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Re: Orson Scott Card
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2012, 09:03:03 am »
I just read "A War of Gifts", a short novel of Battle School, showing some of the shaping events of various members of Ender's "Army".  It definitely drew me in.
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Re: Orson Scott Card
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2012, 03:18:25 pm »
I just finished "Shadows in Flight", which deals with Bean after he leaves Earth.  I liked it, but it was very sad...  :(
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« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2012, 03:20:08 pm »
Well, Bean was determined from very shortly after we met him to have an extremely short life span. 
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« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2012, 03:23:16 pm »
That wasn't what I found to be the sad part, though I did shed tears.  what I found so sad was the commentary on how inhumane people are to one another, particularly those who are "abnormal".  The automatic assumption that people with Anton's Key turned would be discriminated against (at a minimum) is what made me so sad.  Not that I disagree with the premise, mind you.
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Re: Orson Scott Card
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2012, 03:25:21 pm »
Yeah... I read something else recently with that same point being made.

"War of Gifts" was pretty good.
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« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2012, 03:27:09 pm »
Yeah, I liked "War of Gifts", too.
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« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2012, 03:30:14 pm »
One thing about WoG, is that it is set in Battle School, but none of the scenes take place in the battle room, so it would be low on special effects needed if it was chosen to be filmed, like the way they're thinking about doing "Homecoming" to see about whether they can manage "Moon Called", don't you think?
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