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Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition by Orson Scott Card

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Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition Audiobook by Orson Scott Card is a military science fiction novel first published in 1985. The plot is set in the future where mankind endangered due to their battle with the alien species Formics, commonly referred to as buggers. The buggers have attacked twice and a third invasion is inevitable. The military starts a program for promoting military genius to lead in the battle with the buggers. The government recruits and trains children for this purpose.

Six-year-old Ender Wiggin is monitored by the government through a device attached to him to assess if he is an ideal candidate for the battle school. The government removes his device and monitors him to see how he responds without the government’s protection. Ender is bullied by a boy Stillson. Enders fights with him and severely injures him. When summoned by the director of the battle school he reasons that it was the only way to stop Stillson permanently.

The director is impressed by Ender’s response and Ender Wiggin is enrolled and trained in the battle school, located above the earth’s orbit. Ender shows his genius in the battle school and excels in studies and the training. The battle school continuously test Ender with more challenging situations but he passes each test and establishes his military genius. He is promoted to command the dragon army in the battle school’s fighting league. Later on, he is sent to command school located on Eros where Mazer Rackham a former war hero is his instructor. Ender’s battles and how he copes with his stressful life to save the mankind from the bugger’s invasion form the remainder of the novel.

Review

Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition Audiobook by Orson Scott Card received positive reviews. It won the Nebula Award for the best novel in 1985 and the Hugo Award for best novel in 1986. The author uses an interesting narrative style where the narrator of each chapter is unknown to the readers.

This develops excitement and thrill for the readers as they gradually only know about the narrator of each chapter. The plot is unpredictable and also fast-paced and action-packed too. This will be thoroughly enjoyed by young readers above the age of 12 years who have an interest in science fiction. Overall, this is a recommended read for its thrilling and unpredictable narrative and plot.

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808 comments

  • Nothing to do with this post in particular, but the only thing Ender's Game deserves is a better author, Card thinks you're a demon, and wants me to be executed, **** that guy.
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card 70 years after an alien race attacks Earth,the International Fleet prepare for the next invasion by training the best young children to find the candidate who’ll lead the fleet and destroy the alien invaders. The movie was pure trash dont watch it
  • *shrug* i guess I don't relate to that at all. Orson Scott Card is a gigantic racist but Ender's Game is still a good book. Conversely, Lolita is pretty horrific but Nabokov is a brilliant human being. the problems make the books good, imo
  • rly don't understand the logic of 'you like this stuff so you should mourn the creator' uhhh no? ender's game and speaker for the dead are two of my favorite books ever but I'm still going to dance on orson scott card's grave
  • A fun literary exercise might be to read Armada and EndersGame by Orson Scott Card back to back and compare some of the similar themes - it's been years since I read Ender's Game, but it might be worth a reread!
  • Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card), The Lunar Chronicles (Marissa Meyer), The School For Good and Evil (Soman Chainani), the Summoner Series (Taran Matharu), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams), anything by Rick Riordan, and Harry Potter if you haven't already read it
  • Orson Scott Card is a massive tool, but Peter & Val's online personas in Ender's Game were my childhood heroes. Eternally grateful to Locke & Demosthenes for teaching 11yo me how to "fake it till you make it"
  • Sixth Column Robert A Heinlein... resistance from within Stranger in a Strange Land also Heinlein.. using religion to take over Democracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville Ender’s Game Orion Scott Card The Shoes of the Fisherman, Clowns of God & Lazarus Morris L West
  • funfact: I own the book, written by Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game) which was written during filming and with a bunch of Cameron-approved backstories etc it’s… not great
  • I think it’s a matter of degree. I can read ender’s game and get past Card’s raging homophobia, but I cant hear a Cosby joke, even a really good one, without thinking Raaapppeee
  • "I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I destroy them." Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, 1)
  • The book is better than the movie, as always*, but I really enjoyed it. A lot of fun. The author also did the screenplay**, so he didn't lose much in the adaptation. * Forrest Gump is an exception ** Ender's Game failed even with Card at the screenplay helm. It sucked big-time.
  • He uses the name Ender Wiggin, the outcast main character of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game series, who is bullied and becomes the pawn of a xenocidal oligarchy, only to later develop empathy for the enemy, becoming their benefactor. Dude is obviously multiple layers of pathetic
  • I remember reading so many books in the long summer after graduation in the room with no blind on the skylight: Alien Earth, by Megan Lindholm; Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card; The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood.
  • Writing a scene in the Alt-Hero novel that's a direct homage to orsonscottcard's Ender's Game. You'll know it when you see it. Card is one of my biggest influences and one of the reasons I love sci-fi.
  • A1 My first book that really evoked some emotion was Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I was in 6th grade the first time I read it. I am now on my 3rd copy because the first 2 are too worn to read again.
  • No wonder so many are so desperate to separate works from authors. Authors don't remain who they were when they wrote a favorite piece. The Orson Scott Card who wrote "Ender's Game" is a generation gone.
  • House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros; Monster by W. D. Myers; Speak by Laurie Halle Anderson; I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier; Ender's Game by Orion Scott Card. Good luck!
  • I don't know why the SF community considers it a victory that Ender's Game is required reading in schools. Orson Scott Card is a ****ing hack, and a homophobic one at that.
  • I feel you 1000% there. It is like Orson Scott Card. Yeah Ender's Game was brilliant, but he's a garbage human. I think the difference, though, is that Sanderson is becoming more open and actually listening. These are just anecdotal accounts I've seen, but it gives me hope.
  • Biggest takeaways ~50 pages into Ender's Game: 1. Orson Scott Card is a horrible and bigoted man (very bad) 2. Orson Scott Card cannot get enough of combining words with "fart" (very good)
  • Yes, definitely. Even if I like their books. (I love Ender's Game! I will never ever buy another Orson Scott Card book.) There are a few colleagues that fall into that too *shrug* I value someone's way of moving through the world more than my enjoyment of their work, I think.
  • Card, Clark, and Herbert all qualify and should have been on the list. Dune and Ender's game alone are some of the most influential books of all time. Clark's 2001? I mean come on!
  • Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card. Reread a childhood favorite and found a lot of deeper messages than when I read it when I was 12. Really cool sci-fi book about genius kids and an alien invasion. 8/10
  • commonCensored Regards Episode 6. Drone pilots. I think the novel Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card might be relevant here. Are we assuming that 'our' drone pilots know they are killing real live human beings? Training simulation or real?
