My problematic relationship with Orson Scott Card

When I read Ender’s Game, I was blown away. It’s a beautiful book, excellently plotted, thought-provoking, and interesting, and I don’t hesitate to tell people to read it.

But the more I learn about the author, the more I am reminded of how amazing it is that a thing of such beauty could have come from a being of such ugliness.

When I tell people to read Ender’s Game, I urge them to borrow the book from the library, or buy a second hand copy. Because while it is so very much worth reading and owning, I don’t feel comfortable supporting the author.

Hank Green did a video recently about Card, and he perfectly encapsulates how problematic Card is making his relationship with his fans:

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