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Avatar for pizza pizza said:
I'm not really into science fiction, but it was only after I read this book that I discovered that it was sci-fi, so I think I'm excused. Well, it's the best sci-fi novel, I've read in a long time. And 'in a long time' means 'since-the-last-fan-fiction-Star-Wars-novel-I-read-which-was-a-while-ago,-because-I-got-fed-up-with-the-fact-that-no-one-could-kill-Darth-Vader-with-whom-I-do-not-sympathize-at-all"
posted Jun 9, 2010 at 1:37PM
SolStar23 said:
Even if you're not a fan of science fiction, it's likely that you will genuinely enjoy this book. It's full of youthful adventure, intelligence, and an honest yearning for love and compassion.
posted Aug 7, 2010 at 11:24AM
Avatar for Jody W. Jody W. said:
Won the 1985 Nebula Award.
posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:15PM
Avatar for Jody W. Jody W. said:
Won the 1986 Hugo Award.
posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:14PM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
Years ago, an alien race invaded earth—twice. By sheer chance, a single commander of the International Fleet managed to defeat the “buggers.” But humans live in fear that they will attack again, and the International Fleet has spent years developing an intense program to train the next generation of all-star commanders. The students at Battle School are children, little boys and girls who nevertheless possess razor-sharp intellect and an instinct for strategy. The top student is Ender Wiggin, just six years old when he leaves his family. Ender is different, and special. Video games, battle simulations, and a fantasy game with a twisted psychological component—plus isolation, bullying, the knowledge that his failure means the end of life of earth, and an uncanny ability to survive and thrive—turn Ender into the ultimate fighting machine. And though Ender may be the earth’s last and best hope, he’s never been predictable—and the buggers are still out there. Despite Ender’s fierce determination, he’s a sympathetic character who’s never allowed to make any plans for his future or stray from the destiny he’s been chosen for. Smart, suspenseful, and thoughtful, Ender’s Game has become a classic of the science fiction genre.
posted Dec 13, 2011 at 2:42PM
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