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Old 03-23-2007, 01:40 AM   #13
Samuel Dravis
 
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Originally Posted by Fish.Stapler
Doesn't need to be educational to be entertaining and thought/discussion provoking. Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow and the sequels are prime examples of this (in the sci-fi genre) .
I agree. The problem is everyone's read those already!

An interesting book on self-determination is Orson Scott Card's A Planet Called Treason, aka Treason. I got it because I really like his other books, but this one's quite fun by itself and few people are likely to have read it here. I suggest we (well, you guys, I just reread it the other day) read that one! It's not very big, but it's kinda trippy at sections and that makes for great fun - and like I said, the main theme is the importance of self-determination, so it's full of philosophy too!

I would not really suggest it for younger readers though. It is teen+ I'm thinking.


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