've always considered you one of my absolute favorite authors.
Your work had the ability to transport me to an Earth where the IF ruled the whole of the world and we were worried that the Buggers would attack... but I knew we'd be ok. You transported me to a world where I was a seventh son of a seventh son, and I had strong "knacks". All this was important to me because I was raised by a single Mother who drove me an hour to school every day then had to drive back to the little town we lived in so she could go to work. I was the little boy from kindergarten up who got to school two and half hours early and stayed until six when she could pick me up, sometimes later. I was abused by a Teacher at this "Christian School" at a very young age. It took me a long time to not associate religion with hypocrisy. But what got me through everything the waiting at school for hours when I didn't have anywhere to go and I'd hide in a bathroom stall or behind the school were books. Problem was I never got too interested in books until I read and fell in love with a world you created in "Enders Game". I never told me Mom about the Teacher, because as a young person I didn't want her to feel bad about sending me there. At that age I knew she'd blame herself. To this day I've only told a hand full of people and it's been almost 20 years... Since I begged my mom to go to the book store (we had to go to a used book store because we were really poor, and we never got out of school early enough to visit the library) I eventually got all of your books, they were my most precious treasures, well shoot to this day they still are. I still can't help it. When I see a Hard cover OSC book I don't have, even when it's just a new cover I have to buy it... and if it's been at least 6 or so months, I'll read that book again. In this way I fell in love with fiction, I fell in love with literature, and it kept me from ending my life where in a few times at adolescence I almost attempted it... except... what was going to happen to Andrew next? Was Andrew ever going to meet Bean and his children and maybe give them a chance at life with their new space travel? You've kept me Entertained, and kept me guessing. Thank you. And God bless you! Until next book, Pathfinder was very fun! I'm re-reading Treason I believe it was the second book I read and I was only about 10 at the time... lol [Smile]

And again Thank you from the kid who didn't just read Ender's Game, He lived it!

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I was shocked and horrified to find my favorite author unwell in anyway, and while my reasons for worry are distant and somewhat selfish, I also can't tolerate the thought of a family suffering due to the illness of a much-loved father, husband, grandfather.

My prayer is for a full and complete recovery.

May God bless you and your family!

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Uncle Orson,

Two of your Uncle Orson Reviews Everything posts have been very poignant to me.

One was when you mentioned something about having mild depression and trouble sleeping back around Christmas 2005(http://www.hatrack.com/osc/reviews/everything/2005-12-25.shtml). My thought was: "If OSC, who I view on a pedestal, and is my hero in terms of philosophy, creativity, religion, and plain intelligent reasoning and common sense, is subject to human ailments such as these, what hope do I have?"

And now, having heard further evidence of your mortality in the form of the stroke, my heart fills with dread at the very thought of the potential of living in a world without OSC in it.

Your Uncle Orson Reviews Everything and War Watch columns are actually the only columns I have consistently read for several years now. Your views about many things always seem to correspond with mine (or are you their origin?). Your books resonate with me, even after two or three readings, ever since I discovered Ender's Game back in college some thirty years ago. I'm just finishing Hidden Empire now and love it.

At the risk of being morbid and selfish, since that unmentionable day eventually will come, please do continue to share your thoughts and ideas (i.e. brain dump) as you are able. May I suggest a non-fiction book on religion, i.e. using your gifts to show how Mormonism is true and makes sense? Maybe something about politics too.

Thank you so much for how you have enriched and influenced my life over the years. Please do take care of yourself! You are literally in my prayers.

-John Thompson

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Ron Lambert
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Not to be picky, but I think it would be more appropriate to speak of our "thoughts and prayers ... [with or for] the Card family," rather than "to the Card family." I mean, I greatly appreciate Orson Scott Card and the delightful, imaginative, and generally high moral standard of his writing. But I am not yet prepared to pray to him or his family.
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quote:
Originally posted by Ron Lambert:
Not to be picky, but I think it would be more appropriate to speak of our "thoughts and prayers ... [with or for] the Card family," rather than "to the Card family." I mean, I greatly appreciate Orson Scott Card and the delightful, imaginative, and generally high moral standard of his writing. But I am not yet prepared to pray to him or his family.

Our thoughts can go out to him, but I suppose prayers should probably be for him.

Speaking of that, my thoughts and prayers go out, respectively, to and for you, Mr. Card. I wish you the speediest of speedy recoveries.

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God bless you and your family, Mr. Card.

Godspeed, good man!

You and yours are in my prayers.

I'm sure you'll be fine,
you're a natural born fighter.

[Smile]

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Words are inadequate so ill just keep showing my adulation by introducing your works to everyone i care about. [Hat]
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Sir,

You're certainly in my prayers.

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Dang Orson, sounds like I had a much better New Years than you did.

Much love'. keep rollin with the punches.

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Hope you are feeling better!
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Ron Lambert
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The world still needs you, Orson. May the Lord grant you healing soon.
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I hope you get better soon, Mr. Card!
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Hi,
Ain't been by in a while, but I'm rooting for ya OSC, wishing you a speedy recovery.

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I just heard about this and wanted to stop by to convey my best wishes for a speedy recovery to Uncle Orson. Recently reread Folk of the Fringe and realized this is really the book that helped me understand what being LDS is about and got me earnestly asking in prayer if I should join the church. I did join and it changed my life vastly for the better. A lot of LDS friends I met on this forum helped me work through all the issues I had with church teachings and learn more about the restored gospel. I know this isn't an LDS forum, but it's the place that offered me the opportunity to find out about the restored gospel. I realized I've never properly thanked the Cards for giving me that chance. Lately I'm also enjoying OSC's column on Mormon Times an awful lot as well.

Uncle Orson, thanks for everything and please get well, take good care of yourself, and keep on writing for many decades to come!

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