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  • Title: The Folk of the Fringe
  • Author: Orson Scott Card
  • ISBN: 9780312876630
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Folk of the Fringe By Orson Scott Card Only a few nuclear weapons fell in America the weapons that destroyed our nation were biological and, ultimately, cultural But in the chaos, the famine, the plague, there exited a few pockets of order The strongest of them was the state of Deseret, formed from the vestiges of Utah, Colorado, and Idaho The climate has changed The Great Salt Lake has filled up to prehistOnly a few nuclear weapons fell in America the weapons that destroyed our nation were biological and, ultimately, cultural But in the chaos, the famine, the plague, there exited a few pockets of order The strongest of them was the state of Deseret, formed from the vestiges of Utah, Colorado, and Idaho The climate has changed The Great Salt Lake has filled up to prehistoric levels But there, on the fringes, brave, hardworking pioneers are making the desert bloom again.A civilization cannot be reclaimed by powerful organizations, or even by great men alone It must be renewed by individual men and women, one by one, working together to make a community, a nation, a new America.
    Orson Scott Card
    Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender s Game, Ender s Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys , biblical novels Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah , the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker beginning with Seventh Son , poetry An Open Book , and many plays and scripts.Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays He recently began a longterm position as a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University.Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and their youngest child, Zina Margaret.For further details, see the author s page.For an ordered list of the author s works, see s List of works by Orson Scott Cardcmillan author orsons

    The Folk of the Fringe By Orson Scott Card

    Commentaires:

    Spider the Doof Warrior
    I am trying to re read this book for some reason, but I just might re read Walk This Way by Aerosmith instead having already finished that book recently.This book BUGS me I think it s because half the characters are just so dang self righteous Like in the first story, how did they know the Mormons would have everything running in Utah I reckon it s supposed to be about faith and such and just leaving things to faith but as I get older I become of a skeptic and all I can think is, really Plus, o [...]

    Doc Opp
    A relatively obscure Orson Scott Card, but one that may be the most revealing about the author A tale of post apocalyptic America, that has some interesting characters and ideas and is well told through a set of short stories.Card s Mormon roots come through heavily in this book There is a lot of Mormon theology and not too subtle proselytizing There s also some fairly new age mysticism in the last story, which could turn off a lot of sci fi fans who are excited by the world in other ways Howeve [...]

    Jessica
    This was not what I expected It s a well known fact that Orson Scott Card is LDS He uses LDS themes and culture throughout his books His series about Alvin is based on the Joseph Smith story His series Homeward Bound is based on the Book of Mormon and was so badly done, that I couldn t finish the first book.This is an interesting beginning American has been attacked during World War III and several large cities were bombed Post Apocalypse themes abound The first story involves a group of Mormons [...]

    Joe
    Read in 99 a year of uncertainty like the world is on the brink and the very year of the Six Missle War Jamie and Deaver Teague are unforgettable so honest, so perceptive, so true and so real The eerie image of the flooded Temple the painful truth of human failings magnified by the breakdown of civililization the fringe a symbol of the tenuous hold thereon and a very compelling and startling ending, albeit controversial Reader beware contains some disturbing elements Also, some Mormons may objec [...]

    Dru
    This is the Mormonest book I ve ever read and I was totally not expecting it I know OSC is Mormon and everything, but this book is written from the shifting viewpoints of a half dozen people, all of whom are completely fucking devout and guilty feeling Mormons living in a newly formed pseudo theocracy in what used to be Utah It kinda sorta follows the life of someone born a few years before the big collapse but he is conspicuously not involved in the last part of the book As a post apocalypse re [...]

    Brian
    A couple of loosely connected short stories about an apocalyptic USA after a nuclear and biological war Scruffy loner helps clueless group of Mormons get to Utah They find a kid along the way whose parents have been killed by baddies who the next short stories are about Child in rebellious get rich quick scheme and Child as a man helping a group of players realize how badly they need each other One of Card s earlier pieces stuff from what I can gather in the writing He has a very long last chapt [...]

