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Monday, September 6th, 2010
10:25 am - quote of the year

russj
People know many things, and half of them are wrong.
If only we knew which half, we'd have reason to be proud of our intelligence.
What is knowledge? A belief that is shared by all the respectable people
in a community, whether there is any evidence for it or not.
What is faith? A belief we hold so strongly that we act as if it is true,
even though we know there are many who do not believe it.
What is opinion? A belief that we expect other people to argue with.
What is scientific fact? An oxymoron. Science does not deal in facts.
It deals in hypotheses, which are never fully and finally correct.

--Orson Scott Card, "Hidden Empire," chapter 8.

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Monday, July 19th, 2010
10:15 pm - Invasive Procedures

russj
This group has been pretty quiet lately. What are you reading these days?

I recently finished the book "Invasive Procedures".
This was a book the OSC co-authored with someone else.
It took a while for me to get into the story, but that was also the case with some of the "Homecoming" novels.

The feel of the book seemed more like a Michael Crichton thriller than OSC's usual style,
which I attribute to the co-author.
I'd be interested in hearing your take on this. Was it ever made into a movie?

P.S. I just started the novel "Nation" and it captured my interest right away ...

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Thursday, March 26th, 2009
2:43 pm - "In the Village" opinion column by OSC

russj
Since I don't live in Utah, I had never heard of the "Mormon Times"--a weekly insert in the Deseret News. It's disclaimer states that it is not an "official" publication of the LDS Church, so I think it's fair to say that it's has more to do with Mormon culture than religion. A few months ago the News started including it with the weekly "Church News".

It looks like Orson Scott Card is contributing a weekly column, called "In the Village". Here's a quote from last week's column, titled "Are New Puritans Gaining?"

"... we can see the growth of a powerful new religion.

A fanatical religion -- one that does not proselytize so much as insist that it is already the established church, to which all others must bow and make way.

It is a religion at war with all others, confident of victory, contemptuous of any church that does not fight them, savage against any that shows a sign of resistance.

Its adherents feel themselves to have risen so far above all other faiths that they claim they are not a religion at all -- they are post-religious. Therefore the rules that govern the behavior of other religions in a multifaith society do not apply to them.

They refuse to admit that they even exist. Instead, they claim to believe in "science," though they have no idea what the methodology of good science is, and reject the findings of science when they contradict treasured dogmas."

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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
9:15 pm - Ender in Exile

keely_graesser
So, who's read it? What did everyone think?

Personally I think the plot wasn't OSC's best but was still very engaging.  Overall the book felt to me like a family reunion of my favorite characters, so I was very pleased.  What's everyone else's thoughts?

X-posted in[info]enderish 


current mood: chipper

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Monday, November 3rd, 2008
9:03 pm

ekmisao
http://www.tor.com.vhost.zerolag.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=7987

The first issue of the Ender's Game comic is now available online and free, distributed by Marvel. ^^v

The comic art is too Photoshopped for my liking, but it's really pretty. Enjoy.

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Friday, October 31st, 2008
1:10 pm - a new culture.

lindsaynicole89

What's your name (real name or LiveJournal username--whichever you prefer)?
LindsayNicole

How old are you?
19

Where are you?
Indiana

Why are you here?
I would like submerse myself in the world of Ender's Game

How were you first introduced to Orson Scott Card? What was the first OSC work you read and when did you read it?
Ender's Game. Through friends.

List all the OSC works you have read (find a list here).
Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead

What is your favorite OSC work? Why?
Ender's Game. The underlying world and behaviors intrique me.

Which OSC work have you not read yet, but especially want to?
The continuation of the saga.

What other authors or books do you enjoy?
Brave New World

Anything else you would like to add?
Please comment on anything and everything concerning Ender's Game!

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Sunday, October 12th, 2008
7:42 am - Review: Ender's Game comic book

orbadviser
So I made sure to read issue one of Ender's Game last night before I went to bed. I have a brief review of it, and I guess there's not really a spoiler alert necessary since I assume everyone here has read the novel, but I don't want to spoil your experience reading this comic book for yourself, so click with caution.

