208 relations: A Planet Called Treason, A War of Gifts: An Ender Story, Adolf Hitler, Advent Rising, Alvin Journeyman, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Arlen Card, Asa Butterfield, Associated Press, Association for Mormon Letters, Author Services Inc., Barack Obama, Ben Bova, Biology and sexual orientation, Bishop (Latter Day Saints), Brazil, Brigham Young, Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University Press, Buena Vista, Virginia, C. S. Lewis, Cardston, Cerebral palsy, Charles Dickens, Charles Ora Card, Children of the Fleet, Children of the Mind, Chris Sprouse, Church of Scientology, Civil war, Communitarianism, Compute!, Conrad Richter, Creative writing, DC Comics, Defense of Marriage Act, Democratic Party (United States), Descendants of Brigham Young, Deseret News, Done the Impossible, Doug Chiang, Earth Afire, Earth Awakens, Earth Unaware, Edmund R. Schubert, Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, Enchantment (novel), Ender in Exile, Ender's Game, ..., Ender's Game (film), Ender's Game (series), Ender's Game (short story), Ender's Shadow, Ensign (LDS magazine), Entertainment Weekly, Extinct (2017 TV series), Eye for Eye, Fantasy, Fantasy literature, Firefly (TV series), First Meetings, Gavin Hood, Geoffrey Chaucer, Gert Fram, Great Depression, Greensboro, North Carolina, Greenwood Publishing Group, Hamlet, Hamlet's Father, Harold B. Lee Library, Hidden Empire, Historical fiction, History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Homecoming Saga, Homosexuality, Horror fiction, Hot Sleep, Hugo Award, InterGalactic Medicine Show, Isaac Asimov, J. R. R. Tolkien, James Cameron, Jane Austen, John McCain, John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, Joseph Stalin, Kathryn H. Kidd, L. Ron Hubbard, Lawrence v. Texas, Leading Edge (magazine), Liberal arts college, Life, the Universe, & Everything, Lifeloop, Lionsgate, List of joint winners of the Hugo and Nebula awards, Locus Award, Loom (video game), Los Angeles Times, Lost Boys (novel), Louisa May Alcott, Lovelock (novel), Maps in a Mirror, Margaret Edwards Award, Margaret Mitchell, Master's degree, Mesa, Arizona, Michael R. Collings, Michelle Obama, Middle Woman, Missionary (LDS Church), Mormon fiction, Mythopoeic Society, National Organization for Marriage, National Review, Nazi Germany, Nebula Award, Neoconservatism, New Era (magazine), New Testament, Newt Gingrich, Nigeria, Orem, Utah, Orson Scott Card bibliography, Paraphilia, Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus, Patheos, Pedophilia, Posing as People, Provo, Utah, Pseudonym, Public broadcasting, Publishers Weekly, Rachel and Leah, Ray Bradbury, RealClearPolitics, Rebekah (novel), Red Prophet, Republican Party (United States), Rhino Times, Richland, Washington, Robert A. Heinlein, Robota, Saints (novel), Salon (website), Salt Lake City, Same-sex marriage, Same-sex marriage in the United States, Same-sex relationship, Santa Clara, California, Sarah (Card novel), Science fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Science fiction on television, Seventh Son (novel), Shadow Complex, Shadow of the Giant, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, Shadows Alive, Shadows in Flight, Sodomy laws in the United States, Songmaster, Southern Virginia University, Speaker for the Dead, Stroke, Sunstone, Sunstone (magazine), Superman (comic book), Supreme Court of the United States, TED (conference), The Abyss, The Advocate, The American Prospect, The Best Day (short story), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Dig, The Friend (LDS magazine), The Guardian, The New York Times, The Secret of Monkey Island, The Swarm (Card and Johnston novel), The Tales of Alvin Maker, The Worthing Saga, Thriller (genre), Time travel in fiction, Tor Books, Treasure Box, Ultimate Iron Man, UNC-TV, United States Bicentennial, University of Notre Dame, University of Utah, USA Today, Variety (magazine), War on Terror, Whitney Awards, William Shakespeare, Winston-Salem Journal, Wired (magazine), Wolfgang Petersen, Women of Genesis, Worldcon, Writers of the Future, Xbox Live Arcade, Xenocide, Young Adult Library Services Association, Zimbabwe. Expand index (158 more) » « Shrink index
A Planet Called Treason (1979) is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card.
