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Ender in Exile: Limited Edition (The Ender…

Ender in Exile: Limited Edition (The Ender Quintet) (edition 2008)

by Orson Scott Card (Author)

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Title:Ender in Exile: Limited Edition (The Ender Quintet)
Authors:Orson Scott Card (Author)
Info:Tor Books (2008), 384 pages
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Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card

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    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (Karlstar)
    Karlstar: Ender's Game is one of the best science fiction novels ever! Most people read the 2 novel version, which includes 'Speaker for the Dead'. Highly recommended!

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There are a couple of problems with Ender in exile.

First of all, it is simply one of the most boring books I've ever read, or listened to. The blurbs seemed to promise that it would cover the 3000 year gap between Ender's game and The Speaker for the Dead. Instead it covers more like sixty years, with most of the time being spent on pointless, soon discarded stories about various colonists settling on the former Formic worlds. Why Card spends a quarter of the book telling the back story of two Italian colonists, only to have them fade into irrelevance almost immediately afterwards, is a complete mystery to me.

Secondly, this is another neocon, Mormon treatise on life. Yet another life long bachelor in the series, Colonel Graff, figures out that the point of life is to marry and have children. Like with all the other characters, it is unknown how he comes by this realization and as usual, there is no one around to challenge this particular, or any other, tenet of social conservatism, all of which are simply stated as uncontested facts.

Matters are made worse still by Card's own afterword where he extols the virtues of American interventionism in Iraq and Afghanistan, lauding the US as the great liberator of oppressed peoples, while of course ignoring the loss of life, horrible casus belli fabrications and self-serving interests of the endeavor in the process.

I think it's high noon I'm done with Card. It is perfectly clear he is no longer interested in telling a good story and exploring the philosophical implications of events therein, but prefers to preach his own reprehensible ideology at any cost to the literary value of his work, instead. ( )
  matija2019 | Jan 8, 2019 |
This is the Ender book I've been waiting for. Between Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead there is so much that Ender goes through; this finally fills in some of the gaps. Not as exciting as Ender's Game, but still absolutely riveting. I really hope Card saw success with this and fills in more of the gaps for Ender Wiggin. ( )
  yrthegood1staken | Feb 28, 2017 |
I LOVED Ender's Game in middle/high school. I read all the Ender/Speaker/Shadow books as fast as I could and bought the new ones as soon as they came out. But I was always a bit disappointed in the Ender sequels. I wanted to see more of ENDER, and not the adult, wandering Ender of the Speaker books. How did he and Valentine get there in the first place? Ende in Exile is that sequel that we all wanted when we read Speaker for the Dead. I have to admit that I don't really remember everything that happened in the Shadow books, but that was not a problem for understanding this one, though it may have enhanced the reading of it if you were familiar with Earth's happenings. Reading this book brought back some of my middle school love for Orson Scott Card, as much as I think he's not a very nice person now. I wish I could have read this book before the Speaker books because I'm pretty sure I would appreciate them more now. This book, however, may not have been so relevant before our wars in Iraq/Afghanistan. This was a PTSD book as much as it was anything. How can people, both soldiers and the civilians who love them, carry on after their fighting is over? Can we ever really escape from the horrors of the past? (which may have been the point of the Speaker books, but I didn't understand til I read this one.) This was a good book, but I think it may have been trying too hard to explain all the other books. Maybe I misunderstood the other books because I was only 12, and this book didn't really add much. But I it is the sequel I wanted when I was 12, and it did bridge the gaps in the story that probably led to my misunderstanding. ( )
  jlharmon | Nov 3, 2016 |
It was a nice return to Ender for Card. Even though Card's love affair with Bean continues, this was an enjoyable story and probably the best Card has done with the Ender character since Speaker of the Dead. ( )
  TheBishop34 | May 31, 2016 |
I'm a big fan of the Enderverse, so I knew that I would, at the very least, enjoy this book. I mean, what fan of Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead doesn't want more details about the time spanning between those two incredible books?

I wasn't disappointed.

I thoroughly enjoyed Ender in Exile, and would highly recommend it to any fan of the series. I know there is some debate about the best path for working through the saga, but I, under the influence of some friends, decided to read through the novels in the order in which they were published (as opposed to chronologically). Though biased, I think that is best, and it made Ender in Exile even better. Because of the other novels, I had a better understanding of the characters and events surrounding the book so it meant more emotional investment for me.

Having said all of that, it's a great book, one that I commend to everyone. ( )
  codyacunningham | May 9, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0765304961, Hardcover)

After twenty-three years, Orson Scott Card returns to his acclaimed best-selling series with the first true, direct sequel to the classic Ender's Game.

In Ender’s Game, the world’s most gifted children were taken from their families and sent to an elite training school. At Battle School, they learned combat, strategy, and secret intelligence to fight a dangerous war on behalf of those left on Earth. But they also learned some important and less definable lessons about life.

After the life-changing events of those years, these children—now teenagers—must leave the school and readapt to life in the outside world.

Having not seen their families or interacted with other people for years—where do they go now? What can they do?

Ender fought for humanity, but he is now reviled as a ruthless assassin. No longer allowed to live on Earth, he enters into exile. With his sister Valentine, he chooses to leave the only home he’s ever known to begin a relativistic—and revelatory—journey beyond the stars. 

What happened during the years between Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead? What did Ender go through from the ages of 12 through 35? The story of those years has never been told. Taking place 3000 years before Ender finally receives his chance at redemption in Speaker for the Dead, this is the long-lost story of Ender.

For twenty-three years, millions of readers have wondered and now they will receive the answers. Ender in Exile is Orson Scott Card’s moving return to all the action and the adventure, the profound exploration of war and society, and the characters one never forgot.

On one of these ships, there is a baby that just may share the same special gifts as Ender’s old friend Bean

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At the close of "Ender's Game," Andrew Wiggin--called Ender--is told that he can no longer live on Earth. The 12-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begins the long relativistic journey out to the colonies.

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