Fifteen Influential Authors

I saw this on Facebook a few days ago, meant to answer it, and got sidetracked into other things. That happens. The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. List 15 authors (poets and comic writers included) who have influenced you and who will always stick with you. List the first 15 youContinue reading “Fifteen Influential Authors”

On Boycotts — and Why They’re Not Wrong

Peter David watched The View. The reason? He wanted to see the Bill O’Reilly/Joy Behar/Whoopi Goldberg incident: (Video from here) Peter mentioned that some commentators, including The View‘s Barbara Walters, have said it was inappropriate for Goldberg and Behar to get up and walk out on O’Reilly for being an inflamatory asshole: “This immediately promptedContinue reading “On Boycotts — and Why They’re Not Wrong”

On Things I’ve Been Reading

Let’s look at a comics I just picked up today. Ender’s Game: Battle School #1 Marvel Comics Written by Christopher Yost (based on Orson Scott Card’s novel Ender’s Game) Illustrated by Pasqual Ferry I can tell you when and where I was when I first read Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. It was Thanksgiving weekend,Continue reading “On Things I’ve Been Reading”

On a Conversation About Ender's Game

One of my employees at work is reading Orson Scott Card’s novel Ender’s Game. “Who,” he asked me a few days ago, “do you think should play Ender in an Ender’s Game movie?” I thought about this a few moments, sighed, and said, “Of all the child actors I know, the only one I canContinue reading “On a Conversation About Ender's Game”