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Ender's Game (Ender Wiggins Saga)

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ISBN13: 9780312853235
ISBN10: 0312853238
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Awards

Winner of the 1985 Nebula Award.
Winner of the 1986 Hugo Award.

Synopses & Reviews

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Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. The result of genetic experimentation, Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast.

But Ender is not the only result of the experiment. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway almost as long. Ender's two older siblings, Peter and Valentine, are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. While Peter was too uncontrollably violent, Valentine very nearly lacks the capability for violence altogether. Neither was found suitable for the military's purpose. But they are driven by their jealousy of Ender, and by their inbred drive for power. Peter seeks to control the political process, to become a ruler. Valentine's abilities turn more toward the subtle control of the beliefs of commoner and elite alike, through powerfully convincing essays. Hiding their youth and identities behind the anonymity of the computer networks, these two begin working together to shape the destiny of Earth-an Earth that has no future at all if their brother Ender fails.

Newsday said of this novel "Card has done strong work before, but this could be the book to break him out of the pack." It was. Ender's Game took the sf world by storm, sweeping the awards. It won both the Hugo and Nebula, and rose to the top of national bestseller lists.

Review:

"Superb." Booklist

Review:

"Now, in this novel, Card fulfills his early promise...and more." Ben Bova

Review:

"Intense is the word for Ender's Game. Aliens have attacked Earth twice and almost destroyed the human species. To make sure humans win the next encounter, the world government has taken to breeding military geniuses — and then training them in the arts of war...The early training, not surprisingly, takes the form of 'games'...Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses; he wins all the games...He is smart enough to know that time is running out. But is he smart enough to save the planet? " New York Times

Review:

"Ender's Game is an affecting novel full of surprises that seem inevitable once they are explained. The key, of course, is Ender Wiggin himself. Mr. Card never makes the mistake of patronizing or sentimentalizing his hero. Alternately likable and insufferable, his is a convincing little Napoleon in short pants." New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.

 
Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

About the Author

Orson Scott Card lives with his wife and three children in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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sarasquare, October 14, 2008 (view all comments by sarasquare)
I'm a recent fan of sci-fi and fantasy books, and Ender's Game should be required reading for the genre, parents, and kids. I was truly surprised by this story. Though deeply impressed with the way Card described the inner thoughts of a child-genius, I just wanted to give Ender a hug and a cookie, and let him play outside before going back to saving the world.
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Fidel Alvarez, March 22, 2008 (view all comments by Fidel Alvarez)
Enders game is a great book, even though it is a childrens book. i encourage any sience fiction fans to read this outstanding book.
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Brante, January 6, 2007 (view all comments by Brante)
My favorite of all time, the story of Ender Wiggin will appeal to all audiences young and old. Card's writing is masterful and easy to read. I recommend this book to everyone I meet and they all love it. The characters, though geniuses, are incredibly human and by the end of the book, they are as much a part of your family as they are of each other's. A must read for anyone who enjoys science fiction of any kind.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312853235
Author:
Card, Orson Scott
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Genetic engineering
Subject:
Ender (fictitious character)
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Ender Wiggin Saga
Series Volume:
No. 1 of 4
Publication Date:
19920831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.24 x 6.12 x 0.69 in

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Product details 256 pages Tor Books - English 9780312853235 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Superb."
"Review" by , "Now, in this novel, Card fulfills his early promise...and more."
"Review" by , "Intense is the word for Ender's Game. Aliens have attacked Earth twice and almost destroyed the human species. To make sure humans win the next encounter, the world government has taken to breeding military geniuses — and then training them in the arts of war...The early training, not surprisingly, takes the form of 'games'...Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses; he wins all the games...He is smart enough to know that time is running out. But is he smart enough to save the planet? "
"Review" by , "Ender's Game is an affecting novel full of surprises that seem inevitable once they are explained. The key, of course, is Ender Wiggin himself. Mr. Card never makes the mistake of patronizing or sentimentalizing his hero. Alternately likable and insufferable, his is a convincing little Napoleon in short pants."
"Synopsis" by ,
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.

 
Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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