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Book one in the Ender's Game series
Book one in the Ender's Game series

The Ender's Game Series (or simply Ender Series) is a series of science fiction books by Orson Scott Card, started with the short story "Ender's Game", which was later expanded into the novel Ender's Game. It currently consists of nine novels, six short stories, and two books yet to be published . The first two novels in the series, Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead, each won both the Hugo and the Nebula awards, and were among the most influential science fiction novels of the 1980s. It has been referred to as the Enderverse. Image File history File links Ender's_game_cover_ISBN_0312932081. ... Image File history File links Ender's_game_cover_ISBN_0312932081. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Enders Game (1985) is the best-known novel by Orson Scott Card. ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years (see rolling eligibility below). ...

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Ender's Game

Ender's Game is set in a future where mankind is facing annihilation by an aggressive alien society, an insect-like race known colloquially as "Buggers" but more formally as "Formics." The central character, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, is one of the child soldiers trained at Battle School (and eventually Command School) to be the future leaders of the protection of Earth. The year is never specified, although the ages of the Wiggins children are specified to change throughout space, also carefully taking in the relative of space and time. Formics, usually referred to by the pejorative term buggers, are a fictional insectoid alien species from the Enders Game series of science fiction novels by Orson Scott Card. ... Andrew Ender Wiggin is a fictional character from Orson Scott Cards science fiction story Enders Game and its sequels (Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind), as well as in the first part of the spin-off series, Enders Shadow. ... In the science fiction novel Enders Game and its sequels, by Orson Scott Card, Battle School was a military academy in Earth orbit. ... Command School is an advanced training facility in the fictional world of Enders Game, by Orson Scott Card. ...


Books in the series

Chronology of Enderverse stories. Numbers in brackets are year of first publication. Question marks indicate a work that has been announced but not yet published.
Chronology of Enderverse stories. Numbers in brackets are year of first publication. Question marks indicate a work that has been announced but not yet published.

Card went back and expanded the short story into a novel after realizing that he wanted to use Ender as a main character in another novel, Speaker for the Dead. That novel takes place three thousand years after Ender's Game, although due to relativistic space travel Ender himself (now using his own name, Andrew) is only 35, making him only 12 years older than he was at the end of Ender's Game. While the first novel was soft science space opera with armies and space warfare, Speaker for the Dead and its two sequels Xenocide and Children of the Mind are more philosophical in nature. They deal with the difficult relationship between the humans and the "piggies" (or "pequeninos"), and Andrew's attempts to stop another xenocide from happening (after the one caused by himself in the Bugger War). Currently a prequel book to Speaker for the Dead, named Ender in Exile, is planned on being made as well. It is said to be about Ender meeting a character from the Shadow series. A new book entitled "A War of Gifts" is scheduled to be released in October 2007. [1] It is set during Ender's first year in Battle School. Image File history File links Ender. ... Image File history File links Ender. ... Speaker for the Dead (1986) is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and a sequel to the novel Enders Game. ... Soft science is a colloquial term, often used pejoratively, for academic research or scholarship which is purportedly not based on reproducible experimental data and a mathematical explanation of that data. ... Classic pulp space opera cover, with the usual cliché elements. ... For the computer game related to X-COM: UFO Defense, see Project Xenocide. ... Children of the Mind is the fourth book of Orson Scott Cards popular Enders Game series, a series of four science fiction novels that focus on Ender Wiggin himself. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the computer game related to X-COM: UFO Defense, see Project Xenocide. ... Speaker for the Dead (1986) is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and a sequel to the novel Enders Game. ... Ender in Exile: Ganges (working title) is an additional book by Orson Scott Card to the Enders Game series of books that is a prequel to Speaker for the Dead. ...


According to Card,[2] there is no strictly preferred order of reading. The books can be read in the order they were originally written in:

Alternatively, there is the chronological order of story beginnings: Enders Game (1985) is the best-known novel by Orson Scott Card. ... Speaker for the Dead (1986) is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and a sequel to the novel Enders Game. ... For the computer game related to X-COM: UFO Defense, see Project Xenocide. ... Children of the Mind is the fourth book of Orson Scott Cards popular Enders Game series, a series of four science fiction novels that focus on Ender Wiggin himself. ... Enders Shadow is a 1999 parallel novel by Orson Scott Card with a plot covering the events in Enders Game from the point of view of a supporting charactor named Bean. ... Shadow of the Hegemon (2001) is the second novel in Orson Scott Cards Enders Shadow series (often called the Bean Quartet) and the sixth novel in the Enders Game series. ... Shadow Puppets, by Orson Scott Card, is the sequel to Shadow of the Hegemon and the third book in the Enders Shadow series (often called the Bean Quartet). ... Shadow of the Giant (2005) is the fourth and final novel of the Shadow Quartet. ... First Meetings is a 2002 collection of Orson Scott Cards short stories from the Enders Game series. ...

