From the Mormon Sci-Fi Author

“It was a hard thing for human beings to deal with, when we first realized how much of our behaviour arose from evolutionary necessity,” said Wiggin. “There are still numberless humans who refuse to believe it. […] It’s another thing to find out that neither God nor evolution created you […]”

The above passage is from Xenocide by Orson Scott Card. I removed parts of the quote to ensure it spoilerfree. What’s interesting is not the contents of the passage, rather that Card is a devout Mormon. I find it very satisfying to see that he can leave his religion out of his books.

2 thoughts on “From the Mormon Sci-Fi Author”

  1. I’ve always found it a bit difficult to accept it when idols of mine, even if they are pseudo-peripheral, like Card, are religious. But good to see that it doesn’t necessarily have to interfere with his writing.

  2. Joen says:

    I feel exactly the same way.

    With Card, I had read both Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead before learning that Card was Mormon. I was extremely surprised, considering I had felt no hint at religious preaching from the author.

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