  • -The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) -The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky) -Stardust (Neil Gaiman) -Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) -The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  • 2/X If you pay to see the movie, watch the adds, buy the shirt, you are financially supporting the creators. See Ender's Game in theaters? Yeah you are helping Orson Scott Card earn a paycheck.
  • As far as genres, I love Sci Fi and Fantasy, YA, and literary fiction. :) Currently listening to LBardugo ’s Shadow & Bone Series (on Ruin & Rising!) & Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game.
  • Sometimes you simply cannot separate the art from the artist. I can never read or appreciate Ender's Game, because Orson Scott Card takes 'vile' to a whole new level. It's even more extreme with Roseanne.
  • people focus on all the weird rightwing subtext in Ender's Game, but the wildest part of the book is Orson Scott Card's depiction of Ender's brother as meritocratically rising to become ruler of earth by Posting Online
  • Movies 2018 - 103. Ender’s Game (2013; written and directed by Gavin Hood; based upon the novel by Orson Scott Card) (2 tacos) Sci-fi adaptation reflects the idiocies of an overly aggressive culture while having no genuine humanity.
  • I haven't seen any studies about the effect on those who must operate drones but I'm pretty sure it's psychologically worse than legit combat. This is what Ender's Game is about. Scott Card is my friend. He's a victim of the ID politics. But they can't take back that book.
  • Also,Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. 1st book is about the process to find the Chosen One who eventually saves the Earth.After the 1st one, further it’s divided into 2 storylines:what is happening on Earth and in outerspace.Genres include scifi,murder mystery,political fiction
  • The technology in SF has to be plausible enough that it may actually come true in the future as Card stated. Its a good amount of reason why Ender's Game is not outdated, all the tech in the bk has either come true or could be real in the near future.
  • So, you would abandon an author simply because their political views are different from yours? I think Orson Scott Card is a good author, but I also believe his political views are horrendous. That doesn't mean I'd stop reading Ender's Game and other books.
  • Ironic and sad that Tor is also the same publisher that publishes all of Card's books, and imo many of the people there who works with him are also the same people that are basically blacklisting him, even though Ender's Game has helped Tor to become the giant they are today.
  • Funny, I was just talking about this in another thread - about how it can be hard to let go of art once you find out the artist pushes an agenda you’re not buying. We were referring to Olson Scott Card (Ender’s Game) & CS Lewis (Narnia), but yeah - Moore works, too.
  • Just finished reading Ender’s Game by Orion Scott Card. Wow, so much to talk about! The more I think about it, the more complex the storyline and the more I feel the need to dive deeper into that world. Beautifully written.
  • It changed my view of Whedon himself but not of Buffy. It was & remains brilliant. I’ve had this issue before w writers. Extreme example: Orson Scott Card. Giant hella rabid homophobe from hell but Ender’s Game was my most beloved childhood book. It remains so despite him.
  • 100knih Z tech co jsem jeste pod hashtagem nevidel: Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand); I,Robot (Isaac Asimov); Ender's Game (O.S.Card); One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
  • Maybe a more concrete example - Ender's Game is a book that (anecdotally) has helped a lot of kids who felt like they didn't belong, including a lot of queer kids. It was written by Orson Scott Card, a man who financially contributes to homophobic causes.
  • ALDUBProudFanAko lynieg88 wengcookie pinkyfaye salvadortrish21 iam_ginghs Darwaine88 MarquezMylin If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault. ~Orson Scott Card ,Ender's Game
  • Sounds like an enviable boat to me! Some great suggestions from _Elantris_ for sure. I’d add A Wizard of Earthsea, Ender’s Game (depending on your Card feelings), all of Discworld, Hatchet, Howl’s Moving Castle. **** I love me some Abhorsen. So so so good.
  • This is pretty much how I felt when I discovered a bit too much about Orson Scott Card, author of Ender’s Game. That novel meant so much to me as a kid, and even now I don’t know how he (Card) wrote it.
  • I don’t think you’re thinking of Ender’s Game, but if Orson Scott Card weren’t such a vicious homophobe I would remind everyone that it’s still worth a read. Even without microchips.
  • I typically don't pay too much attention to author's politics, however, I really enjoyed Ender's Game but couldn't disagree more with Orson Scott Card's political views on sexuality. I'm also interested in Brian Sanderson, but apparently he has similar opinions.
  • Part of me wants to hand them a copy of Ender's Game so they can redefine "down". The rest of me recognizes that introducing Orson Scott Card to them would be a terrible idea.
  • Actually we need to go back a few years to Ender's Game. The "proper" crowd was telling everyone to dump on the film because of Orson Scott Card, so people like me who gave it good reviews got blasted hard. If anything, I got blasted worse than for Ghostbusters 2016.
  • The ansible likely gained popularity when Orson Scott Card used it in the Ender's Game series, and now you can come across it in many other science fiction novels, and it is probably safe to say that LeGuin's ansible has become part of the SF lexicon.
  • A writer is a human, and as a human, we all carry unconscious biases. Being aware of them is important because they leak into stories. I loved Ender's Game, but Orson Scott Card is a Mormon & is homophobic. He keeps writing the Mormon story in sci-fi over & over...
  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Best book ever written. The next two in the series are great too but completely different. There are a few spin off series that are all good but the first is by far best.
  • - “Mistborn” by BrandSanderson - Any of the Elric story collections by Michael Moorcock (first volume is “Stealer of Souls”) - “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card (technically scifi and not fantasy, but they’re both speculative fiction, so I’m counting it!) All short-ish reads!
  • “Man’s Search for Meaning”, Viktor Frankl; “The Gates of Fire”, Steven Pressfield; “Ender’s Game”, Orson Scott Card; “Guns, Germs and Steel”, Jared Diamond; “The Bed of Procrustes”, Nassim Nicholas Taleb; “Six Frigates”, Ian Toll; sorry, so hard to pick just one!
  • OK, I wont expect a response, but many go-to examples are thing like Ender's Game. Orson Scott Card is a homophobe and a bigot. His personal politics completely contradict my reading of Ender's Game, a book about a terrible war and the regret the hero of that war came to feel...
