In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.
Ender’s skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.
Is Ender the general Earth needs?
Ender’s Game won the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel and has become a science fiction classic. If you’re still not convinced, here’s a teaser trailer for the new movie adaptation, out on November 1.
There are still plenty of copies being held at the Robbins Circulation Desk. Hope to see you on the 13th!