Tag Archives: Ender

Ender’s Game: The Movie

I know I don’t normally review movies, but as that I have reviewed a large number of the Ender Series books here, I thought I should probably give a quite review of the recently released film. In short, I actually … Continue reading

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Xenocide, Orson Scott Card (TOR, 1991{Macmillan Audio (2006), Narrators: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, John Rubinstein, Stefan Rudnicki})

Xenocide by Orson Scott Card is the disappointing sequel to Speaker for the Dead and third volume of the Ender Wiggins series. While it has some interesting elements, it is mostly long discussions of Card’s personal philosophy and has a plot twist in the middle that forever changes an excellent Science Fiction world into a mediocre Science Fantasy one. For more detail go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card (TOR, 1986 {Macmillan Audio, Narrators: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki, and Cast})

With the impending release of Ender’s Game, I decided to review Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card’s sequel-of-sorts to his most famous tale… for a full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Shadow of the Hegemon: Shadow Book 2, Orson Scott Card (TOR Book, 2001)

Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card is the readable but not great sequel to Ender’s Shadow, which by itself is as sequel of sorts to Ender’s Game. It answers the question of what happens on Earth after Ender’s Game, but fails to capture the greatness of that novel. For a full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com. Continue reading

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Ender’s Shadow, Orson Scott Card (TOR, 2005)

Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card, is a companion/parallel tale to his brilliant novel Ender’s Game. It effectively tells the same story as Card’s award winning YA novel, but does so from a different Point of View (POV) focusing on different elements. While this sounds like a set up for a miserable book, it actually works quite well and is well worth reading. Continue reading

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Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor, 1994)

Ender’s Game is probably the best YA book I’ve ever read. It creates the bar by which all other YA books should be measured. It never condescends to its readers and never belittles the main character as being just a kid. It is a remarkably brutal and intense Science Fiction tale that is well worth reading what ever your age (for a more indepth review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com) Continue reading

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