Monday, May 3, 2010

Ender will save us all...

Here we are kids, the last hurrah!  We are exiting this school year with an amazing novel, Ender's Game, the only novel to date that has won both the Hugo and Nebula Award for a Science Fiction Novel.  Here is the reading schedule in case you didn't have the chance to copy it off.  More good Sci-Fi stuff to follow.  Cheers!


“Third”, “Peter”, and “Graff”: p. 1-26
Read on April 30

“Launch” and “Games”: p. 27-53
Read on May 3
Literature Circle Role #1 due May 5
“The Giant’s Drink”p. 54-65
“Salamander”: p. 66-96
Read on May 5

“Rat”: p. 97-119
Read on May 7
Literature Circle Role #2 due May 10
“Locke and Demosthenes”: p. 120-152
Read on May 10

“Dragon”: p. 153-172
Read on May 12
Literature Circle Role #3 due May 14
“Veni Vidi Vici”: p. 173-199
“Bonzo”: p. 200-226
Read on May 14

“Valentine”: p. 227-254
Read on May 17
Literature Circle Role #4 due May 19
“Ender’s Teacher” part 1: p. 255-277
Read on May 19

“Ender’s Teacher” part 2: p. 277-304
“Speaker for the Dead”: p. 305-324
Read on May 21
Literature Circle Role #5 due May 24

The Play's the thing...building the 10 min scripts.

Writing an original script can be something of an undertaking.  Scriptfrenzy, sponsored by our good friends in the S.F. Bay Area is a monumental task of 100 pgs of script in 30 days.  As attractive as that sounds for the writer in me, I know that if I throw that out there I will be hung by my heels from the flag pole.  Last time we attempted a feat of that magnitude so late in the year their was much grumbling and dissent. Not that I mind that part so much as that script writing takes on its own unique skill set that deals with format as much as story.  SO, with that in mind, we will be narrowing our scope from 100 pgs into the best 10 pgs that you could ever possibly read or see in the history of humanity...ok, that may not happen, but we will give it our best shot!  Cheers!