A War of Gifts: An Ender Story (2007) is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card.
Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.
Advent Rising is an action-adventure third-person shooter video game developed by GlyphX Games and published by Majesco Entertainment.
Alvin Journeyman (1995) is an alternate history/fantasy novel by American writer Orson Scott Card.
Analog Science Fiction and Fact is an American science-fiction magazine published under various titles since 1930.
Arlen Card (born 11 April 1961) is an American composer and arranger.
Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield (born 1 April 1997) is an English actor.
The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.
The Association for Mormon Letters (AML) is a nonprofit founded in 1976 to "foster scholarly and creative work in Mormon letters and to promote fellowship among scholars and writers of Mormon literature." Other organization mottos have included the promotion of quality writing "by, for, and about Mormons." and promoting the "production and study of Mormon literature." The broadness of this definition of Mormon literature has led the AML to focus on a wide variety of work that has sometimes been neglected in the Mormon community.
Author Services Inc. (ASI) represents the literary, theatrical and musical works of the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
Benjamin William "Ben" Bova (born November 8, 1932) is an American writer.
The relationship between biology and sexual orientation is a subject of research.
Bishop is the highest priesthood office of the Aaronic priesthood in the Latter Day Saint movement.
Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.
Brigham Young (June 1, 1801August 29, 1877) was an American religious leader, politician, and settler.
Brigham Young University (BYU, sometimes referred to colloquially as The Y) is a private, non-profit research university in Provo, Utah, United States completely owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) and run under the auspices of its Church Educational System.
Brigham Young University Press (BYU Press) is the university press of Brigham Young University (BYU).
Buena Vista is an independent city located in the Blue Ridge Mountains region of Virginia in the United States.
Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist.
Cardston is a town in southwest Alberta, Canada.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.
Charles Ora Card (November 5, 1839 – September 9, 1906) was the founder of the town of Cardston, Alberta, the first Mormon settlement in Canada.
Children of the Fleet is a science fiction novel written by Orson Scott Card.
Children of the Mind (1996) is the fourth science fiction novel of Orson Scott Card's popular ''Ender's Game'' series of science fiction novels that focus on the character Ender Wiggin.
Chris Sprouse (born July 30, 1966) is an American comics artist.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
The Church of Scientology is a multinational network and hierarchy of numerous ostensibly independent but interconnected corporate entities and other organizations devoted to the practice, administration and dissemination of Scientology, a new religious movement.
A civil war, also known as an intrastate war in polemology, is a war between organized groups within the same state or country.
Communitarianism is a philosophy that emphasizes the connection between the individual and the community.
Compute!, often stylized as COMPUTE!, was an American home computer magazine that was published from 1979 to 1994.
Conrad Michael Richter (October 13, 1890 – October 30, 1968) was an American novelist whose lyrical work is concerned largely with life on the American frontier in various periods.
Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics.
DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher.
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (and) was a United States federal law that, prior to being ruled unconstitutional, defined marriage for federal purposes as the union of one man and one woman, and allowed states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages granted under the laws of other states.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (nicknamed the GOP for Grand Old Party).
Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and a settler of the Western United States.
The Deseret News is a newspaper published in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Done the Impossible is a 2006 documentary fan film of the TV series Firefly.
Doug Chiang (born 16 February 1962) is a Taiwanese American film designer and artist.
Earth Afire is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, and the second book of the Formic Wars novels in the Ender's Game series.
Earth Awakens is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, and the third book of the First Formic Wars trilogy of novels in the Ender's Game series.
Earth Unaware is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston in the Ender's Game series.
