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5.0 out of 5 stars Top science fiction reads of all time,
This review is from: The Ender Quartet Box Set: Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind (Mass Market Paperback)I highly recommend this read for both youth and adults. I first read Ender's Game in my early twenties and I have since read the whole series. Amid the hundreds of books I've read, it remains one of my top favorites of all time. If you like science fiction, you'll love the universe and characters Orson Scott Card has crafted here. If you've never read science fiction before, I couldnt think of a better place to start.
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This review is from: The Ender Quartet Box Set: Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind (Mass Market Paperback)Love the books but aside from that they got to my house within a week. Very happy with this purchase.
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This review is from: The Ender Quartet Box Set: Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind (Mass Market Paperback)The Product was exactly what I expected, and it was also very affordable. I really enjoyed owning this series, and it was significantly cheaper than purchasing it in a book store.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Un-Freaking-Believable!,
It has been about eighty years since the last war with the buggers. The buggers almost managed to wipe humanity out of existence. Since then, the government has been trying to make officers for the next war; a war that could happen at any time. Battle School is where children are trained to become commanders. All the children are organized into armies and they compete in zero gravity war games.
Unknown to Ender (but well known to readers), Graff intends to make six-year-old Ender into the best battle commander in history. The future of humanity could very well depend on Ender becoming a perfect killing machine. Ender is bright, in perfect health, highly intelligent, and imaginative. To Ender, winning is everything. (To quote part of the book: "Ender Wiggin isn't a killer. He just wins - thoroughly.") To some others in the military, Graff is often too cruel to the children, especially to Ender. But Graff is doing what he believes is necessary for the preservation of the human race. Ender realizes early on that Graff is isolating him from the kids by using every low-down trick in the book - and several NOT in the book. The mind games are nothing new to Ender. He was used to dealing with Peter, who is a master manipulator. As Ender thinks up more and more amazing strategies to win the war games, he is also shaping himself into the very weapon Graff wants so badly.
***** FIVE STARS! This is one of the most impressive novels of our time (imho). The author takes a nascent child (Ender) and places him in a military school to (basically) sink or swim. Due to the exigencies of an upcoming war, the person in charge of Battle School (Graff) is unstinting in his mistreatment of all the children.
This story has already become required reading in some high schools. Teachers enjoy having their students debate on whether Graff is guilty of mistreatment of children or if his actions are justifiable. Another point of debate is the emotional and psychological toll on young Ender.
Though the story mainly focuses on Ender, some time is given to his brother and sister who are still back at home. Those Wiggin siblings are as intelligent as Ender, but instead of strategy they have more manipulative and/or persuasive abilities.
All-in-all, this is an excellent story for Science Fiction fans of any age. (Fans of Robert A. Heinlein will especially enjoy this tale. The meticulous thoughts and beyond-his-time-ideas can be found in this story too.) Un-Freaking-Believable! *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
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The Ender Quartet Box Set: Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card (Mass Market Paperback - Nov. 4 2008)
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