Ender s Game

Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game is the winner of the Nebula and Hugo Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 142996393X

Category: Fiction

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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. 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. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight Children of the Fleet The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm /The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts /First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ender s Game

Ender's game is about child-like desires of fairness and play, but also about grown-up ideals of leadership.

Author: Tami J. Strege

Publisher: Center for Learning

ISBN: 9781560778028

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Ender s Game Boxed Set

Included in this Orson Scott Card ebook bundle is the first volumes of two beloved series, The Ender Quintet and The Shadow Series Ender's Game Andrew “Ender” Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games, at Earth’s elite ...

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466854804

Category: Fiction

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Included in this Orson Scott Card ebook bundle: Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow Ender's Game Andrew “Ender” Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games, at Earth’s elite military academy, the Battle School; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an inscrutable alien that seeks to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast. Ender’s Game is an international bestseller, read and loved by generations. It has been named one of the top ten science fiction novels of all time. Ender's Shadow Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In Ender's Shadow, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean--the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters, those people scouring the planet for leaders, tacticians, and generals to save Earth from the threat of alien invasion. Bean was sent into orbit, to the Battle School. And there he met Ender.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ender s Game Boxed Set II

This novel falls immediately after Ender's Game in chronological sequence, but was written long after Children of the Mind, and the books of the Shadow series.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

ISBN: 1466854790

Category: Fiction

Page: 944

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Orson Scott Card's classic and worldwide bestselling Ender Quintet series won the Hugo and Nebula awards! Included in this ebook bundle: Ender's Game, Ender in Exile, and Speaker for the Dead Andrew “Ender” Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games, at Earth’s elite military academy, the Battle School; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an inscrutable alien that seeks to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast. Ender’s Game is an international bestseller, read and loved by generations. It has been named one of the top ten science fiction novels of all time. Ender’s story continues in Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card’s award-winning sequel. Ender Wiggin has run far and fast, using the effects of near-light-speed travel to out-live his past and become nearly anonymous. He is now the Speaker for the Dead, the author of The Hive Queen and The Hegemon, and he has come to the planet Lusitania to tell the truth about a man’s life at his graveside. But Lusitania is a very special place, the first planet humans have found that harbors an intelligent life-form, though it is very strange indeed. And Ender has more reason than any other man to seek communication, and peace between humanity and the pequininos. Ender in Exile is the story of Ender’s first voyage from Earth, and his first arrival on a former Formic colony world. in. In the confined world of the colony ship, Ender’s diplomatic and tactical genius are put to the test against an enemy he cannot kill. This novel falls immediately after Ender's Game in chronological sequence, but was written long after Children of the Mind, and the books of the Shadow series. You can read it at any point after Ender's Game At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ender s Game and Philosophy

This compelling collection unpicks the warp and woof of philosophical references that form the novel’s themes and narrative arc, and is a major addition to the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series.

Author: Kevin S. Decker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118386574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Explores philosophical questions raised by the well-known novel about young geniuses who are trained to fight a race of invading aliens, covering such issues as the morality of war, the meaning of freedom, and the misuses of power.

Ender s Game and Philosophy

The authors of Ender’s Game and Philosophy challenge readers to confront the challenges that Ender’s Game presents, bringing new insights to the idea of a just war, the virtues of the soldier, the nature of childhood, and the serious ...

Author: D. Wittkower

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698347

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card’s award-winning 1985 novel, has been discovered and rediscovered by generations of science fiction fans, even being adopted as reading by the U.S. Marine Corps. Ender's Game and its sequels explore rich themes — the violence and cruelty of children, the role of empathy in war, and the balance of individual dignity and the social good — with compelling elements of a coming-of-age story. Ender’s Game and Philosophy brings together over 30 philosophers to engage in wide-ranging discussion on issues such as: the justifiability of pre-emptive strikes; how Ender’s disconnected and dispassionate violence is mirrored in today’s drone warfare; whether the end of saving the species can justify the most brutal means; the justifiability of lies and deception in wartime, and how military schools produce training in virtue. The authors of Ender’s Game and Philosophy challenge readers to confront the challenges that Ender’s Game presents, bringing new insights to the idea of a just war, the virtues of the soldier, the nature of childhood, and the serious work of playing games.

