American writer of science fiction and fantasy, poet and critical essays. Her thought-provoking novels include The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, as did The Dispossessed (1974), and Lavinia (2008).
Science fiction was not always a welcoming place for women
Best known for his science fiction novels Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow, Orson Scott Card has written in many other forms and genres. Beginning with dozens of plays and musical comedies produced in the 1960s and 70s, Card's first published fiction appeared in 1977 -- the short story "Gert Fram" in
Vikram is a budding novelist whose primary focus is speculative fiction. Prashant has been an avid reader of classic science fiction, such as the works of Asimov, Bova, Bradbury and Heinlein, as well as more modern authors such as Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Philip K. Dick and Orson Scott Card.