Orson Scott Card is an American novelist. He is most known for his 1985 science fiction novel, Ender’s Game. He was born in Richland, Washington in 1951. After moving a few times, his family settled in Santa Clara, California. Orson loved books from childhood, but he grew to especially love the science fiction genre. As a high schooler, he loved studying philosophy, which deeply impacted his future work.
Orson attended Brigham Young University. During his studies, he served as a missionary in Brazil. He fell in love with Brazil’s culture and used the country for the setting of several of his future stories. He wrote the first short story version of “Ender’s Game” while he worked at BYU press. He later developed this short story into his famous novel, Ender’s Game.
He is also known for Ender’s Shadow, Speaker for the Dead, his Pathfinder series and fantasy Mithermages series. He has also written several plays and scripts, as well as biblical novels, horror, and contemporary fantasy.
Today, Orson lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is married to Kristine Allen Card and works as a contributor to the Rhinoceros Times.