The list author says: "Card has published ten novels, one novella, and several short stories involving Ender and/or the world he resides in, but they are by no means published in the order you should read them. As an avid reader and fan of the series, I have decided to put them in a more intuitive reading order for those just getting started (meaning: youÂve read EnderÂs Game and want more!)"
"While some of the novels can stand alone, such as Speaker for the Dead, I really donÂt recommend attempting it without having read EnderÂs Game first. This book really needs no introduction; itÂs enough to know that CardÂs publisher, Tor, has given away thousands of free copies of EnderÂs Game as a sort of Âgateway drugÂ into the sci-fi world."
"Arguably a better story in some ways than even EnderÂs Game, EnderÂs Shadow tells the same story through BeanÂs perspective. This is not a sequel, but a parallel novel (a parallequel, if you will). While youÂll see the same plot for most of the novel, itÂs never boring, and youÂll finally see whatÂs going on in BeanÂs life, and get his point of view on his conversations with Ender."
"Now that countries no longer have a common enemy to deal with, they are back to their usual disagreements- this time, with dozens of child geniuses trained for nothing more than military prowess at the helm of the most powerful nations in the world. Petra and other Battle School graduates are kidnapped and held hostage, and Bean is the only person on Earth who can figure out why and rescue them."
"The story continues on Earth, with Bean and Petra growing up and finding there is more to life than just global domination and war games. But even though they have decided not to play anymore does not mean their adversary agrees."
"The foregoing description matches this as well. Many storylines are completed by the end, yet there are several threads left hanging. Most of these will be answered in the next novel, Ender in Exile."
"The newest novel in the Universe that picks up EnderÂs story as he leaves EarthÂs orbit to be governor for the first colony settled on a bugger world. ItÂs true what they say: itÂs not the destination, itÂs the journey. Well, itÂs the destination, too."
"This is a collection of short stories that can be read at any time after reading EnderÂs Game. ÂInvestment CounselorÂ occurs not long after Ender in Exile leaves off. Also, ÂThe Polish BoyÂ introduces you to EnderÂs father as a young boy in Poland, and ÂTeacherÂs PestÂ is a quirky story of how his parents met in college. There is also a reprint of the original short story ÂEnderÂs GameÂ."
"This story is set approximately 3,000 years after EnderÂs Game ends. Ender and Valentine have traveled from planet to planet, never staying more than a few months before moving on. Ender is in his thirties when he sees a request for a Speaker for the Dead on a nearby planet called Lusitania, a colony founded by Portuguese Catholics who have discovered a third alien race called the pequeninos."
"Starways Congress orders two of the xenobiologists to report to a nearby planet to answer for charges of interference in the pequeninoÂs lives, essentially convicting them by taking them on a journey that will take so long that everyone they know would be dead by the time they got back. Ender offers an alternative to the leaders of Lusitania, and his actions affect everyone on Lusitania."
"It is very difficult to describe this book without having to explain the entire plot of the previous two books, so I wonÂt do it. I enjoyed this novel just like all the other Ender novels, and if you want to find out what happens to Ender, the colonists, and the other alien races, you must read this book. I feel it has a satisfying conclusion, even if itÂs not your favorite book in the series."
"I recommend going to IGMS.com to pay $2.50 per issue. "Mazer in Prison", "Pretty Boy- The Story of Bonzo Madrid", "Cheater", and "Ender's Stocking" can all be read after Ender's Game. "A Young Man with Prospects" and "The Gold Bug" were both incorporated into Ender in Exile, so they can either be skipped or read after that novel. "Ender's Stocking" is a good companion story to A War of Gifts."