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Orson Scott Card
Card at a science fiction and fantasy symposium at Brigham Young University in 2008.
Card at a science fiction and fantasy symposium at Brigham Young University in 2008.
Born (1951-08-04) August 4, 1951 (ageĀ 70)
Occupation Novelist, English Professor
Genre Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror, LDS fiction
Notable works Ender's Game series

Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951) is a popular American writer, a critic, political writer, and speaker. He is best known for his science fiction books. His novel Ender's Game and its sequel Speaker for the Dead both won the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award, making Card the only writer (as of 2007) to win both of science fiction's top prizes two years in a row.


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Card (right) signing autographs at New York Comic Con in 2008
  • 1978; John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer; from the World Science Fiction Convention
  • 1981; Songmaster; Hamilton-Brackett Memorial Award 81
  • 1984; Saints; named Book of the Year by Association for Mormon Letters
  • 1985; Ender's Game; Nebula Award 85, Hugo Award 86, Hamilton-Brackett Award 86, SF Chronicle Readers Poll Award 86
  • 1987; Speaker for the Dead; Nebula Award 86, Hugo Award 87, Locus Award 87, SF Chronicle Readers Poll Award 87
  • 1987; "Eye for Eye"; Hugo award 88; "Japanese Hugo" 89
  • 1987; "Hatrack River"; Nebula finalist 86, Hugo finalist 87, World Fantasy Award winner 87
  • 1988; Seventh Son, Hugo finalist 88, World Fantasy finalist 88, Mythopoeic Society Award 88, Locus Award (best fantasy novel) 88
  • 1989; Hugo & Nebula Finalist; Red Prophet
  • 1991; Hugo Award; How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy (Writer's Digest Books, 90)
  • 1995; Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel; for Alvin Journeyman
  • 2008; YALSA Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Contribution to Young Adult Literature; for Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow
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