The Ender Quintet

The Ender Quintet features five novels of Ender’s space opera adventures. This e-book bundle includes Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, and Ender in Exile.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0765376822

Category: Fiction

Page: 1712

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This set contains Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, and Ender in Exile. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ender s Game Book One of the Ender s Game Series

This guide only covers the first book in the series; additional guides are available for subsequent books.

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Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621071669

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Ender’s Game is one of the greatest science fiction series of all time! But it spans across many planets and features dozens of major characters and plots. In short: It gets complex! The perfect companion to Orson Scott Card’s "Ender’s Game," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. This guide only covers the first book in the series; additional guides are available for subsequent books. BookCapTM Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month. Visit BookCaps.com to find out more.

The Ender s Game Series The Unofficial Reference

This guide covers the Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind. BookCapTM Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

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Ender’s Game is one of the greatest science fiction series of all time! But it spans across many planets and features dozens of major characters and plots. In short: It gets complex! The perfect companion to Orson Scott Card’s "Ender's Game Series," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. This guide covers the Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind. BookCapTM Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Orson Scott Card David Lubar Starscape Boxed Set

Contains 4 classic Starscape titles: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train ...

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Starscape

ISBN: 9780765354402

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Contains 4 classic Starscape titles: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut--young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. 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. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card Welcome to Battleschool. Growing up is never easy. But try living on the mean streets as a child begging for food and fighting like a dog with ruthless gangs of starving kids who wouldn't hesitate to pound your skull into pulp for a scrap of apple. If Bean has learned anything on the streets, it's how to survive. And not with fists. He is way too small for that. But with brains. Bean is a genius with a magician's ability to zero in on his enemy and exploit his weakness. What better quality for a future general to lead the Earth in a final climactic battle against a hostile alien race, known as Buggers. At Battleschool Bean meets and befriends another future commander - Ender Wiggins - perhaps his only true rival. Only one problem: for Bean and Ender, the future is now. Flip by David Lubar If you could become anyone in the world, who would you be? Did you ever wish you could be anyone else but who you are? Twins Ryan and Taylor do it all the time. Now their dream is about to come true. They've discovered mysterious alien disks that allow them to "flip"--to become legendary heroes from the past. But who? Hidden Talents by David Lubar American Library Association "Best Books for Young Adults" American Library Association "Quick Picks for Young Adults" Martin Anderson and his friends don't like being called losers. But they've been called that for so long even they start to believe it. Until Martin makes an incredible discovery: each of his friends has a special hidden talent. Edgeview Alternative School was supposed to be end of the road. But for Martin and his friends, it just might be a new beginning.


Something about the Author

The first of these two , Ender's Game , concerns the training of Ender Wiggin , a
six - year - old genius who is the Earth's only hope for victory over invading "
bugger " aliens . While this plot appears to be standard science fiction fare , New
York ...

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Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810322936

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Ender s Game

WARNING: This is not the actual book Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

Author: Expert Book Reviews

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497345751

Category: Fiction

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WARNING: This is not the actual book Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Do not buy this Review if you are looking for a full copy of this great book.This review offers a detailed look at the positives and negatives of Ender's Game: While Card's use of empathy as a central theme in the novel is interesting, it's overshadowed by the dated feel of the world he created. You'll also read about the novel's most memorable scene, its eye openers, and an alternative outcome. A character reference sheet is included to help you keep track of the many characters. This review of Enders Game also addresses the issue of critical reception, covering what both the readers and the experts like and dislike about the book. You'll also find additional resources if you want to know more about the book or become part of the discussion.Ender's Game is a speculative look at a world where the Cold War never really ended and the entire planet lives in fear of another alien invasion. The military relies on legions of extremely gifted children to plan battles and envision new ways to defeat the enemy. Ender is whisked away to battle school in hopes that he will be the one to save the human race, but what he finds instead is a treacherous world where he can trust no one. He must learn to adapt to the rules of an unspoken, ever-changing game. This comprehensive review covers everything you should know about this beloved children's sci-fi novel, from who would like the book to similar novels you may enjoy.

Emergency Contact

read Shirley Jackson's “The Lottery,” which was basically The Hunger Games
except it was written in the forties and had a ... Over the years, Penny inhaled the
classics—Ready Player One, Dune, and Ender's Game, though it wasn't until she
 ...

