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Ender's Game

203 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
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
If you think a kid might enjoy sci-fi, give them this book. I liked it as a youngster.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
I'm not much of a sci-fi reader, but I really enjoyed this book.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
i havent even heard of this book in so long. but it sure does bring back memories.one of the best space/sci fi stories ive ever heard of. ender is just a genious and what they put him threw just for being a third child is rediculous. his strategic and calculating brain makes him a hard to beat opponent on the battle field for everyone who tries to face him.
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
I'm not too much into written Science Fiction, but this just blew me away!
Quick Tip by . June 14, 2010
Somewhere in the preface of some edition of this book is a letter from a gifted youngster praising Card for adeptly portraying the often painful, constantly bewildering experience of heightened cognitive sensitivity. I don't remember exactly how long ago I read this, but it was early enough in my adolescence that the aforementioned letter added an entirely new dimension both to the story and my own life -- it was one of the first instances in which the pangs of complete loneliness had subsided.
Quick Tip by . September 01, 2009
One of my all time favorite books. I highly recommend this book for anyone.
review by . April 29, 2009
I totally loved this book from start to finish.  Anyone who is a fan of the Playstation/Nintendo genre will love it too.  Future Earth is at war with a race of aliens.  The only hope in defeating the aliens lies in have "computer game simulation" like skills.  Children are trained in a military academy using all kinds of virtual war games.  The training is inspired by the skills of a great leader who was able to rout the aliens in one of the few decisive battles that the …
review by . July 11, 2006
This book is a "Starship Troopers" for the Information Age, where enemies never come within a thousand kilometers of each other, but live or perish depending on how well they play computer games.    Six-year-old Ender has his personal monitor removed after living with it for three years. Now isolated from his overseers, he's a target for the school bullies and his homicidal brother, Peter. Only after he overcomes these obstacles is Ender allowed to join the International Force's …
review by . September 21, 2004
. . .and most profound Science Fiction novels ever published.    "Ender's Game" is a novel set in the not too distant future, where children serve in the great war against a sentient, alien race. This book can be read on a number of levels: simply for reading pleasure, for spiritual and moral enrichment (believe it or not!), for psychological understanding, for discussions on the morality of war, etc.    "Ender's Game" is a painful novel to read. The thought …
review by . March 16, 2000
I purchased this book on the strength of reviews on Amazon, and even though science fiction is not my favourite genre, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters are finely drawn, and the plot is complex and clever. The ending surprised me, which is always good, and in the end I was disappointed that there wasn't more. A great book!
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