Ender's Game

  1. Ernst Dabel

    Ernst Dabel Well-Known Member

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    Hi my friends, you can read below and find out about the new story from the Ender's Game universe written by Orson Scott Card, which we will be adapting as bonus material in the back of the Red Prophet Hardcover :)

    RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER VOL. 1 HC DIRECT MARKET EXCLUSIVE
    Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD with Special Introduction by the Author
    Adapted by ROLAND BERNARD BROWN
    Penciled by RENATO ARLEM & MIGUEL MONTENEGRO
    Direct Market Exclusive Cover by RENATO ARLEM
    Cover by JOHN BUXTON
    In an alternate history of the American frontier, Andrew Jackson is a lawyer from Tennessee, William Henry Harrison has set himself up as governor of Carthage City, and Napoleon is leading an army just south of Detroit. But this is a world where folk magic is real – and where a young boy who is the seventh son of a seventh son has the power to shape the world around him at will. This is the tale of Alvin Maker, an extraordinary man who is destined to change the world and build a magnificent Crystal City. But the Unmaker stands in his way, determined to stop Alvin from fulfilling his destiny. With a violent war brewing between the settlers and the local tribes along the Mizzipy River, Alvin will find himself in more danger than he ever could have imagined. Adapted from the novel by New York Times Best-Selling Author Orson Scott Card (ENDER’S GAME), RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER is an incredible adventure through history and speculation, fusing high fantasy with the spirit of the American Frontier.
    Plus, an all-new story written by Orson Scott Card featuring his most popular character - Ender Wiggins, from the Best-Selling and Award-Winning Ender's Game series of novels. And if that wasn't enough, a cover gallery and letter from Card himself.
    164 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
    FOC - 4/12, On-Sale - 5/16/2007
    Order Using This Code: FEB072175
    Trim Size: Standard
     
  2. Shinigami

    Shinigami Golden Age of War

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    Awesome, I just got through with Xenocide. Looking forwards to this. :)
     
  3. Commonmind

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    Just got done with Xenocide? Oh to be a first time reader of the Ender stories again. Have fun my friend... and I think you will.
     
  4. WhiteWolf

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    I've seen somewhere that there is a book called FIRST MEETINGS by Card, that is essentially a collection of stories about the characters from the Ender books. It includes stories about, Graff, Ender's parents, and also the original short novel ENDER'S GAME that was later expanded into the full-length novel.

    However, I have also been unable to find this book anywhere or see any reviews of it.

    Has anyone here read FIRST MEETINGS?
     
  5. Nicole

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    I love Ender's Game. It was acutally the book that made me start reading SF. Before I read it, I had only read really terrible SF books, and had decided I didn't like that genre. It took a lot of convincing by my friends, but I'm glad I read it! It's a great book, very thought provoking.
     
  6. WhiteWolf

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    I completely agree. I took a chance with it, having been a fan of SF movies and television, but never having read any of the fiction. I could have started with some of the other grand masters (Asimov, Heinlein, Bradbury, et al) but I don't think they would have made the impact that Ender did. Now I read and appreciate all kinds of SF, thanks to this great little book and its big ideas.
     
  7. Ernst Dabel

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  9. littlemissattitude

    littlemissattitude Super Moderator

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    Yes, and it is very good. Although, keep in mind that there are two editions. One has the stories you mention, while the other also contains a fourth story in which we get to see Ender's first meeting with Jane...and that one is my favorite of the collection.

    It is interesting to see where Ender's Game came from, but the novel is...in my opinion...far superior to the original novella. Maybe that is just because I read the novel first and I like it so much, but I really think Card made some important improvements when he expanded it to novel length.

    Ender's first meeting with Graff makes an interesting story, and it is fun to read as a curiosity, but I don't think it really adds anything essential to the canon. I suspect that it served as sort of a template for the section of Ender's Shadow when Bean goes through testing, but that just might be my perception.

    The weakest story, I think, is the first meeting of Ender's parents. It has its charms, but it just seemed to me that something was missing. I couldn't quite put my finger on what that was, but it just wasn't right in my view.
     
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    Thanks, Littlemiss. I'll try to keep an eye out for the one with the story about Ender and Jane.
     
  11. Ernst Dabel

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    Sorry I,Brian my friend, I forgot. Thanks for reminding me. I'll be sure to post any other press releases in that section :)
     
  12. Ernst Dabel

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  13. orionsixwings

    orionsixwings Demosthenes

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    I love this book series. Andrew Ender Wiggin is I think one of the most unforgettable characters I've ever known. He's complex, like my reaction to his character--I sometimes hate him and love him and then hate him again. It's so engaging! I love the humor in this book, it got me laughing for days, but the best part of this story I think is the fact that hidden deep inside layers of violence and intrigue and drama and bits of humor, Card intricately weaved a message. Life is precious and death is not a friend, and whatever we do, there are consequences that we may end up paying for, for the rest of our lives. We cannot choose who we are, but we can decide who we become.
     
  14. gigantes

    gigantes Interested.

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    ender's game was a nice little series. it's been awhile but i definitely enjoyed those books.

    the first three were great IIRC... difficult to predict and had unique phases so you felt that card wasn't just milking the creation.
     
  15. Ernst Dabel

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  16. Connavar

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    I just finished Ender's Game and thought it was great. Couldnt agree more about Ender being one of the most unforgettable characters in SF. I enjoyed reading about him, how he handled the world around him. Most fun to read was battle school, most interesting after third bug war and what happens to Ender after the war.

    The only thing you can say wasnt as good as it should have been was that i would like to have known more about the buggers before the last war.
     
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  17. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Zelazny's Worlds

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    I enjoyed the book very much, like it's been said, thought provoking and gripping, I don't quite underestand why David Pringle gives this 2 stars and Neuromancer 4 stars, for me 'Ender's Game' was a better book
     
  18. Connavar

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    Who is David Pringle some sort of review Gure ?;)
     
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    The Wanderer Zelazny's Worlds

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  20. RememberMe

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    I was into scifi but never really dove into the books of fantasy and science fiction. Ender's Game was one of the first I had read and still today It will be one of my favorites. But I like actually liked Ender's Shadow more. It was pure brilliance to take a compelling story and tell it through another's perspective. That and I love the character Bean.
     
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