Saturday, February 5, 2011

Wishing Orson Scott Card Full Recovery

In early January, I found out the Orson Scott Card, known for Ender's Game and other books in that universe, had a mild stroke. From what I understand, his left hand is impaired, and he is still retraining his brain. I hope that he fully recovers.

You can read the update on his website here:

Orson Scott Card (photo from Wikipedia)
If you enjoy science fiction, I am sure you already know about Ender's Game because it is ranked one of the best science fiction novels (often listed as the best selling), and had won the Nebula and Hugo awards. Personally, I prefer his novelette version of Ender's Game (published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, August 1977) to some extent over the novelization.

Although I liked how protagonist Ender's childhood is explained and that his experiences at the Battle School were well-developed, I didn't care too much about Ender's brother and sister influencing the political realm of Earth, nor did I care for the new ending with Ender on an alien Bugger world. The latter seemed tacked on to the book to serve as a transition to its sequel, Speaker for the Dead, which also won both the Nebula and Hugo award.

I digress. Card has written lots more than just the Ender's Game series, and I enjoy reading his books and short stories. I hope he will return to normalcy.


  1. I loved Ender's Game. Definitely one of my favorite scifi books -

  2. OMG, I didn't know about this. I too wish him a full and speedy recovery.

  3. I hope he makes a full recovery, too.

  4. I hope Orson Scott Card is able to work on he has great talent.
    I read Ender's Shadow first OMG that book was amazing - almost took the shine of Ender's Game itself it was so well crafted.

  5. To all, I'm sure Orson Scott Card will be like new soon, and I'm sure he's grateful for all of his fans' support. Besides, "he promises not to die with any series unfinished," according to his website.

    Ellie and M Pax, thanks for following.

    Elaine AM Smith, the story of Bean is cool, but I don't care that he turns into a giant later in the series, unfortunately.

  6. I didn't know this, He has struggled with his weight for years. Guess it finally caught up to him. That is a shame. Hope he has a full recovery and not just for the selfish reason that I love his books.

  7. Budd, good point. Even if he doesn't write anymore, I wish him full recovery. It's not something anyone wants to go through.


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