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Ender's Game

by Orson Scott Card

Tom Doherty Associates | October 1, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Ender's Game is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

The worldwide bestseller, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card comes to the screen at last in a major motion picture event in November 2013. Starring  Hugo’s Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, and Ben Kingsley, the movie is sure to inspire a new audience of fans to read the book that started it all.

 

Once again, 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, Ender’s 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. Isn’t it?

 

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.19 × 6.09 × 1.01 in

Published: October 1, 2013

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765337320

ISBN - 13: 9780765337320

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best books I've ever read - and I have read hundreds of various genres I went to see the movie, knowing almost nothing about the story. I loved the film and bought the book directly after seeing the film. Simply said, one of the best books I've ever read. I was hopeful when I realised it had won both Hugo and Nebula awards years ago, but it was the Introduction by the author that created anticipation for the story. The author, Orson Scott Card has a master's degree in literature but wisely chose to "deliberately avoid all the literary games and gimmicks that make fine writing so impenetrable to the general audience", as stated in the intro. I related to his voice immediately and it was easy to embrace the characters in Ender's Game. If you're curious about the story, see the movie first. I wouldn't normally suggest that approach, but it is very satisfying later to have the story fleshed-out in the book. There are three more books in Ender's story and I can't wait to experience them.
Date published: 2013-11-09

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Ender's Game

by Orson Scott Card

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.19 × 6.09 × 1.01 in

Published: October 1, 2013

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765337320

ISBN - 13: 9780765337320

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ENDERS GAME (Chapter 1) THIRD "I''ve watched through his eyes, I''ve listened through his ears, and I tell you he''s the one. Or at least as close as we''re going to get." "That''s what you said about the brother." "The brother tested out impossible. For other reasons. Nothing to do with his ability." "Same with the sister. And there are doubts about him. He''s too malleable. Too willing to submerge himself in someone else''s will." "Not if the other person is his enemy." "So what do we do? Surround him with enemies all the time?" "If we have to." "I thought you said you liked this kid." "If the buggers get him, they''ll make me look like his favorite uncle." "All right. We''re saving the world, after all. Take him." The monitor lady smiled very nicely and tousled his hair and said, "Andrew, I suppose by now you''re just absolutely sick of having that horrid monitor. Well, I have good news for you. That monitor is going to come out today. We''re going to take it right out, and it won''t hurt a bit." Ender nodded. It was a lie, of course, that it wouldn''t hurt a bit. But since adults always said it when it was going to hurt, he could count on that statement as an accurate prediction of the future. Sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth. "So if you''ll just come over here, Andrew, just sit right up here on the examining table. The doctor will be in to see you in a moment." The monitor gone. Ender tried to imagine the little device missing from the back of his neck.
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The worldwide bestseller, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card comes to the screen at last in a major motion picture event in November 2013. Starring  Hugo’s Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, and Ben Kingsley, the movie is sure to inspire a new audience of fans to read the book that started it all.

 

Once again, 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, Ender’s 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. Isn’t it?

 

About the Author

ORSON SCOTT CARD is the author of the international bestsellers Shadow of the Giant, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Hegemon, and Ender''s Shadow, and of the beloved classic of science fiction, Ender''s Game, as well as the acclaimed fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Editorial Reviews

“Read Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game before the big-screen adaptation, starring Harrison Ford and Hugo’s Asa Butterfield, hits theaters Nov. 1.”
—Entertainment Weekly, 13 Ways to Get Ready for ''13

“Superb! This is Card at the height of his very considerable powers—a major SF novel by any reasonable standard.”
—Booklist

“An affecting novel full of surprises. Card never makes the mistake of patronizing or sentimentalizing his hero.”
—The New York Times Book Review