Experience the thrill of reading Ender's Game all over again
Go deeper into the complexities of Orson Scott Card’s classic novel with science fiction and fantasy writers, YA authors, military strategists, including:
Ender prequel series coauthor Aaron Johnston on Ender and the evolution of the child hero
Burn Notice creator Matt Nix on Ender's Game as a guide to life
Hugo awardwinning writer Mary Robinette Kowal on how Ender’s Game gets away with breaking all the (literary) rules
Retired US Air Force Colonel Tom Ruby on what the military could learn from Ender about leadership
Bestselling YA author Neal Shusterman on the ambivalence toward survival that lies at the heart of Ender’s story
Plus pieces by:
Mette Ivie Harrison
David Lubar and Alison S. Myers
John F. Schmitt
Eric James Stone
Also includes never-before-seen content from Orson Scott Card on the writing and evolution of the events in Ender's Game, from the design of Battle School to the mindset of the pilots who sacrificed themselves in humanity’s fight against the formics
About the Author
Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender’s Game, Ender’s Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.
Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy (Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker (beginning with Seventh Son), poetry (An Open Book), and many plays and scripts.
Card was born in Washington 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 teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays. He recently began a long-term position as a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University.
Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and their youngest child, Zina Margaret.
Hometown:Greensboro, North Carolina
Date of Birth:August 24, 1951
Place of Birth:Richland, Washington
Education:B.A. in theater, Brigham Young University, 1975; M.A. in English, University of Utah, 1981
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.