BlishBlash t1_j6pdff8 wrote

That's true but there's a huge gulf between "young adult" books and "young adult" pretty much everything else. Books can get away with a ton of stuff that movies/games/etc would get crucified for. Ender's Game being a perfect example.


BlishBlash t1_j6pd5ub wrote

To be fair the Peter/Valentine sub-plot is pretty ridiculous.

Peter basically takes over the world through a series of internet debates.

Though it was written in 1985 (when the internet was still full of possibilities), and the author isn't exactly sane (Empire is even more ridiculous).


BlishBlash t1_j2lawym wrote


BlishBlash t1_iybpsym wrote

We look back on humanity's ignorance when it came to germ theory/lead/mercury/smoking/etc and laugh, yet here we are knowingly allowing massive amounts of pollution to poison and kill us en masse. I'd like to hope that future generations will be able to look back and laugh at us.