Orson Scott Card was born on the 24th of August, 1951. As the author of Ender's Game and its sequelSpeaker for the Dead, he is the only author to win two of science fiction's most prestigious awards (The Hugo award and the The Nebula award) in consecutive years (1985 and 1986). He is most well known for his science ...
Orson Scott Card was born on the 24th of August, 1951. As the author of Ender's Game and its sequelSpeaker for the Dead, he is the only author to win two of science fiction's most prestigious awards (The Hugo award and the The Nebula award) in consecutive years (1985 and 1986). He is most well known for his science fiction and fantasy writing (in addition to his books in the Enderverse he has also authored a series of fantasy novels, The Tales of Alvin Maker, and a few religiously based fiction novels – The Women of Genesis series), but has also authored comic books, screenplays and scripts for computer games. Card is a practicing member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
About Ender's Game
Ender's Game was initially published as a short story in 1977 in Analog magazine, but was re-released in 1991 and is currently available in print in 28 different languages around the world. In addition to its print format,Ender's Game is also available in audio and comic book formats and it is expected that Ender's Game will be released as a film in 2013. Ender's Game has won both the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award (the two most prestigious awards in science fiction), and despite being a fiction book, Ender's Game is also on the suggested reading list for the U.S. Marine Corps.
From the Chapter 1 Summary:
Every chapter in Ender's Game begins with a conversation between two unknown persons – these people are plotting and planning how to utilize Ender to save the world from the Buggers, and how best to train him to be that saviour. In Chapter 1, two unnamed people are arguing with each other about a boy and his siblings. They decide that the boy is the one that they have been looking for to save the world, and while he is not perfect, he is a better option than either his brother or sister.
As the main story begins, Ender is having his monitor removed. While this device had served to set him apart from the rest of his peers, it had also identified him as special and protected. With its removal, Ender is now at risk of harm from the bullies in the school and even his own brother – Peter. Peter had also had a monitor, but his was removed a year earlier than Ender's, and Peter has always hated him for being more suitable to the IF than he was.
After Ender returns to class from the monitor-removal operation, a boy named Stilson starts to tease and torment him. Confronted by Stilson and several other boys after school, Ender realizes that without the monitor, he can get hurt quite significantly by the bigger boys. He is able to talk them into letting him go, and then realizing that the only way to ensure he is not confronted again, Ender beats Stilson, kicking him in the chest. After Stilson falls to the ground, Ender kicks him several more times to ensure that no one messes with him again.
...To be continued!
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