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Author Card, Orson Scott.
Title Ender's game / Orson Scott Card ; [cover art by John Harris].
Published New York, N.Y. : Tom Doherty Associates, 1986.
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 Special Collections & Archives  PS3553.A655 E5 1986    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st TOR mass market ed.
Description 357 p. ; 18 cm.
Note "A TOR book."
Summary Andrew "Ender" Wiggins is the result of a desperate breeding experiment, combined with years of harsh and unforgiving training. Ender thinks he is only playing computer simulated war games--in fact, he is commanding the last great fleet to earth. In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sisters Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut. Young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is ender the general earth needs? But ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.
Local Note Milt Stevens; Gift; 2010.
Subject Wiggin, Ender (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Genetic engineering -- Fiction.
Wiggin, Peter (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Related Names Harris, John.
Collection Title Milt Stevens Science Fiction Collection.
ISBN 0812532538 : $3.50
0812533550 (pbk.)
9780812533552 (pbk.)
OCLC number 13067657