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"A chorus of writers and military experts weigh in on why Ender’s Game is a work of genius . . . Strategist John F. Schmitt provides an account of the novel’s significant role as a model for the Marine Corps’ 'Maneuver Warfare' battle approach, and there’s a perceptive discussion between writer David Lubar and his daughter, a high school teacher, about how Ender’s situation and responses speak to teens . . . Other contributors recall with awe their first encounters with the story, offer detailed analyses of Ender’s psyche and Card’s writerly technical chops, demonstrate that Ender is a classic mythic hero, or mull over the nature and costs of victory . . . This tribute may have some appeal to readers with an analytical bent."
Ender’s World is a fun and thought-provocative read, evaluating not just the novel Ender’s Game, but also its lasting effect on the science fiction genre. It provides a wide range of viewpoints and the contributors were well-selected, providing something, essentially, for everyone. If you’re interested in brushing up on the story again before the movie releases later this fall, check out Ender’s World for some new perspectives on this science fiction classic.
Posted February 5, 2014
Purest hagiography by people who should know better. Even people who don't know about his crazy homophobic stances (he truly believes that if the USA allows gay marriage, he's going to lead an armed overthrow of the gov't) should catch on to his morality of women being second class citizens, white folk #1, having children the only true purpose in life, then turning right around and subjugating them to evil tortures. Gays can never be happy -- they either suffer and die, or father children in loveless marriages. And yet the young male characters are always pretty boys with glistening lips who do a LOT of naked wrestling. Hmmm. Plus the giant gobs of undisguised Mormon philosophy, big Mary Sue tendencies, constant reliance on the "Chosen One" trope, and writing that's gotten WORSE over his career.
TL;DR: unbelievable, unworthy, sucky.
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Posted June 24, 2013
Ender’s World was an intriguing read. It's a book that readers will truly enjoy whether you’re a fan of the series, or just picked it up the for the fun of science fiction.
It’s a backstage pass into the universe of Ender Wiggin. It's full of insightful and interesting opinions on all aspects of his universe from how it teaches leadership, to how it compares to today's attitude towards today's youth.
I highly recommend this anthology to anyone who’s read Ender’s Game. Plus, being a teacher myself, I think this book would be a good tool for teachers who have the book in their course syllabus.
ARC provided by NetGalley.
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