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 6,577 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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  • 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!
  • Excellent Read

    By @MatchmakerZach
    I read this book because it was on the Marine Corp Commandant’s Read List and couldn’t put it down. It was an excellent read and an easy one as well. I highly recommend it, but be careful. I’d start reading it on a day where you have nothing to do because I got sucked into it and couldn’t put it down.
  • Twisted

    By AddisonGabe
    Why is this book so highly praised? It felt so disturbed to me. Did not enjoy it.
  • One of

    By KLBoates
    One of the all time best SF novels.
  • Massive book with unreal plot

    By Tryko
    I loved this book so much - every time I see a fire ant bed I say “ I am Ender Wiggins” and then I annihilate it.
  • Ender’s Game

    By kansaspam
    Book was original and entertaining.
  • Wow

    By bookworm 3.0
    Wow, this book is fantastic! Full of plot twists! ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS!!!!
  • So Good

    By SmartIsGoodBoi
    10/10 would read again. but seriously this is a great book and good for young adults but it has a slightly large amount of bad words for a child’s book. -PS Eric