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Cover of: Ender's Game | Orson Scott Card
About the Book

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. The result of genetic experimentation, Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast.

But Ender is not the only result of the experiment. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway almost as long. Ender's two older siblings, Peter and Valentine, are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. While Peter was too uncontrollably violent, Valentine very nearly lacks the capability for violence altogether. Neither was found suitable for the military's purpose. But they are driven by their jealousy of Ender, and by their inbred drive for power. Peter seeks to control the political process, to become a ruler. Valentine's abilities turn more toward the subtle control of the beliefs of commoner and elite alike, through powerfully convincing essays. Hiding their youth and identities behind the anonymity of the computer networks, these two begin working together to shape the destiny of Earth-an Earth that has no future at all if their brother Ender fails.

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Excerpts

I've watched through his eyes, I've listened through his ears, and I tell you he's the one.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

58 editions First published in 1985

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Cover of: El juego de Ender
2014, Ediciones B
El juego de Ender
in Spanish
Cover of: Ender's Game
2013, Tor
Ender's Game
in English - Movie Tie-in Edition
Cover of: Игра Эндера
2013, Азбука
Игра Эндера
Epub in Russian - Movie Tie-in Edition
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2013, Editrice Nord
Ender's Game
Epub in Italian - 1st Digital Edition
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2013, Tom Doherty Associates
Ender's Game
Paperback in English - Movie Tie-in Edition
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2013, Macmillan Audio
Ender's Game
Audio CD in English
Cover of: El joc de l'Ender
2013, B de Books
El joc de l'Ender
Epub in Catalan - 1.ª edición
Cover of: Ender's Game
2013, 天下雜誌股份有限公司
Ender's Game
Cover of: 戰爭遊戲
2013, 天下雜誌股份有限公司
戰爭遊戲
in Chinese
Cover of: La stratégie Ender
2013, J'ai Lu
La stratégie Ender
Paperback in French
Cover of: Ender's Game
2013, Boekerij
Ender's Game
Paperback in Dutch - Movie Tie-in Edition
Cover of: Enders Spiel
2012, Heyne
Enders Spiel
Epub in German
Cover of: Enderova igra
2012, Čarobna knjiga
Enderova igra
in Serbian
Cover of: El juego de Ender
2009, Ediciones B, S.A.
El juego de Ender
Paperback in Spanish
Cover of: Ender's Game
2006, SFBC
Ender's Game
Hardcover in English
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2004, Audio Renaissance
Ender's Game
Audio CD in English - Special 20th Anniversary Edition
Cover of: El juego de Ender
1997, Ediciones B
El juego de Ender
in Spanish
Cover of: Το παιχνίδι του Ἐντερ
1996, Medousa-Selas Ekdotike
Το παιχνίδι του Ἐντερ
in Greek
Cover of: La stratégie ender
1994, J'ai Lu
La stratégie ender
in French
Cover of: Ender's Game
1993, Easton Press
Ender's Game
Leather Bound in English - Collector's Edition
Cover of: Ender's Game
1992, Legend
Ender's Game
in English - Revised ed.
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1992, Legend
Ender's Game
in English
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1991, Tor
Ender's Game
in English - Rev. ed.
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1991, Orbit
Ender's Game
Epub in English - Movie Tie-in Edition
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1991, Boekerij
Ender's Game
Epub in Dutch - Movie Tie-in Edition
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1986, Tor
Ender's Game
in English
Cover of: Ender's Game
1986, TOR
Ender's Game
in English
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1985, Century Hutchinson
Ender's Game
Hardcover in English
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1985, T. Doherty Associates
Ender's Game
in English
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2005 March 1, Sound Library
Ender's Game
Audio CD in English - Special 20th Anniversary Edition
Cover of: Ender's Game
1999 July, Tor Books
Ender's Game
Paperback in English - Special Edition
Cover of: Ender's Game
1992 September, Tor Books
Ender's Game
Hardcover in English - Leather Bound Limited Edition
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2002 February, Starscape
Ender's Game
Paperback in English - 1st Starscape ed.
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1992 September, TOR
Ender's Game
Trade Paperback in English - Rev. trade pbk. ed., Author's definitive ed.
Cover of: Ender's Game
1986 January, TOR / Tom Doherty Associates
Ender's Game
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st mass market ed.
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1994 July, TOR
Ender's Game
Mass Market Paperback in English - Author's Definitive Edition, Revised mass market edition
Cover of: Enders Game
1986 January, TOR
Enders Game
Mass Market Paperback in English - First mass market printing
Cover of: Enders Game
1986 January 15, Not Avail
Enders Game
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Ender's Game
1986 January, TOR
Ender's Game
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Tor Mass Market Printing
Cover of: Ender's Game
1994 July, TOR
Ender's Game
Mass Market Paperback in English - Author's Definitive Edition, Revised mass market edition
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1994 July, Tor Books
Ender's Game
Mass Market Paperback in English
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1999 October, Tandem Library
Ender's Game
School & Library Binding in English
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1985 January 15, TOR Books
Ender's Game
in English
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1987 February 19, Orbit
Ender's Game
Paperback in English - New edition
Cover of: Ender's Game
1999 November, Audio Literature
Ender's Game
Audio cassette in English
Cover of: La stratégie Ender
2001 June 25, J'ai lu
La stratégie Ender
Mass Market Paperback in French
Cover of: Ender's Game
2002 August, Fantastic Audio
Ender's Game
Audio CD in English - Author's Definitive Edition, Unabridged
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2002 July 4, ATOM
Ender's Game
Paperback in English - New edition
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2002 February, Tandem Library
Ender's Game
School & Library Binding in English
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2002 March, Fantastic Audio
Ender's Game
Audio cassette in English - UNABRIDGED edition
Cover of: Ender's Game
2004 April 1, Macmillan Audio
Ender's Game
Digital Audio in English
Cover of: El juego de Ender
2005 July 15, Ediciones B
El juego de Ender
Paperback in Spanish - Tra edition
Cover of: Ender's Game
2006 November, Tor Books
Ender's Game
Hardcover in English - Gift Edition
Cover of: El Juego de Ender
2005 June, byblos / Paw Prints
El Juego de Ender
Library Binding in Spanish - 1st reimpression
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2008 August 5, Macmillan Audio
Ender's Game
Digital Audio in English
Cover of: El juego de Ender
2013 June, B de Books
El juego de Ender
Epub in Spanish - 1st ed.
Cover of: Ender's Game
2017 October, Tor
Ender's Game
Hardcover in English - First Mini Hardcover Edition
Cover of: El juego de Ender
2017 March, B de Books
El juego de Ender
Epub in Spanish - 1st Edición 30 aniversario

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