Ender’s Game. Orson Scott Card.

Drawn in like I was for the Hunger Games, though this one has more of a sci-fi feel.  I only wish that I had read this 25-30 years ago when I was 10 or 12…

Somewhat reminds me of the old Apple Commercial “The Crazy Ones,” about “those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.”

One quote:

…and when their loved ones died, a believer would arise beside the grave to be the Speaker for The Dead, and say what the dead one would have said, but with full candor, hiding no faults and pretending no virtues.  Those who came to such services sometimes found them painful and disturbing, but there were many who decided that their life was worthwhile enough, despite their errors, that when they died a Speaker should tell the truth for them.

Of course, this is a trilogy, and “Speaker for the Dead” is next..

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2 thoughts on “Ender’s Game. Orson Scott Card.

  1. Tuck

    It’s more than a trilogy, there are a whole bunch of books about Ender and his family. None come close to the original, IMHO, but they’re not bad.

    You might be interested to know that this book is used as a teaching guide by the Marine Corps:

    “It perhaps unusual that a hugely popular work of science fiction would be included on the Marine Corps PME Reading List. While this book is aimed at Privates through Lance Corporals and Officer candidates/Midshipmen, more experienced Marines can get a lot out of reading it. Ender’s Game is more than about the difficulty and excitement that competition provides in preparing for combat. There are lessons in training methodology, leadership, and ethics as well. Such richness in range and treatment has made Card’s book an oft-read and re-read title for many years; Ender’s Game has been a stalwart item on the Marine Corps Reading List since its inception.”

    http://www.mcu.usmc.mil/lejeune_leadership/LLI%20Documnets/Enders'%20Game%203.pdf

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