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Ender's Game Boxed Set I: Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon (The Ender Quintet) Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 2013
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Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction novel Ender's Game and its many sequels that expand the Ender Universe into the far future and the near past. Those books are organized into the Ender Quintet, the five books that chronicle the life of Ender Wiggin; the Shadow Series, that follows on the novel Ender's Shadow and are set on Earth; and the Formic Wars series, written with co-author Aaron Johnston, that tells of the terrible first contact between humans and the alien "Buggers".
Card has been a working writer since the 1970s. Beginning with dozens of plays and musical comedies produced in the 1960s and 70s, Card's first published fiction appeared in 1977 -- the short story "Gert Fram" in the July issue of The Ensign, and the novelette version of "Ender's Game" in the August issue of Analog.
The novel-length version of Ender's Game, published in 1984 and continuously in print since then, became the basis of the 2013 film, starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin.
Card was born in Washington state, and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he runs occasional writers' workshops and directs plays. He frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia University.
He is the author many sf and fantasy novels, including the American frontier fantasy series "The Tales of Alvin Maker" (beginning with Seventh Son), There are also stand-alone science fiction and fantasy novels like Pastwatch and Hart's Hope. He has collaborated with his daughter Emily Card on a manga series, Laddertop. He has also written contemporary thrillers like Empire and historical novels like the monumental Saints and the religious novels Sarah and Rachel and Leah. Card's recent work includes the Mithermages books (Lost Gate, Gate Thief), contemporary magical fantasy for readers both young and old.
Card lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, He and Kristine are the parents of five children and several grandchildren.
Top Customer Reviews
At first, I was very hesitant about even seeing the Ender's Game film due to the fact that the main character is a child and I didn't think that the story would be as interesting or as compelling because in my personal opinion, some child characters are very simple. Ender is exactly the opposite of simple. Ender is a genius, and throughout the story, Ender analyzes behavior of others and scenarios better than many adults. Following him throughout the book was fun and kept me on the hook until the last page.
The three books that come with this set are NOT the three first novels of the "Ender Quintet". The first book follows specifically Ender Wiggins. The other two books in the set are Ender's Shadow and Shadow of the Hegemon, which follow a supporting character in Ender's Game, Bean.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read science fiction books and Orson Card is a favorite authorPublished 5 months ago by RBautista
My sixth graders kept telling me what a great story this was, so I read it. It was great for themPublished 5 months ago by Paul Allison
Scott card is great, small unit tactics must read, looking forward to book 2 and 3.Published 8 months ago by James C Carroll IV
the first book was great, but each book descended in quality and enjoyment.Published 8 months ago by Bailey Short
Really enjoyed this and could not put it down. Almost enjoyed it more than Enders Game. Give it a try!Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this book but having it on the kindle app where i could change screen size helped me finish the book.Published 13 months ago by Brian E. Harmon Jr.