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Ender's War by Orson Scott Card
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One book - two novels.

The first is the Sci-fi seminal work Ender's Game. I read this novel many years ago and loved the Battle School scenes, in fact I loved this entire book, the characters, the plot, virtually everything about it. Rereading it again, the story shows it's age a bit, the ending which seemed cool to me as a kid, seems forced now, a bit unrealistic that the battles were actually real and not a game and not noticed doesn't seem possible. And, the relationships between siblings seem very one dimensional. Still, the Battle School is way cool and the concepts it introduces still rock.

The second book is a much quieter story, in essence a murder mystery story involving a second non-human race. I found this story equally fascinating but in a totally different way. It explores the what makes us human theme, it tosses in pain and grief, it talks about culture and yearning, and is generally a very interesting read.

Both, highly recommended, for totally separate reasons.

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  bhuesers | Mar 29, 2017 |
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Ender's Game is a complicated book. It's mostly about how to deal with bullying, but with many other threads. Published in 1985, it anticipates universally networked computers, global discussion networks, and complex computer games. It looks at shaping a person into a weapon, and has at its core the shifting battle games that make that possible. And then it has quite a long epilogue with a sad and hopeful conclusion. ( )
  rakerman | Feb 14, 2014 |
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  mi4ur | Jun 26, 2007 |
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Ender Wiggin, the hero and scapegoat of mass alien destruction in Ender's Game, receives a chance at redemption in this novel. Ender, who proclaimed as a mistake his success in wiping out an alien race, wins the opportunity to cope better with a second race, discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. Orson Scott Card infuses this long, ambitious tale with intellect by casting his characters in social, religious and cultural contexts. Like its predecessor, this book won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

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