Edmund R. Schubert is an American author and editor best known for his work in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, though some of his short stories are mysteries, including one that was a preliminary nominee for an Edgar Award in 2006 for Best Short Story.
Emily Jane Brontë (commonly; 30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848) was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet.
Enchantment is an English language fantasy novel written by Orson Scott Card.
Ender in Exile is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card, part of the ''Ender's Game'' series, published on November 11, 2008.
Ender's Game is a 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card.
Ender's Game is a 2013 American military science fiction action film based on the novel of the same name by Orson Scott Card.
The Ender's Game series (often referred to as the Ender saga and also the Enderverse) is a series of science fiction books written by American author Orson Scott Card.
"Ender's Game" is a science fiction novelette by American writer Orson Scott Card.
Ender's Shadow (1999) is a parallel science fiction novel by the American author Orson Scott Card, taking place at the same time as the novel Ender's Game and depicting some of the same events from the point of view of Bean, a supporting character in the original novel.
The Ensign of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly shortened to Ensign, is an official periodical of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
Extinct is a post-apocalyptic science fiction television series directed by Ryan Little and written by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston.
Eye for Eye (1987) is a science fiction novella by Orson Scott Card.
Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world.
Fantasy literature is literature set in an imaginary universe, often but not always without any locations, events, or people from the real world.
Firefly is an American space Western drama television series which ran from 2002–2003, created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label.
First Meetings (2002) is a collection of Orson Scott Card's short stories from the ''Ender's Game'' series.
Gavin Hood (born 12 May 1963) is a South African filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and actor, best known for writing and directing Tsotsi (2005), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages.
"Gert Fram" is the first short story that was published by American author Orson Scott Card.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
Greensboro (formerly Greensborough) is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina.
ABC-CLIO/Greenwood is an educational and academic publisher (middle school through university level) which is today part of ABC-CLIO.
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602.
Hamlet's Father is a 2008 novella by Orson Scott Card, which retells the story of Shakespeare's Hamlet in modernist prose, and which makes several changes to the characters' motivations and backstory.
The Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL) is the main academic library of Brigham Young University (BYU) located in Provo, Utah.
Hidden Empire is a 2009 science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card.
Historical fiction is a literary genre in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past.
The history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is typically divided into three broad time periods.
The Homecoming Saga is a science fiction series by Orson Scott Card.
Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender.
Horror is a genre of speculative fiction which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror.
Hot Sleep: The Worthing Chronicle (1979) is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card set in the Worthing series.
The Hugo Awards are a set of literary awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year.
InterGalactic Medicine Show (sometimes shortened to IGMS) is an American online fantasy and science fiction magazine.
Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, (Tolkien pronounced his surname, see his phonetic transcription published on the illustration in The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One. Christopher Tolkien. London: Unwin Hyman, 1988. (The History of Middle-earth; 6). In General American the surname is also pronounced. This pronunciation no doubt arose by analogy with such words as toll and polka, or because speakers of General American realise as, while often hearing British as; thus or General American become the closest possible approximation to the Received Pronunciation for many American speakers. Wells, John. 1990. Longman pronunciation dictionary. Harlow: Longman, 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.
James Francis CameronSpace Foundation.
Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.
John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Arizona, a seat he was first elected to in 1986.
The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer is an award given annually to the best new writer whose first professional work of science fiction or fantasy was published within the two previous calendar years.
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (18 December 1878 – 5 March 1953) was a Soviet revolutionary and politician of Georgian nationality.
Kathryn H. Kidd (1949 or 1950 – December 14, 2015)Andrew Hall,, Dawning of a Brighter Day, Association of Mormon Letters, December 17, 2015.
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986), often referred to by his initials LRH, was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology.
Lawrence v. Texas,.
Leading Edge, formerly The Leading Edge Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy, is a semi-professional speculative fiction magazine first published in April 1981 and published at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
A liberal arts college is a college with an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences.
Life, the Universe, & Everything: The Marion K. "Doc" Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy is an academic conference held annually since 1983 in Provo, Utah.
