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Ender's game



Item Details




  • 9780812550702
  • 9780765378484
  • 9780765370624
  • 9780765342294
  • 9780765337542
  • 9780765337320
  • 9780765335708
  • 0812589041
  • 0812550706
  • 0765378485
  • 076537062X
  • 0765342294
  • 0765337541
  • 0765337320
  • 0312932081
  • 0312853238

Edition: Second Tor Teen edition.

Description: 380 pages ; 21 cm


  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
  • "Now a major motion picture"--Cover.
  • Originally published: 1977.

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Kress, Nancy — Orson Scott Card and Nancy Kress write science fiction that offers fans a glimpse of similarly perfectible humanity, space technology and adventure, philosophy, and provocative moral questions. -- Katherine Johnson
Wrede, Patricia C., 1953- — Both Orson Scott Card and Patricia Wrede write Fantasy set in recognizable, but alternate historical European, American, and fairy tale worlds . Card is more serious; Wrede more humorous: but both offer character-driven stories that show the strengths and weaknesses of their maturing protagonists, their adversaries, and their fully-drawn worlds. -- Georgine Olson
Morris, Gilbert — Orson Scott Card and Gilbert Morris write similar Christian fiction and Bible Novels, as they both include engaging characters and historical and scriptural detail in their books. -- Rebecca Sigmon
Hubbard, L. Ron (La Fayette Ron), 1911-1986 — L. Ron Hubbard and Orson Scott Card write dramatic, action-packed science fiction in which Earth is threatened by a superior alien force. While Card's work is more concerned with the ethical actions and growth of individuals, and Hubbard's is pulp space opera, both also examine, and sometimes satirize, contemporary society. -- Kaitlyn Moore
Simmons, Dan — Dan Simmons, another crossover author of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and more, offers character-focused, provocative stories for fans of Card that complement Card's philosophical and moral stance. Simmons writes alternative history, often with humor, and his Horror starts out in a normal world invaded by growing horror and building suspense, and featuring young heroes in impossible situations. -- Katherine Johnson
Hunt, Walter H. — Readers turn to Walter H. Hunt and Orson Scott Card for fast-paced military science fiction which also gives drawn-out consideration to alien cultures and the perspective of the grotesque, alien Other. In their detailed worlds, the course of civilizations hinges on individual ethics and choices. -- Kaitlyn Moore
Jordan, Robert, 1948-2007 — A Fantasy writer who employs themes like Card's -- young protagonists faced with impossible choices in battles against evil -- is Robert Jordan. Young heroes responsible for saving the world, an impossible quest, adventures, and a melancholy tone fill his novels. -- Katherine Johnson
Doherty, Robert — Robert Doherty and Orson Scott Card write fast-paced military science fiction critiquing the role of government. Doherty writes suspenseful investigations of conspiracies, while Card's books are more thoughtful and explore individual vs. group ethics. Card's Ender and Shadow Sagas are most similar to Doherty's work. -- Kaitlyn Moore
Morris, Alan, 1959- — Alan Morris and Orson Scott Card write character-centered Christian adventure stories. Morris's are historical novels set in the West, while Card writes science fiction in addition to historical fiction, but readers of each may enjoy the other's writing. -- Katherine Johnson
Lowachee, Karin — The fast-paced space opera and science fiction of Karin Lowachee and Orson Scott Card follows complex, dynamic young protagonists exploring themes of ethics, responsibility, and loyalty - often recounting the same events from numerous perspectives. Card writes for adults and teens, but Lowachee's work is darker, graphic and sexual. -- Kaitlyn Moore
Pournelle, Jerry, 1933- — Jerry Pournelle and Orson Scott Card write fast-paced, plot-driven science fiction, often with dramatic space battles and military themes. Both use detailed characterization of ensemble casts, and their protagonists are faced with moral decisions about the best way to protect their people, against overwhelming odds. Card also writes fantasy fiction. -- Kaitlyn Moore
Banks, Iain, 1954-2013 — These authors' works are Thought-provoking and Fast-paced, and they share: the genres 'Science fiction' and 'Hard science fiction' and the subjects 'Space warfare', 'Imaginary wars and battles', and 'Good and evil'.

Reader Reviews

Approval Rating: 83.33% (5/6)
Average Rating: 4.57

★☆☆☆☆ Wow

By sponge0209 on Thu, 19 Aug 2010 02:46:30

Aliens have attacked Earth twice and almost destroyed the human species. To fix this problem and to make sure Earth doesn't get destroyed again, the government has taken to training kids to be in the army. Ender Wiggin is a genuis because he wins all the games. This book was required reading for my sister's school and I read it with her but I honestly could not understand why. This book sucks.


By frodo/echopaw on Sun, 21 Feb 2010 21:43:49

Ender's game is an absolute MUST READ! The story is absolutely gripping, and you can feel every single gut-wrenching feeling that the main character gets! Unexpected twists, haunting "Games", deadly truths and the BEST cast of characters EVER will keep you hooked. I'd reccomend it for upper middle school readers, though... choicy words are used! But no matter! This amazingly crafted story is about a young boy named Ender who struggles and triumphs in Battle School- a space school for the elite in mind and body, and for those training to fight the Buggers, (aliens who had almost destroyed the earth twice). Ender is the only hope for humanity... but will he be able to face the eadly truths and secrets about the school... and himself? INCREDIBLE, UNFORGETTABLE, SCI FI BOOK! If you read it the first time, you'll probable be gripped by the thrilling action, and if you read it a second time, you'll probably understand the deeper meanings, and see what a truly, beautifully sad book this is about human nature. I was both having panic attacks and crying as I read this novel... metaphorically speaking, though I did cry. You HAVE NO IDEA what you are missing if you have not read this book!!!!

★★★★★ Among the Best Sci-Fi ever written

By Joe42 on Sat, 04 Oct 2008 19:36:07

Most of the story is the best stuff I've ever read.

★★★★★ Enders Game more like book of the year!

By I love you too! on Tue, 09 Sep 2008 18:58:46

I think Enders Game was a cool book. It talked about troubles, fighting, and lots of sci-fi. I could persaude anyone to read it. Like my friend, she disliked sci-fi but now she enjoys reading it!

★★★★★ Best Book EVER!!!

By I love you on Tue, 09 Sep 2008 18:53:52

This book was the most detailed sci-fi book I have read! I could picture everything in my head. I love the topic of the book also! I would recommend Enders Game to ANYBODY I see!

★★★★★ Not just any sci-fi book!

By IM on Sat, 12 Jul 2008 07:31:51

Ender's Game is not just an ordinary science-fiction novel, it would peak the interest of anyone. Orson Scott Card does a wonderful job of blending human psychology, adolescent troubles, with the responsibility of the fate of the human race on your hands. Truly an excellent book and one of my favorites!

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