Ender’s Game

Orson Scott Card

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 result of decades of genetic experimentation, Earth’s attempt to make 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. But he will grow up fast.

But Ender is not the only result of the experiment. 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, 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.

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genre Sci-Fi
publisher Tor Books
publish date Oct 31, 2006
popularity checked out 8 time(s)

Reviews

  • By Kyle Beckhorn -

    This is a sweet Sci-Fi novel.
    Set in Earth’s future, where human kind has narrowly survived 2 separate invasions from an ant-like alien race. The promising youth are selected at a young age to train to become war strategists. Ender is just one boy in an elite team of tactical geniuses, pushing his limits and taking on responsibilities that could possibly define the fate of human survival.

  • By Sam Swicord -

    A brilliant novel. Much of the novel is presented in the form of the thoughts of its characters.

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