  • Closest I come to that attitude is mine towards Orson Scott Card, and I'm not sure which part of that is him being homophobic bigot or Ender's Game (et al) getting more and more nauseatingly pink-candy-cotton pacifist as it developed ;-)
  • "In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him." Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, 1)
  • ORSON SCOTT CARD orsonscottcard He’s made his bones, no doubt, but he’s also made himself a target simply by virtue of normative conservative views. Buy Ender’s Game (a true sci-fi classic), follow, and sweet goodness Twitter verify this man.
  • Graff says "Scumbrains, that's what we've got in this launch. Pinheaded little morons. Only one of you had the brains to realize that in null gravity directions are whatever you conceive them to be." (Ender's game Orson Scott Card)
  • Kinda makes me wonder whatever happened to separating the art from the artist. Ender's Game is still well worth reading even though Orson Scott Card is a pretty terrible human being. You can still like Polanski's films while also acknowledging that he's a kid diddler.
  • I love both but I think Ender’s Shadow depends on Ender’s Game to be successful. I’ve re-read EG loads & only read ES a couple times. But SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD is the best, most profound thing Card every wrote. The Shadow series is quite compelling too.
  • I learned today that the movie Ender's Game (based on the book by famed homophobe Orson Scott Card) renamed the "buggers" to "formics". For some reason, I am not aware of any major outrage about the leftists censoring the book's speech.
  • To be honest, it’s easier to separate the person from the work when they’re already dead and you don’t have to worry about them saying new, awful things. It’s tough. I hate Orson Scott Card, but Ender’s Game will always be a favorite of mine.
  • - Hey Forest - look at this thread! Ended up in a conversation that picked up where we ended yesterday - “Ender’s Game” and your feelings when you learned what was really in Orson Scott Card’s heart. Care to weigh in?
  • I'm really interested to read/listen to this one. I have some reservations about Rand, but I'm hoping it'll be like Ender's Game/Orson Scott Card where her personal politics don't interfere with just enjoying the story.
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Still one of my ‘all time’ favourites. Please don’t judge the book by the terrible movie that was made a couple of years ago.
  • ...I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I destroy them.” ― Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game (TheAdv__)
  • Fahrenheit 451-Ray Bradbury, Everything I Never Told You-Celeste Ng, The Outsiders-S.E. Hinton, Ender’s Game-Orson Scott Card, The Maze Runner trilogy-James Dashner, Eleanor & Park-Rainbow Rowell, Dreams of Joy-Lisa See.
  • Orson Scott Card, author of the super popular book “Ender’s Game”, became kind of sick of its popularity and reduced his description of it to “kids in space.” Are we all doomed to resent the accomplishments that most distinguish us?
  • Honestly, I was also devastated when the Kevin Spacey allegations came out too. Does it make me not want to watch his movies? No, it don't. I just have to separate the 2. Same with Orson Scott Card. Love Ender's Game but don't like his personal beliefs.
  • I review Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card "Given the date it was written there's some quite prescient stuff about the internet here, although Card foresaw rather more reasoned political/philosophical debate and rather less hard core porn."
  • It gets murkier when it comes to creators who do express negative views that actually seem to contradict what their works say. Orson Scott Card's a "proud" homophobe but Ender's Game has often been read with a LGBT+ empowering light, the movie's director feeling that way.
  • Hello Mr. Card. I see you will be doing a signing at BEA next week. Would it be possible to bring my copy of Ender's Game to also get signed? Thank you for considering this request.
  • ALDUBTiwalaLang pinkyfaye wengcookie sherrypie18 “Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf.” ― Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
  • “I don't care if I pass your test, I don't care if I follow your rules. If you can cheat, so can I. I won't let you beat me unfairly - I'll beat you unfairly first. - Ender ” ― Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
  • Oddly, Orson Scott Card may have pegged it after all, where in "Ender's Game" the government is toppled by a couple of children hiding behind pseudonyms and obfuscating six-dollar vocab words.
  • I think I'm finally over Orson Scott Card. At one point I almost burned the books of his that I owned. I'll never buy another of his books, but I can appreciate Ender's Game and Folk of the Fringe outside the context of the wackadoo who wrote them.
  • I think Varg Vikernes is a horrible ****ing person, but I listen to Burzum. Orson Scott Card is a homophobic cunt, but Ender's Game is one of my favorite books. Hell, as someone who is bisexual, I found that book quite empowering. **** Roman Polanski, but I like his movies.
  • I might say “whatever” to Atwood’s purported avoidance of the genre name. Sci-fi novels by LeGuin, Vonnegut, and Dick were published in 1985. Fine company. However, Ender’s Game was too, and I just read Card calling HT “clumsy” and Atwood arrogant for writing it.
  • Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card alright not gonna lie, the writer is homophobic but the story is pretty good so make sure you steal the book or buy it used or something so he doesn't get your money. (also Ernest Cline's second book is lowkey a ripoff)
  • His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card The Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan Anything from Rick Riordan Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer Nielson
  • And with Ender's Game, Card is very clearly portraying a NOT ideal society. He may be a homophobic crazy person, but at least he doesn't want preteens to commit Xenocide.
  • I wonder if u read: Gateway by Frederick Pohl. Also, Ender's Game by Scott Card. They're so amazing trilogies. I'm writing a trilogy of books myself, but they are a difficult thing to do. One book is hard enough.
  • I'm a little late, but based on the EarBiscuits conversation about knowing everyone's thoughts and what it means to truly love someone, check out Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card. It's the sequel to Ender's Game. Keep up he good work
  • Most of Lovecraft's work is fine. It's just that he was that weird racist uncle. Same reason I skip on Orson Scott Card's work. While Ender's Game and its sequels are nice books, I don't want to support the author's political stance.
  • You can be a fan of a book without being a fan of its author. One of my all-time faves is Ender's Game, even though the more I found out about Orson Scott Card's personal views on some things, the less I liked him.
  • I was told countless times to read Ender's Game and it was amazing. I also heard that it was actually written to set up Speaker For The Dead; how it was Card's actual story he wanted to tell. Thank you orsonscottcard. SftD is a true masterpiece. Can't wait to start Xenocide!
  • I have opened my eyes and ears to people and viewpoints I would have shut out before. "In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him." -Orson Scott Card, from Ender's Game./2
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman, Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, High-Rise by JG Ballard, Unwind by Neal Shusterman, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
  • We've talked about struggling with Disney's copyright monopoly and labor practices and what to do with Ender's Game despite Orson Scott Card... But damn. thelindsayellis knocks one out of the park with an analysis of the Hobbit series' production.
