Ender's Game request

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 19 06:18:50 EST 2003


--- "Rowland, Jennifer A B"
<jennifer.rowland at imperial.ac.uk> wrote:
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> > In his opinion, the fact that Ender had to destroy
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> > planet and the Bugger civilization was meant to be
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> That seems.. odd. I don't think I realised it was
> going to happen the first
> time I read it, but I'd call that "not guessing the
> plot" rather than "being
> set up for a surprise". All the way through he gets
> hints about the nature
> of the Bugs, so it seems to unfold naturally. The
> way he suddenly finds that
> he has won the war- that's a genuine surprise. The
> other two I thought he
> might mean are finding out that the Buggers aren't
> Eeeeeevil after all and
> that he can't go back to Earth- destroying the
> species never occured to me.
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They didn't strike me so much as suprise twists as
logical developments. Surely Totally Evil Aliens in
literary (as opposed to movie) SF ended with Starship
Troopers (the book not the movie)

Jon

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