Fuse #8

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Whatta Card

We were discussing books that all the world seems to revere with a kind of unholy adoration while you, the last sane soul in all the universe, stand baffled by the love. Well, that's not exactly how I feel about Ender's Game, but I certainly am a bit mystified by its fanbase. It's one of those cases where a book was released for the adult market, caught on with the young 'uns, and was then rereleased with a laughably inappropriate kid-friendly cover years later. Observe:

Hee hee. Wait till the kiddies get to the penis scenes.

Anyway, it looks as if the movie version is in a bit of a standstill these days. Dark Horizons reports that for Orson Scott Card, "the big-screen version of his novel Ender's Game has been put into turnaround at Warner Bros. Pictures." Ask Card, the sole-screenwriter, however, and he'll tell you everything is sunshine and roses. Shopping this puppy around to other studios? "A good thing". Alrighty then. But between this and writing defenses of Severus Snape, I don't know where the man gets the time to do any writing these days.

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At 2:08 PM , Blogger Gail Gauthier said...

I have to say that I wasn't wild for this book, either. I can understand why it has an adult following, though. It has a traditional science fiction element with some spiritualism at the end and those kinds of books do seem to attract readers. It was also published twenty years ago and must have been among the early books to include computer games as a plot element, which must have given it a unique twist.

I read it sometime in the last ten years. It seemed as if it would be heavy going for a child reader.


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