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Orson Scott Card accurate foretelling future?

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posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 02:54 AM
It is always amazing to me how some authors come so close to the truth in their visializing the future. They must be definetely intuitive and/or in tune with unknown forces. I was reading a book by Orson Scott Card titled Shadow of The Giant
and one of the paragraphs reads like this:

Big, sleepy do-nothing America. Burned out from trying to police the world back in the 21st century, disgusted at the way their efforts earned them nothing but hatred and resentment, they declared victory and went home. They kept the strongest military in the world and closed their doors to immigration. And when the Buggers (aliens) came, it was American military might that finally blew up those first exploratory ships that scoured the surface of some of the best agricultural land in China killing millions. It was America that funded and directed the construction of the interplanetary warships that resisted the second invasion....

could this be a vision of things to come? Could this writer be on target as to how our near future develops?
This book was copyrighted in 2005

[edit on 28-11-2007 by Van Zan]

posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 03:12 AM
shadow of the giant wasn't his first book in the 'enderverse' series so if you have only read that one then you should track down 'enders game', see how it starts and then carry on reading the series.

i won't spoil what happens for you but the above paragraph really isn't a vision of the future - it turns out actually to have been quite sad really as 'speaker for the dead' shows but also has much hope with it.

they are very well written and thought provoking books and i enjoyed the series very much.

posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 03:24 AM
reply to post by justyc

yeah i could tell i had mnissed a couple books in the seeries. but i was relating that paragraph to what might actually happen in this world...our current reality not the book series. I am going to read the rest of them now, i'm hooked.

posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 03:44 AM
Orson Scott Card is one of the best science fiction writers in my opinion.

If you are a sci-fi fan you will love all of his writings.

My favorite book by him is "The Worthing Saga"... check it out!

posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 04:29 AM
reply to post by Van Zan

to take one paragraph as an example doesn't do justice to all the others that he wrote which will back up or contradict yours (for which you will understand my above posting once you read the series).

there are so many memorable quotes you could use as insights into a vast range of subjects that i couldn't even begin to know where to start.

i used to have a quote from one of his books as my sig here (before my all-time favourite author died and i changed it). it read...

"Do the gods of different nations talk to each other?...
Is there some annual get-together where they compare each others worshippers?
Mine will bow their faces to the floor and trace woodgrain lines for me, says one.
Mine will sacrifice animals, says another.
Mine will kill anyone who insults me, says a third.
Here is the question I think about most often:
Are there any who can honestly boast,
My worshippers obey my good laws,
and treat each other kindly,
and live simple generous lives?"
~The God Whispers of Han Qing-jao, Children of the Mind

han quing-jao, (such a complex character), made some amazing quotes and for a character that i didn't actually like, i unexpectedly cried when it came to her death because it was so touching.

but you really need to read the whole series and the bean spinoff to appreciate a truely great writer he is.

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