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Orson Scott Card

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FC: Orson Scott Card By Henry Jenab

1: Card was born on August 24, 1951. In his childhood years his family moved around a great deal.

2: Card is a Mormon and has lived in Utah. He was inspired by Isaac Azimov's Foundation Trilogy and his parents who were part time writers.

3: Card has written many novels and short stories that have been published in magazines. Some were complete failures while others were great successes.

4: He is famous for his inventive plots and character development.

5: One of his first successful works was Ender's Game which was published by Analog. Although it was not his first published work it was his first successful one.

6: The publisher at the time was Ben Bova who was a support to Card. He was the one who first published him.

7: He writes in many different genres including, science-fiction, fantasy, political commentary, and many others besides. This means he can appeal to many different kinds audiences.

8: He was rejected by many magazines, but the people who turned him down also provided encouragement. They inspired him to keep on writing.

9: He went to the University of Utah and majored in theater. He started college a year early.

10: With a year left of college he went to a mission in Brazil. He stayed their for two years.

11: After he graduated college he set up a theater business that closed soon after. He had to get a real job.

12: He then kicked off a free-lance writing career with Ender's Game. It paid more than any other job he had.

13: Since then he has become a very successful writer. He has great influence among other authors.

14: Ender's Game Speaker for the Dead Xenocide Children of the Mind

15: Ender's Game This book is about a child genius who will have to save the world.

16: He goes to a training center called Battle School where he excels.

17: He then goes to another school where he plays a series of training games on a computer,

18: He then finds out that he was not playing games at all but remotely commanding the fleet of humanity against the aliens.

19: "This presentation contains copyrighted material used under the educational fair use exemption to U. S. Copyright law."(Simpson, 70)

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