    Kelli
    I m about halfway through and I really dislike this book strongly If I didn t need it for a book club, there is NO way I d finish it.Finally done I read it in one day while I was home sick If I hadn t needed it for book group, I wouldn t have made it through the second story I really liked the first one, though Hated all the rest, but I liked the first one Definitely not one I d recommend to anyone, though

    Aranluc
    Esta es una colecci n de relatos con una premisa com n en una Am rica post apocal ptica la civilizaci n resurge apenas en Utah, de manos de los mormones Eso suena muy proselitista, pero Orson Scott Card es morm n y est muy metido en su comunidad, y su religi n es as , proselitista, qu le vamos a hacer Podemos discutir si los mormones son los nicos que mantendr an la cabeza sobre los hombros en semejante situaci n lo dudo , pero yo prefiero atenerme al valor de los cuentos y dejar eso aparte Mere [...]

    Alexandra
    i saw this at a library book sale and got so excited over the cover, thinking it was going to be some science fiction story about some conspiracy theorists living in the desert, or maybe on another planet, or perhaps some area 51 stuff i didn t know but i was imagining something along those lines and that s not at all what i got and i was hugely disappointed here s the deal, some of the imagery in this book was cool huge towering skyscrapers almost completely submerged in ocean waters and people [...]

    Michael
    Yeah This is some weird Mormon apocalypse book The author is a conservative Mormon whose books I ve read before Ender s Game being his most famous but this one is just weird America is destroyed and the LDS are going to claw us back into civilization Who knows, maybe there is some truth to that, right I mean, I just read a book about the Mennonites coming out on top after society falls, so maybe the Mormons would be well positioned to survive due to the nature of their community I m just not int [...]

    Jared
    I decided to start reading all of OSC s lesser known books after I fell in love with a kid named Andrew Wiggin I would love to LOVE this book I did enjoy some of the characters, they gave off a very good real feel I could imagine myself having to deal with some of those issues had this happened I almost wonder if it needed to be a little longer, give it time to go in depth on characters and events that led up to the war But, alas, the story isn t so much about why or how it happened It s about [...]

    Elle M.
    I was a bit disappointed in this book It starts off well, but then divulges into this Mormon propaganda throughout the book The first was particular disappointing as it starts off interesting what most would expect of a post apocalyptic world and then has this happy ending We re Mormon and everything is okay and everything in Utah is good because that s where the Mormons are And that s the theme of the book Times are tough, unless you are a surviving Mormon There is to it in that, he talks abou [...]

    Jenni
    After reading this book again, I enjoyed it even The first time was when I was younger, and still saw much of the world as good or bad, black or white, clean or dirty Some of the book disturbed me then I even felt betrayed by Orson Scott Card How dare he write this It seemed nearly blasphemous Now after having put another 10 years behind me, I really enjoyed the portrayal of people trying to be good, making mistakes, having to hang on to their faith by a thread The whole world being turned upsi [...]

    Sarah
    This book is rather depressing and a bit too graphic for my taste Probably the worst O.S Card book I ve read It s a collection of short stories kind of tied together, and I don t like his portrayal of Mormons.

    Lisa
    Eh Not one of Card s best I m not a fan of short stories anyway, and this collection didn t do it for me at all Lots of focus on Mormons and non Mormons after an end of the world type event The characters weren t as well developed as I like, and the stories just didn t grab me.

    Jacob Lines
    This 200 page book contains 5 stories set in a future in which the world has experienced limited nuclear war Only some cities were destroyed, but large scale civilization has collapsed no manufacturing, no travel, no long distance communication The cities that remain are small and getting smaller as the people fight for dwindling resources The note with the Table of Contents explains In America s future, when society has collapsed under the weight of war, civilization lives on among those folks [...]

    Eric Barnum
    Out of all Card s writing, this one just did not do it for me Given to me as a gift, I read it and quickly felt obligated to finish because it was a gift I loved the Ender s Game stuff this is a totally different beast, like a collection of short stories tied together in a future where Utah has been wiped out by war and humanity is barely surviving If you were a Mormon prepper who didn t mind a tongue in cheek attitude towards the church, this story might appeal to you.

    Charlene
    Didn t realize this was a collection of short stories until I was basically done with the book The authors note at the end was over 30 pages and so I thought there was that was going to tie these stories together Oh well Decent but weird that nothing on the outside indicated that it was separate stories Not my favorite Orson Scott Card, but that s probably why I never heard of it til I saw it on a thrift store shelf.