Author: Mary H. K. Choi

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1534408975

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

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“Smart and funny, with characters so real and vulnerable, you want to send them care packages. I loved this book.” —Rainbow Rowell From debut author Mary H.K. Choi comes a compulsively readable novel that shows young love in all its awkward glory—perfect for fans of Eleanor & Park and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. For Penny Lee, high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she’d somehow landed a boyfriend, they never managed to know much about each other. Now Penny is heading to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer. It’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind. Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him. When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to, you know, see each other.


Xenocide Book Three of the Ender s Game Series

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Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621071693

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Ender’s Game is one of the greatest science fiction series of all time! But it spans across many planets and features dozens of major characters and plots. In short: It gets complex! The perfect companion to Orson Scott Card’s "Xenocide," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. This guide only covers Xenocide; additional guides are available for subsequent books. BookCapTM Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Children of the Mind Book Four of the Ender s Game Series

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Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621071677

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Ender’s Game is one of the greatest science fiction series of all time! But it spans across many planets and features dozens of major characters and plots. In short: It gets complex! The perfect companion to Orson Scott Card’s "Children of the Mind," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. This guide only covers the fourth book in the original series; additional guides are available for subsequent books. BookCapTM Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Ender s Game Graphic Novel

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is 6 years old, bullied, resented and alone. And he might be humanity's only hope. Ender is recruited to the International Fleet's child warriors in training, to fight in defense of the planet.

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Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 9780785185338

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

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Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is 6 years old, bullied, resented and alone. And he might be humanity's only hope. Ender is recruited to the International Fleet's child warriors in training, to fight in defense of the planet. His promise is high, and his teachers are sure he will rise to the test - if Battle School doesn't kill him first! As young Ender rises through the ranks, he struggles to find tranquility, humanity and a connection with something greater than the brutal mechanics of war and strategy. But when he is thrust into Command School at a vastly accelerated pace, will he crack up on the road to becoming the hero that the human race so desperately needs? Sci-fi legend Orson Scott Card's award-winning classic is brought to life! COLLECTING: Ender 's Game : Battle School 1-5, Ender's Game: Comm and School 1-5

Ender s Shadow

Orson Scott Card brings us back to the very beginning of his brilliant Ender Quartet, with the novel that begins The Shadow Series and allows us to reenter Ender's world anew.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429963985

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Orson Scott Card brings us back to the very beginning of his brilliant Ender Quartet, with the novel that begins The Shadow Series and allows us to reenter Ender's world anew. With all the power of his original creation, Ender's Shadow is Card's parallel volume to Ender's Game, a book that expands and complements the first, enhancing its power, illuminating its events and its powerful conclusion. The human race is at War with the "Buggers", an insect-like alien race. The first battles went badly, and now as Earth prepares to defend itself against the imminent threat of total destruction at the hands of an inscrutable alien enemy, all focus is on the development and training of military geniuses who can fight such a war, and win. The long distances of interstellar space have given hope to the defenders of Earth--they have time to train these future commanders up from childhood, forging then into an irresistible force in the high orbital facility called the Battle School. Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this new book, card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean--the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. He first appeared on the streets of Rotterdam, a tiny child with a mind leagues beyond anyone else's. He knew he could not survive through strength; he used his tactical genius to gain acceptance into a children's gang, and then to help make that gang a template for success for all the others. He civilized them, and lived to grow older. Bean's desperate struggle to live, and his success, brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters, those people scouring the planet for leaders, tacticians, and generals to save Earth from the threat of alien invasion. Bean was sent into orbit, to the Battle School. And there he met Ender.... THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight Children of the Fleet The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm /The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts /First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Speaker for the Dead Book Two of the Ender s Game Series

Olhado is shocked to find that Ender is rich beyond extravagance. Ender explains
that he's done a lot of travelling. “The only way you could get that much money
from investments is if you were a thousand years old.” Says Olhado. “Are you a ...

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Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621071685

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Ender’s Game is one of the greatest science fiction series of all time! But it spans across many planets and features dozens of major characters and plots. In short: It gets complex! The perfect companion to Orson Scott Card’s "Speaker for the Dead," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. This guide only covers Speaker for the Dead; additional guides are available for subsequent books. BookCapTM Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month. Visit BookCaps.com to find out more.