  • 4/4...are separate. You might choose not to support a living author anymore (like say, Orson Scott Card, Alexie, or even Díaz), But no one can take Ender’s Game away from you. A reader also has agency. Others feel differently, obv, and it’s also important to respect diff choices
  • I'd have to agree. Dilbert is a fun way to poke at the powerful. But just because I like it doesn't mean I have to like the author. I loved the Ender's Game series too, but Card's views on homosexuality and world religion are messed up
  • Happy Monday! Let's start our day with a great YA quote, this time from Ender's Game: “There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world.” — Orson Scott Card
  • Amazing. Just had a conversation about Ender’s Game and Card with a friend at work yesterday. He was a huge fan until Card landed with a crash on Jerk Island. He now wants to through his Card books in the fire place.
  • the perks of being a wallflower by stephen chbosky we are the ants by shaun david hutchinson to kill a mockingbird by harper lee the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by douglas adams ender's game by orson scott card
  • It’s somewhat all over the place. We read several stories from Silverberg’s SciFi Hall of Fame, Philip K Dick’s Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, Octavia Butler’s Dawn, and lots of weird poems—my favorites are by Lisel Mueller. It’s a fun class!
  • Also, she appeared in Ender's Game (2013) as Petra Arkanian, based on the book written by Orson Scott Card, and this movie was directed by Gavin Hood. She starred with Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford, and this movie received positive reviews.
  • What do you consider "great"? Ender's Game was (is?) canonical SF text, in many corners revered on par with Asimov and Tolkien. For years b4 Card's politics became obvious, it was one of two books I bought pretty much all my friends (the other being neilhimself American Gods)
  • A couple of my favs... Robert Ludlum's, The Hedes Factor. Orson Scott Card's, Ender's Game.. years prior to the movie. I remember wishing it were a movie..woohooooo! Napoleon Hill's, Think and Grow Rich.
  • Ppl defend the Ender books for some reason but every book after Ender's Game has Orson Scott Card describing things the way your grandma does, going "well there are a lot of Portuguese in that neighborhood" and you're kind of just left wondering "what's thatt supposed to mean"
  • I heard the movie changed it; I didn't read any of the other books because I hated Ender's Game with a fiery passion for reasons that have nothing to do with Card's repugnant politics. It's just... idk, Freud's not wrong all the time, you know?
  • I haven't read Ender's Game so I can't say if Card's Mormonism influenced the book. (I should probably read it) But I think it's clear that Butler's identity did influence Kindred and made it a better book. The lesson is to seek out more of the human experience.
  • "He could see Bonzo's anger growing hot. Hot anger was bad. Ender's anger was cold, and he could use it. Bonzo's was hot, and so it used him." - Ender Wiggin from Ender's Game (1985) by Orson Scott Card
  • The Ender and Shadow series by Card. Ender's Game is good. Speaker of the Dead is meh. It goes downhill from there, and Ender's Shadow is when it starts getting preachy...and homophobic as hell...and misogynist as hell...
  • We are who we are. Maybe Ender's Game wouldn't have been a good book if Orson Scott Card wasn't a Mormon. Should I specifically seek out more works written by Mormons to find good SF?
  • Someone can have problematic views but still create excellent creative or professional works. Orson Scott Card is a problematic religious fanatic. But his Ender’s Game novels are still sci fi classics.
  • Earning cryptocurrency for selling my stuff on Listia! Join me using code "CNXYXK" for an extra 25 XNK. I just listed this: Ender 1: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • 'The name "Ansible" references a fictional instantaneous hyperspace communication system (as featured in Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, and originally conceived by Ursula K. Le Guin for her novel Rocannon's World ' Thank you, thezombiebible, Wikipedia and
  • Nothing is Ender’s Game*. It was more the last starfighter tho. *full disclosure that Ender’s Game is my favorite book and I understand that Card is problematic; I’d argue the book isn’t, though, unlike RPO and Armada
  • orson scott card puts time and money into conversion and proselytizing homophobic dogma; i loved ender's game as a child but i'd never buy a copy for a friend's kid or my own b/c that money goes to (indirectly) support those causes. but I'm fine picking up Roald Dahl or TS Eliot
  • I read that Card how-to as well, and arrrrrgh, yes. I also had a former student, who had gone on to become an English teacher, get OSC to personalize a copy of ENDER'S GAME for me. It's a gift from a student! But I can't put it on my bookshelf! ARRRRRRRGH again.
  • True. I don't FULLY blame Card for GamerGate, to be clear, I just think Ender's Game has played a role in trash nerd ideology, which then played a role in normalizing the far right. But that is a decent point
  • Maybe that is why Orson Scott Card hates Cyberpunk. In his method in writing SF, he says that try not to write SF tech that will seem to be outdated. That is part of the reason why Ender's Game will be a classic and never seem outdated.
  • (I think the best of Whedon and the best of Card are comparable in quality? Best episodes of Buffy/Angel vs. Ender's Game seem more or less on par—which is to say very good, though not quite great, imo.)
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. The movie sucked but the book is amazing every time I read it. Anything by Phillip K Dick, however Man in the High Castle is A+. Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Dystopic and a little too close. Finally, Brave New World by A. Huxley. Visionary
  • I loved Ender’s Game. I read it in 9th grade and proceeded to read everything Orson Scott Card ever wrote. I was especially enamored of his Homecoming Saga. Then I found out he’s a homophobic zealot.
  • I’ve always loved the Ender/Bean series by Orson Scott Card. I remember Ender’s Game was the first book I ever read just for fun (not for school work) back in 5th grade.
  • Damn right. I enjoy Orson Scott Card's books (The Ender's Game series) but despise the man for his homophobia. Once the work is out in the wild, if it doesn't reflect the views of the author, it can be treated as its own entity.
  • And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I destroy them.” ― Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game I found this quote intriguing. I should pick the book up.
  • It's true! I was stunned when I first read Ender's Game. Ender and his sister moved world opinion by being great at manipulating online discussion boards. Card essentially predicted USENET would become as big as Social Media today, but that's the closest I've ever seen in SF.
  • I’m not sure why anyone’s surprised by single entities influencing politics via the Internet. Didn’t Orson Scott Card write about this in the late 70s somewhere in Ender’s Game?
