Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game

By Orson Scott Card

  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 6,866 Ratings


Winner 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. Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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  • Both the best and worst book ever

    By Supreme4k12
    This book is so deep. It is not a sci-fi like halo novels or Star Wars short stories, but it has so many different levels that it feels like a dickens set In space.
  • Really good book but the sequels aren’t as good

    By Loading_._
    The first book is really good and has an interesting plot but the sequel seems to be a lot more about philosophy and less about the plot
  • Best in the series

    By balcmusic
    Besides Bean, Ender is the other great character.
  • Review

    By the guy whomread this book
    Ender is kind of weird I really don’t like his personality Also I can’t stand peter he’s just so mean and cruel and how is it he can take control of earth well the only character I like is mazer rackham
  • Very good

    By tpullinger
    I was surprised how good this book was, I think you will too!
  • An Average Reader

    By Mature Money
    I give this a Four, only because I do not know what is worth a five.... I like this book though, and was looking forward to continue its storyline
  • Read this for a book report or 12th grade

    By Nias1108leumas
    It was AMAZING!!! Not only did I enjoy the plot while reading this novel, I noticed certain symbols and events that were real, are real, or that relates to societies current life. As someone who is undergoing a spiritual awakening, this book proved some of my points. This was a very interesting read, that I would definitely recommend! Enjoy the book!🍃🌞🌸🌈💥
  • Quarantine Approved!!

    By ShesImpeccable
    I’m a flight attendant but I have underlying conditions of Heart Disease. So I have to stay home. I don’t care for TV shows, so I was soo happy a friend introduced me to the Enderverse! I’m on the third book now, I’ve adapted a LOT of the vocabulary in to my day-to-day. If you’re reading this review and debating on reading this book... Stop Now and buy it!
  • Greatest sci-fi book ever!

    By RobynHanson
    This book is one of the best I've ever read. It's so in depth and has great characters and plot and just everything about this book is amazing. Easily one of my top five favorite books and definitely the best sci fi book ever. It's a must read,
  • Excellent

    By Former SPS Student
    One of my favorite books to date!