Ender S Game

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748134204
Size: 61.43 MB
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The human race faces annihilation. An alien threat is on the horizon, ready to strike. And if humanity is to be defended, the government must create the greatest military commander in history. The brilliant young Ender Wiggin is their last hope. But first he must survive the rigours of a brutal military training program - to prove that he can be the leader of all leaders. A saviour for mankind must be produced, through whatever means possible. But are they creating a hero or a monster? This is the multiple award-winning classic ENDER'S GAME - a groundbreaking tale of war, strategy and survival.

In The Image Of God

Author: Michael R. Collings
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313264047
Size: 55.84 MB
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This absorbing study is the first full-length treatment of Orson Scott Card, the only writer to thus far receive the prestigious Hugo and Nebula awards two years in a row. Collings examines the unique vision and literary achievements of this writer, a consummate storyteller who uses the medium of science fiction and fantasy to give shape to his deepest religious beliefs and moral convictions. His major novels, including Seventh Son, Songmaster, and Wyrms, are discussed, together with many of his short stories and his critical articles, poetry, and plays.

Toward Other Worlds

Author: Michael R. Collings
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434457923
Size: 25.56 MB
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This collection of 25 essays of literary criticism includes pieces on British poet John Milton, British fantasy writer C. S. Lewis, American horror writer Stephen King, American SF and fantasy writer Orson Scott Card, British horror writer Clive Barker, and several others. Complete with bibliography and index.

Ender S Game And Philosophy

Author: Kevin S. Decker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118386574
Size: 75.83 MB
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Explores philosophical questions raised by the well-known novel about young geniuses who are trained to fight a race of invading aliens, covering such issues as the morality of war, the meaning of freedom, and the misuses of power.

Earth Unaware

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405529709
Size: 57.12 MB
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HUMANS THOUGHT THEY WERE ALONE IN THE GALAXY. UNTIL NOW. A hundred years before Ender's Game, humanity is slowly making its way out to the planets of the solar system, exploring and mining asteroids. The ship El Cavador is far from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. When the ship's telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, they're unsure what to make of it. Little do they know that this object is the most important thing to happen to the human race in a million years. It's humanity's first contact with an alien race. The First Formic War is about to begin. BOOK ONE OF THE FIRST FORMIC WAR

Ender S World

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1937856267
Size: 48.72 MB
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Experience the thrill of reading Ender's Game all over again Go deeper into the complexities of Orson Scott Card’s classic novel with science fiction and fantasy writers, YA authors, military strategists, including: Ender prequel series coauthor Aaron Johnston on Ender and the evolution of the child hero Burn Notice creator Matt Nix on Ender's Game as a guide to life Hugo award–winning writer Mary Robinette Kowal on how Ender’s Game gets away with breaking all the (literary) rules Retired US Air Force Colonel Tom Ruby on what the military could learn from Ender about leadership Bestselling YA author Neal Shusterman on the ambivalence toward survival that lies at the heart of Ender’s story Plus pieces by: Hilari Bell John Brown Mette Ivie Harrison Janis Ian Alethea Kontis David Lubar and Alison S. Myers John F. Schmitt Ken Scholes Eric James Stone Also includes never-before-seen content from Orson Scott Card on the writing and evolution of the events in Ender's Game, from the design of Battle School to the mindset of the pilots who sacrificed themselves in humanity’s fight against the formics

Cyberfeminism And Artificial Life

Author: Sarah Kember
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134551916
Size: 52.42 MB
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Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life examines the construction, manipulation and re-definition of life in contemporary technoscientific culture. It takes a critical political view of the concept of life as information, tracing this through the new biology and the discourse of genomics as well as through the changing discipline of artificial life and its manifestation in art, language, literature, commerce and entertainment. From cloning to computer games, and incorporating an analysis of hardware, software and 'wetware', Sarah Kember extends current understanding by demonstrating the ways in which this relatively marginal field connects with, and connects up global networks of information systems. Ultimately, this book aims to re-focus concern on the ethics rather than on the 'nature' of life-as-it-could-be.

Enders Game

Author: Wil van den Bercken
Publisher: Boekerij
ISBN: 946023772X
Size: 72.25 MB
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Orson Scott Card is voor sciencefiction wat Tolkien is voor fantasy. Enders Game sloeg bij verschijning in als een bom en wordt door zowel fans als recensenten gezien als het beste wat sciencefiction te bieden heeft.De Aarde heeft twee bloedige invasies van `Kruiperds maar nauwelijks overleefd. Om een derde invasie te voorkomen is de Krijgsschool opgericht, waar veelbelovende kinderen een opleiding krijgen tot gezagvoerder van een sterschip van de Internationale Ruimtevloot. Ender Wiggin wordt op al heel jonge leeftijd gerekruteerd. Bij tactische oefeningen in de strijdzaal blinkt hij uit, waardoor de schoolleiding torenhoge verwachtingen van de jongen krijgt en hem steeds meer onder druk zet Zal het Ender lukken om de held te worden die de Aarde gaat redden?