25 Women to Read Before You Die

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Interviews | August 31, 2015

    Shawn Donley: IMG Bill Clegg: The Powells.com Interview

    Bill CleggIn January of this year, eight months before its release date, the buzz was already starting to build for Bill Clegg's Did You Ever Have a Family.... Continue »
    1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Did You Ever Have a Family

      Bill Clegg 9781476798172

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $7.99
Used Mass Market
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
6 Burnside Science Fiction and Fantasy- A to Z
3 Hawthorne Science Fiction and Fantasy- A to Z

Ender's Game (Ender Wiggins Saga #1)


Ender's Game (Ender Wiggins Saga #1) Cover

ISBN13: 9780812550702
ISBN10: 0812550706
Condition: Standard
All Product Details


What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 30 comments:

MM6, February 20, 2015 (view all comments by MM6)
Ender's game is a work of genius. This is science fiction like I've never read before- Orson Scott Card creates a complex yet believable world that fascinated and intrigued me. Card's storytelling abilities combined with his mind for the most intricate detail have created a universe that might even give Tolkien's Middle Earth a run for it's money. Whether you are a science fiction buff or completely unfamiliar with the genre, Ender's game is a must-read.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 2 readers found this comment helpful)
Rich Grubb Jr, November 13, 2013 (view all comments by Rich Grubb Jr)
Fun book to read and think about how we only know what our perspective allows.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(4 of 8 readers found this comment helpful)
Melinda Ott, November 4, 2013 (view all comments by Melinda Ott)
Review originally posted on my blog at westmetromommy.blogspot.com
3.0 Stars

It has taken me a long time to read this book. I've had people recommend it to me for the past decade and, at one point, one of my previous book clubs discussed it. Since I knew I wouldn't be able to make that meeting, I didn't bother to read this. Finally, my good friend and most trusted book buddy convinced me to read it before the movie comes out. So, I did.

Eveyone I know who has read this book was completely blown away by it. I, on the otherhand, was underwhelmed. I don't know if it is because this book was so hyped to me before I even read it or if it just isn't "my type" of book (I do not normally read science fiction), but it was just "eh" to me.

I have some minor quibbles with the writing. I felt the battle scenes were just a bit over-written and could have been simplified or stream-lined. I also felt that the 3rd person point of view shifted too much--in the midst of describing what was happening in the mind of one character, it would switch to another character, then back to the first character. But, really, there weren't any major problems with the writing, or the plot. It just didn't click with me.

I'm clearly in the minority on this and there are many, many people who love this book--I'm just not one of them. I am planning to eventually see the movie and, maybe, that may change my mind about the book.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(5 of 10 readers found this comment helpful)
sunsfanyesiam, October 31, 2013 (view all comments by sunsfanyesiam)
I rarely read the same book twice. I've just finished Ender's Game for the fourth time. Thirty years old and I still get that giddy feeling that comes from reading great character development in a novel of battle, mystery, adventure, love and redemption. This book will intellectually and emotionally stimulate young and old alike, even if you are not into science fiction.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(4 of 8 readers found this comment helpful)
cohendj, January 7, 2013 (view all comments by cohendj)
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 3 readers found this comment helpful)
 1-5 of 30 next

Product Details

Card, Orson Scott
Tor Books
Yancey, Rick
Sleator, William
New York :
Science Fiction - General
Science fiction
Brothers and sisters
High tech
Genetic engineering
War games
Ender (fictitious character)
Wiggin, Ender (Fictitious character)
Wiggin, Ender
Science / General
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Science / Adventure
Science / Space Opera
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Arthurian
aliens; yancey; science fiction; scifi; invasion; alien; survival; thriller
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
The 5th Wave
Series Volume:
No. 1
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 5
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 10

Other books you might like

  1. Starship Troopers
    Used Mass Market $5.50
  2. Speak
    Used Book Club Paperback $3.50
  3. Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy Used Mass Market $4.95
  4. The House of the Scorpion
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  5. Anna of Byzantium Used Trade Paper $3.50
  6. Don't Look Behind You
    Used Mass Market $1.95

Related Subjects

Children's » Featured Titles
Children's » Science Fiction and Fantasy » General
Featured Titles » Bestsellers
Featured Titles » General
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Adventure
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Award Winners
Young Adult » Featured Titles
Young Adult » General

Ender's Game (Ender Wiggins Saga #1) Used Mass Market
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.95 In Stock
Product details 208 pages Tor Science Fiction - English 9780812550702 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."
"Review" by , "'Intense' is the word for Ender's Game."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "A gripping tale of adventure in space and a scathing indictment of the military mind."
"Review" by , "This twenty-five-year-old science fiction classic [is] unlike many hardcore SF titles [in that it] is particularly appropriate for a younger audience, for its protagonist, Ender Wiggin, is just six years old at the novel's beginning and still a pre-teen at its end....For the most part, this novel will deservedly reach a new generation."
"Synopsis" by , The Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic is now available in an author's definitive edition. The alien Buggers threaten humanity with extinction, and Earth's ultimate savior may be one small boy. Andrew "Ender" Wiggins thinks he is only playing computer games, but he is really commanding Earth's last great fleet.
"Synopsis" by ,

When three unusually attractive young adults rent the summer cottage next door, Barney's boring vacation at the beach seemingly takes a turn for the better. However, after the neighbors unwittingly reveal their extraterrestrial identities, the board game they have taught him becomes a real-life battle, and Barney must outsmart the aliens to save Earth from destruction. The fantastical tale contains some of Sleator's most inventive characters.

  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.