Didn't know Card was a homophobe. Doesn't change my entusiasm for the next Ender book, however. Since I couldn't find Speaker (and learned that it takes place much later) I decided to go chronologically. I read a small novel last night that takes place in the battle school called A War of Gifts. I enjoyed it, but I'm not so sure about the inclusion of religion into these stories. Feels a bit more like an intrusion of religion. Anyway, next up is Ender's Shadow, the first Bean book. I also found Ender in Exile, which takes place directly after the events of Ender's Game, though written just recently. I really don't expect any of these novels to be as good as the first, but I like the world and want to know more about these characters. The Dune series got worse with each book imho, then took an upturn with the fifth and sixth. I expect I'll find some things to like and dislike about each novel.
I remember having a conversation with someone who was complaining about Geraldine brooks winning the Pulitzer prize for March. He was horrified that someone could win an award for a book that took another author's characters and reworked them. He felt that it was disrespectful to the original author and an affront to the author's family. He was quite strident about it.
I decided I had a grudging respect for his position when he suddenly continued speaking and reality shifted underneath me. I shall paraphrase in quotations...
"The only time that's okay is if it is the family authorizing it. A good example is Brian Herbert authorizing Kevin Anderson to write new Dune books. That's someone who cares about the material and who has a right to the material extending their relative's vision."
I asked him if he really lived in a world where assraping your father's vision using some hack's cock was something to aspire to. He really didn't have an answer to that. I think he was rather affronted. But, c'mon, you can't say shit like that to me when I've been reading issue after issue of Transmetropolitan and not expect some kind of foul response....
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"I prefer working out of strict continuity, because no normal human being can have a firm grip on the constantly shifting bardo-like territory of a comics universe, where entire histories can be erased by a strong enough super-sneeze."- Grant Morrison
I also have it on good authority that the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson are worth a read. I'm going to get through as much Ender stuff as holds my attention and then give these a try. Anyone heard of this?
Was trying to figure out how to make your own brushes in photoshop and it kinda morphed into this.
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