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First Meetings: In the Enderverse

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Publisher Comments:

Welcome to the Enderverse.

When "Ender's Game" was first published as a novella twenty-five years ago few would have predicted that it would become one of the most successful ventures in publishing history. Expanded into a novel in 1985, Ender's Game won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novel. Never out of print and translated into dozens of languages, it is the rare work of fiction that can truly be said to have transcended a genre. Ender's Game and its sequels have won dozens of prestigious awards and are as popular today among teens and young readers as adults.

First Meetings is a collection of three novellas-plus the original "Ender's Game"-that journey into the origins and the destiny of one Ender Wiggin.

"The Polish Boy" begins in the wake between the first two Bugger Wars when the Hegemony is desperate to recruit brilliant military commanders to repel the alien invasion. In John Paul Wiggin-the future father of Ender -they believe they may have found their man. Or boy.

In "Teacher's Pest"-a novella written especially for this collection-a brilliant but insufferably arrogant John Paul Wiggin, now an American university student, matches wits with an equally brilliant graduate student named Theresa Brown.

It is many years since the end of the Bugger Wars in "The Investment Counselor." Ender's reputation as a hero and savior has suffered a horrible reversal. Banished from Earth and slandered as a mass murderer, twenty-year-old Andrew Wiggin wanders incognito from planet to planet as a fugitive. Until a blackmailing tax inspector compromises his identity and threatens to expose Ender the Xenocide.

Also reprinted here is the original landmark novella, "Ender's Game," which first appeared in 1977.

Fully illustrated, First Meetings f0is Orson Scott Card writing at the height of his considerable power about his most compelling character.

Synopsis:

The Polish Boy" begins in the wake of the first Bugger War when the Hegemony is still desperate to recruit brilliant commanders. In five-year-old John Paul Wieczorek they have found one. Or have they? In "Teacher's Pest" a brilliant but insufferably arrogant John Paul Wiggin--now a university student in America--falls in love with an equally brilliant graduate student named Theresa Brown. Reprinted is the landmark "Ender's Game, " in which the child commander single-handedly challenges the full might of the Bugger fleet. It is many years past the end of the Bugger Wars in "The Investment Counselor" when a jaded, planet-hopping 20-year-old Andrew Wiggin must contend with a greedy blackmailer threatening to expose Ender the Xenocide. Lavishly illustrated throughout, First Meetings is Orson Scott Card writing at the height of his considerable powers about his most beloved character. ON SALE

Synopsis:

First Meetings is an anthology whose entries include the novellas Enders Game and Teacher's Pest.

Synopsis:

Four Outstanding Novellas!
One Brand-New to This Collection
Includes the Original
"Ender's Game"
Praise for "First Meetings:
"Showcases Card's talent at developing the inner life of a character. Even those who are intimately familiar with the concepts of the Game from later Ender books will be struck anew by Card's virtuosity. His powerful voice and startlingly clear vision will draw many new readers into a lifelong love of science fiction. This accessible collection will impress even non-sci-fi buffs, besides being a must-have for Ender saga devotees."
-"Publishers Weekly
"These stories demonstrate the assured scene setting, apparently effortlessly sustained suspense, and moral preoccupation with the responsibilities of kinship and friendship that distinguishes Ender's entire saga."
--"Booklist
Accelerated Reader: Reading Level 5.6, 8 Points.

Synopsis:

Meet Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the unforgettable boy-hero of Ender's Game--winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novel--and enter his Universe through this collection of stories.

"The Polish Boy" is John Paul Wiggin, the future father of Ender. In the years between the first two Bugger Wars, the Hegemony is desperate to recruit brilliant military commanders to repel the alien invasion. They may have found their man--or boy--in John Paul Wiggin....

In "Teacher's Pest"-a novella written especially for this collection--a brilliant but arrogant John Paul Wiggin, now a university student, matches wits with an equally brilliant graduate student.

"The Investment Counselor" is set after the end of the Bugger Wars. Banished from Earth and slandered as a mass murderer, twenty-year-old Andrew Wiggin wanders incognito from planet to planet as a fugitive--until a blackmailing tax inspector compromises his identity and threatens to expose Ender the Xeoncide.

Also reprinted here is the original award-winning novella, "Ender's Game," which first appeared in 1977.

Synopsis:

Meet Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the unforgettable boy-hero of Ender's Game--winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novel--and enter his Universe through First Meetings, a collection of stories from Orson Scott Card.

"The Polish Boy" is John Paul Wiggin, the future father of Ender. In the years between the first two Bugger Wars, the Hegemony is desperate to recruit brilliant military commanders to repel the alien invasion. They may have found their man--or boy--in John Paul Wiggin....

