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An edition of Ender's Game (1985)

Enders Spiel

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An edition of Ender's Game (1985)

Enders Spiel

Roman

5. Auflage
  • 4.32 ·
  • 196 Ratings
  • 366 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading
  • 262 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Heyne
Language
German
Pages
456

Previews available in: German English Chinese Spanish Italian French

Ender's Game is a 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card. Set at an unspecified date in Earth's future, the novel presents an imperiled humankind after two conflicts with the Formics, an insectoid alien species they dub the "buggers". In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, children, including the novel's protagonist, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, are trained from a very young age by putting them through increasingly difficult games, including some in zero gravity, where Ender's tactical genius is revealed.

The book originated as a short story of the same name, published in the August 1977 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact. The novel was published on January 15, 1985. Later, by elaborating on characters and plotlines depicted in the novel, Card was able to write additional books in the Ender's Game series. Card also released an updated version of Ender's Game in 1991, changing some political facts to reflect the times more accurately (e.g., to include the recent collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War). The novel has been translated into 34 languages.

Reception of the book has been mostly positive. It has become suggested reading for many military organizations, including the United States Marine Corps. Ender's Game was recognized as "best novel" by the 1985 Nebula Award[3] and the 1986 Hugo Award[4] in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Its four sequels—Speaker for the Dead (1986), Xenocide (1991), Children of the Mind (1996), and Ender in Exile (2008)—follow Ender's subsequent travels to many different worlds in the galaxy. In addition, the later novella A War of Gifts (2007) and novel Ender's Shadow (1999), plus other novels in the Shadow saga, take place during the same time period as the original.



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Edition Availability
Cover of: Enders Spiel
Enders Spiel: Roman
2014, Heyne
Mass Market Paperback in German - 5. Auflage
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Ender's Game
2013, Orbit
Paperback in English - Paperback edition reprint; Film tie-in
Cover of: 安德的游戏
安德的游戏: Ender's Game
2013
Paperback in Chinese
Cover of: El juego de Ender
El juego de Ender
2013-12, B
Paperback in Spanish - Movie Tie-In Edition; 1a ed. 2a reimp.
Cover of: Ender's Game
Ender's Game
2012, Orbit
paperback in English - Reprint
Cover of: Ender's game
Ender's game
2008-10, Tor
Mass Market Paperback in English - Canadian mass market edition. Author's definitive edition.
Cover of: Il gioco di Ender
Il gioco di Ender
2005, Nord
in Italian
Cover of: Ender's Game
Ender's Game
1996?, TOR
Mass Market Paperback in English - Author's Definitive Edition, Revised mass market edition
Cover of: La stratégie ender
La stratégie ender
1994-09-12, J'ai Lu
Paperback in French
Cover of: Ender's Game
Ender's Game
1985?, Publisher not identified
in English

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Edition Notes

Series
Heyne -- 31420
Copyright Date
2012
Translation Of
Ender's Game
Translated From
English

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
810, B

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Pagination
456 S.
Number of pages
456

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL32768098M
Internet Archive
endersspielroman0000card
ISBN 10
3453314204
ISBN 13
9783453314207
OCLC/WorldCat
822246762
Goodreads
58521987

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