^ That's interesting. I'm one of those people who read Ender's Game as a teenager and later ended up banishing Card's books from my shelves when I discovered what kind of person he is. My thinking at the time was that the lack of trust towards the author would violate my suspension of disbelief; I'd end up searching for evidence of his agenda instead of being able to enjoy the stories. Certainly there are those stories one actually reads for that very reason (usually when investigating a work in its historical context), but Card's books didn't seem to be among those for me. But that his own works might contain elements that contradict his public positions and reveal them as unsustainable is a very interesting idea, and a form of engaging with the material I hadn't thought about. What I do keep having a problem with is the idea of contributing to the bottom line on his royality checks, though.