Once upon a time, Orson Scott Card was a writer of amazing science fiction, including two books which could well be considered masterpieces?Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead. Nowadays, he’s going off on diatribes about how people should literally revolt against the American government if gay marriage is legalized and scraping the barrel of his Ender series to ever diminishing returns?as in his newest announced book, Ender in Exile. Slice of Sci-Fi has what I hope to god is the press release:
?Ender in Exile? is the first direct sequel to Orson?s best selling book ?Ender?s Game.? After twenty-three long years, ?Ender in Exile? answers fans questions about ?after battle school?the lost years?
At the close of ?Ender?s Game,? Andrew Wiggin ? called Ender by everyone ? knows that he cannot live on Earth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: He is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony.
He is offered the choice of living under the Hegemon?s control, a pawn in his brother Peter?s political games. Or he can join the colony ships and go out to settle one of the new worlds won in the war. The story of those years on the colony worlds has never been told? until now.
I’m clearly no fan of Card after the previous mentioned insanity, but as the author goes out of his way to cheapen his own claim to fame, I hate him more. “First direct sequel”? Yeah, unless you count Speaker for the Dead. “The story has never been told”? Well, I suppose not, but you have managed to retell Ender’s Game from the points of view of half a dozen other Ender’s Game characters.
Clearly, if we want this nonsense stopped, we need to find all the gay Ender fan fiction we can, and send it to him until he has a brain aneurysm. Send it to toplessrobot(at)gmail.com, and let’s get this thing done.