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Ender's Game

206 Ratings: 3.7
a science Fiction book by Orson Scott Card

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, … see full wiki

Author: Orson Scott Card
Genre: Science Fiction
35 reviews about Ender's Game
review by . February 22, 2011
posted in SF Signal
It's a  classic.  It's one of a handful of books that I've read more than once.  My pre-teens also really like it.  It's the start of a good series.  I'm not going to give you ANY spoilers so you'll have to get it and read it yourself.
review by . February 13, 2013
The End Game of Science Fiction
I just reread Ender's Game.  It made sense to me since the movie was coming out soon and of course I would compare them.  But I need to explain my perspective on the story.      When I started high school I was put into what was called "The Top Class".  The kids who became the valedictorian and salutatorian came from this class.  Some kids spent all 4 years there and some did not.  That is where I learned to play chess.  So we were …
Quick Tip by . April 08, 2012
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I Remember I had to read this book in Grade 10 English class. Ive never been a fan of Hard Science fiction, but I thought the book was pretty intresting. I enjoyed it.
Quick Tip by . February 22, 2011
posted in SF Signal
   not many know this, but Cards fiction was rejected regularly by most magazine editors in the field until Bova ran the short in Analog.  Should never have happened - one of the few "mistakes" Ben made while editing that magazine.  Every copy of this awful book should be shredded and used to bury the homophobe author
review by . July 05, 2010
A must read for anyone who enjoys reading.
This book gave me chills! This is one of those books that you can't put down. Throughout this book you will get more, and more involved with the plot, and the main character.   From what I experienced while reading this book, and from what I have heard on other online reviews is that It's very easy to relate with Ender in way that you could have sworn this book was about you in some ways.       I recommend this book to anyone. Not just science fiction …
review by . February 24, 2011
posted in SF Signal
The coolness of Ender's Game has to do with its insight into the military indoctrination and isolation that goes into many males' upbringing in our society. I have come to believe that this 'insight' was unconscious to the author due to other comments O.S. Card has made, but none the less the book and its immediate sequel 'Speaker for the Dead' are quite good.      Of course, there is also much silliness in Ender's Game.
Quick Tip by . February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
One of the better military science fiction novels.
review by . July 22, 2010
Wow! How did I miss reading this book before now? I just loved it. It must have been brilliant because here I am extolling a book that takes place at a military school and has military maneuvers throughout the book. It’s not normally my kind of book, but I was engrossed throughout and I cared so much about the characters, especially Ender. I just loved Ender. I ached for Ender and I felt as though I understood him. I rooted for him. I loved the way all the gifted children in this book were …
review by . July 05, 2010
This book is so engaging!  I still remember the first time I read it; I couldn't put it down.  There's so much to dissect in this book: political commentary, the spectrum of human personalities and the implications they have for interpersonal relationships, morality.  This book is easy to read/get through and therefore enjoyable at any age, but it's the sort of book that one can read and reread and learn/pick up on something every time.  I'm a huge fan of SF, …
Quick Tip by . November 08, 2010
Still one of my son's favorites, and one I'm really glad we both got to read. Fascinating ability to think and write movement in three dimensions.
Quick Tip by . November 06, 2010
Another one that just isn't a good fit for me even though it has a lot of interesting elements. There is something about the style of the writing I am not crazy about.
review by . June 28, 2010
  No spoilers. :)   Ender's Game follows the main charcter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin from age 6 to about age 11. What are mostly our formative years are Ender's years of training to become something like Earth's only 5 star general, charged with defending our planet. Through a series of ever increasingly challenging tests, Ender is pushed to the limit of his abilities to see if he is really "the one".   I enjoyed this book for its easy …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
My favorite book! The depiction of a child's superior knowledge and how adults exploit intelligence for their own objectives is beyond reproach. I love Card and anything he writes, but this was quite literally the best damn book!
Quick Tip by . August 09, 2010
Enjoyable, though I didn't like Ender as a character - I liked Ender's Shadow (same story, different narrator) better.
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
Some of the best of modern sci-fi is written by Card. This one is worth the read. It's respectful and raw, polite and inappropriate, epic and emotional...all at once.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
A perfect begging to an epic sci-fi saga. It may be geared toward youth, but as the series progresses it gains greater depth. Looking back at the first book through the lens of later additions to the series shows what a great seed was planted here.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
As fascinating as Ender's Game is, I find the issues raised by the existence and treatment of Jane and the Piggies in Speaker for the Dead far more compelling, and I am perennially disappointed that Ender's Game gets so much more exposure.
review by . July 12, 2010
  I found this book very drawn out, it could of been written with half the pages. There were parts that kept me reading and then there where parts I read just to get to the next part. Overall the book was alright. I may be giving this book a slanted review but only because  I don’t usually read Sci-Fi genre books. If you are into Sci-Fi I could see you really enjoying this book. So I recommend this book to people who enjoy Sci-Fi books. I do not recommend this to people …
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
I am not a sci-fi fan at all, but this is one of the best ones I have ever read!
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
Not only is Ender's Game an adventurous science fiction novel and a fascinating political and moral allegory, it is also and amazing panorama of three genius children effecting a broad spectrum of change in the adult world around them, a viewpoint that I believe is quite unique. The best quality of the genre, in my opinion, is the fact that each has it's own focus, whether it's the perseverance of Ender in the first, the political, moral and anthropological concerns of the second, or the mind-bending …
Quick Tip by . July 07, 2010
One of the events that really stood out for me in this book was how Ender, being a small boy, was being bullied and the description of him completely crushing the bully. With the idea in mind that as a smaller kid he couldn't afford to let rage and hate simmer into a witch's brew of revenge that would boil over at an inopportune moment for him. I am unsure why that stuck with me and now represents "Ender's Game" to me. I really enjoyed the ending.
review by . July 07, 2010
Science Fiction for those who don't enjoy the genre
   I read this book in a Science Fiction Literature class in college.  I have to say, I do NOT like science fiction.  I went into reading this book because I had to.  By the time I was 1/4 of the way through, I was reading because I wanted to.  This book has an interesting view of what life could be in the future.  There is great character development.  Also, this may sound odd to some, but some things in the book reminded me of Harry Potter.  There are …
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
excellente!
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
One of Card's most solid and well-told tales. Possibly predictable, only because of the myriad variations on the tale told since its publication. Say "The enemy's gate is down," and you'll know who else has read it. You'll also get great perspective on what it means to solve a problem much greater than yourself. Good read.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Coming of age, sci fi, and a touch of political intrigue that is expanded in further novels. Fantastic!
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