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Orson Scott Card

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The Resume

    (August 24, 1951- )
    Born in Richland, Washington
    Descendant of Brigham Young
    Science fiction author
    Best known for the 'Ender's Game' series
    Launched the sci-fi/fantasy website 'Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show' (2005)

Why he might be annoying:

    He has used seven pen names.
    He serves as a judge for the Scientology-funded Writers of the Future contest.
    He is a self-proclaimed Democrat, who endorsed George W. Bush and John McCain.
    He claims natural selection cannot explain 'completely how evolution works.'
    He joined the board of the National Organization for Marriage and called same-sex marriage a 'potentially devastating social experiment.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    'Ender's Game' and the sequel 'Speaker for the Dead' both won Hugo and Nebula Awards, making him the first author to win both top sci-fi prizes in consecutive years (1985-86).
    His daughter Erin died the day she was born and his son Charles died at age 17 from cerebral palsy.
    Despite his opposition to 'Darwinism,' he said 'real science does not -- and never can -- support' intelligent design.
    He said that gays are 'human beings with as complex a combination of good and evil in them as I find within myself.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 25 Votes: 52.00% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 20 Votes: 65.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 16 Votes: 68.75% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 54 Votes: 64.81% Annoying