Monday, August 25, 2008



Coming in November – Ender in Exile, the new ender novel from Orson Scott Card. Ender’s Game is not only one of my favorite science fiction novels, it is one of my favorite novels. I love giving this book to teen readers or any adult reader who has never experienced it – anyone I give it to never fails to come back and tell me they were blown away.

Now Ender is back:

Orson Scott Card returns to his best-selling series with a new Ender novel.
At the close of Ender's Game, Andrew Wiggin – called Ender by everyone – is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony’s training facilities, but instead the twelve-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies. With him went his sister Valentine, and the core of the artificial intelligence that would become Jane.

The story of those years has never been told… until now.

“Card's prose is powerful here, as is his consideration of mystical and quasi-religious themes. Though billed as the final Ender novel, this story leaves enough mysteries unexplored to justify another entry; and Card fans should find that possibility, like this novel, very welcome indeed." Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Children of the Mind

“Orson Scott Card made a strong case for being the best writer science fiction has to offer.” Houston Post on Xenocide

"There aren't too many recent sf novels we can confidently call truly moral works, but Speaker for the Dead is one. It's a completely gripping story." Toronto Star

"This is Card at the height of his very considerable powers – a major SF novel by any reasonable standard." Booklist on Ender’s Game


1 comment:

TimTodd said...

Thanks for the comment over at my blog. I am looking forward to this book, I have read the first four of the Ender's series and have read Ender's Game more than once. Good story.