[LMB] Reading/supporting Card Was: Overuse of "Homophobic"

Eric Oppen technomad at intergate.com
Sat Jul 21 03:58:12 BST 2012


Quoting Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>:

>
> On Jul 20, 2012, at 2:18 PM, anmar Caver wrote:
>
>> I have enjoyed OSC's writings, and "Ender's Game" struck a resonant chord
>> with me when I read it, as it has for lots of young people.  It wasn't
>> until later in life that I found out about OSC's views on people like me,
>> and that created a little cognitive dissonance in how someone who can seem
>> to understand what it is like to be a social outcast at such depth can be
>> someone who supports that environment for others.
>>
>> That, and his later writings started turning pretty strange.  I haven't
>> read anything he's written in a decade or more now.  "Ender's Game" is a
>> book I still pick up at used book sales and pass on to people I know who
>> would be affected by it, but I also pass on a bit of a caveat when I do.
>
> I thought some of his fantasy was better than his science fiction.

I've found his "How to Write" books very useful.  Before I found them,  
my fiction was much worse.

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