I have read Margaret Atwood before, The Handmaids Tale to be exact, but it was many years ago and much water has flowed under the bridge. Lets start off with a controversial claim.
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It was based on an idea—the Battle Room—that came to me when I was sixteen years old. What would the future be like? How would things change? What would remain the same? The premise of Foundation seemed to be that even though you might change the props and the actors, the play of human history is always the same.
It was an idea that rang true with me, perhaps in part because of my M ormon upbringing and beliefs: Human beings may be miserable specimens, in the main, but we can learn, and, through learning, become decent people. Those were some of the ideas that played through my mind as I read Foundation, curled on my bed—a thin mattress on a slab of plywood, a bed my father had made for me—in my basement bedroom in our little rambler on East in Orem, Utah.
In other genres, that desire is usually expressed by producing thinly veiled rewrites of the great work: In science fiction, however, the whole point is that the ideas are fresh and startling and intriguing; you imitate the great ones, not by rewriting their stories, but rather by creating stories that are just as startling and new.
But new in what way? Asimov was a scientist, and approached every field of human knowledge in a scientific manner— assimilating data, combining it in new and startling ways, thinking through the implications of each new idea.
I was no scientist, and unlikely ever to be one, at least not a real scientist—not a physicist, not a chemist, not a biologist, not even an engineer.
I had no gift for mathematics and no great love for it, either. Though I relished the study of logic and languages, and virtually inhaled histories and biographies, it never occurred to me at the time that these were just as valid sources of science fiction stories as astronomy or quantum mechanics.
How, then, could I possibly come up with a science fiction idea? What did I actually know about anything? At that time my older brother Bill was in the army, stationed at Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City; he was nursing a hip-to-heel cast from a bike-riding accident, however, and came home on weekends.
It was then that he had met his future wife, Laura Dene Low, while attending a church meeting on the BYU campus; and it was Laura who gave me Foundation to read.
Perhaps, then, it was natural for my thoughts to turn to things military. I found meanings of my own in that history. It was the leader.wtpooh writes "CNN has a review of Ender's Shadow, an upcoming book by Orson Scott Card which retells the events of Ender's Game from the perspective of Bean, one of the children under Ender's command.
I always liked Bean, so I'm really looking forward to this. According to Amazon, it will be avai. Narrative Analysis, the analysis of the story form through which ideologies is expressed and absorbed is a methodology by which the strengths, weakness, vulnerabilities, fracture lines, and potency of the ideology and organizations based on them can be engaged.
A list of all the characters in Ender's Game. The Ender's Game characters covered include: Ender, Valentine, Peter, Colonel Graff, Mazer Rackham, Major Anderson, Bean. Enders Game Enders Game, written by Orson Scott Card is a “classic novel of one boy’s destiny among the stars”.
The representation of Ender as the typical hero partaking on a hero’s journey is shown through the language devices and the characterisation of Ender. It is not Dune or Enders Game big but if those are XLs this series is definitely an L.
Red Mars, the first volume of Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy, falls into the subgenre of hard science fiction. It is set in the near future (), the science is based on and extrapolated from known science, there are no extraterrestrials, time /5().
A common trope in Science Fiction, the Heavyworlder is someone who is adapted to life in a high-gravity environment - either a human being who has been altered to survive through Genetic Engineering or Hollywood Evolution, or an alien who evolved on such a world in the first place.