Monday, October 17, 2005

OSCarred

I know there are some Orson Scott Card fans out there -- I've the hate e-mails to prove it -- so this heads-up is for you: The Intergalactic Medicine Show (via Tobias, who owes me an aspirin for making me look at it.)

8 comments:

  1. Hate emails? Really? Maybe I haven't read enough Card to hate him. I remember my reaction to Ender's Game: well written but predictable and trite. I had no desire to read any of the sequels.

    I've also heard he slips some of his religion into his fictional world. Is that what all the fuss is about?

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  2. Oops. I think I misunderstood your post by 180 degrees.

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  3. No worries, Doug. I don't think OSC is worried either way. :)

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  4. Always a pleasure. Take -two- asprins and check my blog tomorrow morning ;-)

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  5. I was a little surprised to find it was all flash fic as the guidelines don't specify a word count.

    But, other than that, I thought the writing was good.

    PBW, I am not familiar with the OSC controversy. Have I missed somethng in my obsessive reading of your past blogs? Gah. I feel like I've missed a crucial bible verse or something.

    M

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  6. Tobias wrote: Always a pleasure. Take -two- asprins and check my blog tomorrow morning ;-)

    Cruel. I'm telling you.

    Demented M wrote: PBW, I am not familiar with the OSC controversy. Have I missed somethng in my obsessive reading of your past blogs? Gah. I feel like I've missed a crucial bible verse or something.

    Not unless the Bible was written by cranky menopausal women with no respect for sacred cows -- which would make a great novel, when you think about it -- but no, you didn't miss anything in particular. The hate mail came from a comment I made about Orson in passing here. Tobias didn't start that one, btw, but his own post on Mr. Truesdale jumping the shark was rather awesome.

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  7. I was a little surprised to find it was all flash fic as the guidelines don't specify a word count.

    It's not flash fiction; it's an excerpt. He's charging for full access to read the story, as you'll discover if you click on the Register link. I made that same mistake at first; needs to put something a little clearer at the bottom that you're not seeing the whole thing, like NY Times, Salon, and other annoying subscription-based websites.

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  8. Jon:Ahh, I see. I thought it was weird how short they all were. Thanks for clearing that up.

    PBW--You got flak for that passing mention? Ouch. No wonder I didn't remember it, if you blinked you would miss it.

    M

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