Sorry if this sounds like a political rant, but it's on topic (SF) and more about social networking tools used to create public image in the population. http://www.latimes.com/features/boo...obama-romney-reading-20121021,0,1421008.story I think we can all agree the film left much to desire, and the novel was a lot of waffle and very immature considering the maturity of the genre. Should politicians be listing novels with greater moral messages or humanity in them? Fahrenheit 451, Artificial Intelligence, I Robot, Bicentennial Man? The very attitude of many to the writer of Battlefield earth concerning his 'religion' is worrying enough when the novel is supported by one who wishes to be the most powerful leader on Earth.