"Lifeloop" is a short story by Orson Scott Card.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., doing business as Lionsgate, is an American, Canadian-domiciled entertainment company.
This is a list of the works that have won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award (or the Ray Bradbury Award, given in place of the Nebula Award for Best Script since 2009), given annually to works of science fiction literature.
The Locus Awards are an annual set of literary awards by the science fiction and fantasy magazine Locus, a monthly based in Oakland, California, United States.
Loom is a 1990 fantasy-themed graphic adventure game by Lucasfilm Games.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Lost Boys (1992) is the first horror novel by American author Orson Scott Card.
Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832March 6, 1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886).
Lovelock is a 1994 science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and Kathryn H. Kidd.
Maps in a Mirror (1990) is a collection of short stories by American writer Orson Scott Card.
The Margaret A. Edwards Award is an American Library Association (ALA) literary award that annually recognizes an author and "a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature".
Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American novelist and journalist under the pseudonym Peggy Mitchell.
A master's degree (from Latin magister) is an academic degree awarded by universities or colleges upon completion of a course of study demonstrating mastery or a high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona.
Michael Robert Collings (born October 29, 1947 in Rupert, Idaho) is an American author, poet, literary critic, and bibliographer, and a former professor of creative writing and literature at Pepperdine University.
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer and writer who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.
"Middle Woman" is a short story by Orson Scott Card.
Missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)—widely known as Mormon missionaries—are volunteer representatives of the LDS Church who engage variously in proselytizing, church service, humanitarian aid, and community service.
LDS fiction (or Mormon fiction) is fiction by or about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also called Mormons.
The Mythopoeic Society (MythSoc) is a non-profit organization devoted to the study of mythopoeic literature, particularly the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and C. S. Lewis, all members of The Inklings, an informal group of writers who met weekly in C.S. Lewis’ rooms at Magdalen College, Oxford, from the early 1930s through late 1949.
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is an American non-profit political organization established in 2007 to work against the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States.
National Review (NR) is an American semi-monthly conservative editorial magazine focusing on news and commentary pieces on political, social, and cultural affairs.
Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).
The Nebula Awards annually recognize the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the United States.
Neoconservatism (commonly shortened to neocon when labelling its adherents) is a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s among liberal hawks who became disenchanted with the increasingly pacifist foreign policy of the Democratic Party, and the growing New Left and counterculture, in particular the Vietnam protests.
New Era is an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
The New Testament (Ἡ Καινὴ Διαθήκη, trans. Hē Kainḕ Diathḗkē; Novum Testamentum) is the second part of the Christian biblical canon, the first part being the Old Testament, based on the Hebrew Bible.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
Newton Leroy Gingrich (né McPherson; born June 17, 1943) is an American politician and author, born in Pennsylvania, later representing Georgia in Congress, and ultimately serving as 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999.
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.
Orem is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States, in the northern part of the state.
This is a list of the works of Orson Scott Card.
Paraphilia (previously known as sexual perversion and sexual deviation) is the experience of intense sexual arousal to atypical objects, situations, fantasies, behaviors, or individuals.
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus (1996) is the first science fiction novel in a proposed Pastwatch series by Orson Scott Card.
Patheos is a non-denominational, non-partisan online media company providing information and commentary from various religious and nonreligious perspectives.
Pedophilia, or paedophilia, is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children.
Posing as People (2005) is a collection of three short stories by Orson Scott Card plus three plays by three different playwrights based on those stories.
Provo is the third-largest city in Utah, United States.
A pseudonym or alias is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which can differ from their first or true name (orthonym).
Public broadcasting includes radio, television and other electronic media outlets whose primary mission is public service.
Publishers Weekly (PW) is an American weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents.
Rachel and Leah (2004) is the third novel in the Women of Genesis series by Orson Scott Card.
Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter.
RealClearPolitics (RCP) is a Chicago-based political news and polling data aggregator formed in 2000 by former options trader John McIntyre and former advertising agency account executive Tom Bevan.
Rebekah (2001) is the second novel in the Women of Genesis series by Orson Scott Card.