Here's my brief review...Collapse )

I'm intrerested in your responses and your own reviews after you've read it :)

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Saturday, October 11th, 2008
11:31 pm - Ender's Game: The Comic Book

orbadviser


Anyone else pick up the first issue this week? I haven't gotten a chance to read it yet but I am looking forward to seeing how it translates into this medium.

Can they cover it all in just 5 issues? I guess they're going to try...

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Thursday, July 24th, 2008
5:49 pm - Orson Scott Card's "1,000 Ideas In An Hour"

enducre
I've been reading the "writing advice" articles at http://www.watt-evans.com . In one of them ( http://www.watt-evans.com/wheredoyougetyourideas.html ) he mentions Orson Scott Card's "1,000 Ideas In An Hour" talk and very briefly explains it. I was wondering, does anyone have a longer description, or transcript, of this talk, or can anyone explain it in more detail? Thanks :)

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Saturday, July 12th, 2008
9:30 am - Intro Post

sykopathicfairy
 
  • What's your name (real name or LiveJournal username--whichever you prefer)? Dawn
  • How old are you? 27
  • Where are you? Chicago
  • Why are you here? OSC is my favorite Author
  • How were you first introduced to Orson Scott Card? What was the first OSC work you read and when did you read it? My bf in hs suggested I might like Ender's Game. and I am a picky reader, but I loved it. That was probably like 96 or 97.
  • List all the OSC works you have read (find a list here). I have read and own every book he has written except the Alvin Series. I couldn't dig it awhile back and am thinking of giving alvin another try soon.
  • What is your favorite OSC work? Why? Wow, I don't know. Ender is awesome but I can't say thats my favorite. I have read Pastwatch, Songmaster, Heartsong, and Wyrms at least 10 times each.  
  • Which OSC work have you not read yet, but especially want to?
  • What other authors or books do you enjoy? I like mostly modern day vamp stuff and I also read historical fiction. I am attempting Jane Austen's works right now.
  • Anything else you would like to add? I am a housewife, mommy, gamer for life, mostly FPS on 360, and I am also in love with Jasmine Toad's art.

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Friday, July 11th, 2008
8:50 am - Hi!

yukimayari
  • What's your name (real name or LiveJournal username--whichever you prefer)?
    yukimayari

  • How old are you?
    21
  • Where are you?
    Norfolk, VA
  • Why are you here?
    I like Orson Scott Card's books!
  • How were you first introduced to Orson Scott Card? What was the first OSC work you read and when did you read it?
    The first OSC book I read was Ender's Game, in high school, when I had to read it for a book report.  I ended up loving it, and it started me reading other OSC books!
  • List all the OSC works you have read.

    The Ender Saga
    Ender's Game
    Speaker for the Dead
    Xenocide
    Children of the Mind

    The Shadow Saga
    Ender's Shadow
    Shadow of the Hegemon
    Shadow Puppets
    Shadow of the Giant

    First Meetings
  • What is your favorite OSC work? Why?
    Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow, because it's very interesting to see the same story from completely different perspectives, and Shadow of the Hegemon because of Petra's very cool and hilariously sarcastic attitude!
  • Which OSC work have you not read yet, but especially want to?
    Ender in Exile (once it's released!)
  • What other authors or books do you enjoy?
    Michael Crichton, Dan Brown (everything EXCEPT Da Vinci Code), Steve Berry, Anne McCaffrey (especially the Dragonrider, Brainship, and Tower and Hive series), Madeleine L'Engle (A Wrinkle in Time and the other "Time Quintet" books), and of course, the original Nancy Drew mysteries by Carolyn Keene, and the Animorphs series by K.A. Applegate!
  • Anything else you would like to add?
    I'm an anime and manga fan.  That's about it.


current mood: cold

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2008
11:36 am - Hello!

loycemarie
 
  • What's your name (real name or LiveJournal username--whichever you prefer)?  loycemarie
  •  
  • How old are you? 25
  • Where are you? Tulsa, OK

  • Why are you here? Love Orson Scott Card books!
  • How were you first introduced to Orson Scott Card? What was the first OSC work you read and when did you read it? I also read Ender's Game in high school just by radomly searching the library shelves.

