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Ender's Game

Ender's Game

Ender Wiggin is Battle School's latest recruit. His teachers reckon he could become a great leader: and they need one. A vast alien force is headed for Earth, it's mission - the annihiliation of all human life. He could be our only hope, but first he must survive a brutal trainin... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781904233022
Barcode 9781904233022
Published 2 September 2002 by Little, Brown Book Group
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Card, Orson Scott
Series Ender Saga (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9781904233022
ISBN-10 1904233023
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint ATOM
Publication Date 2 September 2002
International Publication Date 4 July 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Card, Orson Scott
Series Ender Saga (part: 1)
Category Science Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 164mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 264g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Wiggin, Ender (Fictitious character), Ficiton
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 43023

Description of this Book

Ender Wiggin is Battle School's latest recruit. His teachers reckon he could become a great leader. And they need one. A vast alien force is headed for Earth, its mission: the annihilation of all human life. Ender could be our only hope. But first he must survive the most brutal military training program in the galaxy...With its explosive storyline, pump-action excitement and hugely engaging central characters, Ender's Game is 2002's absolute must-read for teenaged boys. Forget schools for wizards, this is where the *real* action is.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Another outing for the classic legend of the boy who journeys to the stars to defeat an alien horde and save the human race. Ender Wiggin is Battle School's latest recruit. His teachers reckon he could become a great leader. And they need one. A vast alien force is headed for Earth: its mission, the annihilation of all human life. Ender could be our only hope. But first he must survive the most brutal military training programme in the galaxy... With its explosive storyline, pump-action excitement and hugely engaging central characters, Ender's Game is a sure-fire winner. Orson Scott Card is the multi-award winning and bestselling author of a host of groundbreaking SF novels, and his storytelling acumen is well to the fore here.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
Ender is special. He is a Third - a third child in a world where most families are only allowed two, a third child with a special purpose. The world is doomed unless a leader is found who can attack alien armies already on the move across space. Ender, like his brother Peter and sister Valentine, is some kind of genius. Aged only six he is sent to Battle School and begins intensive training. Continually striving against his classmates, obsessively trialling new strategies for the 'games' that make up so much of his education, he learns rapidly. While Ender is being trained for battle, politicians are predicting wars between terrestrial countries if the invaders are repulsed. Peter and Valentine launch an offensive of their own by contributing articles to leading magazines and websites under false names. Gradually their opinions are adopted by leading thinkers and Peter becomes as powerful as he had all along intended. Ender and Valentine, however, need to escape both his and their own success. This is an absorbing novel, particularly in the sections detailing Ender's single-minded quest for improvement. The contrast between the narrow focus on Ender's training and the wider issues brought to life by Peter and Valentine is highly successful, and the climax of the book combines both strands in a tour-de-force of writing. The characterization - except that of the three children - is sketchy in the extreme, and the plot as a whole relies on considerable suspension of disbelief, but somehow neither of these things matters in comparison with the gripping story of Ender's game. (Kirkus UK)

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Author's Bio

Orson Scott Card is the multi-award winning and bestselling author of a number of ground-breaking adult SFF novels. Ender's Game is his first YA cross-over novel in the UK.

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