On the heels of the film version currently slumping through the box office, Orson Scott Card has announced he’s prepping a few new sequels to his acclaimed sci-fi novel Ender’s Game.
The controversial author — whose stance against same-sex marriage became a lightning rod during the buildup to the film’s release — made the book sequels (plural) official via a video release through Southern Virginia University.
No word on exactly how many books he has on the way, but he did note he’s planning “sequels” to the original. The storyline will pick up after the events of Ender’s Game, with Battle School being repurposed to help train young students to be the next generation of great explorers.
Here’s Card’s description of the project:
“A new set of sequels to Ender’s Game, It’s for a YA audience, but it’s what happens to Battle School after the international fleet loses its purpose of war. It becomes what is called Fleet School and prepares kids to be commanders, explorers in the colonies that are going to be forming. We get to see as the school administrators repurpose the school, the Battle Room is still there, but it’s a whole different kind of education.”
Despite the film’s somewhat tepid opening, it’s still the perfect time to announce some new book sequels. The original novel has been selling well, and this should ride the wave to help generate some buzz.
Check out a video of Card’s announcement below:
Are you glad to hear this sci-fi classic will live on with some new sequels, or should Card leave well enough alone?
(Via LA Times)