EnderCast Episode #09: Ender's World

Hey, everyone! This week's episode of EnderCast was rather special as Crystal and I had the privilege of talking to two great contributors to Ender's WorldDavid Lubar and his daughter Alison Myers, authors of the essay Parallax Regained. Here are some of the topics we covered with them:

- Alison mentions in gender in Parallax Regained and how Scott has two well-crafted and dynamic female characters. As a female reader, it was a little disappointing that he had Petra fail on Eros. Why do you think he chose Petra for this incident?
- How can Peter/Valentine/Ender’s motivations be shown on screen, especially when we never get to see from Peter’s perspective?
- Thoughts on Anderson being changed to a woman and the effect of Asa being older on the transition of the story from book to film.
- Considering how the landscape of gaming has changed so much in the last 10 years, in a hypothetical situation that the IF needed to recruit for Battle School, could they do so in the pool of gamers out there today?

Also, a bit of a news round-up:

- Contests on EnderWiggin.net and Ender News for you to win Ender's Game mini posters
- Butterfield family's game Racing Blind is now available for the iPad
- Romeo and Juliet trailer with Hailee Steinfeld
- CinemaCon is coming up next week and Asa, Hailee, and Harrison will be receiving awards

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