The Resource Ender's game, Orson Scott Card

Ender's game, Orson Scott Card

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Ender's game
Title
Ender's game
Statement of responsibility
Orson Scott Card
Title variation
  • Enders game
  • Enders game
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Language
eng
Summary
Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive
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Award
  • Hugo Award for Best Novel, 1986.
  • Nebula Award for Best Novel, 1985.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
Review
A rather one-dimensional but mostly satisfying child-soldier yarn which substantially extends and embellishes one of Card's better short stories (Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories, 1980). Following a barely-defeated invasion attempt by the insect-like alien "buggers," a desperate Earth command resorts to genetic experimentation in order to produce a tactical genius capable of defeating the buggers in round two. (A counterinvasion has already been launched, but will take years to reach the buggers' home planet.) So likable but determined "Ender" Wiggins, age six, becomes Earth's last hope--when his equally talented elder siblings Peter (too vicious and vindictive) and Valentine (too gentle and sympathetic) prove unsuitable. And, in a dramatic, brutally convincing series of war games and computer-fantasies, Ender is forced to realize his military genius, to rely on nothing and no-one but himself. . . and to disregard all rules in order to win. There are some minor, distracting side issues here: wrangles among Ender's adult trainers; an irrelevant subplot involving Peter's attempt to take over Earth. And there'll be no suspense for those familiar with the short story. Still, the long passages focusing on Ender are nearly always enthralling--the details are handled with flair and assurance--and this is altogether a much more solid, mature, and persuasive effort than Card's previous full-length appearances. (Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 1984)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
018835
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Card, Orson Scott
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Ender series
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wiggin, Ender
  • Child soldiers
  • War games
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Genetic engineering
Label
Ender's game, Orson Scott Card
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  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
  • Publishers vary
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780765342294
Lccn
91009908
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Ender's game, Orson Scott Card
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
  • Publishers vary
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780765342294
Lccn
91009908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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