Haven't read the Atwood, but not arguing the rest.
THE STARS MY DESTINATION is a great book on any level, in any genre./Scott Orson Card lost me with his anti-gay marriage screeds which told me a lot more about Card including that I didn't want to contribute to his bank account.
Agree about STARS. I'm one of the few people who wasn't particularly impressed by ENDER'S GAME.
"Dune is the world’s best-selling science fiction novel for a reason — though it doesn’t pull any punches in the sci-fi department (there will be complicated names),. . ." Yeah, those complicated names are a bother, all right.
OK Deb, you sold me.I agree on Card, and I agree with Bill that the book did not impress me.Jeff
I started reading new issues of adult fiction magazines in 1978, when Card's career was getting started, and missed the ANALOG with "Ender's Game" the original story in it, but caught several of the "Hot Sleep" stories in the magazine...aggressively stupid stories that I'm not sure why Ben Bova bought them, but they, along with the next year's "Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory," clued me in on why this guy had some pretty unpleasant attitudes and a willingness to display Serious Dumb in his fiction that I didn't need.
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