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Study Guides and Lesson Plans for Science Fiction Classics:
Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card

About Ender's Game
Synopsis: Aliens have attacked earth twice and almost destroyed the human species. To make sure humans win the next encounter, the world government has taken to breeding military geniuses -- and then training them to the arts of war ... The early training, not surprisingly, takes the form of "games" ... Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses; he wins all the games ... He is smart enough to know that time is running out. But is he smart enough to save the planet?

This first book in the Ender's universe series won the Nebula and Hugo Awards for science fiction writing. Ender's Game has been named on the Marine Corps Professional Reading Program List.

Available editions: paperback ($6.99), hardcover, audio cassette (abridged), audio cassette (unabridged), audio CD, audio download.


Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game": A Study Guide from Gale's "Novels for Students"

This downloadable e-doc contains: plot summary; character analysis; author biography; an overview of the novel's themes, style, and historical context; a survey of critical opinion; excerpts from works of leading critics; study questions; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

bulletFormat: Acrobat Reader (PDF)
bulletFile Size: 2424K
bulletPrintable: Yes
bulletMacintosh Compatible: OS 9.x or later
bulletWindows Compatible: Yes
bulletDigital: 32 pages



Ender's Game Short Story

Ender's Game sprang originally from a short story published in the August 1977 edition of Analog Science Fiction magazine. This short story is available in Maps in a Mirror: the Short Story Fiction of Orson Scott Card." For some reason, the Ender story is only in the hardcover edition of this now out-of-print book. According to Publisher's Weekly: "This hefty, definitive collection contains all of Card's short fiction except for those in his common-theme book (The Folk of the Fringe) and those few he says he wants to bury. Which still leaves 46 tales of horror, fantasy, SF, philosophy and Mormon life."


Books for teaching Science Fiction writing by Orson Scott Card:

How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy by Orson Scott Card

Characters and Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing) by: Orson Scott Card

See the complete Elements of Fiction Writing series of books, written by prominent science fiction authors

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