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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. Back on Earth, Peter and Valentine forge an intellectual alliance and attempt to change the course of history.
This futuristic tale involves aliens, political discourse on the Internet, sophisticated computer games, and an orbiting battle station. Yet the reason it rings true for so many is that it is first and foremost a tale of humanity; a tale of a boy struggling to grow up into someone he can respect while living in an environment stripped of choices. Ender's Game is a must-read book for science fiction lovers, and a key conversion read for their friends who "don't read science fiction."
Ender's Game won both the Hugo and the Nebula the year it came out. Writer Orson Scott Card followed up this honor with the first-time feat of winning both awards again the next year for the sequel, Speaker for the Dead. --Bonnie Bouman --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Poor Ender is enrolled by the military at the age of 6, isolated from his... Read more
One of the best science fiction books of all time. I can't believe it was first written in 1977. Olson Card did himself well. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robin
Character develop + Ender's friends develop in first rate soldiers and lead the final drive to protect a future earth!Published 3 months ago by Poppi
Amazing book. A must for science fiction fans. It's one of my favorites. Read this book now.Published 3 months ago by Matthew Uschold
I love sci fi and based on this book's reputation for the genre, I had expected so much more. The story was so repetitive, the writing was just bad (I really couldn't visualize... Read morePublished 4 months ago by ItchickJess