Orson Scott Card http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Orson Scott Card en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:01 MDT Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:25:03 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Book review: 'Earth Awakens' a satisfying finale to Card, Johnston's Formic War trilogy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606757/Book-review-Earth-Awakens-a-satisfying-finale-to-Card-Johnstons-Formic-War-trilogy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606757/Book-review-Earth-Awakens-a-satisfying-finale-to-Card-Johnstons-Formic-War-trilogy.html Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston deliver an action-packed, thrilling conclusion to their First Formic War trilogy in... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:45:00 MDT Why Mormon writers thrive in the fiction genre, according to a New York Times columnist http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590478/Why-Mormon-writers-thrive-in-the-fiction-genre-according-to-a-New-York-Times-columnist.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590478/Why-Mormon-writers-thrive-in-the-fiction-genre-according-to-a-New-York-Times-columnist.html Last week, the New York Times ran a column by Mark Oppenheimer that explored the world of Mormon writers, saying they... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:58:16 MST 'Ender's Game' reels in curious audiences http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589836/Enders-Game-reels-in-curious-audiences.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589836/Enders-Game-reels-in-curious-audiences.html In the wake of the box office success of "Ender's Game," critics and media writers have weighed the impact and importance of... Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:45:00 MST 'Ender’s Game' movie was worth the wait http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589827/Ender7s-Game-movie-was-worth-the-wait.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589827/Ender7s-Game-movie-was-worth-the-wait.html Nearly 30 years after hitting bookstore shelves, Orson Scott Card's acclaimed sci-fi novel about kids fighting for the... Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:50:00 MST 'Ender's Game' blasts to top of weekend box office http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641072/Enders-Game-blasts-to-top-of-weekend-box-office.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641072/Enders-Game-blasts-to-top-of-weekend-box-office.html "Ender's Game" scored the No. 1 slot at the weekend box office, earning $28 million in its opening weekend and sending... Sun, 03 Nov 2013 15:44:16 MST Orson Scott Card to write new set of sequels to 'Ender's Game' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589686/Orson-Scott-Card-to-write-new-set-of-sequels-to-Enders-Game.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589686/Orson-Scott-Card-to-write-new-set-of-sequels-to-Enders-Game.html In a one-minute clip on the Southern Virginia University’s YouTube channel, science-fiction writer Orson Scott Card... Sun, 03 Nov 2013 08:52:12 MST Doug's Take: 'Ender's Game' hits with sensitivity and style http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589572/Enders-Game-hits-with-sensitivity-and-style.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589572/Enders-Game-hits-with-sensitivity-and-style.html Well, the day is finally here, and one of my favorite books, now a movie, hits theaters this weekend. But most important, it... Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 MDT Orson Scott Card's 'Ender's Game' gets effective big-screen treatment http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589465/Orson-Scott-Cards-Enders-Game-gets-effective-big-screen-treatment.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589465/Orson-Scott-Cards-Enders-Game-gets-effective-big-screen-treatment.html Of all the science-fiction films that have arrived on screens in 2013, perhaps none has the same local degree of anticipation... Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 MDT BYU library opens Orson Scott Card exhibit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589552/BYU-library-opens-Orson-Scott-Card-exhibit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589552/BYU-library-opens-Orson-Scott-Card-exhibit.html The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University will open a new exhibit, “Card’s Game: Orson Scott Card at... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:32:32 MDT Critics, community and 'Ender's Game': An interview with Orson Scott Card http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589522/Critics-community-and-Enders-Game-An-interview-with-Orson-Scott-Card.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589522/Critics-community-and-Enders-Game-An-interview-with-Orson-Scott-Card.html Nov. 1 marks the premiere of the film adaptation of "Ender's Game," a best-selling science fiction novel published in 1985.... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:50:00 MDT Orson Scott Card on controversy and 'Ender's Game': 'I’ve had no criticism. I’ve had ... personal attacks' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589385/Orson-Scott-Card-on-controversy-and-Enders-Game-I7ve-had-no-criticism-I7ve-had--personal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589385/Orson-Scott-Card-on-controversy-and-Enders-Game-I7ve-had-no-criticism-I7ve-had--personal.html In an interview with KSL anchor and reporter Carole Mikita on the "Deseret News Sunday Edition," famed science-fiction writer... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:40:00 MDT Deseret News Sunday Edition looks at religious freedom, smartphones, possible 'Ender's Game' boycott http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589180/Deseret-News-Sunday-Edition-looks-at-religious-freedom-smartphones-possible-Enders-Game-boycott.