Category: Orson Scott Card

Book Review: Pastwatch by OSC

Some books are great because of the characters. Others are great because of the cool adventure or through fun mystery. And still others which amaze the mind through great concepts. There are few authors who successfully combine all these elements into a single novel as well as Orson Scott Card. He pulls it off again…
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Ode on Hillary in Bosnia

A humorous poem by Orson Scott Card (I got a kick out of it): Ode on Hillary in Bosnia by Orson Scott Card “We landed under sniper fire! We ran for cover, terrified! The bullets flew around my head! I thought for sure that I was dead!”

Card supports….

Orson Scott Card (who, if you count the number of blog postings I have on an individual, one might assume is my hero) has published an article indicating his support for Barack Obama… in the Democratic nomination. Ok, so he doesn’t really say that he supports Obama.  However, he very much defends Obama’s handling of…
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War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card

War of Gifts is a step back into the “Enderverse” and takes place as Ender Wiggin is relatively new in Battle School.  Card returns to this powerful world with his understanding of humanity and Ender’s uncanny ability to know people and what they truly need. The story follows an extremely intelligent young boy (Zeck) who…
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The Ornery American (OSC) thrashes the Republican Right on Immigration

Wow… Orson Scott Card thrashes on the Republican Right in his latest article on immigration. Check it out and see for yourself. I think he’s tired of trying to be logical because they aren’t listening. He’s just tossing dirt-clods now. Although he makes good points throughout.

Book Review: Folk of the Fringe

When I see a new Orson Scott Card book pop-up on, I snatch it up and give it a listen. So when Folk of the Fringe came up, I recognized it as a suggestion from my brother and was rather excited about it. Folk of the Fringe is actually a collection of themed short…
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OSC’s Afterword to Empire

The audio version of Orson Scott Card’s latest book, “Empire” (reviewed here) contained an afterward where a lot of what he said really hit me as just common sense. But how he phrased it needs to be heard by any and all involved in politics. From the top level “Right wing crazies” and the “Leftist…
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Global Warming Revisited – Inconvenient Truth or Swindle

Some of you may remember a previous post on global warming. In recent weeks I’ve seen an enhanced interest in climate change and have experienced some additional arguments against the much trumpeted predicted catastrophic weather changes. Let me rephrase that… the weather changes could possibly be true, but the cause of these changes are far…
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Book Review: Songmaster by Orson Scott Card

Continuing on my goal to read/listen to all the Orson Scott Card books on, I downloaded and listened to Songmaster. This was the first full book I enjoyed through my brand new iPod Nano. Of course I didn’t pay for it myself. I won it in a Novell giveaway (I almost called it a…
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Book Review: Empire by Orson Scott Card

Once again, Orson Scott Card hits a home run with his latest book, “Empire”. From the publishers summary: Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science-fiction and fantasy works. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling…
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