Enders Shadow is a 1999 parallel novel by Orson Scott Card with a plot covering the events in Enders Game from the point of view of a supporting charactor named Bean. ... Enders Game (1985) is the best-known novel by Orson Scott Card. ... Shadow of the Hegemon (2001) is the second novel in Orson Scott Cards Enders Shadow series (often called the Bean Quartet) and the sixth novel in the Enders Game series. ... Shadow Puppets, by Orson Scott Card, is the sequel to Shadow of the Hegemon and the third book in the Enders Shadow series (often called the Bean Quartet). ... Shadow of the Giant (2005) is the fourth and final novel of the Shadow Quartet. ... Speaker for the Dead (1986) is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and a sequel to the novel Enders Game. ... For the computer game related to X-COM: UFO Defense, see Project Xenocide. ... Children of the Mind is the fourth book of Orson Scott Cards popular Enders Game series, a series of four science fiction novels that focus on Ender Wiggin himself. ...

Shadow series

Starting with Ender's Shadow, four more novels have been released which tell the story of the people whom Ender left behind — this has been dubbed the Shadow series (also known as the "Bean Quartet"). Ender's Shadow is a parallel novel to Ender's Game, telling many of the same events from the perspective of Bean, a mostly peripheral character in Ender's Game, while Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets and Shadow of the Giant tell the story of the struggle of world dominance after the Bugger War, in which the Battle School children, as well as Ender's brother, Peter Wiggin, are involved. Currently a sequel book to Shadow of the Giant, named Shadows in Flight, is planned on being made as well. It is said to finish the Enderverse as a whole and explain some unanswered questions. Enders Shadow is a 1999 parallel novel by Orson Scott Card with a plot covering the events in Enders Game from the point of view of a supporting charactor named Bean. ... Julian Delphiki, more commonly known as Bean, is the main character of the books Enders Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, and Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card. ... Shadow of the Hegemon (2001) is the second novel in Orson Scott Cards Enders Shadow series (often called the Bean Quartet) and the sixth novel in the Enders Game series. ... Shadow Puppets, by Orson Scott Card, is the sequel to Shadow of the Hegemon and the third book in the Enders Shadow series (often called the Bean Quartet). ... Shadow of the Giant (2005) is the fourth and final novel of the Shadow Quartet. ... In the science fiction story Enders Game and its sequels, Peter Wiggin is Enders (or Andrews) older brother. ... Shadow of the Giant (2005) is the fourth and final novel of the Shadow Quartet. ... Shadows in Flight is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card, which is to be the 5th book in the Enders Shadow series (aka Shadow/Bean Quintet). ...


Short stories

The book First Meetings features four stories, including the original "Ender's Game" short story This is a list of short stories that are part of Orson Scott Cards Enders Game series (informally referred to as the Enderverse). ... First Meetings is a 2002 collection of Orson Scott Cards short stories from the Enders Game series. ...

  • "Ender's Game" – first published in Analog in 1977
  • "The Polish Boy" – about Ender's father, John Paul Wiggin
  • "Investment Counselor" – about the artificial sentience, Jane
  • "Teacher's Pest" – about the first meeting of Ender's parents

Card's new webzine, InterGalactic Medicine Show will feature a short story from the Enderverse in each issue: Enders Game (1985) is the best-known novel by Orson Scott Card. ... Astounding Stories was a seminal science fiction magazine founded in 1930. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... John Paul Wiggin (Polish: Jan Pawel Wieczorek) is a fictional character from Orson Scott Cards Ender Series. ... In Orson Scott Cards Ender series, Jane is an artificial sentience thought to exist within the ansible network by which spaceships and planets communicate instantly across galactic distances. ... A Webzine is an ezine hosted on the World Wide Web rather than in print. ... Intergalactic Medicine Show is an American Webzine devoted to science fiction and fantasy short fiction. ...

  • "Mazer in Prison" – a story of Mazer after winning the invasion of the buggers
  • "Pretty Boy" – the story of Bonzo Madrid
  • "Cheater" – the story about one of the other members of Ender's jeesh
  • "A Young Man with Prospects"
  • "The Gold Bug"
  • "Ender's Stocking"

References

  1. ^ Orson Scott Card at Fantastic Fiction
  2. ^ Card, Orson Scott. "Question: What's the 'preferred' order of reading the Ender series?". Frequently Asked Questions. Hatrack.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.

The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

This is a list of characters in the Enders Game series. ... This is a list of miscellaneous elements in the Enders Game series of books by Orson Scott Card. ... This is a list of the works of Orson Scott Card. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...

External links

  • The official Orson Scott Card website

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