Review: Ender’s Game By Orson Scott Card


AT BATTLE SCHOOL FIGHTING IS COMPULSORY

Is Ender Wiggin humanity’s last best hope for the future, or a monster in the making?

 

Book CoverEnder’s Game
(Ender Saga, Book 1)

Orson Scott Card

Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Orbit
Format: Paperback, 352 Pages
Date: 1st December 2011 (First Published 1985)

ISBN-10: 0356500845
ISBN-13: 978-0356500843

 
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One of the most noteworthy things about reading Ender’s Game today is that thirty years after its initial publication the book hasn’t noticeably aged much, if at all. In fact, if one were unaware of its publication history it would be easy to believe that author, Orson Scott Card, penned his science fiction classic within the last couple of years. There is little, if anything, contained within the book that is obviously outdated.

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Trivia: The Winners Of Both The Hugo And Nebula Awards For Best Novel


IT HAS OCCURRED MORE OFTEN THAN YOU MIGHT THINK.

An elite group of novels and their authors have achieved the ultimate accolade of winning both awards at the same time.

 
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As you are no doubt already aware, the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award are the two most prestigious honours bestowed upon works of fantasy and science fiction. But did you know that 23 books have achieved the double whammy of winning both awards for Best Novel? The most recent being Ancillary Justice, the début science fiction novel by American author Ann Leckie.

Below, I present you with the complete list of books that have accomplished this impressive feat for their writers.

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Quotable: Ender’s Game, “Perhaps It’s Impossible…”


THE QUOTABLE QUOTE OF THE DAY.

From one of the most highly acclaimed and influential science fiction novels of the eighties.

 

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“Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.”

Orson Scott Card
Ender’s Game

 
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