Monday, 17 June 2013

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

Presenting Ender's World: Fresh Perspective on the SF Classic Ender's Game edited by Orson Scott Card.

Here is the summary of the book:

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

I SERIOUSLY DON'T THINK I NEED TO SAY MORE THAT WHAT THE SUMMARY ABOVE TELLS. I'm one of those who stumble upon this companion book blindly but have yet to read the original text. I am well aware of Ender's story and the upcoming movie with the star-studded cast is enough to send shivers though me.... of the good kind. As Ms. Card explains, it is Ender's story that makes it work and not the sci-fi, and so it says and clearly too...... damn Ender's World is a great companion to those like me interested in the tale.

As mentioned this is a companion edition to the book and the upcoming movie with Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfield. Some of the greatest writers of the genre have contributed to this book. Some of my favorites include of course the intoduction by the author, How it should have ended, the Q&A session, Rethinking the child hero and so many more...... come on anybody to mentions (the website which produces humorous spoof ending.... i follow it) is the best one in my book.... I now know what i need to do - Read the book and eagerly wait for the movie.....

"An insightful edition into Ender's World"

Genre :      Companion book, Sci-fi

Publisher: Smart Pop

My Copy Publisher and netgalley

Rate:              3/5 (Liked It)


  1. I need to tell my hubby about this one, he really enjoyed Ender's Game, but its never been my thing



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