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ISBN13: 9780312932084
ISBN10: 0312932081
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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 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

Synopsis:

A full-cast production of the science fiction classic featuring original recordings of Orson Scott Card

Synopsis:

A full-cast production, now digitally remastered, of the science fiction classic featuring original recordings of Orson Scott Card

Synopsis:

The Earth is under attack and the survival of the human species depends on a military genius who can defeat the alien “buggers.” Recruited for military training, Andrew “Ender” Wiggins childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. A readers guide is available for this Starscape edition—perfect for readers ten and up—of the beloved science fiction classic by best-selling author Orson Scott Card.

 

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

Synopsis:

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

For the perfect holiday gift for the reader on your list, pick up this special gift edition of one of the most beloved Science Fiction novels ever written.
 
Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games at the Battle School; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. Ender is the most talented result of Earth's desperate quest to create the military genius that the planet needs in its all-out war with an alien enemy.
 
Is Ender the general Earth needs? The only way to find out is to throw the child 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 Formics 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, Peter and Valentine, 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.

Synopsis:

The worldwide bestseller, Enders Game by Orson Scott Card, with featured cover art from the major motion picture starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin.

Once again, the Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a final assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who can defeat the aliens. But who?

 Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a child.

 Recruited for military training by the world government, Enders childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. Among the elite recruits Ender proves himself to be a genius among geniuses. He excels in simulated war games. But is the pressure and loneliness taking its toll on Ender? Simulations are one thing. How will Ender perform in real combat conditions? After all, Battle School is just a game.

 Isnt it?

 

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 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Maverick Hunter Zero, April 16, 2007 (view all comments by Maverick Hunter Zero)
I am a high school student in San Diego and I’ve always been a science fiction fan. I am creditable to be commenting on this book because I have read a vast majority of different types of novels. I read this book because I heard great remarks about it and the story line sounded very interesting to me.

Ender’s Game is defiantly one of the best science fiction books I read because of Orson Scott Cards writing style. He keeps a balance of sentences to include the use of short but powerful, long and descriptive, with the majority being moderate length. Also, the story creates its own flow that entices a reader to read further and further into the story. The story characters, except for the main character, are developed rapidly so that they do not take away from the story and the main character. The main character’s development is crucial to helping the story portrays the characters feeling of being alone and separated from everyone else.

Orson Scott Card is no doubt a great writer that is capable of using a variety of techniques that help make an otherwise normal story great.. As with any fictional story there is a back-story to help the reader understand the past and the present. He takes his story through an ironic self-fulfilling prophecy by foreshadowing the events that were to come. One of the things that make Ender’s Game a great book is how the theme of fear can be seen all throughout history, whether it was the fear of communism, or the growing fear of terrorists. Another ideal that makes this a great book is the way the main character is able to accomplish impossible feats with the odds greatly stacked against him. However, the foreshadowing and repeated themes take away from the sudden surprise of the climax at the end of the story.

Ender’s Game can be understood by just about anybody. Nevertheless, it seems to me that the author is directing the meaning towards teenagers and older people since they have a better understanding of how this book uses historical references. Additionally, the use of fear to control people plays a critical role in the story. Ender’s Game is a great literary work because anyone can get into reading this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312932084
Author:
Card, Orson Scott
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Author:
Orson Sco
Author:
Ellison, Harlan
Author:
Rudnicki, Stefan
Author:
tt Card
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Genetic engineering
Subject:
War games
Subject:
Ender (fictitious character)
Subject:
Genetic engineering -- Fiction.
Subject:
War games -- Fiction.
Subject:
Wiggin, Ender (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Wiggin, Peter (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Series:
Ender Wiggin Saga
Series Volume:
31
Publication Date:
20131001
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 10 up to 15

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A full-cast production of the science fiction classic featuring original recordings of Orson Scott Card
"Synopsis" by ,
A full-cast production, now digitally remastered, of the science fiction classic featuring original recordings of Orson Scott Card
"Synopsis" by ,

The Earth is under attack and the survival of the human species depends on a military genius who can defeat the alien “buggers.” Recruited for military training, Andrew “Ender” Wiggins childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. A readers guide is available for this Starscape edition—perfect for readers ten and up—of the beloved science fiction classic by best-selling author Orson Scott Card.

 

Ender's Game is the 1986 winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel.
"Synopsis" by ,
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

For the perfect holiday gift for the reader on your list, pick up this special gift edition of one of the most beloved Science Fiction novels ever written.
 
Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games at the Battle School; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. Ender is the most talented result of Earth's desperate quest to create the military genius that the planet needs in its all-out war with an alien enemy.
 
Is Ender the general Earth needs? The only way to find out is to throw the child 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 Formics 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, Peter and Valentine, 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.

"Synopsis" by ,

The worldwide bestseller, Enders Game by Orson Scott Card, with featured cover art from the major motion picture starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin.

Once again, the Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a final assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who can defeat the aliens. But who?

 Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a child.

 Recruited for military training by the world government, Enders childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. Among the elite recruits Ender proves himself to be a genius among geniuses. He excels in simulated war games. But is the pressure and loneliness taking its toll on Ender? Simulations are one thing. How will Ender perform in real combat conditions? After all, Battle School is just a game.

 Isnt it?

 

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