Ender's Game
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    Ender's Game (English, Paperback, Orson Scott Card)

    Ender's Game  (English, Paperback, Orson Scott Card)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Paulist Pr
    • ISBN: 9780765342294, 0765342294
    • Edition: 1stEdition, 1999
    • Pages: 130
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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.

      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.

      Ender's Game is the winner of the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
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      Book Details
      • Publication Year
        • 1999 March
      • Awards
        • Nebula Awards
      • Award Year
        • 1986
      Contributors
      • Author
        • Orson Scott Card
      Dimensions
      • Width
        • 5.98 inch
      • Height
        • 9.01 inch
      • Depth
        • 0.51 inch
      • Weight
        • 204 g
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      5

      Instant classic

      Ender's Game sometimes gets written off as a children's book (by people who haven't read it) - which it's not. It's a brilliant, complex story of a frighteningly possible future, where children are forced to take on roles that should be handled by very experienced adults - with interesting results. The extremely detailed look into the mind of the child protagonist, coupled with the spectacular plot, makes this story what it is - a science fiction classic. It combines cold clarity with surpris...
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      Epic!

      A must read for all sci-fi fans. I finished the entire book in a single sitting... the story moves at a good pace. Unfortunately, the ending was a bit weird after building up the suspense quite a bit. Also, I feel the side stories couldve been developed better.

      Great book... Highly recommended!!
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      Ananth

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      Fascinating

      One needn't by a fan of science fiction stories to enjoy Ender's Game. It presents a compelling story, however, that is not where it shines. What I really liked about the book was the way it delved into the character of the protagonist Ender. Do not let the fact that it is a story about children put you off, because the children in this book are as complex as any adult, and I have certainly drawn more from this book reading it as an adult than I would have when I was a teenager.
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      Indrajit BM

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      6 Jul, 2012

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      Good novel

      Its that kind of novel which can be read by any reader irrespective of whether he is a sci-fi fan or not. Story is compelling and fast paced and ending is good too. Though it doesn't contain any new idea which others sci-fi authors have not explored.
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      Prabhdeep

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