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This month, Brow Beat editor David Haglund, Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon, and Slate cultural critic Meghan O’Rourke discuss Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. The sci-fi classic, first published in 1985, will soon become a big-budget Hollywood movie featuring Harrison Ford. How does the book hold up? Is it a good read for adults, or just young adults? And do Card’s notoriously paranoid political views inform the plot? What about his Mormon faith? Will it make for a decent movie?
Next month we’ll talk about Thomas Pynchon’s fictional take on New York City just before and after Sept. 11, 2001, Bleeding Edge. Read Troy Patterson’s review of the novel, then pick up Bleeding Edge and join us next month for our discussion.
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