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I am not entirely sure this is the right forum for this question, and I also posted this question word for word on my board, but I doubt it gets answered there.

Have you ever read 'Ender's Game' by Orson Scott Card? I am always reading references to this book at one site I frequent online. I've read the summary of it, I think I might enjoy it, but I'm not really big on science fiction, and it's labelled as such.

 I've enjoyed a few science fiction novels, but they were more about living in the future, and less about the XORG family from the 13th cruxirfo of the starillitez of georgexz jonesspenz' innerx easzr infecxxxtion, who were only fluent in the language glugthx, and ate sporuminidex, and well it's like come on, I love escaping into a world created by the author, I want to enjoy the book, not have to remember ten billion fake words for it to make any sense.

Anyway, before I went off on that tangent... anyone read it? I imagine so. Did you like it? Should it be required school reading? Does every made up thing have an X or Z in it?



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Josh, no worries, this is the perfect place for your post. emoticon

Yes, I've read Ender's Game, I even own it. It's a strange story, I think, one with many overtones and difficult problems that go beyond just surviving an invasion.

I'm not exactly a fan, maybe because of that. It definitely isn't just "entertainment".

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Welcome!

I read Ender's Game a long time ago. I remember liking it, but I only remember snippets about the actual plot, now. Maybe I'll have to pick it up and read it again. I think I've got a copy still...

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Alright, thank you everyone. I'll just have to order the book from the library, as soon as I get the funds to pay my whopping 45 cent overdue fine. I'm pathetic, I know lol.


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I'll make no guarantees that the sequels will be as good as the original work though. Which I don't much remember much of either, been quite awhile ago, I just know I never managed to finish one of the more recent sequels.
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Have you read it yet Josh?

I have to admit it's on my list of favorite books. Like Firle said, far more than science fiction. The human psychology in the book is amazing.

The rest of the series takes a serious turn from science fiction setting of the first one. It's far more fantasy. The worlds he creates are incredible. I read them all and found the following books to be almost of a different category then Ender's Game.

Also, there is a co-quel - a book that takes place during teh exact same time and portray's many of the same moments as Ender's Game. It's called Ender's Shadow and is from the perspective of Bean (you'll know who I'm talking about if you've read the book). That's also less science fiction and more human psychology. It also has it's own series of sequels but I think I got bogged down on the first one.

Anyway, I highly recommend the book!
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