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A prolific American author known for his science-fiction work, Orson Scott Card is most closely associated with his 1985 novel, Ender's Game, and its sequels. Raised in a family devoted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Card has written various religious-themed texts but even more fiction books, first dabbling in the fantastical during the late 1970s. After the success of Ender's Game and its 1986 follow-up, Speaker for the Dead, Card often published multiple books per year, leading to various series including the "Alvin Maker" fantasy tales and the "Shadow Saga" stories, which take place in the same universe as the "Ender" novels. In 2012, filming began on the long-gestating movie adaptation "Ender's Game" (2013). As the film began to gain publicity, Card's outspoken views about homosexuality surfaced, with his controversial opinions threatening to overshadow both his writing and the production. Some, however, argued that Card's work should stand on its own, a point backed up by his considerable bibliography. Born in Washington State and raised in various cities in the American West, Card was brought up in the Mormon faith, and the religion's teachings would later factor...

A prolific American author known for his science-fiction work, Orson Scott Card is most closely associated with his 1985 novel, Ender's Game, and its sequels. Raised in a family devoted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Card has written various religious-themed texts but even more fiction books, first dabbling in the fantastical during the late 1970s. After the success of Ender's Game and its 1986 follow-up, Speaker for the Dead, Card often published multiple books per year, leading to various series including the "Alvin Maker" fantasy tales and the "Shadow Saga" stories, which take place in the same universe as the "Ender" novels. In 2012, filming began on the long-gestating movie adaptation "Ender's Game" (2013). As the film began to gain publicity, Card's outspoken views about homosexuality surfaced, with his controversial opinions threatening to overshadow both his writing and the production. Some, however, argued that Card's work should stand on its own, a point backed up by his considerable bibliography.

Born in Washington State and raised in various cities in the American West, Card was brought up in the Mormon faith, and the religion's teachings would later factor heavily into his work. He began his involvement with writing and theater in earnest after returning from an extended missionary trip to Brazil. A graduate of Brigham Young University in Utah, Card penned plays while at the school, and later began writing fiction. Developing a knack for sci-fi tales, he penned numerous short stories, many of which he would later develop into full novels, as he did with his 1977 story "Ender's Game." By the time, the expanded tale Ender's Game was published in 1985, Card had a considerable fan following. During the late 1980s, he wrote the novelization of the James Cameron sci-fi movie "The Abyss" (1989), but had little in the way of his connections to cinema during the following decades. In the new millennium, Card finally worked on his own screenplay of Ender's Game, but when it came time to make the film, director Gavin Hood's own script was used instead. The movie, starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford, debuted in late 2013, but its unveiling was far from smooth, due to media coverage of Card's anti-homosexual comments and writings, particularly his opposition to same-sex marriage. While Card tried to quell the controversy, it remained an issue on the eve of the film's premiere.

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1977:
Published the short story "Ender's Game"
1985:
Released the full novel <i>Ender's Game</i>
1986:
Published <i>Speaker for the Dead</i>
1987:
Debuted <i>Seventh Son</i>, first of the "Alvin Maker" books
1989:
Released the novelization of the sci-fi film "The Abyss"
1999:
Began the "Shadow Saga" with <i>Ender's Shadow</i>
2013:
"Ender's Game" movie, featuring Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley, premiered
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Education

University of Utah: - 1981
Brigham Young University: - 1971 - 1975

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