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Ender's Game

Ender's Game

The Earth is under attack from aliens known as buggers. The only hope is a brilliant general named Ender Wiggin. The only problem is that he is a child.

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ISBN 9780613824224
Published 18 February 2002 by Turtleback Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Card, Orson Scott
Series Ender Wiggin Saga
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ISBN-13 9780613824224
ISBN-10 0613824229
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Turtleback Books
Imprint Turtleback Books
Publication Date 18 February 2002
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Card, Orson Scott
Series Ender Wiggin Saga
Category Science Fiction
Number of Pages 324 pp
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 194mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 322g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress Brothers and sisters, Science fiction, Wiggin, Ender (Fictitious character), Genetic engineering, War games
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Winer 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Card has taken the venerable sf concepts of a superman and interstellar war against aliens, and, with superb characterization, pacing and language, combined them into a seamless story of compelling power. This is Card at the height of his very considerable powers--a major sf novel by any reasonable standards. -- Booklist<br>

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