Red Prophet (1988) is an alternate history/fantasy novel by American writer Orson Scott Card.
The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
The Rhino Times is a free weekly conservative news and opinion newspaper published in Greensboro, North Carolina, which was founded in 1991 as the Rhinoceros Times.
Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers.
Robert Anson Heinlein (See also the biography at the end of For Us, the Living, 2004 edition, p. 261. July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science-fiction writer.
Robota (2003) is an illustrated book by Doug Chiang and Orson Scott Card about a mysterious fourth planet of the solar system named Orpheus.
Saints (1983) is a historical fiction novel by Orson Scott Card.
Salon is an American news and opinion website, created by David Talbot in 1995 and currently owned by the Salon Media Group.
Salt Lake City (often shortened to Salt Lake and abbreviated as SLC) is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah.
Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is the marriage of a same-sex couple, entered into in a civil or religious ceremony.
Same-sex marriage in the United States was initially established on a state-by-state basis, expanding from 1 state in 2004 to 36 states in 2015, when, on June 26, 2015, same-sex marriage was established in all 50 states as a result of the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States in the landmark civil rights case of Obergefell v. Hodges, in which it was held that the right of same-sex couples to marry on the same terms and conditions as opposite-sex couples, with all the accompanying rights and responsibilities, is guaranteed by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
A same-sex relationship is a relationship between persons of the same sex and can take many forms, from romantic and sexual, to non-romantic homosocially-close relationships.
Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California.
Sarah: Women of Genesis (2000) is the first novel in the Women of Genesis series by Orson Scott Card.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, or SFWA is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization of professional science fiction and fantasy writers.
Science fiction first appeared in television programming in the late 1930s, during what is called the Golden Age of Science Fiction.
Seventh Son (1987) is an alternate history/fantasy novel by American writer Orson Scott Card.
Shadow Complex is a platform-adventure video game developed by Chair Entertainment in association with Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 through Xbox Live Arcade.
Shadow of the Giant (2005) is the fourth novel in Orson Scott Card's Ender's Shadow series, which is also called the Bean Quartet.
Shadow of the Hegemon (2001) is the second novel in the ''Ender's Shadow'' series (often called the Bean Quartet) by Orson Scott Card.
Shadow Puppets is a science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card, published in 2002.
Shadows Alive is a planned science fiction novel by American writer Orson Scott Card, part of his Ender's Game series.
Shadows in Flight is a science fiction novel by American writer Orson Scott Card.
Sodomy laws in the United States, which outlawed a variety of sexual acts, were inherited from British criminal laws with roots in the Christian religion of Late antiquity.
Songmaster (1980) is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card.
Southern Virginia University (SVU) is a liberal arts college located in Buena Vista, Virginia.
Speaker for the Dead is a 1986 science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and an indirect sequel to the novel Ender's Game.
A stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death.
Sunstone is a plagioclase feldspar, which when viewed from certain directions exhibits a spangled appearance.
Sunstone is a magazine published by the Sunstone Education Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, that discusses Mormonism through scholarship, art, short fiction, and poetry.
Superman is an ongoing American comic book series featuring the DC Comics superhero Superman as its main protagonist. Superman began as one of several anthology features in the National Periodical Publications comic book Action Comics #1 in June 1938. The strip proved so popular that National launched Superman into his own self-titled comic book, the first for any superhero, premiering with the cover date Summer 1939. Between 1986 and 2006 it was retitled The Adventures of Superman while a new series used the title Superman. In May 2006, it was returned to its original title and numbering. The title was canceled with issue #714 in 2011, and was relaunched with issue #1 the following month which ended its run in 2016. A fourth series was released with issue #1 in June 2016 and ended in April 2018. A fifth series with new issue #1 will be launched in July 2018.
The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.
TED Conferences, LLC (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a media organization that posts talks online for free distribution, under the slogan "ideas worth spreading".
The Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction film written and directed by Canadian director James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn.
The Advocate is an American LGBT-interest magazine, printed bi-monthly and available by subscription.
