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a science Fiction book by Orson Scott Card

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  • Jul 19, 2010
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I am not a sci-fi fan at all, but this is one of the best ones I have ever read!
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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 . 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 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 …
review by . July 02, 2010
I first read this book when i was ten years old and it has stuck with me ever since. I've bought and lost/given away at least half a dozen copies because I think any and everyone who likes science fiction should pick it up.  I don't know if I would suggest it to the younger crowd even though I read it when I was ten there are several graphic scenes that may not sit well with children younger than thirteen. Set in a futuristic earth where the military controls everything from …
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!
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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. Back on Earth, Peter and Valentine forge an intellectual alliance and attempt to change the course of history.

This futuristic tale involves aliens, political discourse on the Internet, sophisticated computer games, and an orbiting battle station. Yet the reason it rings true for so many is that it is first and foremost a tale of humanity; a tale of a boy struggling to grow up into someone he can respect while living in an environment stripped of ...

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ISBN-10: 0765342294
ISBN-13: 9780765342294
Author: Orson Scott Card
Genre: Science Fiction

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