Ender's Game

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Ender's Game
AuthorOrson Scott Card
Cover artistJohn Harris
CountryUnited States
SeriesEnder's Game series
GenreScience fiction
PublisherTor Books
Publication date
15 January 1985
Media typePrint (Hardcover, Paperback & Ebook)
Followed bySpeaker 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).

Awards[change | change source]

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 | change 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").

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ender's Game The Book". Fresco Pictures. Archived from the original on 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2008-01-17.
  2. Short Stories by Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game. Hatrack.com.
  3. "The Hugo Awards, 1986".
  4. "1985 Nebula Winners". Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-05-22.

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