  • Ender's Game is a fantastic book that condemns war and xenophobia. Which is bizarre, comparing it to Orson Scott Card's own views today. At what point does the author's work supercede the author's views?
  • I tried to think and came up with Ender's Game. At the time I read it I didn't know that the real future would have Gigantic Asshole Orson Scott Card in it.
  • Even Ender's Game, written in the 80s by a dickbag of a Mormon, and the inspiration for Cline's second novel, Armada, is more thoughtfully written and populated than the world of RPO. Card gave his world SOME thought. Cline didn't. It's that simple.
  • I would pedantically argue that among others, Orson Scott Card in Ender's Game not only predicted global social media, but also how it could be covertly manipulated to directly influence public perception AND bring selected political actors to power. If I was pedantic.
  • My escapism back then, and looking glass into different worlds, was sci/fi and fantasy. Of particular note was Orson Scott Card's 'Call of Earth' series, as well as his 'Ender's Game' and 'Alvin the Maker' series. They deal with metaphysical and physical realms thoroughly.
  • The Bible, Stephen King’s On Writing, Stephen King’s The Stand, Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, Douglas Adam’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Dashiell Hammett’s Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, The Thin Man. Oh and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter.
  • Now, me? I think Ender's Game was a wonderful novel and its significance will not lessen with time. I also think Orson Scott Card is a homophobe and except for his fiction I don't care he exists.
  • One of my favorite books is "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card. I'd imagine that's one of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's favorite books given the fact we're both 4th dimensional chess players.
  • In Ender's Game, Orson Card describes two child prodigies that influence politics with anonymous accounts and slowly bring about a new world order. This is kind of like that except not as interesting.
  • Predicting that in 1999 is not that hard IMO. I had a pocket calculator then with more power than my first desktop a few years back, even I was expecting it to gain more functionality pretty soon. Try 1985 when O.S.Card predicted tablets I his "Ender's Game".
  • I liked it! Unfortunately ek_johnston blocked me on here for some reason, but I enjoyed reading her work regardless. An author's work will transcend its author if it's worthwhile enough. Just look at Orson Scott Card and "Ender's Game".
  • When I found out Orson Scott Card was a raging homophobe, I ended that period of time where Ender's Game was inspirational. You can try to separate the art from the artist, but "death of an author" is a fallacy. You're always being guided by their touch, subtle or not.
  • Can't enjoy Jeepers Creepers, because Silva's a pedophile, who raped one of the stars of his movie "Clownhouse". Can't enjoy Ender's game, because Card is a homophobe. Can't support Barr's show, because of the Jewish cookies in the oven "joke" and the propaganda she spouts.
  • I'm going to ignore you and highly recommend for next time the Ender's Game saga of books by Orson Scott Card, as well as The Belgariad (and Mallorian) saga by David Eddings. They're my two favourite fantasy/sci-fi series by far (even above LOTR!)
  • One of the ones that caught my attention was reminiscent of Ender's Game. And if you're going to be compared to a SFF writer, why not Orson Scott Card, right? (Actually...come to think of it, there were a few that struck this chord with me!)
  • I've just worked my way around to maybe considering reading Ender's Game again. I haven't been able to read Card's stuff for 15+ years and I already own it so it's not like anything is at stake other than my own enjoyment.
  • The kids will save us, many have said post March. Pick up Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. It’s Sci-Fi but so too was the thought of a March like yesterday only six months ago. The kids will save us?….perhaps they already have.
  • Same, I will not read more Orson Scott Card, yet still think Ender's Game is brilliant, I will not tell anyone to not read OSC, but I will make sure they know his views if they do. It's not always easy, but you have to take stands.
  • Ah, good! I just found your piece from a few years back on Ender’s Game. As a simulation and strategy geek, the promise of their utility for defense is powerful; it’s a shame that Card constructs a narrative that defends their use for genocide.
  • this is why I seperate art from creators lives. I can still enjoy Ender's game, it's a great story. BUT Orson Scott Card is a massive homophobe who doesn't deserve any of the money that Enders Game earned him. It's still a great story though, and was a large part of my childhood.
  • As Orson Scott Card and my HS SF teacher, Karl Kindt always says and have taught me, you always have to ground your SF story in reality by seeing if its the technology is possible. That is why Ender's Game is a classic and works so well.
  • The author is kind of garbage, and the book is kind of garbage, but Orson Scott Card did anticipate mass political manipulation by a small group using social media in "Ender's Game" in 1985.
  • 14/50 - Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. 4.25/5 On a recommendation from camhoff from over a year ago. Entertaining as hell. Figured out the third act well before the reveal, but the ending was still a fun surprise. Highly recommended for anyone that hasn't read it yet.
  • My unwoke ass has a hard time dealing with favorite artists and idols getting dragged and I know that's problematic, especially when content gets conflated with the personality of the creator. Orson Scott Card needs his ass beat, but I want everyone to experience Ender's Game..
  • Some of my fave books from childhood: Harriet the spy, Away is a strange place to be, Francesca lia block’s books. amyreedfiction writes smart YA. adult books that I started reading and liking young: ender’s game and other orson Scott card, sphere/Congo other Michael Crichton.
  • Sorry, I'm getting mixed up with Battlefield Earth. The Ender's game book was written by Orson Scott Card, who is a massive homophobe. But there was a movie made of the book that isn't about homophobia at all, and the filmmakers clearly came out against Orson Scott Card.
  • Orson Scott Card won for Ender's Game in 1986 and again in 1987 for Speaker for the Dead. While others before him had won multiple Hugo Awards for Best Novel, he was the first to win in consecutive years.
  • 8- Books that have inspired me the most: Hemingway: The Garden of Eden, Winterson: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, Card: Ender's Game (don't hate me for being influenced by it :( ), Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men
  • I've said it before but more and more and especially 2016 and going forward, Orson Scott Card predicted Twitter. His book Ender's Game featured it and I could never visualize what he was talking about when I first read the book decades ago.
  • Congratulations to Card’s Ender’s Game that bested The Perks of Being a WallFlower in a close match up! Fahrenheit 451 thwarted a late push by City of Thieves to rise to the top. The final four literarymm are set! * Cast your vote on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, email or web!
  • I'm alone in thinking that Fahrenheit 451 is one of Bradbury's worse books (I still think it's okay). I greatly prefer The Martian Chronicles. I'd probably add any Orson Scott Card book that isn't Ender's Game plus any epic fantasy novel written since LOTR (and LOTR).
