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  • Capt. Xerox 2:48 pm on November 6, 2013 Permalink
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    Orson Scott Card says he’ll write more Ender’s Game books. I guess 16 was not enough. http://ow.ly/qsbDZ 

     
    • Lazarus 3:09 pm on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not quite 16, but still enough. I’ve come to a decision to no longer buy any of the books due to Cards ever increasing rhetoric and gay bashing, but truth be told I probably wouldn’t have bought them anyway because I’ve more or less had my fill of the series. But then again that was what I thought when I finished “Children of the Mind” and then he surprised the hell out of me with “Ender’s Shadow” (I was persuaded by your very review to get back on the bandwagon!). Undoubtedly a very gifted writer, but an extreme radical at the same time. I was so taken with the conflicting feelings I had on this that I recommended a panel discussion for Can-Con this year which was approved. While not Card centric it was titled “Separating the art from the artist”, Card was of course featured in the discussion.

  • Capt. Xerox 10:06 am on November 2, 2013 Permalink
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    John Kessel’s 2004 essay on Ender’s Game is timely reading now that the movie version of the book has been released.  http://ow.ly/qqooJ

     
  • Capt. Xerox 9:45 pm on October 16, 2013 Permalink
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    Did you realize that Ender’s Game can be interpreted as an allegory for the Tea Party? Me neither. http://ow.ly/pNhAU 

     
  • Capt. Xerox 10:59 pm on July 22, 2013 Permalink
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    Harrison Ford steers clear of any controversy surrounding the upcoming Ender’s Game film. http://CNN.com  http://ow.ly/ncXZ7 

     
    • Lazarus 8:47 am on July 23, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I don’t know what to say about the Ender’s Game movie anymore. I’ve always tried to separate the art from the artist, especially as I grew up and learned that a lot of famous creators I admired were assholes in real life. Even when I first learned that Orson Scott Card was against same sex marriages (I think it was Thoth that brought it to my attention) he didn’t go out of his way to state his views. So I decided to keep reading the Ender series of books which is certainly a favorite series of mine. But in the last while Card has gone completely off his rocker, going so far as to advocating overthrowing the government over the issue. That’s not the same as just having a different opinion. Now the movie is even a bigger stink. While many are asking for a boycott, even some vocal gays, notably David Gerrold, are saying the boycott is going to hurt a lot more innocent people and may not even impact Scott that much financially as we don’t know if he even get a percentage of the box office or whether he got the proceeds from the sale up front. What to do? Weird as it sounds, if the movie ends up being terrible on it’s own, it’ll be a relief in one sense.

      • Capt. Xerox 10:03 am on July 23, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Considering the number of high-profile bombs at the box office recently, I wouldn’t be shocked if this movie was one of them.

        Even if it isn’t, I don’t really care about the personal opinions of the man who wrote the original book that inspired the movie.

        Even if his ideas are reprehensible, he still has the right to express them. Boycott the movie if you like, but I don’t think that is going to stop OSC or his supporters from believing what they believe.

  • Capt. Xerox 2:33 am on May 23, 2012 Permalink
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    Orson Scott Card visits the‘Ender’s Game set and explains the movie will differ from the book. http://t.co/aiYCA0Vc

     
  • Capt. Xerox 3:21 pm on April 27, 2012 Permalink
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    If you’re keen to follow the news surrounding the upcoming Ender’s Game movie, then this site is for you. http://t.co/Cy1M1R0a

     
  • Capt. Xerox 8:10 pm on April 23, 2012 Permalink
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    Neil Gaiman interviews Stephen King, a novelist I’ve never read. Not sure why. It just never happened. http://t.co/LGF1mtn8

     
    • Jeffrey Allan Boman 3:42 am on April 27, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I met King briefly in 1988 or ’89. He was a jerk then; it kept me from ever reading his stuff.

    • Lazarus 1:59 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You have not read any Stephen King at all? You may want to try some. Just finished reading a Mystery novel of his of all things (http://lazaruslair.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/the-colorado-kid-stephen-king-2005/) and also read some Dark Tower fantasy (although I only read some of the graphic installments: http://lazaruslair.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/dark-tower-and-marvel-apes/).

      PS: Con*cept for this year has been canned. (Was going to post it, but there is no way for me to post things here. Only Reply.)

      • Capt. Xerox 2:21 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I just never got around to reading any of his stuff. I could offer a long list of other authors who I have never read. It’s just a case of too many books, not enough time.

        One that does interest me is 1963, his recent time-travel novel about the JFK assassination. It’s on my to-read list, but sitting somewhere near #7 or #8, so it could slip further down if other books attract my attention until then.

        Sad to hear that Con*Cept is dead. It’s skipped years before and came back, but I have my doubts that it will survive. A lack of volunteers is their biggest problem and it’s my opinion that volunteerism is something that has been on the wane for some time.

        • Lazarus 8:39 am on April 25, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          You have a ‘numbered’ to read list? I use the ‘scan the pile and pick up whatever tickles my fancy’ method after I finish a book. (CBIP: The Cryptonomicon, oiy!).

          I should also have pointed out that another notable read of Kings that I liked was “The Running Man”. Science Fiction and nothing like the movie.

          Con*cept is suffering from the lack of planners and department heads, which is a bit more than just same day con volunteers. I hope this is just a bump in the road, but only time will tell. Sad for me especially since I really blew it last year droping out at the last minute. (Do you still have that Fantasia program? I was going to get you lunch for that and still owe you.)

          On a more positive note not only is Can-con doing well but they switched hotel this year and it’s even closer to my home. Not quite walking distance, but just a few minutes by car.

          • Jeffrey Allan Boman 3:47 am on April 27, 2012 Permalink

            The frustrating part for me is that I was the dealer rep from 93-96, but can’t do it any more.

          • Capt. Xerox 3:07 pm on April 27, 2012 Permalink

            My to-read list is not written down anywhere. It’s more of a mental checklist of the next 10 books I would like to read, but it’s constantly in flux so in reality it probably resembles your own pick up whatever appeals to you at that moment method.

            As for the program, it’s safely stored away for the next time we meet. Perhaps at *this* year’s Fantasia.

            Nice to hear that Can-con is doing well. I imagine it’s not unusual for cons to die out after a period of time when there is no new blood to take over. It’s sort of like succession planning in business. Not all businesses survive their founders’ departure.

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