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Ender's Game
« on: April 21, 2005, 10:55:25 am »
One of my favorite books of all time.
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Re: Ender's Game
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2005, 02:46:50 pm »
Haven't read it, but it is in consideration. I'll be interested to hear what other people thought of it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2005, 07:23:51 pm »
I haven't read it since ... 1985. Damn, 20 years ago?!? I am freaking old...

I need to reread it but I actually remember lot of things from that book. I remember the scene where Ender kills the troll, the big fleet with "the planet" at the end, the entire concept of the Internet, and lots more.

I never read the sequels, but I should reread that book.

On a sidenote I just saw Ben Bova speak a few weeks ago at the Icon convention on Long Island. Ben Bova was the person who first "discovered" Orson Scott Card and was the first person to read Ender's Game (it was submitted to him when he was an editor). Very interesting man Ben Bova, he had a great speech where he talked about witnessing technology change over the past 70 years and how it has helped mankind. Freaking amazing when you hear him talk about life in the 1930s and just how different the world is today.

But perhaps the saddest part was right after his speech the same room was showing pictures of vehicles and creatures from the original Star Wars and the new series and comparing them. What was sad was that 10 times more people interesting seeing that stupid show than wanted to hear Ben Bova speak, I had to fight a freaking mob to get out of the room.

Just sad.
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Re: Ender's Game
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2005, 06:32:49 am »
havnt read it but my friends say they like it
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Re: Ender's Game
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2005, 11:27:24 am »
I really liked Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead.  My girlfriend has read more of the series and enjoys the Ender's Shadow series as well.  She'd be the one to ask about but she is too busy being productive and Canadian. -leeman

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Re: Ender's Game
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2005, 08:33:36 pm »
Ender's Game is incredible.

...but you guys should read Card's other books as well. They are all amazing. I suggest reading the Alvin Maker series, and the Homecoming Series. And then grab Pas****ch: The Redemption of Christopher Colombus, and Enchantment. And you might want to read Treason and then...

Ah, what the heck, just read all of his books!  :)

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Re: Ender's Game
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2005, 04:46:48 pm »
Well, I also read Ender's shadow (it has a series!?!?!?), SFTD, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind. In addition, I own several others of his books- I won't bother listing them.

Are the rest of his books anywhere near that good?
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Re: Ender's Game
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2005, 05:41:08 am »
Ender's Shadow has a series. Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, and the newest one is Shadow of the Giant.

Hm...it's hard to compare his books to each other, but they are all very good.

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Re: Ender's Game
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2005, 12:51:27 pm »
I've read (of the series)
Ender's game
Speaker for the dead
Xenocide
Children of the mind
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Ender's shadow
(Haven't gotten around to reading the rest of the alternate series)

Imho, extremely good books, though I thought xenocide was a little dry...
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Re: Ender's Game
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2005, 11:49:29 pm »
woohoo enders shadow

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Re: Ender's Game
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2005, 05:04:43 pm »
This is the book I always recommend to someone who doesn't "get" science fiction.  OSC is a really good author.  He's writing columns online at www.HatrackRiver.com and www.ornery.org.  (the column up right now about parenting is a classic).  Today, I found that he's got his own cafepress shop, but I don't get the Dragon Army reference - then again, I haven't read Children of the Mind or any of the alternate Ender series books.  And I haven't read the last few Alvin Maker books.  Man, this is going to be a busy summer between all the reading I've got to catch up on, a new Harry Potter book, movies, etc...

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Re: Ender's Game
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2005, 08:03:13 pm »
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This is the book I always recommend to someone who doesn't "get" science fiction.  OSC is a really good author.  He's writing columns online at www.HatrackRiver.com and www.ornery.org.  (the column up right now about parenting is a classic).  Today, I found that he's got his own cafepress shop, but I don't get the Dragon Army reference - then again, I haven't read Children of the Mind or any of the alternate Ender series books.  And I haven't read the last few Alvin Maker books.  Man, this is going to be a busy summer between all the reading I've got to catch up on, a new Harry Potter book, movies, etc...

Actually, it's just www.hatrack.com, not hatrackriver.com. ^_^

Anyway, you guys should check out his forums over there. Some pretty neat people. (And OSC actually visits and posts there quite often!) I'm on as aragorn64 there, so if you guys see me be sure to say hi.

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Re: Ender's Game
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2005, 04:42:40 pm »
Oddly enough, I just bought the book today. If it's as good as all of you say it is, I should have it read by the end of the month, if not sooner.
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Re: Ender's Game
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2005, 08:53:17 pm »
Probably one of my favorite books of all time.  I reread it just a few months ago.

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Re: Ender's Game
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2005, 08:14:39 am »
The enemy's gate is down.

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