It was here, during a junior high debate in the heart of Goldwater country that the young Card volunteered to do what no one else would: represent the political views of Lyndon B. It was an act which foreshadowed Card's later philosophy: that one's enemy has an agenda and moral belief structure that is good and worthy when looked at from their point of view, although the corollary to this might be that the cruelty and ferocity of one's enemy (and indeed their very enmity) can take us by surprise if we have failed to glimpse their point of view.Examples of these principles can be found throughout the Ender saga as well as in his Homecoming series.But Card's family had a long involvement with stage plays, performed under the auspices of the Church, and he himself soon was spending enough time in the theatre department to warrant a change in major.His impetus to write came while observing another student's adaptation of a story from the Book of Mormon.
Orson Scott Card spent his childhood variously in Santa Clara, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah, where his father, Willard, attended college.When Willard Card took a position at Arizona State University, in 1964, the family relocated to Mesa, Arizona.Descended from Mormon pioneers, he was named for his grandfather Orson Rega Card.His namesake was the son of Charles Ora Card, founder of the Mormon colony in Cardston, Canada and husband to Zina Young Card, a daughter of Brigham Young.
Born: 24-Aug-1951Birthplace: Richland, WAGender: Male Religion: Mormon Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Novelist Party Affiliation: Democratic Nationality: United States Executive summary: Ender's Game Author Orson Scott Card holds the distinction of being the only author thus far to win both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards for best novel two years in a row, a feat he accomplished with his novel Ender's Game (1985) and its sequel Speaker for the Dead (1986).
In addition to Ender's Game and sequels, Card is known for his popular alternate history fantasies series about Alvin Maker.