  • Last time in this ongoing series, we introduced you to 10 big life lessons we learned from Divergent. This week, we’re counting down 7 awesome life lessons we learned from Orson Scott Card’s novel Ender’s Game.
  • I can talk about books. I've always been in love with reading. Favourite writer? Terry Pratchett. But my favourite book is The Princess Bride. I love from Stardust (Neil Gaiman) to Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card), including Watership Down (Richard Adams) "in between".
  • Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card It's amazing. It's sci-fi greatness. Smartest family ever. Ender is a genius. His siblings control the world. I highly suggest anyone and everyone pick this book up and read it. Seriously
  • Same here. Probably the most important book to me back then was Ender's Game, which to this day I stand by story-wise and character-wise, but Orson Scott Card turned into a homophobic, racist dick, so his books should only be bought used.
  • There wasn't a specific one. But I can attribute it to the following: The Shannara Series by Terry Brooks, The War of the Lance trilogy from Dragonlance by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman, The Coldfire Trilogy by C.S. Friedman. Ender's Game by Orson Scot Card, and then
  • This is literally the one passage from the Ender’s Game book series by Orson Scott Card, referring to Jane, that helped me IMO fully overcome (or appropriately manage) feelings of jealousy and possessiveness towards another, ~5 years ago.
  • I reckon we are in an "Ender's Game" bully situation here. Keep kicking them so they don't come after us again! NoCapitulation usstrike ucustrike P.S. sorry about the Orson Scott Card ref
  • Absolute fave is the Foundation trilogy by Asimov, followed closely by Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. Does Arthur C Clarke's Rama Cycle count as a space opera? I really enjoyed that. I didn't know that The Expanse series is based on books. I'm going to get them at some point.
  • how often did that losing of the mandate actually happen? the Ender's Game series mentions this a lot (to Orson Scott Card's credit, the losing part is definitely in there)
  • Imo the whole list is disqualified for this: "10. Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game trilogy, it only gets great at the end of the first volume, nonetheless deeply worth it."
  • “In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him.”-Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game. No Russia Collusion. God Bless The POTUS and GOD Bless The USA
  • kau memang suka baca novel kan? weh aku mmg tak pernah berkecimpung dalam gejala novel ni hahahaha. tapi ada la keinginan jugak. nanti aku usha kalau ada audiobook. haa kau pulak try usha Ender Saga (Ender's Game) by Orson Scott Card. one day I will read these novels haha.
  • Not sure if you have read "Ender's Game" from 1985 by (problematic) author Orson Scott Card. In it he correctly predicted sophisticated manipulation of social media in order to sway voters.
  • Ooh, this is fun! Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card Of Mine and Men by John Steinbeck Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • ALDUBLoveKeepsUsAlive lynieg88 wengcookie pinkyfaye salvadortrish21 sherrypie18 radoc_jeana ALDUBThess16 "If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault." - Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
  • Actually, conservative sci-fi is a thing... and one example has notably (and sadly) turned into actual policy: 1985's Ender's Game by conservative Orson Scott Card perfectly presaged Bush and Obama's drone warfare in the 2000s. Sigh.
  • “the seed of doubt was there, and it stayed, and every now and then sent out a little root. It changed everything, to have that seed growing. It made Ender listen more carefully to what people meant, instead of what they said. It made him wise.” ― Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
  • If I were to pick one single favorite book, it’d have to be Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Another that I first read when I was super young and have read multiple times throughout my life.
  • Hahaha! OMG he's a truly connoisseur! Ann Leckie's Imperial Radch trilogy is also good, and of course there's the revolutionary Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (I bet your son's librarian must be having a hard time coping with such reading capacity)
  • So whats on your list for today for ReadAcrossAmericaDay. Personally, I'm in the middle of Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Somehow i've managed to miss this classic for years, so now its time to make good.
  • And BTS_twt was telling their version framed as teens rebelling against society in a futuristic world... just like 9000 animes, or half of all sci-fi ever. Some even argue it was BTS's take on Ender's Game by Card. The framework isn't new.
  • If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault. Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, 1) BTSARMY BestFanArmy iHeartAwards BTS_twt JHOPE MANG
  • This is a really, really difficult subject. I mean, Ender's Game is a sci-fi classic but Orson Scott Card is a garbage person. I want to let people enjoy things, but nothing exists in a vacuum. At what point does this context become more important than that?
  • Welcome to this magnificent genre! A few favorites I recommend to everyone: Ender's Game (Card) Dawn (Butler) Oryx and Crake (Atwood) Neuromancer (Gibson) I also have a YA sci-fi book coming out in April if you'd like an advance copy, one writer to another. ;-)
  • Excellent! I’ve read most everything by ANNE McCaffrey, all of Heinlein’s youth novels, ALL the books in Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game universe. Once I find an author I really like, I gobble up their fiction. I’d be glad to have another to keep me occupied!
  • Scott Orson Card has written some good stuff besides that one everyone remembers. The other 5 Ender's Game books were great, Treason was really novel (heh) and neat, he wrote a damn Chris Columbus time-travel book, and the Maker tales seem good atm god he has abhorrent takes tho
  • QwetuAsubuhi QUOTE FOR THE DAY : “If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault.” ― Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
  • Finally finished Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card for timehopathon I struggled with this, not my usual choice but it was recommended by MGBookVillage so I gave it a go I won’t be continuing with this series but would recommend for sci-fi, action fans.
  • Just watched Ender's Game for the umpteenth time and for whatever reason, both the book, by Orson Scott Card, and the movie, are my personal favourites. I find it strangely uplifting and empowering, and...hopeful.
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card- “It's my favorite book with action, adventure, sci-fi, politics, and amazing twists and turns, and of course, a huge reveal at the end. This book was published in 1985 and yet, Orson...
  • I liked Ender's Game, but, IMO, Speaker for the Dead was unreadable. Weirdly, Orson Scott Card wrote Ender's Game as a prequel for the book he really wanted to write: Speaker for the Dead.
  • It’s MGBookMonday & I’ve finally remembered to join in! Started Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card for duodecathon (Read an award winning book) & timehopathon (Read a book set in the future)
  • One of my favorite books is Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card. It's a book about a young boy who, because of his genius, is recruited to command the military against an imminent alien invasion. But at its core, it's a book about moral quandaries and empathy for others.