    Brianna
    Orson Scott Card is an excellent writer This book is completely different from Ender s Game, the only other novel of his that I have read However, the fact that both of those are great seems to indicate to me that Card is flexible with his writing and very talented.

    Xabi1990
    7 10

    Anthony Scriv
    As my intro to OSC, this was probably the worst choice I could have made The first timeline I enjoyed but then the story fragments into different timezones, where the people live like mormon frontiersmen and build up some sort of Mormon Babylon Yea, this book, although well written, felt like it had no sustenance

    Krista
    Really enjoyed it And I m still reeling The first four sections were quite a fun read, although the juxtaposition of crudity some mild, some t with such open Mormon ness took some getting used to Not least, I m sure, because I m not used to reading fiction that deals openly with LDS characters, LOL The character development seemed a little two dimensional at first, too, until I got comfortable with Card s sampling style of describing the characters There was so much going on than what was simp [...]

    Eric
    The Folk of The Fringe is a compilation of stories about the different ways that people react when faced by an event that cannot be undone, a cataclysm that forces every person to redefine their goals, drives every sould to question their values, and the life they are forced to discover pursue after having done so, and whether such a life is desirable or worth living The stories are about the different ways in which people respond to survivor guilt, the anguish, the choices TFOTF is also about l [...]

    Jeremy
    Folk of the Fringe is Orson Scott Card s collection of short stories about a post World War III United States Each story is loosely tied together by different characters or settings The first follows a group of Mormons being forced out of their homes in the Eastern United States, the second follows a refugee they rescue, etc.He sets up some parallels between these modern day Mormons and the people being forced out of their homes two hundred years earlier Gangs are killing their husband and famil [...]

    Ashley
    My brother recommended this book to me several years ago, and I finally found a copy in the Chicago public library system I didn t know going in that the book was a collection of loosely connected short stories, but I found the format worked quite well, despite not being what I had expected.The setting is a post nuclear United States The only community that is really thriving, not just surviving, is the Mormon community in Utah and surrounding areas, now called the State of Deseret The first sto [...]

    Justin
    The Folk of the Fringe is a collection of short stories, which makes it nearly impossible to rate as a whole I felt that two of the stories in the book were 5 star material, while the others were a waste of my time This doesn t mean they were bad I often feel this way about short stories Unless an author can get me emotionally invested in a hurry, I don t usually feel that a short story is an especially good use of my reading time I picked the book up knowing that it contained short stories deal [...]

    Alex
    I like how, generally speaking, Card does not shy away from showing some of the negative traits of Mormons and has plenty of non Mormon good guy main characters only one of whom ends up converting However, ultimately those are couched within hundreds of Mormon positive traits, and also the criticisms are never directed at Mormonism only at individuals.I think one of the biggest flaws in this book is its failure to address the issue of plural marriage While it s not a part of the mainstream LDS c [...]

    Mathew Whitney
    The Folk of the Fringe is a collection of short stories by Orson Scott Card Each story is related in some way, usually sharing one or characters from one of the other stories in the collection, and all dealing with survival and faith in a post apocalyptic America.I sometimes find Card s religious overtones to be a bit heavy handed Here, many of the religious themes are laid bare, and the overtones are specific to the Mormon faith While it might bother some, it is part of the theme that brings [...]

    Carlos Piélago Rojo
    Un fix up con tema post apocal ptico, en el que algunas historias comparten personajes Es un libro agradable de leer aunque hay algunos relatos m s flojos que otros.Lo tengo que comparar inevitablemente con Cantico por Leibowitz porque tratan el g nero postapocaliptico desde la perspectiva de la religi n, incluso en el pr logo escrito por Miquel Barcel compara las dos obras, y yo dir a que en el de Cantico si hay algo que no funciona es el planfetismo ultracat lico que predomina en la obra, en c [...]

    Ronisia
    L incipit dei racconti intrigante cos come lo svolgersi degli eventi si arriva per a punti in cui quasi ogni storia diviene irrimediabilmente stucchevole, ed intrisa di un sentimento religioso che non mi appartiene e che non posso comprendere n spesso condividere L ultimo racconto forse quello che pi si avvicina alla mia idea di misticismo, ma costante la presenza di un sottofondo piuttosto moralista, sebbene voglia apparire illuminato dalla comprensione dell umana debolezza e dall idea della po [...]

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