Ender's game / Orson Scott Card
Book | Tor | 1994 | Revised mass market edition, [Author's definitive edition].
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Edition
Revised mass market edition, [Author's definitive edition].
Description
xxvi, 324 pages ; 17 cm
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Third -- Peter -- Graff -- Launch -- Games -- Giant's Drink -- Salamander -- Rat -- Locke and Demosthenes -- Dragon -- Veni Vidi Vici -- Bonzo -- Valentine -- Ender's Teacher -- Speaker for the Dead.
Summary
Child hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive. Andrew "Ender" Wiggins is the result of a desperate breeding experiment, combined with years of harsh & unforgiving training. Ender thinks he is only playing computer simulated wargames--in fact, he is commanding the last great fleet of Earth. Annotation. 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
Study Program
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.5 16.0 28441.
Subject
ISBN
0812550706
9780812550702
Standard No.
9780812550702
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