Ender's Game request

Margaret Ball margaret at onr.com
Wed Mar 19 13:45:53 EST 2003

>Okay, I haven't read Ender's Game or any OSC, but overhearing 
>> this conversation I couldn't help wondering about a 
>> (possibly?) homophobic writer creating a civilisation called 
>> Bugger. Obviously I'm going to have to read this book!
>Yeah.  That one's been kind of done to death.  OSC claims that he didn't
>mean to imply anything and that it was a riff on their bug-like nature.
>Personally, I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt on stuff like
>that.  It'd take a string of such co-incidences for me to assume bad
>intentions by an author.
Agreed. I don't recall anything homophobic in the book. If he'd intended 
it to be taken like the British slang term I would expect to see other 
references in the text supporting that interpretation.

Margaret Ball

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