Friday, November 1, 2013

Speaker for the Gays

Comments on a friend's post regarding the movie Ender's Game and the author of the original book.

Excellent article. And I'm afraid I'll have to disagree with Jordan. I suspect that Jordan has not read Speaker for the Dead, which completes the picture. You need to remember that in terms of Enders Game, we believed an alien species has decided to exterminate us! In our terror we strike out against them, not to commit genocide, but to save ourselves. This is made clear in Speaker for the Dead, which also adds an historical perspective to the events of Ender's Game.

Let me add that unlike Hitler's fantasy that the Jews had to be exterminated because they were a threat to humanity, the "Buggers" had brutally attacked us without provocation.

Final note: I like Ender's Game, but Speaker for the Dead is a vastly superior book.

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