See what people are saying about Orson Scott Card
In a letter to OSC a fan writes:
"...You might also be interested to know that Ender's Shadow occasioned
something of a remarkable afternoon for my girlfriend Laura and I. We sat
in Prospect Park in Brooklyn last week, me reading Shadow and her reading
Ender's Game for the first time, and on more than one occasion she would
tell me where she was in her book, and it would be very close to where I
was in mine. We both felt something startlingly intimate reading about the
same events at the same time, as if we were each viewing the action
simultaneously through separate windows. Thank you for the experience.
In a recent letter, Jon Lipitz pointed out that Orson Scott Card has finally arrived:
"...While doing the New York Times Crossword puzzle that was printed in my local paper today (The Baltimore Sun) clue 35 across was "sci-fi writer Card" (5 letters).
Maybe winning multiple Hugo and Nebula awards might have you feel that you have solidified your mark on the world, but I always felt that success came when you were a clue in the New York Times Crossword puzzle, so congrats!"
"Orson Scott Card's Tales of Alvin Maker series has earned great praise here and elsewhere. Part of the appeal lies in Card's superlative skills as a storyteller. Part lies in the world he has created, an alternate frontier America, where history differs and Appalachian-style magic works."
"When the Alvin Maker series began, it was fresh and marvelous. It doesn't have that claim on us now, but each installment remains a worthy, satisfying effort. I don't expect that to change."
Excerpt of review of Heartfire from Analog Magazine, October 1998 issue