When Bad People Write Good Things

Column by Peter Derk
When a bad person writes a great book, should you pick it up? Embrace it? Burn it?

Did Ender's Game Rip Off The Dueling Machine?

Column by Daniel Hope October 31, 2013
A critical look at the rumor that 'Ender's Game' is a ripoff of 'The Dueling Machine', and a discussion of what creativity and originality means.
Orson Scott Card Ender's Boycott

Orson Scott Card Defends Against Ender's Game Boycott

News by Nathan Scalia July 11, 2013
Orson Scott Card has released a statement responding to a boycott campaign of the "Ender's Game" film.

Fictional Dealbreakers?

Column by Kelly Thompson May 29, 2013
Where do you draw the line in supporting a fictional work that goes against your personal beliefs?
"Ender's Game" trailer

Just Released: First ‘Ender’s Game’ Trailer

News by Dean Fetzer May 8, 2013
See the trailer for the movie based on Orson Scott Card’s cherished novel.

Orson Scott Card’s Personal Beliefs Are Appalling, But...

Column by Kelly Thompson March 7, 2013
DC has hired Orson Scott Card to write a Superman story. Will you read it? Do you support creators with abhorrent personal beliefs? Why or why not? And where do you draw the line?
Orson Scott Card’s anti-gay stance could affect promotion of ‘Ender’s Game’

Major Media to Join Backlash Against Orson Scott Card?

News by Dean Fetzer February 22, 2013
Orson Scott Card’s anti-gay stance could affect promotion of ‘Ender’s Game’ by the media companies involved.
anti-gay Orson Scott Card to pen new Superman storyline

DC Comics Face Boycott by Stores and Fans Over Anti-Gay Author

News by Dean Fetzer February 15, 2013
Unashamedly homophobic author Orson Scott Card has been chosen to write a portion of an upcoming storyline in ‘The Adventures of Superman’, but the decision has sparked a backlash.

A Slap on the Wrist: Excusing the Bad Behavior of Authors

Column by John Jarzemsky June 5, 2012
Authors, more so than creators of any other creative medium, are often excused for their less than reputable personal lives. Why do we cut them slack, and more importantly, should we?
Orson Scott Card "Pro-Marriage"

Orson Scott Card Pens Editorial Supporting Controversial "Pro-Marriage" Amendment

News by John Jarzemsky May 8, 2012
Science fiction writer Orson Scott Card has written a column in support of a controversial "pro-marriage" amendment in North Carolina
Ender's Game Porn

'Ender's Game' Not Too Porny For Schools, Police Decide

News by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 22, 2012
'Ender's Game' can be described a lot of ways--like "awesome" and "a great way to get junior high boys to read"--but "pornographic"? Thankfully not, according to police in South Carolina.
Ender's Game Film

Ender's Game Is Finally Coming To The Big Screen, Courtesy of The Director of "Wolverine" and the Writer of "Transformers"

News by Joshua Chaplinsky October 26, 2011
A release date has been set for Gavin Hood's adaptation of beloved sci-fi novel, "Ender's Game."