Ender’s Game

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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card I stumbled upon this gem of a book while taking a class in college.  For once I actually enjoyed school when I was required to read and analyze this novel by Orson Scott Card.  Right from the start Ender’s Game featured such a unique story line that I found myself staying up the night to read it through.  Actually, I really can’t remember if I stayed up to read it cover to cover, but didn’t that sound good?  However, I do know that I read it quite fast and couldn’t get enough of it.  Ender’s Game is a science fiction novel set in the future in which earth is under the threat of a hostile alien race.  In order to combat these aliens when they attack next, earth has started to draft talented children to be trained as future soldiers against the aliens.  One boy, singled out as gifted in the arts of war, is Ender Wiggin.  At a very young age Ender leaves home to begin his intense battle school instruction to one day lead humanity in fighting for earth.  If you are like me and not much of a science fiction reader, this award winning novel (both the Nebula and the Hugo) might just be the key to peak your interest in the genre.  While this book can be read as standalone story, Orson Scott Card has written other volumes to continue the Ender saga. Enjoy!

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  1. Just finished reading “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card. I don’t normally read science fiction, but the synopsis sounded intriguing. Derek, you were so right about this being a book that you couldn’t put down. Yes, I did read it from cover to cover. Can wait to read more of the same. Thanks!

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