The Best Author I've Read? Orson Scott Card (Intro.)
Updated: Aug 8, 2019
I once heard a tale of a man
who split himself in two. The one part never changed at all;
The other grew and grew. The changeless part was always true,
The growing part was always new, And I wondered, when the tale was through,
Which part was me, and which was you.
from Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card (1951-)
Read this poem. Write down one insight from it.
Read it a second time. You'll find another.
Read it a third time - and there's a good chance you'll find another insight.
This is why I find OSC so fascinating and talented.
He manages to mix theology, xenology, politics, science fiction, physics, geography, and many more fields of knowledge into thought-provoking and hope-inspiring tales.
You can simply read his books (well, I took the audio route and listened to them) and enjoy them - but you owe it to yourself to at least try and notice all of his insights and observations about soooo many topics.
OSC become known when one of his books - Ender's Game - became a feature film - but should you choose to try out on of his books, I'd recommend opting for the Shadow series, starting with the first one - Ender's Shadow.
Check it out. I strongly believe it is worth your time.