The much-anticipated film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s awesome book, Ender’s Game, is set for release later this year. I am excited for this one!
If you haven’t read the book, you really should. In brief, children fight aliens in a “video game;” but in reality, they are controlling remote battles and engaging in a very real war. (This one sentence does not do justice to this classic science fiction tale – you really just have to read it.)
In Ender’s case, the young soldiers are unaware of the scope of the situation, but they are fully conscious. In my short story, DREAM SOLDIERS, the opposite is true: the soldiers are fully aware that they are combatants fighting a real war – but to do so, they must be UN-conscious.
DREAM SOLDIERS explores the concept of remote battles, fought in the dreamscape – and asks the question: “What happens if you die in your dreams?”
Check it out and let me know (via comments, or better yet, a review) if you think DREAM SOLDIERS would make for an interesting film adaptation.