Jan 18, 2018
Orson Scott Card, Compute! Books
Orson Scott Card is a Hugo Award winning, best-selling science
fiction author, perhaps best known for his 1985 novel, Ender's
But we're not here to talk about that — because for about nine
months, Orson Scott Card was an editor at Compute! Books, where we
worked on several books about the Atari 8-bit and other computer
platforms. His work appears in Compute!'s Third Book of Atari and
Compute!'s Second Book of Atari Graphics.
He also wrote extensively for Compute! magazine, primarily
about computer games. His FontByter and ScreenByter graphics
utilities for the Atari computers were published in Compute! His
short story The Lost Boys features a character that plays games on
an Atari computer.
Teaser quote: "I really miss programming. I miss those nights,
starting after the kids were in bed — 8:30, 9 o'clock — just
solving problems ... noticing that there was now light coming
through the basement windows, and realizing that I had pulled an
all-nighter ... just debugging three minutes of a game."