  • That sucks. Why can't people just learn to separate the works they like from the creators who made them? Just because you like the work doesn't mean you have to like the creator. Hell, I love Ender's Game, but I can't stand any of Orson Scott Card's political beliefs.
  • Almost done with orsonscottcard Enders Game. An amazing bit of fiction that will challenge the way you approach strategy and leadership. “They have influence, but no power." "In my experience, influence is power.” ― Orson Scott Card Ender's Game
  • It hurts. Was a huge Orson Scott Card fan, Ender's Game shaped my interests towards science fiction, finding Asimov and Humanism and good stuff and it hurt me hard seeing virtually in real time as his views slide towards reprehensible during the Obama years.
  • read your article "Stranger in a Strange Land." Great stuff that I think is relevant today (see, Aziz Ansari). Wondering if you had any Orson Scott Card recommendations outside of the obvious (Ender's Game series).
  • Des milliards de tapis de cheveux d'Eschbach et les deux premiers Ender's Game d'Orson Scott Card valent le coup, mais je recommande avant tout La Zone du Dehors de Damasio, plus politique Sinon en BD Universal War One de Denis Bajram, et, comme l'a dit Balak, Spin est excellent
  • February's book is "Speaker for the Dead", by Orson Scott Card. It's the sequel to Ender's Game, which was January's book. A very different kind of story from Ender's Game.
  • not joking when I blame Ender's Game. And I mean, Card wasn't COMPLETELY off. The guy who won social media is President after all. But the people who can use social media alone to jump to prominence are extremely rare and rarely the ones with merit, as we can see w the President
  • It felt so weird finding that out about Mr. Card. What was stranger was that the themes in his book seemingly ran counter to how he conducted his own life. It was almost like his art separated ITSELF from the artist. There was nothing OF his anti-LGBT views in Ender's Game.
  • I agree. I think its important to separate the man from his work. Orson Scott Card is a crazy Mormon fundamentalist... Doesn't mean I'm going throw Ender's Game in the trash
  • Nah. If we did Ender's Game, then people would maybe buy that book, and Orson Scott Card would make a few dimes. That guy's an asshole. I've got a few other good ones to suggest, but I'd rather not spoil it for the entire internet. EVERYONE CARES ABOUT THIS.
  • So weird, the feeling this quote arouses. On the one hand, ENDER'S GAME is a masterpiece; on the other, Card is a terrible human being who hates pretty much everyone who isn't just like him. Very torn.
  • Really, the revelation about Yaginuma takes me right back to when Orson Scott Card's homophobic views were first brought to light years ago. Ender's Game was what first got me into science fiction when I was a child. I used to re-read it every few years to revel in nostalgia.
  • wish people would read this excellent thread and apply it to Orson Card's work. He's a bad person, I try to only read used copies of his books, and I regret the money he's made from me, but it's just inaccurate to say Ender's Game is a Nazi story. (It's a bad one, but not Nazi)
  • LoisMcMasterBujold is my favorite, but I'll take Star Trek in any form, Ender's Game (if we ignore Card's politics, not easy), Asimov, etc. Women of generations not on Twitter count, too; my mom's copy of Children of the Atom is in pieces, held together by a rubber band.
  • Finished reading Speaker For The Dead, by Orson Scott Card, orsonscottcard. Monumental. Need to read Ender's Game again and Xenocide. Brilliant fiction! Human, raw, engaging....all of that.
  • Card says that in order for SF 2 wrk, the tech has 2 b believable n plausible. This is 1 of the reasons why Ender's Game wrks n will b a classic bc never b outdated b many of his tech have actually come true.
  • Ender’s Game series by Orson Scott Card, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, We Are Legion series Dennis E. Taylor, Spin series Robert Charles Wilson, The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson (I think you would probably like Snow Crash as well)
  • Depends on who gets the proceeds from my enjoyment. I try to stop paying them any money. But, like.... I already own Ender's Game. Orson Scott Card is trash but he gets nothing out of me rereading that book.
  • I do try to separate works from their creator when their work isn't objectionable in itself. I'll still say Ender's Game is one of my favourite books but I won't deny that Orson Scott Card is a massive dick.
  • As long as there are limits, beyond which we permit ourselves to sacrifice ethics and morality, we can become monstrous. As Andrew Wiggin put it (Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game), "it matters how we win."
  • Brain's MANNA, Taylor's WE ARE LEGION, Harari's HOMO DEUS, Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD, Wilson's ROBOPOCALYPSE, Card's ENDER'S GAME... I could Socratize in such a subReddit indefinitely.
  • I totally forgot I wrote that. 2. I’m glad you enjoy my colorful commentary. 3. It was about Ender’s Game and Orson Scott Card...so, I’m really not surprised I had to make a margin note like that
  • Ender’s Game was a good book and I find that’s it’s really weird that Card is like that because the book seems to be written in favour of child innocence, and I don’t see where that innocence is destroyed when it comes to one’s sexuality. He should have been above that.
  • The Oscars aren't an award show for an artists personal life. Is Ender's Game the novel less great because Orson Scott Card is a homophobe? Is H.P. Lovecraft's work less brilliant because of his racism and xenophobia?
  • The amount that the characters in this book remind me of either me or people I know makes the argument that Rand is a bad writer annoying People condemn Orson Scott Card and the message of Ender's Game all the time without suggesting it's badly written
  • Most of social media is a lot like Ender's Game, you know? Like you put this stuff out there, but you don't know what it is you're actually fighting. Orson Scott Card came up with probably THE most brilliant analogy for real life that exists. Too bad he's kind of an asshole.
  • Books: The 'Queen's Thief' series by Megan Whalen Turner is definitely a favorite. 'Ender's Game' by Orson Scott Card is fantastic. 'The Crystal Cave' by Mary Stewart. Ooo! 'Fortunately, The Milk' by neilhimself is a great/quick read-a-loud with friends.
  • The "conservative personality type" is like this. Orson Scott Card writing ENDER'S GAME is like this Their whole lives are a litany of "I would LOVE to feed the poor/stop executing prisoners/legalize pot/not bomb Iraq BUT"
  • In our latest WeeklyWordWatch, mashedradish honours literary luminary Ursula K. Le Guin as he gets to the root of 'ansible', a term that other science fiction authors have since adopted - notably Orson Scott Card in his 1980s Ender's Game series.