In "Teacher's Pest"-a novella written especially for this collection--a brilliant but arrogant John Paul Wiggin, now a university student, matches wits with an equally brilliant graduate student.

"The Investment Counselor" is set after the end of the Bugger Wars. Banished from Earth and slandered as a mass murderer, twenty-year-old Andrew Wiggin wanders incognito from planet to planet as a fugitive--until a blackmailing tax inspector compromises his identity and threatens to expose Ender the Xenocide.

Also reprinted here is the original award-winning novella, "Ender's Game," which first appeared in 1977.

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.

Table of Contents

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765308733
Subtitle:
In Ender's Universe
Author:
Phillips, Craig
Illustrator:
Phillips, Craig
Publisher:
Tor Teen
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Wiggin, Ender
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Wiggin, Ender (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction - Short Stories
Subject:
Science Fiction/Collections & Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Series Volume:
TR-01-31
Publication Date:
20030805
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 12 full-page black-and-white il
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.04 x 5.34 x 0.91 in
Age Level:
10-UP

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"Synopsis" by , The Polish Boy" begins in the wake of the first Bugger War when the Hegemony is still desperate to recruit brilliant commanders. In five-year-old John Paul Wieczorek they have found one. Or have they? In "Teacher's Pest" a brilliant but insufferably arrogant John Paul Wiggin--now a university student in America--falls in love with an equally brilliant graduate student named Theresa Brown. Reprinted is the landmark "Ender's Game, " in which the child commander single-handedly challenges the full might of the Bugger fleet. It is many years past the end of the Bugger Wars in "The Investment Counselor" when a jaded, planet-hopping 20-year-old Andrew Wiggin must contend with a greedy blackmailer threatening to expose Ender the Xenocide. Lavishly illustrated throughout, First Meetings is Orson Scott Card writing at the height of his considerable powers about his most beloved character. ON SALE
"Synopsis" by , First Meetings is an anthology whose entries include the novellas Enders Game and Teacher's Pest.
"Synopsis" by , Four Outstanding Novellas!
One Brand-New to This Collection
Includes the Original
"Ender's Game"
Praise for "First Meetings:
"Showcases Card's talent at developing the inner life of a character. Even those who are intimately familiar with the concepts of the Game from later Ender books will be struck anew by Card's virtuosity. His powerful voice and startlingly clear vision will draw many new readers into a lifelong love of science fiction. This accessible collection will impress even non-sci-fi buffs, besides being a must-have for Ender saga devotees."
-"Publishers Weekly
"These stories demonstrate the assured scene setting, apparently effortlessly sustained suspense, and moral preoccupation with the responsibilities of kinship and friendship that distinguishes Ender's entire saga."
--"Booklist
Accelerated Reader: Reading Level 5.6, 8 Points.
"Synopsis" by ,
Meet Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the unforgettable boy-hero of Ender's Game--winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novel--and enter his Universe through this collection of stories.

"The Polish Boy" is John Paul Wiggin, the future father of Ender. In the years between the first two Bugger Wars, the Hegemony is desperate to recruit brilliant military commanders to repel the alien invasion. They may have found their man--or boy--in John Paul Wiggin....

In "Teacher's Pest"-a novella written especially for this collection--a brilliant but arrogant John Paul Wiggin, now a university student, matches wits with an equally brilliant graduate student.

"The Investment Counselor" is set after the end of the Bugger Wars. Banished from Earth and slandered as a mass murderer, twenty-year-old Andrew Wiggin wanders incognito from planet to planet as a fugitive--until a blackmailing tax inspector compromises his identity and threatens to expose Ender the Xeoncide.

Also reprinted here is the original award-winning novella, "Ender's Game," which first appeared in 1977.

"Synopsis" by ,
Meet Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the unforgettable boy-hero of Ender's Game--winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novel--and enter his Universe through First Meetings, a collection of stories from Orson Scott Card.

"The Polish Boy" is John Paul Wiggin, the future father of Ender. In the years between the first two Bugger Wars, the Hegemony is desperate to recruit brilliant military commanders to repel the alien invasion. They may have found their man--or boy--in John Paul Wiggin....

In "Teacher's Pest"-a novella written especially for this collection--a brilliant but arrogant John Paul Wiggin, now a university student, matches wits with an equally brilliant graduate student.

"The Investment Counselor" is set after the end of the Bugger Wars. Banished from Earth and slandered as a mass murderer, twenty-year-old Andrew Wiggin wanders incognito from planet to planet as a fugitive--until a blackmailing tax inspector compromises his identity and threatens to expose Ender the Xenocide.

Also reprinted here is the original award-winning novella, "Ender's Game," which first appeared in 1977.

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