Study Guides and Lesson Plans for Science Fiction Classics:
About Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card
Synopsis: Aliens have attacked earth twice
and almost destroyed the human species. To make sure humans win the next encounter, the
world government has taken to breeding military geniuses -- and then training them to the
arts of war ... The early training, not surprisingly, takes the form of "games"
... Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses; he wins all the games ... He is smart enough
to know that time is running out. But is he smart enough to save the planet?
This first book in the Ender's universe series won the Nebula and Hugo Awards for
science fiction writing. Ender's Game has been named on the Marine Corps
Professional Reading Program List.
Available editions: paperback ($6.99), hardcover, audio cassette (abridged), audio cassette (unabridged), audio CD, audio download.
Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game": A Study Guide from Gale's "Novels for Students"
This downloadable e-doc contains: plot summary; character analysis; author biography;
an overview of the novel's themes, style, and historical context; a survey of critical
opinion; excerpts from works of leading critics; study questions; suggestions for further
reading; and much more.
|Format: Acrobat Reader (PDF) |
|File Size: 2424K |
|Printable: Yes |
|Macintosh Compatible: OS 9.x or later |
|Windows Compatible: Yes |
|Digital: 32 pages|
Ender's Game Short Story
Ender's Game sprang originally from a short story published in the August 1977
edition of Analog Science Fiction magazine. This short story is available in Maps in a Mirror: the Short Story Fiction of
Orson Scott Card." For some reason, the Ender story is only in the
hardcover edition of this now out-of-print book. According to Publisher's Weekly:
"This hefty, definitive collection contains all of Card's short fiction except for
those in his common-theme book (The Folk
of the Fringe) and those few he says he wants to bury. Which still leaves 46 tales of
horror, fantasy, SF, philosophy and Mormon life."
Books for teaching Science Fiction writing by Orson Scott Card:
to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy
by Orson Scott Card
Characters and Viewpoint (Elements
of Fiction Writing) by: Orson
See the complete Elements of Fiction Writing
series of books, written by prominent science fiction authors