Orson Scott Card
From Dave Farland's Daily Kick:
Yesterday I learned that my good friend, mentor, and fellow writer Orson Scott Card had a stroke and would be canceling all appearances for the near future....
....Fortunately, it was a minor stroke....
Here's wishing Mr. Card a speedy recovery. He's got a long road ahead, no doubt - but I've known friends to completely kick the effects of a stroke (one of them quite serious) - so it is possible to make a pretty full recovery. I wish him all the best in the coming months.
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Best wishes for his speedy and full recovery! Great writer, SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD is one of my favs!
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I'm in the middle of reading "Keeper of Dreams" by Mr. Card, and am in the middle of recovery from a similar condition (my left hand is very uncooperative still) and came here today to make my first post something I care deeply about and to wish for one of my favorite author's a speedy and full recovery. I'm glad I wasn't the first and I know I won't be the last--get well Orson!
Oh no, Mr. Card is one of my favorite authors, and I only just discovered him and started reading his books in the last 2-3 years. He has such a big heart, and obviously loves his craft, and really cares about the sf/f & mid-grade communities. Wishing Mr. Card a speedy recovery.
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Best wishes to him, and here's hoping he makes a quick and full recovery. Here's a thread at hatrack with a little more info if anyone is interested:
Oh no! That is terrible. He is one of my favorite authors. I just finished his new novel Pathfinder (it was amazing, of course). Sending best wishes his way for a rapid recovery!!
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Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead are two of the novels I have been inspired by in my writings. Here's wishing a speedy recovery, Mr. Card.
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Who knows how Mr. Card is now that it's nearly April?
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He's doing quite a bit better. While he didn't do a full book tour, he has done a couple of public appearances to promote his Formic Wars comics.
I'm glad he's recovering. Ender's Game really touched me in a personal way.