October 16, 2008

Character Confidential: 3 Questions for Bean

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Endersshadow_2 I’m pretty obsessed with Ender’s Game (for ages 12 and up). I’ve probably read it at least 10 times. And one of the best things about being a fan of that book is that its author, Orson Scott Card, has written about 10 novels set in its universe.

Most of them deal with Bean, Ender’s right-hand man. He’s a pretty awesome character. Check out Ender’s Shadow if you liked Ender’s Game, or if you like character-driven sci-fi at all. If I had a chance to sit down with him, I’d probably ask him these three questions:

1. Did you ever doubt Ender?
2. What would you say to someone who read the books about you and decided that Battle School would be fun?
3. Do you think it was smart or unfair to trick Ender into leading the fleet?

—Jack L, STACKS staffer

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