By Orson Scott Card
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards
In order to advance a safe protection opposed to a adversarial alien race's subsequent assault, executive organisations breed baby geniuses and educate them as infantrymen. an excellent younger boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives together with his style yet far-off mom and dad, his sadistic brother Peter, and the individual he loves greater than an individual else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine have been applicants for the soldier-training application yet didn't make the cut--young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting conflict university for rigorous army training.
Ender's talents make him a pacesetter in class and revered within the conflict Room, the place teenagers play at mock battles in 0 gravity. but starting to be up in a synthetic group of younger infantrymen Ender suffers vastly from isolation, contention from his friends, strain from the grownup lecturers, and an unsettling worry of the alien invaders. His mental battles contain loneliness, worry that he's changing into just like the merciless brother he recollects, and fanning the flames of devotion to his loved sister.
Is Ender the overall Earth wishes? yet Ender isn't the merely results of the genetic experiments. The warfare with the Buggers has been raging for 100 years, and the hunt for the proper basic has been underway for nearly as lengthy. Ender's older siblings are every piece as strange as he's, yet in very other ways. among the 3 of them lie the talents to remake a global. If, that's, the area survives.
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Reach was one of the UNSC’s largest industrial bases, ringed with high-orbit gun batteries, space docks, and a fleet of heavily-armed capital ships. On the planet’s surface were Marine and Navy Special Warfare training grounds, OCS schools, and between her underground facilities and the surface were three hundred meters of hardened steel and concrete. The room where she now stood could withstand a direct hit from an 80-megaton nuke. So why did she feel so vulnerable? Dr. Halsey knew what she had to do.
Dr. Halsey spotted John, subject Number 117, the first boy she had confirmed as a viable candidate. He wrinkled his forehead, confused, but he listened with rapt attention. ” The children stirred. