Ender's World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender's Game

Ender's World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender's Game

Paperback

Edited by Orson Scott Card, Contributions by Janis Ian, Contributions by Aaron Johnston, Contributions by Mary Robinette Kowal, Contributions by Neal Shusterman, Contributions by Eric James Stone

USD$12.55
List price $15.40
You save $2.85 18% off

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?

  • Publisher: Smart Pop
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 206mm x 23mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 2 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Dallas
  • ISBN 10: 1937856216
  • ISBN 13: 9781937856212
  • Sales rank: 241,703

Product description

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 award--winning 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: Hilari Bell John Brown Mette Ivie Harrison Janis Ian Alethea Kontis David Lubar and Alison S. Myers John F. Schmitt Ken Scholes 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

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11
Categories:

Author information

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.

Review quote

"Intelligent and perceptive ... Card's many fans will find much to enjoy here." --Publishers Weekly "A chorus of writers and military experts weigh in on why Ender's Game is a work of genius ... Strategist John F. Schmitt provides an account of the novel's significant role as a model for the Marine Corps' 'Maneuver Warfare' battle approach, and there's a perceptive discussion between writer David Lubar and his daughter, a high school teacher, about how Ender's situation and responses speak to teens ... Other contributors recall with awe their first encounters with the story, offer detailed analyses of Ender's psyche and Card's writerly technical chops, demonstrate that Ender is a classic mythic hero, or mull over the nature and costs of victory ... This tribute may have some appeal to readers with an analytical bent." --Kirkus Reviews Ender's World is a fun and thought-provocative read, evaluating not just the novel Ender's Game, but also its lasting effect on the science fiction genre. It provides a wide range of viewpoints and the contributors were well-selected, providing something, essentially, for everyone. If you're interested in brushing up on the story again before the movie releases later this fall, check out Ender's World for some new perspectives on this science fiction classic. --GeekDad