Stuff We Love: The clever solution to the
Orson Scott Card
Stuff We Love: The clever solution to the life-or-death problem in James Cameron's The AbyssBlastrIt's an unexpected solution to a life-or-death problem. By choosing death. See for yourselves. And let me know in the comments what your single favorite scene is. N.B. One more thing I love about The Abyss: the remarkable novelization by Orson Scott Card.
Posted on 7 April 2017 | 12:12 pm
Story of triumph intrigues bishop - Moorpark
Story of triumph intrigues bishopMoorpark AcornHe finds positive moral values in the “Ender's Game” novels by Orson Scott Card. ACORN FILE PHOTO Bishop Tom Conant is drawn to stories that depict characters striving to do the right thing despite overwhelming odds. Two of his favorites are “Ender's ...
Posted on 6 April 2017 | 10:23 pm
DTH at a Glance: I'm still out in the quad
DTH at a Glance: I'm still out in the quad :: The Daily Tar HeelThe Daily Tar Heel (blog)If you need to take a smooth minute away from your pre-game anxieties, take this quiz to find out which set of UNC eyebrows you are. I am not BSing you when I ...and more »
Posted on 2 April 2017 | 9:33 pm
23 reasons why North Carolina is better than
The Daily Tar Heel23 reasons why North Carolina is better than Washington, home of GonzagaThe Daily Tar Heel5) Writers. We have Charles Kuralt, David Sedaris, Orson Scott Card and Sarah Dessen — among many others. Washington has Glenn Beck. Do with that what you want. 6) Beaches. Both states have gorgeous beaches. But if we're being size queens about it, ...and more »
Posted on 2 April 2017 | 8:26 pm
Israel teaches cybersecurity skills to its
PRIIsrael teaches cybersecurity skills to its high schoolers | Public Radio ...PRIIsraeli 10-graders are learning cybersecurity skills. The military won't allow photos that show their faces because many of them may later be recruited to Israel's ...and more »
Posted on 30 March 2017 | 12:33 pm
Amit Dutta of Upper Hutt to Be Honored For
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HOLLYWOOD — Twelve winning writers and twelve illustrators from around the globe—including Amit Dutta of Upper Hutt—will be honored during the 31stAnnual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards at the famed Wilshire Ebell Theatre, on Sunday, April 12th, 2015 beginning at 6:00 pm.
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 9:07 pm
Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com
Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 10:08 am
Arterton Close to star in 'Gifts'
(MENAFN - Arab Times) LOS ANGELES March 23 (RTRS): Gemma Arterton Paddy Considine and Glenn Close are to star in 'She Who Brings Gifts' which Altitude Film Sales has boarded. Pic i...
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 7:20 am
Budding Brooklet author earns high honor
Correction: In the original version of this article, the name of the contest printed as the "Ron L. Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest." The correct title is L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest. The Herald apologizes for this error.
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 5:19 pm
Hugo Awards: Who won, who didn't, in the
Orson Scott Card
Winners in the past have included such famous authors as Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke, Orson Scott Card, Isaac Asimov, J.K. Rowling, and Neil Gaiman and, since the creation of the Hugos in 1953, the awards have been considered the big prize of the sci ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 2:27 am
As classes begin: Which fictional school
The class pet iguana knows more than she's saying. Battle School from "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card Welcome to the future, where those with an aptitude for battle tactics will be shuttled into orbit to train for warfare. You'll still have to take ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 1:21 am
Sad Puppies, Rabid Chauvinists: Will Raging
Orson Scott Card is one of my all-time favorite science fiction authors. As a kid, I was enthralled by the Alvin Maker series and devoured Ender’s Game in a single day. I still consider Speaker for the Dead to be one of the greatest stories ever written ...
Posted on 13 August 2015 | 1:00 am
How Much Money Will Orson Scott Card Make
Boycotts of the film adaptation of Ender’s Game due to the frequent and virulently antigay musings of its author Orson Scott Card may be misguided, it seems. The writer won’t make a dime off the sci-fi epic, according to TheWrap. Card, who may or may ...
Posted on 1 November 2013 | 4:34 am
Orson Scott Card Won’t Make Squat From
The openly anti-gay author made his movie deal years ago — and there’s no backend in it Progressive people of the world, go ahead and see “Ender’s Game” this weekend with a clear conscience: Orson Scott Card won’t see a penny of your movie ...
Posted on 29 October 2013 | 6:00 pm
Resolved Question: Why did Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card
I am doing a project in English about an author Orson Scott Card. And I was wondering what made him pursue writing, and most notable science fiction writing.
Posted on 26 February 2016 | 5:54 am
Resolved Question: Question for Orson Scott
I have read that author Orson Scott Card "is homophobic" "is a bigot" "is racist" and that he "really really hates gay people."
So clearly, the mob has turned against him. But I've never been one to just take the mob's word for something. So I have two questions:
1) What did Card actually say?
2) How do I know he actually said it?
Some of his detractors are also claiming that his books aren't any good, and that all of his books are nothing but Morman propaganda. But I've read enough of his work to know neither of these things are true.
(He IS a Mormon believer, and he HAS written Mormon material for his fellow believers. But that is hardly all he wrote. Card is best known for his outstanding sci-fi novels and short fiction collections.
Posted on 3 November 2013 | 12:21 am
Resolved Question: Have you read ENDER's
story originated as a mini-novel in 1985 later expanded into pop sci-fi classic
to be adapted into major blockbuster Fall film in 2013 -- do you read and re-read it?
10 points plus bonus for BEST ANSWER
Posted on 27 August 2013 | 6:48 am
Resolved Question: Is Orson Scott Card
Think about it. If you've read his books they are rich in themes of tolerance, exploring the minds of the unknown, loving that which you don't understand, etc, etc.
It baffles me that the man who wrote the prose and who orchestrated these philosophical perspectives can turn around and spout such hate, bigotry and intolerance. It such blatant & stark contrast to his themes.
So I wonder if Orson Scott Card is writing as Demosthenes and he himself is, truly, the kind and understanding valentine. Writing to incite the masses and bring out the Locke in us all.
Obviously, I am romanticizing the reality of it all, which is Orson is a strict Mormon and therefore represents that religions views, but wouldn't be interesting if that was what he was doing?
Posted on 28 April 2013 | 6:48 am
Resolved Question: Literary merit for
hello my teacher (highschool) as asked me to justify the reading of Ender's Shadow by 1. showing proof of a literary reward, 2. showing an academic article that recommends the book, or 3. showing a university site that recommends the novel. Anything that can help me with this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Note: If an award, it can not be based on appeal, it has to be from literary merit.
Posted on 28 September 2012 | 8:02 am