Enders Game

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Author: Orson Scott Card

Title: Enders Game

Genre: Sci Fi

Publication Date:  Jan 1985

Number of Pages: 352

Geographical Setting: Earth

Time Period: the future

Series: N/A

Plot Summary: Ender has been playing simulated war games for years and believes he is just playing another game. Little does he know that this time the game is real. The battle

 Subject Headings: Science Fiction, other worlds, Aliens

Appeal: atmospheric, action-oriented, detailed setting, well-crafted, cinematic, violent, intriguing, suspenseful, hopeful, dangerous

3 terms that best describe this book:

Dramatic, well developed, layered

Similar Authors and Works:

3 Relevant Non-Fiction Works and Authors

1.         From Sun Tzu to Xbox: war and video games – by Ed Halter

Although non-fiction I found this book to be appropriate just from the gaming perspective. This is a book about the history and the relationship between games and military culture. It looks into the beginning of gaming from ancient times until the present.

2.         Operation dark heart: spycraft and special ops on the front lines of Afghanistan–and the path to victory – by Anthony Shaffer

This book again discusses cutting edge technology and how it was utilized during  the war in Afghanistan.

3.         Class 11: inside the CIA’s first post-9/11 spy class – by T.J. Waters

This book offers a sneak peek into the CIA’s training classes provided after September 11th. This was one of the most secretly guarded programs in the United States and this book gives the reader an inside view.

3 Relevant Fiction Works and Authors

1.         The War of the Worlds-H.G. Wells

This is a classic book that involves the earth being invaded by Martians in 1894. This is the opposite of Enders Game where the character is unknowingly going to war with the aliens. The movie can also viewed preferably after reading the book.

2.         Dune- Frank Herbert

Paul Atreides discovers that he is the heir or Muad’Dib and is overthrown and cast into the desert to die. He joins a group called the Fremen and they begin to fight for what is rightfully his. This book is also a classic.

3.         Marsbound- Joe Hasldeman

A rebellious young girl decides to take a trip into the Martian wilderness and is almost killed. She is then rescued a a creature that if foreign to her.

 

Name: Juanita Fisher

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