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13 January 2013

Ender's World

Card, Orson Scott. Ender's World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender's Game. Smart Pop, 2013.

Ender's World is a compilation of essays written by people (authors, military officers, teachers) who have been influenced by the book Ender's Game. The essays cover a wide range of topics and are interspersed with questions to Card as well as his answers.

I enjoyed this book - not as much as Ender's Game, to be sure - but it was fun to read other Ender's Game geeks' opinions and thoughts concerning the book and the themes it presents. I'm glad I was able to read this essay collection, and I look forward to the next installment in the Enderverse.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley for the purposes of review.

PS - Each essay author mentioned his/her first reading of Ender's Game. I first read it on recommendation from my little sister. I was on Christmas break during my freshman year of college. I remember devouring Ender's Game, then returning to savor it many times since. I am glad to say that I have passed this love of all things Ender on to my former students, friends, and fiancee, too.

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