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flagamuffin  ·  1178 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: October 28th: What are you reading this week?

Did you read Earthhome or Earthbound or whatever

It was a disaster.

I did really enjoy the Xenocide books, once, years ago. It was just such an odd direction to go from Ender's Game. I bet the novelty has worn off.

kleinbl00  ·  1177 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ender's Game, as a short story, ended with Ender blowing up the alien homeworld, realizing he'd committed genocide, staring blankly into the distance, and then the two military guys are at a playground saying "huh. Kids!" The end. There really wasn't anywhere to go with it. That weird-ass 4th act Card tagged on to the novel exists pretty much so that he could dig himself out of a definitively done story.

A storyteller that didn't see himself as the messiah reborn would have finished with Ender in Book 1 and then followed a different POV.