Ender's Game (Movie Tie-In) Boxed Set I: Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon [NOOK Book]

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Ender's Game

Ender's Shadow

Shadow of the Hegemon

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466854789
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1008
  • Sales rank: 46,558
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction novel Ender's Game and its many sequels that expand the Ender Universe into the far future and the near past. Those books are organized into the Ender Quintet, the five books that chronicle the life of Ender Wiggin; the Shadow Series, that follows on the novel Ender’s Shadow and are set on Earth; and the Formic Wars series, written with co-author Aaron Johnston, that tells of the terrible first contact between humans and the alien "Buggers".

Card has been a working writer since the 1970s. Beginning with dozens of plays and musical comedies produced in the 1960s and 70s, Card's first published fiction appeared in 1977 -- the short story "Gert Fram" in the July issue of The Ensign, and the novelet version of "Ender's Game" in the August issue of Analog.

The novel-length version of Ender’s Game, published in 1984 and continuously in print since then, became the basis of the 2013 film, starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin.

Card was born in Washington state, and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he runs occasional writers’ workshops and directs plays. He frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia University.

He is the author many sci-fi and fantasy novels, including the American frontier fantasy series "The Tales of Alvin Maker" (beginning with Seventh Son), as well as stand-alone science fiction and fantasy novels like Pastwatch and Hart’s Hope. He has collaborated with his daughter Emily Card on a manga series, Laddertop. He has also written contemporary thrillers like Empire and historical novels like the monumental Saints and the religious novels Sarah and Rachel and Leah. Card’s recent work includes the Mithermages books (Lost Gate, Gate Thief), contemporary magical fantasy for readers both young and old.

Card lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card. He and Kristine are the parents of five children and several grandchildren.

Biography

Any discussion of Orson Scott Card's work must necessarily begin with religion. A devout Mormon, Card believes in imparting moral lessons through his fiction, a stance that sometimes creates controversy on both sides of the fence. Some Mormons have objected to the violence in his books as being antithetical to the Mormon message, while his conservative political activism has gotten him into hot water with liberal readers.

Whether you agree with his personal views or not, Card's fiction can be enjoyed on many different levels. And with the amount of work he's produced, there is something to fit the tastes of readers of all ages and stripes. Averaging two novels a year since 1979, Card has also managed to find the time to write hundreds of audio plays and short stories, several stage plays, a television series concept, and a screenplay of his classic novel Ender's Game. In addition to his science fiction and fantasy novels, he has also written contemporary fiction, religious, and nonfiction works.

Card's novel that has arguably had the biggest impact is 1985's Hugo and Nebula award-winner Ender's Game. Ender's Game introduced readers to Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, a young genius faced with the task of saving the Earth. Ender's Game is that rare work of fiction that strikes a chord with adults and young adult readers alike. The sequel, Speaker for the Dead, also won the Hugo and Nebula awards, making Card the only author in history to win both prestigious science-fiction awards two years in a row.

In 2000, Card returned to Ender's world with a "parallel" novel called Ender's Shadow. Ender's Shadow retells the events of Ender's Game from the perspective of Julian "Bean" Delphinki, Ender's second-in-command. As Sam to Ender's Frodo, Bean is doomed to be remembered as an also-ran next to the legendary protagonist of the earlier novel. In many ways, Bean is a more complex and intriguing character than the preternaturally brilliant Ender, and his alternate take on the events of Ender's Game provide an intriguing counterpoint to fans of the original series.

In addition to moral issues, a strong sense of family pervades Card's work. Card is a devoted family man and father to five (!) children. In the age of dysfunctional family literature, Card bristles at the suggestion that a positive home life is uninteresting. "How do you keep ‘good parents' from being boring?" he once said. "Well, in truth, the real problem is, how do you keep bad parents from being boring? I've seen the same bad parents in so many books and movies that I'm tired of them."

Critical appreciation for Card's work often points to the intriguing plotlines and deft characterizations that are on display in Card's most accomplished novels. Card developed the ability to write believable characters and page-turning plots as a college theater student. To this day, when he writes, Card always thinks of the audience first. "It's the best training in the world for a writer, to have a live audience," he says. "I'm constantly shaping the story so the audience will know why they should care about what's going on."

Card brought Bean back in 2005 for the fourth and final novel in the Shadow series: Shadow of the Giant. The novel presented some difficulty for the writer. Characters who were relatively unimportant when the series began had moved to the forefront, and as a result, Card knew that the ending he had originally envisioned would not be enough to satisfy the series' fans.

Although the Ender and Shadow series deal with politics, Card likes to keep his personal political opinions out of his fiction. He tries to present the governments of futuristic Earth as realistically as possible without drawing direct analogies to our current political climate. This distance that Card maintains between the real world and his fictional worlds helps give his novels a lasting and universal appeal.

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    1. Hometown:
      Greensboro, North Carolina
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 24, 1951
    2. Place of Birth:
      Richland, Washington
    1. Education:
      B.A. in theater, Brigham Young University, 1975; M.A. in English, University of Utah, 1981
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  • Posted November 6, 2013

    I'm confused why these sets are being sold.  The three (Ender's

    I'm confused why these sets are being sold.  The three (Ender's Game Set I/II/III) each contain Ender's Game and 1 or 2 other, if you get all three sets you'll have 3 copies of Ender's Game and 5 of the other 9.
    If you want the complete series, get The Ender Quintet and The Shadow Quintet.
    The series itself is quite good, but this combo makes no sense.  The two additional books in this one aren't even in the first series.

    24 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Posts......

    This is nuts. Reviews are to tell people what you think of the book, not to use as a chatroom. If anyone else is going to post, I suggest it be an actual review. I might read it.........please read before reviewing. Thanks.

    16 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Very good but dark

    Saw the movie first and liked it so I got the book. I read this in three days and enjoyed it more than the movie. This is a dark piece of fiction, but real life is often dark too. Excellent!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Awsome

    Awsomeness

    5 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Kat

    Name: stop posting random things. This is a review room, not a chatroom!

    3 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    YES.

    I agree with Kat. This is not a chatroom, this a review section for enders game..My review: a great book. Another sign that it is so epic is becuz its been around for 20+ years.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    Tremendous grouping provides multiple perspectives and intriguing characters.

    The set is superb in that it provides a fascinating story, a surprise ending, another look at the same events from a different perspective, and finally a look at the world left behind and how it's problems may be addressed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Free ipad

    Kiss hand post this on three seperate books then look under your pillow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    No

    More nook sex

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Enders game

    I just love this book and movie!!!!!!!! I would call it a work of art

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    Great books

    I haven't purchased this particular set, but I have read all the books included in the set. They are all amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    The move sucked but the book rock

    Read the books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    Three books.. ???? three books??????

    Is this three different books

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    I loved the movie

    Fantabuloussssss

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    See movie

    Awesome movie cant want to read the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Urgent Anouncment

    I just joined Blood Cats. And I love the RP there! Join now at assassin res 1 and bio at res 2 and RP at res3. First 5 people there get rewarded.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Best Book I Ever Read

    This book is beyind words amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Click here

    Im hacking you right now. >:] hahahahahahaha

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Cool

    Ausome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    These people need to put comments

    Pos comments not like example my mother died and i am crying. Post on the book.

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