  • Reading 'Ender's Game' by Orson Scott Card. I didn't know the main character was 6...my brother must have figured we would have similar intelligence or something. Anyways, it's not that great thus far.
  • Anyone who has read Card's Ender's Game, which has come under substantial criticism from leftist readers for its alleged Nazi sympathies, will notice Card's deep-seated fear of... a lot of things, but especially women, men, children, adults, and bathrooms.
  • and if you’re not up for too many hard subjects here are some lighter ones: •Ender’s Game by Orson Scott card (this one is a classic but I love it) •a friend like Henry by nuala Gardner •the House of the scorpion by Nancy farmer (FYI this is my favorite book of all time) ...
  • I respectfully disagree. In a vacuum the work is still impressive (I read and enjoyed Ender’s Game before leading about Card) but I cannot separate revulsion of a person with appreciation for their art. It poisons the well irreversably. I can’t unlearn it.
  • My favourite speculative depiction of the internet is in Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game, published 1985. Gets a lot of things right, but a large part of the plot revolves around two teenagers taking over the world by posting pseudonymous opinion pieces.
  • To me The Forever War - written well before Ender's Game -- addresses the alienness question far better. (Basically, the war was an accident). It's also significant that unlike Card or Heinlein, Haldeman actually served in combat.
  • Stupid auto correct! Sorry I didn't notice. GRR It was suppose to by Orson Scott Card. Not Wells. It's 1980's science fiction. Ender's Game and Speaker of Dead deal with alien life forms.
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  • It sucks so much that Orson Scott Card is so homophobic. Ender's Game was a pivotal book for me as a young adult. to this day, I've taken it with me on every move, shipped it across the atlantic, recommended it to countless friends
  • I like to think I'm pretty shameless about the art I like. The artists I'd feel ambivalent about enjoying would be because they suck as people, not because I'm embarrassed about liking their art. Ender's Game is still a novel I like, even though Card is a huge POS, etc.
  • Ender’s Game. Orson Scott Card. If we take into account that drone operators are mostly very young kids, we should consider him a visionary and not just a sci-fi writer.
  • The thing is even in ENDER'S GAME Card recognizes this deck-stacking and tries to subvert it His bad guys are the classic Bug Aliens from STARSHIP TROOPERS where they have "no sense of individuality" so they can't coexist with humans and you don't feel bad about killing them
  • I’d also recommend the original Uplift trilogy by David Brin (Sundiver, Startide Rising, Uplift War); Ender’s Game by Card; Peace War by Vinge; almost anything by Asimov (The Caves of Steel or I, Robot are good staring points)
  • But there are few books that took me as seriously as a young reader than Ender's Game, few books that still inhabit my consciousness, that still resonate with me, to the same extent. I feel about Card much the way I feel about my father: pained resignation at his flaws.
  • You see, Ender's Game confirms that Orson Scott Card is very, very afraid of bathrooms. In the beginning of the novel, the protagonist, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, is cornered by a group of other boys in the boy's bathroom at school, and savagely attacked.
  • Orson Scott Card is now infamous for his anti-LGBT position. But was he always political? YES. Ender's Game was about genocide and training children for war. It's one of the most politically-impactful works of SF ever published.
  • Have not read that one but in regard to sci-fi, I love it all but I always recommend anything by HP Lovecraft, War of the Worlds by HG Welles, 1984 by George Orwell and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. All classics and great reads
  • - Dune series by Frank Herbert and then his son - Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - Starship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein - Hyperion by Dan Simmons - The Time Machine by H.G. Wells - I, Robot by Issac Asimov A lot of these would be considered classic
  • We want to record our actions, so we can prove 2 ppl twe are the truth tellers, not fake new. They just want to hide, n hate on our believes. That is why there is imo no recording of NK and Ann's panel about hating Ender's Game. Bc if Card saw it, he would tear them a new 1.
  • But I want to bring this back to Orson Scott Card. I'll grant upfront, and this is an argument issue Cyrus and I will need to work through, that a lot of people hate Ender's Game because its protagonist does things Kylo Ren does and they likely hate Ren for those things.
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  • I second all of lizziesaint 's recs. Also try THE MAGICIANS series by Lev Grossman (billed as "Harry Potter for adults"). The Hunger Games series. Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS. ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card, plus sequels. Brandon Sanderson's MISTBORN series.
  • "No you haven't. You only think of things like that when I'm with you. I bring out the best in you. No, Valentine, I've decided not to kill you. I've decided that you're going to help me." - "Ender's Game", Orson Scott Card
  • Card stacks the deck in both directions which is where I disagree with nberlat on evaluating ENDER'S GAME. Card does a fascist thing, which is make a guy who has to kill an entire species, but then he makes a series beating him up for it
  • Now you know what Orson Scott Card felt in 2013 when DC cut him from Superman n all the SJWs boycotted the Ender's Game move, even though Ender's Game became 1 NYT bestseller for wks n was 1 bestselling SF of 2012 according to Pub Weekly.
  • NationalScienceFictionDay Hyperion Series by Dan Simmons; Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (don't bother with the movie); Dawn Series - Octavia Butler; Vorkosigan bks (in order!) - Lois McMaster Bujold; Faded Sun series -Cherryh
  • I gave up on Card 20 years ago. Too white, male, over-the-top Christian, brothers-in-arms for me. That said, Ender’s Game is a really good novel. Just tired of women as supporting characters.
  • Excellent thread here. I have a similarly complicated relationship with Ender’s Game and Orson Scott Card, and Mags does an excellent job as always analyzing and explaining a complex subject without an easy answer.
  • Kylo Ren kills his abuser. Ender literally becomes one of his. And even though geek culture has decided to hate Card, let's be honest: we'd still be worshipping at the alter of Ender's Game if Card wasn't such a virulent homophobe
  • Neverwhere von Neil Gaiman Ender's Game von Orson Scott Card Alles von Terry Pratchett Die Zamonien Roman von Walter Moers Sofies Welt von Jostein Gaarder Blumen für Algernon von Daniel Keyes
  • I also remembered that you were beautiful." "Memory does play tricks on us." "No. Your face is the same, but I don't remember what beautiful means anymore.” ― Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
  • Another sci-fi I read and enjoyed recently was A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (and its sequel, whose name escapes me at the moment) And if you've never read it, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card is a classic, and also a whole series if you like the 1st :)
  • I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.” ― Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game