The American Prospect is a daily online and quarterly print American political and public policy magazine dedicated to American liberalism and progressivism.
"The Best Day" is a short story by Orson Scott Card.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), often informally known as the Mormon Church, is a nontrinitarian, Christian restorationist church that is considered by its members to be the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus Christ.
The Dig is a point-and-click adventure game developed by LucasArts and released in 1995 as a CD-ROM for PC and Macintosh computers.
The Friend is the monthly English language children's magazine published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Secret of Monkey Island is a point-and-click graphic adventure game developed and published by Lucasfilm Games.
The Swarm is a 2016 science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, and the first book of the Second Formic Wars trilogy of novels in the Ender's Game series.
The Tales of Alvin Maker is a series of alternate history/fantasy novels written by American novelist Orson Scott Card, published from 1987 to 2003 (with one more planned), that explore the experiences of a young man, Alvin Miller, who realizes he has incredible powers for creating and shaping things around him.
The Worthing Saga (1990) is a science fiction book by American writer Orson Scott Card, set in the Worthing series.
Thriller is a broad genre of literature, film and television, having numerous, often overlapping subgenres.
Time travel is a common theme in fiction and has been depicted in a variety of media, such as literature, television, film, and advertisements.
Tor Books is the primary imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, a publishing company based in New York City.
Treasure Box (1996) is the second horror novel by Orson Scott Card.
Ultimate Iron Man is the name of two comic book miniseries written by Orson Scott Card and published by Marvel Comics.
University of North Carolina Television, branded on-air as UNC-TV, is a public television network serving the U.S. state of North Carolina.
The United States Bicentennial was a series of celebrations and observances during the mid-1970s that paid tribute to historical events leading up to the creation of the United States of America as an independent republic.
The University of Notre Dame du Lac (or simply Notre Dame or ND) is a private, non-profit Catholic research university in the community of Notre Dame, Indiana, near the city of South Bend, in the United States.
The University of Utah (also referred to as the U, U of U, or Utah) is a public coeducational space-grant research university in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
The War on Terror, also known as the Global War on Terrorism, is an international military campaign that was launched by the United States government after the September 11 attacks in the United States in 2001.
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Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare. A country of roughly million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used. Since the 11th century, present-day Zimbabwe has been the site of several organised states and kingdoms as well as a major route for migration and trade. The British South Africa Company of Cecil Rhodes first demarcated the present territory during the 1890s; it became the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia in 1923. In 1965, the conservative white minority government unilaterally declared independence as Rhodesia. The state endured international isolation and a 15-year guerrilla war with black nationalist forces; this culminated in a peace agreement that established universal enfranchisement and de jure sovereignty as Zimbabwe in April 1980. Zimbabwe then joined the Commonwealth of Nations, from which it was suspended in 2002 for breaches of international law by its then government and from which it withdrew from in December 2003. It is a member of the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It was once known as the "Jewel of Africa" for its prosperity. Robert Mugabe became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in 1980, when his ZANU-PF party won the elections following the end of white minority rule; he was the President of Zimbabwe from 1987 until his resignation in 2017. Under Mugabe's authoritarian regime, the state security apparatus dominated the country and was responsible for widespread human rights violations. Mugabe maintained the revolutionary socialist rhetoric of the Cold War era, blaming Zimbabwe's economic woes on conspiring Western capitalist countries. Contemporary African political leaders were reluctant to criticise Mugabe, who was burnished by his anti-imperialist credentials, though Archbishop Desmond Tutu called him "a cartoon figure of an archetypal African dictator". The country has been in economic decline since the 1990s, experiencing several crashes and hyperinflation along the way. On 15 November 2017, in the wake of over a year of protests against his government as well as Zimbabwe's rapidly declining economy, Mugabe was placed under house arrest by the country's national army in a coup d'état. On 19 November 2017, ZANU-PF sacked Robert Mugabe as party leader and appointed former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in his place. On 21 November 2017, Mugabe tendered his resignation prior to impeachment proceedings being completed.
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