 

  • List all the OSC works you have read
The Ender Saga
Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind

The Homecoming Saga
The Memory of Earth
The Call of Earth
The Ships of Earth
Earthfall
Earthborn

Enchantment

Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus
  • Which OSC work have you not read yet, but especially want to?  I would really like to read the women of the bible series that I think begins with Sarah. I'm not sure if he's published any others to date. Will have to check on that.
  • What other authors or books do you enjoy? Piers Anthony, Sherwood Smith, Lori Wick, Lillian J. Braun ( I like all types of genres)

  • Anything else you would like to add? I'm a married mother of two kids. I love reading and hope to pass that passion on to my littles ones as they grow :)

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Monday, May 26th, 2008
5:27 pm - Wiggin for Hegemon 08!

keely_graesser
  • What's your name (real name or LiveJournal username--whichever you prefer)? Keely Graesser

  • How old are you? 28 and currently expecting a son, to be named Peter :)

  • Where are you? Dallas, TX

  • Why are you here? Because I love OSC's writings

  • How were you first introduced to Orson Scott Card? What was the first OSC work you read and when did you read it? Ender's Game - I read it in high school after a girl in my class who didn't read often recommended it as a book that had "changed her life". I thought that any book good enough to impact a "non-reader" must be worth my time.

  • List all the OSC works you have read
First Meetings
The Abyss
The Worthing Saga

The Ender Saga
Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind

The Shadow Saga
Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets
Shadow of the Giant

The Homecoming Saga
The Memory of Earth
The Call of Earth
The Ships of Earth
Earthfall
Earthborn

Also many of the Enderverse short stories on IGMS
  • Which OSC work have you not read yet, but especially want to? Ender in Exile! I can't wait until it comes out.

  • What other authors or books do you enjoy? Tolkein, CS Lewis, Heinlein, William Gibson, Asimov, Bradbury

  • Anything else you would like to add? I recently created a small shop for Peter Wiggin's fictional 2008 campaign if anyone is interested. The link is below:


current mood: chipper

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
11:20 pm - Ender's Game and Shadow to be made into comics

ekmisao
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mESAXtS672M

http://www.projectfanboy.com/vb/archive/index.php/t-535.html

New Comic Series Presenting the Multi-Award-Winning
Collection of Novels, Overseen by Card Himself

Marvel Comics to Launch First Issue in Fall 2008

New York, NY- April 21, 2008, Marvel Comics, a division of Marvel Entertainment, Inc., and Orson Scott Card announced at the New York Comic Convention this weekend that the award-winning novel series ENDER’S GAME will be published as a comic book series thru Marvel’s Best-Selling Authors line. The first limited series installment, ENDER’S GAME, will be adapted by comic book and animation writer Chris Yost, drawn by Pasqual Ferry, and overseen by Card himself. This highly anticipated project debuts in comic stores in the fall.


According to the Marvel.com interview (see YouTube link), OSC is making them as comics, so when it DOES get the film treatment, movie people will know exactly what he wants to happen.

If you already know, good for you. Tell all of us once the comics are out.

EK 8 )

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Thursday, May 1st, 2008
3:58 pm - Orson Scott Card fandom help

partly_bouncy
Can anyone help edit the Orson Scott Card article on Fan History? It could use some more information on the Ender's Game fandom in it. The article is currently a bit to book release, LiveJournal and Wikipedia</a> date heavy. Really could use some more information about the fandom from some one who is more knowledgeable. Thanks!

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Saturday, March 22nd, 2008
4:38 pm - Practices will be held in the Battle Room at 2100 Hours

myrgthful
The company, Chair Entertainment, has acquired the rights to make computer and video-games based on the Ender's Game franchise. See the official press release here.

Under the terms of the agreement, Chair has obtained the exclusive rights to develop Ender's Game "Battle Room" video games across all next-generation consoles, handheld platforms, and PC. In collaboration with Orson Scott Card, Chair will begin development later this year with the first offering expected for release via downloadable platforms.

