Ender's Game

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Ender's Game  
Author Orson Scott Card
Cover artist John Harris
Country United States
Language English
Series Ender's Game series
Genre(s) Science fiction
Publisher Tor Books
Release date 1985
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 357 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-312-93208-1
Prequel to Speaker for the Dead

Ender's Game (1985) is one of the most famous books written by Orson Scott Card.[1] It takes place in Earth's future where mankind has barely survived two attacks by the "buggers", a species of alien, and the International Fleet is getting ready for war. In order to find and train a leader for the next invasion, the world's smartest children, including Ender Wiggin, are taken into a place called Battle School at a very young age. The book takes place around the year 2135, and its sequels Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, A War of Gifts, and Ender in Exile: Ganges follow Ender to different planets as he travels far into the future.

The book was first a novelette that came out in the August 1977 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact.[2] Card later made the novel longer and wrote sequels to create the Ender's Game series.

A new version was released in 1991 to keep facts accurate (such as the end of the Soviet Union).

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Ender's Game won the Hugo Award for best novel in 1986[3] and the Nebula Award for best novel in 1985.[4] The next year, the sequel Speaker for the Dead also won both awards; Card is the only writer to have won both awards two years in a row.[1]

In 2008, it got the Margaret Edwards award for its long term effect on science fiction.

Translations[change | edit source]

  • Chinese: 安德的游戏 ("Ender's Game"), 2003.
  • Croatian: Enderova igra ("Ender's Game"), 2007.
  • Czech: Enderova Hra ("Ender's Game").
  • Danish: Enders strategi ("Ender's Strategy"), 1990.
  • Dutch: De tactiek van Ender ("Ender's Tactic").
  • Estonian: Enderi mäng ("Ender's Game"), 2000.
  • Finnish: Ender ("Ender"), 1990.
  • French: La Stratégie Ender ("The Ender Strategy"), 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001.
  • German: Das große Spiel ("The Big Game"), 1986, 2005.
  • Hebrew: המשחק של אנדר ("Ender's Game").
  • Hungarian: Végjáték ("Endgame"), 1991.
  • Italian: Il gioco di Ender ("Ender's Game").
  • Korean: 엔더의 게임 ("Ender's Game"), 1992, 2000 (two editions).
  • Japanese: エンダーのゲーム ("Ender's Game"), 1987.
  • Norwegian: Enders spill ("Ender's Game"), 1999.
  • Polish: Gra Endera ("Ender's Game"), 1994.
  • Portuguese: O jogo do exterminador ("The exterminator's game") (Brasil).
  • Portuguese: O jogo final ("The final game") (Portugal).
  • Romanian: Jocul lui Ender ("Ender's Game").
  • Russian: Игра Эндера (Igra Endera) ("Ender's Game"), 1995, 1996, 2002, 2003 (two editions).
  • Spanish: El juego de Ender ("Ender's Game").
  • Swedish: Enders spel ("Ender's Game"), 1991, 1998.
  • Serbian: Enderova igra ("Ender's Game"), 1988.
  • Thai: เกมพลิกโลก ("The game that change the world"), 2007.
  • Turkish: Ender'in Oyunu ("Ender's Game").

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