Share via Email They say all publicity is good publicity. If so, studio Lionsgate should be reaping the rewards from all the negative hype whirling around the repugnant views of Orson Scott Card, author of the novel upon which its upcoming science fiction movie Ender's Game is based. Ever since gay rights group Geeks Out launched its campaign for a boycott of Gavin Hood's film, whose stellar cast includes Harrison Ford, Britain's brilliant Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin, the noise surrounding the movie has been firmly about Card's homophobic attitudes rather than the movie itself. Lionsgate's reaction has been to pretend that Card is a figment of everybody else's imagination, rather than the source of its own worst nightmares.
A devout Mormon, Card believes in imparting moral lessons through his fiction, a stance that sometimes creates controversy on both sides of the fence. Some Mormons have objected to the violence in his books as being antithetical to the Mormon message, while his conservative political activism has gotten him into hot water with liberal readers.
Whether you agree with his personal views or not, Card's fiction can be enjoyed on many different levels. And with the amount of work he's produced, there is something to fit the tastes of readers of all ages and stripes. Averaging two novels a year sinceCard has also managed to find the time to write hundreds of audio plays and short stories, several stage plays, a television series concept, and a screenplay of his classic novel Ender's Game.
In addition to his science fiction and fantasy novels, he has also written contemporary fiction, religious, and nonfiction works. Card's novel that has arguably had the biggest impact is 's Hugo and Nebula award-winner Ender's Game.
Ender's Game introduced readers to Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, a young genius faced with the task of saving the Earth. Ender's Game is that rare work of fiction that strikes a chord with adults and young adult readers alike. The sequel, Speaker for the Dead, also won the Hugo and Nebula awards, making Card the only author in history to win both prestigious science-fiction awards two years in a row.
InCard returned to Ender's world with a "parallel" novel called Ender's Shadow. As Sam to Ender's Frodo, Bean is doomed to be remembered as an also-ran next to the legendary protagonist of the earlier novel.
In many ways, Bean is a more complex and intriguing character than the preternaturally brilliant Ender, and his alternate take on the events of Ender's Game provide an intriguing counterpoint to fans of the original series. In addition to moral issues, a strong sense of family pervades Card's work.
Card is a devoted family man and father to five! In the age of dysfunctional family literature, Card bristles at the suggestion that a positive home life is uninteresting.
I've seen the same bad parents in so many books and movies that I'm tired of them. Card developed the ability to write believable characters and page-turning plots as a college theater student. To this day, when he writes, Card always thinks of the audience first.
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The novel presented some difficulty for the writer. Characters who were relatively unimportant when the series began had moved to the forefront, and as a result, Card knew that the ending he had originally envisioned would not be enough to satisfy the series' fans.
Although the Ender and Shadow series deal with politics, Card likes to keep his personal political opinions out of his fiction. He tries to present the governments of futuristic Earth as realistically as possible without drawing direct analogies to our current political climate.
This distance that Card maintains between the real world and his fictional worlds helps give his novels a lasting and universal appeal. The Book of Mormon. Mark Twain was wrong.A short summary of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of Ender's Game.
This discussion is based on the book Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Please use this thread to discuss the book and other books that you feel fans of Ender's Game would also enjoy. 20 comments. Oct 07, · Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Ender’s Game is a book about children in adult situations, and for that, Card has evidently been heavily criticized.
I recall a letter to the editor of Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, in which a woman who worked as a guidance counselor for gifted children reported that she had only. Oct 23, · Orson Scott Card is an American science fiction author of great renown.
His first major novel, Ender's Game, won both the Hugo and Nebula awards in  He is also way more conservative than many readers would think based on his fiction. Whether or not you're a fan of Orson Scott Card's classic Hugo and Nebula award-winning Ender's Game series, Card wants you to check out his new Ender's Game comic-book prequel series, Formic Wars: Burning Earth.
In an exclusive interview, Card and Johnston revealed six reasons you'll want to read. ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card Chapter 1 -- Third "I've watched through his eyes, I've listened through his ears, and tell you he's the one.