Orson Scott Card (born 1951) is an American author, critic, public speaker, essayist, columnist, and political activist. He writes in several genres, but is primarily known for his science fiction. His novel Ender's Game (1985) and its sequel Speaker for the Dead (1986) both won Hugo and Nebula Awards, making Card the only author to win both science fiction's top U.S. prizes in consecutive years. He is also known as an advocate for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which he has been a lifelong practicing member, and as a political commentator on many issues, including opposition to homosexual behavior and the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Empire :: Series
Set in the chillingly near future, a new American Civil War threatens to tear the country apart in this bestselling series by science fiction master Orson Scott Card. The political war between the Right and Left takes a violent turn when both sides turn to guns. With high-tech weapons on one side, militia foot-soldiers on the other, death and destruction reign over the cities and the countryside. Who can hold the people and the government together? And which side will you take? Find out in Empire and its sequel, Hidden Empire, from the author of the beloved Ender’s Game series.