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ISBN13: 9780765342294
ISBN10: 0765342294
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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 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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"Card has taken the venerable sf concepts of a superman and interstellar war against aliens, and, with superb characterization, pacing and language, combined them into a seamless story of compelling power. This is Card at the height of his very considerable powers — a major sf novel by any reasonable standards." Booklist

Synopsis:

The Earth is under attack from aliens known as "buggers." The only hope is a brilliant general named Ender Wiggin. The only problem is that he is a child.

About the Author

Born in Richland, Washington in 1951, Orson Scott Card grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years as an unpaid missionary for the Mormon Church and received degrees from Brigham Young University (1975) and the University of Utah (1981). The author of numerous books, Card was the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel two years in a row, first for Ender's Game and then for the sequel Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.

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The Polish boy — Teacher's pest — Ender's game — Investment counselor.

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jordan.linn97, June 8, 2010 (view all comments by jordan.linn97)

I Could not put Ender's game down it was so good. This story is set in the future when people are able to live on other planets and the human race is have a war with aliens called buggers. This book has action, suspense, and a little bit of adventure which is what makes it a great read. At every chapter it ends with a cliffhanger and that really pulls you in to reading more and more. The story is about a little kid named Ender that is drafted to go to war school. When he is there he excelled so much that he moves up through "grades" easily. He meets a lot of new people on his way to the top. One of the themes in this story is to never give up no matter what happens. The reason I like this book is because the author lets Ender tell the story instead of being a narrator, which I find boring. I love this book and I reccomend it for people of all ages.
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"Ender's Game was strongly recommended to me by a friend, but as I am not a big fan of sci-fi, I was reluctant to read it. That being said, I was taken completely by suprise when I couldn't put it down!"
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765342294
Author:
Card, Orson Scott
Publisher:
Starscape Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Science fiction, american
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Genetic engineering
Subject:
War games
Subject:
Space warfare
Subject:
Child soldiers
Subject:
Wiggin, Ender
Subject:
Wiggin, Peter
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Ender Wiggin Saga
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.6 x 5.24 x 0.94 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 336 pages Starscape Books - English 9780765342294 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Card has taken the venerable sf concepts of a superman and interstellar war against aliens, and, with superb characterization, pacing and language, combined them into a seamless story of compelling power. This is Card at the height of his very considerable powers — a major sf novel by any reasonable standards."
"Synopsis" by , The Earth is under attack from aliens known as "buggers." The only hope is a brilliant general named Ender Wiggin. The only problem is that he is a child.
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