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Experience the thrill of reading Ender's Game all over again
Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender's Game
Edited by Orson Scott Card
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
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
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Each season we announce our new titles individually, each in their own post, to give you a little extra background behind the book. If you’ve missed any, you can check them all out here. All of Spring 2013′s intro posts are here.
Some worlds are larger than their creators.
Middle Earth is probably the classic example; the world Tolkien brought to life in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit carries on though Tolkien himself does not. On the necessarily finite details of the framework he provided has been hung years of...
As you may already know, we’re publishing a collection of essays on Ender’s Game in February 2013, edited by Orson Scott Card. (You can find out more about the contents and sign up for news and updates at our book page.)
Alongside those essays, we’re putting together some Q&As with Orson Scott Card to add throughout the book. Why is the Battle Room a cube? Why did the military recruit their soldiers as children? How does the queen survive until Ender finds her?
Here’s your chance to get in on it: Card wants to give you the opportunity to ask...
Get the geeks in your lives something they really want this year.
Here are our ideas for all of the Shadowhunters, Potterheads, and Demigods on your shopping list—and more.
Percy JacksonDemigods and Monsters [shameless self-promotion]. Spend a little more time at Camp Half-Blood with this anthology of your favorite authors discussing the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Edited by Rick Riordan, it also contains a glossary of Greek mythology. Camp Half-Blood Gym Bag. Don’t forget to pack your sword! Anaklusmos T-Shirt. Don’t feel bad about drawing your pen in this tee....
What People Are Saying
Intelligent and perceptive . . . Card's many fans will find much to enjoy here.
Ender’s World is a fun and thought-provocative read, evaluating not just the novel Ender’s Game, but also its lasting effect on the science fiction genre. It provides a wide range of viewpoints and the contributors were well-selected, providing something, essentially, for everyone. If you’re interested in brushing up on the story again before the movie releases later this fall, check out Ender’s World for some new perspectives on this science fiction classic.
As is always apparent in Smart Pop's titles, the essays included within Ender’s World are beautifully written by individuals on whom the source material has provided a long-lasting impact, which will warm any geek heart . . . The collection is edited by Card and . . . in this rare look into the mind of Ender Wiggin’s creator, readers will learn more on the writing and evolution of the events in Ender’s Game.
Have you ever finished a book and wanted to go deeper? . . . then the upcoming release of Ender’s World from Smart Pop Books edited by Orson Scott Card is just the thing for you . . . Aside from the 14 interesting and varied articles, someone had the genius idea to have Orson Scott Card answer readers’ questions . . . I really think Smart Pop has hit gold with this collection.
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