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Op Ed

The Examiner - On Boycotting (or not) Orson Scott Card's SHADOW COMPLEX.
Indeed, much of the heavy lifting was done by Peter David, a straight writer-geek who is about as gay positive as you can get. And while the EMPIRE universe Card created depicts, according to Wikipedia, a "...A radical leftist army calling itself the Progressive Restoration [that] takes over New York City and declares itself the rightful government of the United States," by most accounts, the game itself is very apolitical, and might, according to some writers, even subvert that entire premise.

Gus Mastrapa, writing at Wired, argues the game should be boycotted, even in light of the minimal role Card played, especially since there are "dozens of talented science fiction writers" who could have been brought onto the project, all without the baggage of Card.

11. Re: Op Ed Aug 30, 2009, 18:19 Stormsinger
OSC is a hack, always has been. I read a ton of Sci-Fi and could never get through one of his books from start to finish. Abysmal shiite.

I believe that says more about you, than it does about Card. While he may have despicable political or religious beliefs, the man is one of the best authors in the field. I can't think of more than one or two others who are as good at characterization (Spider Robinson perhaps, but who else?).

Not to mention that his politico-religious beliefs don't really seem to make it into his books. The Homecoming series has one exceedingly sympathetic homosexual character in a major role...just by reading his books, you'd never know that he's against equal rights.
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