I wonder if the official Ender's Game kid's meal toys will be at Chic-Fil-A?
aw, I got a million of em.
Here's one: Scott Card advocated an overthrow of the US government for allowing gay marriage
Orson Scott Card is a horrible human being, but his writings are pretty awesome. He's like Romas Tainer in reverse.
jet boy machine:
I am looking forward to seeing how characters like Bean and Peter are portrayed. Those two are superbly complex and far cooler (Peter being this amazing human scared of a monster inside that isn't there, and Bean dealing with whether he's human at all or not) than Ender (archetypal hero).
What's interesting is that there is an awful, awful lot of scenes of naked boys in Ender's Game.
I read Enders Game on a kindle, because I really like reading science fiction that way. Among the many perks of the kindle is the ability to search a text for a word and be presented with a list of every instance that word appears. Let’s say you search for the word ‘gun’ – a pretty common word in science fiction – you are met with 7 pages of results. This laser gun, that toy gun. What have you.
Or, say, you were to search for the word ‘naked,’ a less common word in science fiction, especially that geared towards a younger readership, as Enders Game most definitely is.
5 pages of results. Among them:
“He lay naked on the bed, doodling with his new desk, trying to decide if they had done anything to his access codes.”
“Naked, he was about to climb into bed when Bonzo came toward him, his face hard and set.”
“Five of the boys were completely naked, carrying their flash suits as they ran through the corridors; few were fully dressed.”
“Bonzo stiffened. ‘He would love to see you now, come to fight a naked boy in a shower, smaller than you, and you brought six friends.’”
Now, of course, these quotes – pulled from 25 instances in the book – are taken out of context. You know, the way people take certain parts of Leviticus out of context.
In the 2004 article linked to above, Card states:
“The dark secret of homosexual society — the one that dares not speak its name — is how many homosexuals first entered into that world through a disturbing seduction or rape or molestation or abuse, and how many of them yearn to get out of the homosexual community and live normally.”
If it’s such a dark secret … how does Card know about it?
One thing is for certain from Ender's Game, he sure likes to think about naked young boys.