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Orson Scott Card
Foci, Trends, and Paradigms:
Born August 24, 1951 in Washington
Grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah
Started off with plays and comedies
Graduated from Brigham Young University
and the University of Utah
Teaches and directs
Southern Virginia University
Currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina
Married with three children
Aspects of the Book of Mormon
Reading of history
Experiences from life
Philosophy he has read and thought of
All other authors he has read
The Ender's Saga
"Card has taken the venerable sci-fi concepts of a superman and interstellar war against aliens, and, with superb characterization, pacing and language, combined them into a seamless story of compelling power. This is Card at the height of his very considerable powers—a major sci-fi novel by any reasonable standards."-Booklist
"Editorial: Is Ender’s Game a YA Novel?" Enders Ansible. Philotic Web, 25 July 2012. Web. 17
"Booklist Online: More than 130,000 Book Reviews for Librarians, Book Groups, and
Book Lovers-from the Trusted Experts at the American Library Association First Time Here?" Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card. American Library Association, 2013. Web. 11 Feb. 2013.
Modenait. "Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 14 May
2012. Web. 11 Feb. 2013
"Card does a fine job articulating Ender's inner struggle between the kind, peaceful boy he wants to be and the savage, violent actions he is frequently forced to take." -Publisher's Weekly
"Ender's Game has an interesting narrative style. Card has placed descriptions where appropriate, and he always narrates in an exciting manner. One way he provokes tension in the book is by having an unidentified narrator at the beginning of every chapter."-Guardian News and Media
"Ender's Game follows a busy, unpredictable, action-packed plot, but the end of the novel is still sad and strong enough to make us reflect on our behavior and on the book's events. It is also gripping and exciting, and the reader never knows what will happen next."-Guardian News and Media
Published in 1985
Nebula Award winner, 1985
Hugo Award winner, 1986
Locus Award nominee, 1986
Speaker for the Dead
(Ender's Saga #2)
(Ender's Saga #1)
Published in 1986
Nebula Award winner, 1986
Hugo & Locus Awards winner, 1987
Campbell Award nominee, 1987
(Ender's Saga #3)
Published in 1991
Hugo and Locus Awards nominee, 1992
"Ender himself is young, but the book’s violence isn’t appropriate for young readers."-NPR
(Shadow Saga #1)
Shortlisted for a Locus Award, 2000
Published in 1999
Published in 2008
Know for homophobic controversy
The Mormon Times
Published from 2007 - 2011
Published over 100 articles
Slide 4 & 5:
Hatrack River - The Official Web Site of Orson Scott Card." Hatrack River - The Official Web Site of Orson Scott Card. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. http://www.hatrack.com/
"Orson Scott Card's Superman Comic Causes a Furor." USA Today. Gannett, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2013/02/14/orson-scott-card-superman-comic-book/1918059/
Adventures of Superman
Published in 2013
Working with DC comics to portray classic comic storyline
Carson, Frieda. "Speaking With: Orson Scott Card."
Biblio.com. Green America, July 2008. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. <http://www.biblio.com/unbound/2008/7/osc.html>.
Davis, Steven. "ENDER'S GAME NEW MOVIE TRAILER."
YouTube. YouTube, 04 Nov. 2010. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzuW9j7fXgk>.
-Character Doubling: When pairs of the main characters mirror each other or have parallel traits. Card uses this technique to compare and contrast certain qualities between the characters.
- Ender winning all of the games and battles.
-When Card tells the story from two different perspectives; views of the adults, then moves into the lives of the children they are describing. Each chapter always starts with a conversation between two adults.
-Card focuses on one individual who is forced to become a professional warrior.
-You can't trust anybody
-Friends and enemies
-Isolation yields individual strength
-The relationship between children and adults.
-Leadership and Human Values
-Card engages in a critique of the military paradigm.
-Card depicts the military paradigm and its assumptions.
-Power and Control that Ender may or may not possess.
-The process of Ender's transformation from being a civilian to a warrior is complex.
"Who Is Orson Scott Card?" Orson Scott Card. Hatrack
River Enterprises Inc., 2013. Web. 19 Feb. 2013. <http://hatrack.com/osc/about-more.shtml>.