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Ender Wiggin volume 1.
New York : Tor, 1991.
Revised edition.
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xxi, 226 pages ; 24 cm

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

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" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister 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 at 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 quest for 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.

Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.


Ender series Ender's Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind

Ender's Shadow series Ender's Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight

Children of the Fleet

The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens

The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm / The Hive

Ender novellas A War of Gifts / First Meetings

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The edition statement is not present in original printing of this 1991 edition. It appears in later printings.
General Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
General Note
First book in the Ender series.
General Note
Cover art by John Harris.
Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.
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Accelerated Reader,5.5.
YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound.
Yalsa Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults.
Hugo Best Novel winner, 1986.
Nebula award, novel, 1985.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Card, O. S., Card, O. S., & Harris, J. (1991). Ender's game. Revised edition. New York: Tor.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Card, Orson Scott, Orson Scott. Card and John Harris. 1991. Ender's Game. New York: Tor.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Card, Orson Scott, Orson Scott. Card and John Harris, Ender's Game. New York: Tor, 1991.

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Card, Orson Scott,, Orson Scott Card, and John Harris. Ender's Game. Revised edition. New York: Tor, 1991. Print.

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