Happy Birthday, Orson Scott Card!
- Card came up with idea of the Battle Room way back in 1967.
- He studied theater at Brigham Young University.
- Not only has he written novels, but also both poetry and plays.
- He once started a theater company.
- He spent 2 years as a Mormon missionary in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- Ender's Game has been translated into 28 different languages and has more than 80 book covers.
- Both Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead won the Nebula and Hugo Awards for best novel in 1986 and 1987 respectively.
Orson Scott Card's latest novel is a collaboration project with author Aaron Johnston entitled Earth Unaware: The First Formic War. The story revolves around a mining family out in the far reaches of the solar system, the first humans to spot an incoming alien spaceship -- a spaceship carrying... guess who! Check it out on Amazon.