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Ender's Game (original 1985; edition 1994)

by Orson Scott Card

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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (1985)

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It's a really cool story of growing up in a weird enviroment, mixed with military tactics, and high level politics, all for the purpose of defeating an enemy that nobody can understand.

The training sequences and the games played are a central part, and as such are reported in great detail, and while all that is reason enough to read the book, the nicely done abrupt changes and twists will make you marvel.

This is a book written in a direct way, with accesible language, but that doesn't take anything from the fun of reading it. ( )
  gedece | Jul 27, 2015 |
Psychology and action of superior children set against the backdrop of the fate of mankind. Good narrative and action. Nice Pace. Good summer read. ( )
  MrStrand | Jul 20, 2015 |
Didn't think I would enjoy this nearly as much as I ended up. It was a relief to find a Sci-Fi, "fate of the world's at stake" story that wasn't just battles, and details of battles, ancient alien knowledge, alien culture, alien threat, red shirt death. A single, isolated human story set against a scale of world-ending danger. ( )
  Braden_Timss | Jul 17, 2015 |
Whenever a book makes you question everything you ever thought you knew, you know it's a good one. When you're created with the express purpose of defeating an alien race, when that's the only thing you know to be truth, reality can be a harsh surprise. In this novel, the main character is part of a cut-throat environment of a special military training school in which he must learn to survive. Will he become cruel like the other boys? This is a current pop culture hit that will appeal to students asking those what if questions. ( )
  Melina_Hiatt_Easter | Jul 16, 2015 |
Very good read with a surprising (at least to me) twist at the end. I was particularly interested to see the psychological impact on the children during their military training. Ender's reactions to the added stresses placed on him by Colonel Graf was was very believable.
I expected a little more action in this book, but taking into account Ender was a geinous as well as being the youngest child present in training, it is not a surprise that the focus was shifted to the mental rather than the physical. I did feel a modicum of regret that all the children had to relinquish their childhood for a war they did not fully understand which was started by the adults who were supposed to be protecting them. I will definitely read the next book in the series. ( )
  NPJacobsen | Jun 19, 2015 |
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Dieses zeitlose und weit über die Science-Fiction hinausgehende Thema spannend und unaufdringlich zu realisieren und dabei noch eine Welt zu erschaffen, die auch nach 25 Jahren weitestgehend denkbar erscheint, ist der Verdienst von Orson Scott Card. "Ender's Game" ist auch im Jahre 2009 noch ausgesprochen lesenswert.
added by st.marx | editCorona Magazin, Steffen Marx (Dec 17, 2010)
 
I am aware that this sounds like the synopsis of a grade Z, made-for-television, science-fiction-rip-off movie. But Mr. Card has shaped this unpromising material into an affecting novel full of surprises that seem inevitable once they are explained. The key, of course, is Ender Wiggin himself. Mr. Card never makes the mistake of patronizing or sentimentalizing his hero.
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Orson Scott Cardprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brick, ScottNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ellison, HarlanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harris, JohnCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lemoine, DanielTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rudnicki, StefanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Salwowski, MarkCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Geoffrey,
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"I've watched through his eyes, I've listened through his ears, and I tell you he's the one."
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And then a worse fear, that he was a killer, only better at it than Peter ever was; that it was this very trait that pleased the teachers.
Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.
-- Valentine Wiggin
Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf. Survival first, then happiness as we can manage it.
Remember, the enemy's gate is down.
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Ender Wiggin is a very bright young boy with a powerful skill. One of a group of children bred to be military geniuses and save Earth from an inevitable attack by aliens, known here as "buggers," Ender becomes unbeatable in war games and seems poised to lead Earth to triumph over the buggers. Meanwhile, his brother and sister plot to wrest power from Ender. Twists, surprises and interesting characters elevate this novel into status as a bona fide page turner.
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Intense is the word for Ender's Game. Aliens have attacked Earth twice and almost destroyed the human species. To make sure humans win the next encounter, the world government has taken to breeding military geniuses -- and then training them in the arts of war... The early training, not surprisingly, takes the form of 'games'... Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses; he wins all the games... He is smart enough to know that time is running out. But is he smart enough to save the planet?

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Child hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.

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