Ender's Game (Paperback)

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Very, very, very good book!

by Kyle Gjuraj on 10/23/2006

This book is simply amazing. I picked up Enders Game my freshman year of high school from a friend. I usually hate reading, but this book really turned that around quick. It was so good I read all the sequels. The book itself is about Andrew Wiggen (whom his nicknamed ender by his sister valentine and how he was shipped off to a gifted military school for children to be trained to fight against the Buggers as humanity calls them.) The book is very well-written although it may seem kind of childish, but once you break past that writing style it talks about politics, morals, life and death, just a lot of things you wouldn’t think a kid would think about. There is also an exceptional side story about enders brother and sister and their adventures through out the book. The reason i say it has a sort of 'childish' writing style is it really played to a childs emotions, like I was a kid in 9th grade and it was really nice to read and imagine kids being super intelligent and saving the world. I reccommend this book and all its sequels 100% Read More

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A completely revised edition of Card's award-winning novel with an introduction by the author. Ender's Game is the story of Ender Wiggin, a boy genetically engineered to be a superior military mind, and bred to win Earth's long war with an alien insectoid race by completely destroying their homeworld.

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312853235
SKU 30046470
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312853238
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
Author Info
Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card was born and raised in a Mormon family and has continually pointed out that Mormonism is the primary force in his life. He attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, and spent time in Brazil as a Mormon missionary. His earliest writings were radio and stage plays (Card has estimated the number at over 100) telling the history of Mormonism. His first published fiction was the science fiction short story called "Ender's Game" in 1977, which was nominated for a Hugo Award and a Reader's Award from Locus magazine. The Locus Award is based on votes compiled from the magazine's readers and is important in demonstrating just how popular Card is with readers. Since that story, Card has been nominated for or won the award more than 30 times, which is extraordinary considering the relatively short time that he has been writing fiction. In 1985, Card published an expanded version of "Ender's Game" as a novel, and won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. It was followed by a sequel in 1986, SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD, which also won the Hugo and Nebula, marking the first time in the history of the awards that one author won both in successive years. Card's next series of books, the Alvin Maker series, started in 1987 with SEVENTH SON. This series is set in an alternate past of America, and is closely modeled on the reported life of Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormon Church. The Homecoming series--THE MEMORY OF EARTH, THE CALL OF EARTH, THE SHIPS OF EARTH, EARTHBORN, and EARTHFALL--repeats this theme, but in a space opera setting. Card has also written nonfiction--his first book, LISTEN, MOM AND DAD..., was actually about child-rearing. He has also tried his hand at horror, mainstream, and children's fiction, and he is also a respected editor and reviewer.
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Annotation Ender Wiggins was only six when he was sent for special training because of his unique talents, and he may be humanity's only hope in a war against aliens. Winner of the 1986 Hugo and the 1985 Nebula Awards.
Editors Note A completely revised edition of Card's award-winning novel with an introduction by the author. Ender's Game is the story of Ender Wiggin, a boy genetically engineered to be a superior military mind, and bred to win Earth's long war with an alien insectoid race by completely destroying their homeworld.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0226
Publisher St. Martin's Press

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