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589180/Deseret-News-Sunday-Edition-looks-at-religious-freedom-smartphones-possible-Enders-Game-boycott.html On this week’s Deseret News Sunday Edition, Dave McCann discusses the Hobby Lobby religious freedom case, Michael De... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 09:30:00 MDT Letters: DOMA, Orson Scott Card http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635735/DOMA-Orson-Scott-Card.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635735/DOMA-Orson-Scott-Card.html Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:00:00 MDT Second 'Ender's Game' trailer released http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584221/Second-Enders-Game-trailer-released.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584221/Second-Enders-Game-trailer-released.html The second trailer for the sci-fi thriller "Ender's Game" was released Tuesday. The film opens Nov. 1, 2013. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:31:21 MDT Letters: Two-way bigotry http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635315/Two-way-bigotry.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635315/Two-way-bigotry.html Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:00:00 MDT 'Ender's Game' finds controversy, fans at Comic Con http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583789/Enders-Game-finds-controversy-fans-at-Comic-Con.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583789/Enders-Game-finds-controversy-fans-at-Comic-Con.html "Ender's Game," a new sci-fi film about a gifted child at a military training school, premiered its first panel at Comic Con... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:35:00 MDT Lionsgate responds to 'Ender's Game' boycott http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583062/Lionsgate-responds-to-Enders-Game-boycott.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583062/Lionsgate-responds-to-Enders-Game-boycott.html Lionsgate issued a response to Orson Scott Card’s controversial comments regarding same-sex marriage. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:25:00 MDT Hill Cumorah Pageant holds history of missionary work http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582917/Hill-Cumorah-Pageant-holds-history-of-missionary-work.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582917/Hill-Cumorah-Pageant-holds-history-of-missionary-work.html A look at the history of the Hill Cumorah Pageant, and how it's stayed close to it's missionary roots. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 05:00:00 MDT Some in LGBT community to boycott 'Ender's Game' film http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582859/Some-in-LGBT-community-to-boycott-Enders-Game-film.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582859/Some-in-LGBT-community-to-boycott-Enders-Game-film.html Remarks against same-sex marriage from famed science-fiction writer Orson Scott Card have sparked a boycott within the LGBT... Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:45:00 MDT Un-supersized: Products keep shrinking http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582721/Un-supersized-Products-keep-shrinking.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582721/Un-supersized-Products-keep-shrinking.html Manufacturers continue to pass costs onto consumers, not by raising prices, but by shrinking products. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 22:25:00 MDT Book review: 'Antiagon Fire' provides an escape into a fantasy world http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580956/Book-review-Antiagon-Fire-provides-an-escape-into-a-fantasy-world.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580956/Book-review-Antiagon-Fire-provides-an-escape-into-a-fantasy-world.html "Antiagon Fire," the new novel in the Imager Portfolio series by Cedar City resident L. E. Modesitt Jr, provides the reader... Sun, 02 Jun 2013 15:00:00 MDT Book review: Card, Johnston provide plenty of action in 'Earth Afire' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580954/Book-review-Card-Johnston-provide-plenty-of-action-in-Earth-Afire.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580954/Book-review-Card-Johnston-provide-plenty-of-action-in-Earth-Afire.html Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston continue the story of the First Formic War with "Earth Afire," a rousing story of the... Sat, 01 Jun 2013 15:00:00 MDT Is Ender a bit too old? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580557/Is-Ender-a-bit-too-old.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580557/Is-Ender-a-bit-too-old.html The title character in "Ender's Game" is only 6 years old when the novel begins. The actor playing the lead in the "Ender's... Thu, 23 May 2013 19:01:32 MDT First 'Ender's Game' trailer offers glimpse at aliens, children and war http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579644/First-Enders-Game-trailer-offers-glimpse-at-aliens-children-and-war.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579644/First-Enders-Game-trailer-offers-glimpse-at-aliens-children-and-war.html The first "Ender's Game" trailer was released Tuesday afternoon, offering fans their first glimpses of the long-awaited film... Wed, 08 May 2013 13:20:00 MDT It's the end of the world, according to Hollywood http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579353/Its-the-end-of-the-world-according-to-Hollywood.