"I have been a huge fan of Ender's Game since I was ten years old, so it is a true honor for our team to be entrusted with creating the first video game inspired by this classic story," said Donald Mustard, creative director at Chair Entertainment Group. "Our goal is to create an authentic Ender's Game experience that delivers awesome gameplay and can be enjoyed by both longtime fans and gamers new to the series."

"From the moment I started working with Donald Mustard and his team at Chair, I knew that these were the guys I wanted to do the first Ender's Game video game," said Orson Scott Card. "It's not enough to slap the Ender's Game name on just any game - it has to be exciting, memorable, and endlessly replayable. Chair shares my understanding of this and I am looking forward to working with them to ensure the game is as authentically Enderish as possible."


My only concern is that Chair is relatively unknown... I've played their Xbox Live Arcade title, Undertow and was not super-impressed. But then again, being able to produce a cheap, for-download title in the Unreal engine, (which is only around 50Mb) does lend them some credit for being able to target their audience. Perhaps they will be more prone to release the game, "when it's done" than Majesco was with Advent Rising. Although, the text of this press release seems to indicate, to me, that the battle-room game would also be a for-download title on Xbox Live, and not a major release you'll find at GameStop or Toys "R" Us.

In related news, Chair has apparently also acquired the rights to create a video game and/or movie based upon OSC's book, Empire.

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
11:40 am

ekmisao
What's your name (real name or LiveJournal username--whichever you prefer)?
EK. ekmisao.

How old are you?
26.

Where are you?
Philippines.

Why are you here?
Because I don't want to join an Ender-Bean LJcomm? ^^; Seriously, because I want to find out a little more about OSC than I know right now.

How were you first introduced to Orson Scott Card? What was the first OSC work you read and when did you read it?
First read First Meetings (compilation of The Polish Boy, Teacher's Pest, the original Ender's Game, Investment Counselor). Just last January. I heard about the Ender series from online friends.

List all the OSC works you have read (find a list here).
I've only read those 4 short stories, and Shadow Puppets. Really sorry. But those were the books I got in a nearby bookstore. And because it's the short story compilation that I first got, thankfully I have basic grounding in the universe.

What is your favorite OSC work? Why?
The original short story Ender's Game tipped me over to the dark side. ^^v

Which OSC work have you not read yet, but especially want to?
First of all, Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow.

What other authors or books do you enjoy?
A lot of classics. Conan Doyle, Christie. Scifi-wise I love Jules Verne's work.

Anything else you would like to add?
Um, I'm more an anime fan, and my scifi exposure is mostly from watching sci-fi anime and watching the occasional Star Trek episode. I'm liking Eureka now, and I'm faithfully following Heroes.

I hope to make some friends here. Nice being here!

EK 8 )

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Thursday, November 1st, 2007
8:56 am - OSC comments on Al Gore's Nobel Prize

russj
Some of you may remember my comments about the OSC book "Pastwatch", where I said how disappointed I was that the dubious man-made global warming theory was used as a plot device?

Well now it sounds like Card has come around to Michael Crichton's point of view--that modern environmentalism has become a religion for many people today.

He comes out as a full-on anthropomorphic global warming skeptic in his latest column on ornery.org.

Add OSC to the list of well-informed "deniers", who are speaking reason against the AGW hysteria.

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
9:39 pm - Great comic!

etherealclarity


http://xkcd.com/c241.html

current mood: amused

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Friday, February 9th, 2007
10:48 am

partly_bouncy
Hey, if you don't know about it, there is the history of fan fiction wiki project which is basically as stated: A wiki dedicated to chronicling the history of fan fiction. It desperately needs contributions and assistance with updating articles from people other than myself.


A page I thought might be of interest to you is Orson Scott Card which needs work in a couple of areas including identifying the well known and influential fans, finding out important dates and events that took place in the community, any fandom specific terminology and details of any kerfluffles that took place in the community. If you have the time and inclination, I would be extremely grateful for any updates you could make to the Orson Scott Card article or any other article.

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