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579353/Its-the-end-of-the-world-according-to-Hollywood.html End-of-the-world movies have been on the rise in recent years, and 2013 is no exception. Thu, 02 May 2013 15:42:31 MDT Book review: 'Promise of Blood' includes military coup, sorcery, suspense http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579026/Book-review-Promise-of-Blood-includes-military-coup-sorcery-suspense.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579026/Book-review-Promise-of-Blood-includes-military-coup-sorcery-suspense.html "Promise of Blood" is a suspenseful fantasy about a coup to dethrone a king. Warfare is intensified by the use of sorcery,... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 15:00:00 MDT Book review: Orson Scott Card's 'The Gate Thief' tells gripping, dark story http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575270/Book-review-Orson-Scott-Cards-The-Gate-Thief-tells-gripping-dark-story.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575270/Book-review-Orson-Scott-Cards-The-Gate-Thief-tells-gripping-dark-story.html As the second book in Orson Scott Card's Mither Mages series, “The Gate Thief” continues the action but may not... Sat, 09 Mar 2013 13:30:00 MST Comic books becoming a battleground for gay rights http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575199/Comic-books-becoming-a-battleground-for-gay-rights.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575199/Comic-books-becoming-a-battleground-for-gay-rights.html The recent controversy involving DC's hiring of Mormon author Orson Scott Card points to the changing perceptions of gay... Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:55:00 MST Jim Bennett: The 21st century blacklist focused on conservatives http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575144/The-21st-century-blacklist-focused-on-conservatives.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575144/The-21st-century-blacklist-focused-on-conservatives.html In the 1950s, the targets of McCarthyism were Hollywood liberals. The same thing is now happening all over again, only this... Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:25:00 MST Matthew Sanders: The Atlantic is super-wrong for using 'fascist' label in Superman story http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573710/The-Atlantic-is-super-wrong-for-using-fascist-label-in-Superman-story.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573710/The-Atlantic-is-super-wrong-for-using-fascist-label-in-Superman-story.html The Atlantic's article calling DC Comic's new Superman writer Orson Scott Card a bigot and fascist is wrong. Why? They use... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:30:00 MST Book review: 'Ruins' features new characters, intriguing dialogues and exciting plot twists http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566949/Book-review-Ruins-features-new-characters-intriguing-dialogues-and-exciting-plot-twists.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566949/Book-review-Ruins-features-new-characters-intriguing-dialogues-and-exciting-plot-twists.html “Ruins” by Orson Scott Card is the second book in the “Pathfinders” series. Full of new characters,... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 14:55:00 MST Book review: 'Earth Unaware' a promising prequel set up for 'Formic War' series http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559016/Book-review-Earth-Unaware-a-promising-prequel-set-up-for-Formic-War-series.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559016/Book-review-Earth-Unaware-a-promising-prequel-set-up-for-Formic-War-series.html Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston team up to give the details of earth's initial encounter with the ant-like aliens that... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 15:00:00 MDT Whitney Award finalists announced http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705398911/Whitney-Award-finalists-announced.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705398911/Whitney-Award-finalists-announced.html Thirty-five Mormon novelists have been nominated as finalists in seven categories for the 2011 Whitney Awards. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 05:00:00 MST Tom Cruise movie headed for Louisiana http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700221920/Tom-Cruise-movie-headed-for-Louisiana.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700221920/Tom-Cruise-movie-headed-for-Louisiana.html Universal Pictures is returning to the Bayou State next month for its next big project — an action thriller with sci-fi... Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:12:24 MST Tom Cruise movie headed for Louisiana http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700221772/Tom-Cruise-movie-headed-for-Louisiana.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700221772/Tom-Cruise-movie-headed-for-Louisiana.html Universal Pictures has had such a good run making movies in Louisiana that the studio is returning to the Bayou State next... Fri, 03 Feb 2012 13:59:24 MST Ender's Game hitting big screen with big names http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397841/Enders-Game-hitting-big-screen-with-big-names.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397841/Enders-Game-hitting-big-screen-with-big-names.html After more than 20 years of speculation, "Ender's Game" is finally coming to the big screen, and some popular Hollywood... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 11:54:06 MST Book review: 'Shadows in Flight' is a welcome addition to Ender series http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397572/Book-review-Shadows-in-Flight-is-a-welcome-addition-to-Ender-series.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397572/Book-review-Shadows-in-Flight-is-a-welcome-addition-to-Ender-series.html Orson Scott Card takes his popular Ender series back into space with "Shadows in Flight." And while the story takes place on... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:38:55 MST In the Village: Guessing can harm marriages http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700207001/Guessing-can-harm-marriages.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700207001/Guessing-can-harm-marriages.html Why do marriages break up? Arguments about the children, about money, about religion, about sex; all these things are true,... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:46:58 MST In the Village: What to do about the FOG http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700202759/What-to-do-about-the-FOG.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700202759/What-to-do-about-the-FOG.html We're heading into the Christmas season, so all around us are images of that red-suited Figure of Giving (FOG), who shall... Thu, 01 Dec 2011 05:00:00 MST In the Village: Grateful for hard times? Wealth is not the reward for righteousness http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700198491/Grateful-for-hard-times-Wealth-is-not-the-reward-for-righteousness.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700198491/Grateful-for-hard-times-Wealth-is-not-the-reward-for-righteousness.html In my last column, I mentioned that there's a stanza in Emily H. Woodmansee's poem "As Sisters in Zion" that I wish we could... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 05:00:00 MST New Harmony: A devotional memoir offers big life lessons http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700198248/A-devotional-memoir-offers-big-life-lessons.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700198248/A-devotional-memoir-offers-big-life-lessons.html "The best preacher," wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson, "deals his life to the people; life passed through the fire of thought." Wed, 16 Nov 2011 05:00:00 MST In the Village: Singing together is inspirational — and aspirational http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700193946/Singing-together-is-inspirational-2-and-aspirational.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700193946/Singing-together-is-inspirational-2-and-aspirational.html I was visiting in the Westwood 2nd Ward in Los Angeles a few weeks ago, a Mormon village I have been visiting off and on for... Thu, 03 Nov 2011 05:00:00 MDT In the Village: Magical thinking is not the plan http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700189566/Magical-thinking-is-not-the-plan.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700189566/Magical-thinking-is-not-the-plan.html The grief you can understand. When a spouse breaks the marriage, when a grownup child repudiates the gospel, it comes as a... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 05:00:00 MDT Book review: Orson Scott Card teams up with his daughter to create 'Laddertop' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705392647/Book-review-Orson-Scott-Card-teams-up-with-his-daughter-to-create-Laddertop.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705392647/Book-review-Orson-Scott-Card-teams-up-with-his-daughter-to-create-Laddertop.html Orson Scott Card and his daughter Emily visit one of his common themes about extraordinary children in extraordinary... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:32:57 MDT Nominations open Whitney Awards for LDS authors http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705392553/Nominations-open-Whitney-Awards-for-LDS-authors.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705392553/Nominations-open-Whitney-Awards-for-LDS-authors.html Nominations are now open for your favorite novel of 2011. Learn how to submit your nomination online. You are welcome to... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 05:00:00 MDT In the Village: Here are some of my 'cool' ideas http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700171495/Here-are-some-of-my-cool-ideas.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700171495/Here-are-some-of-my-cool-ideas.html I have opinions on everything, whether I have any information on the subject or not. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:57:04 MDT Book review: 'The Unremembered' is a captivating read http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705388763/Book-review-The-Unremembered-is-a-captivating-read.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705388763/Book-review-The-Unremembered-is-a-captivating-read.html In the beginning a council of the Gods took place. From that council worlds were created and the progression of humanity... Sat, 06 Aug 2011 15:00:00 MDT D.C. Temple graffiti prank won't die http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700166085/DC-Temple-graffiti-prank-wont-die.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700166085/DC-Temple-graffiti-prank-wont-die.html Tue, 26 Jul 2011 13:55:17 MDT In the Village: Ideas and inspiration at church http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700164626/Ideas-and-inspiration-at-church.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700164626/Ideas-and-inspiration-at-church.html I earn my living by making up stories — which means making up people, relationships, families, communities, cultures,... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:31:50 MDT Orson Scott Card: God's foreknowledge: This life shows who we are http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375836/Gods-foreknowledge-This-life-shows-who-we-are.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375836/Gods-foreknowledge-This-life-shows-who-we-are.html In recent years, I've reached the conclusion that while I cannot, from scripture or by reason, determine the truth of the... Thu, 07 Jul 2011 04:00:00 MDT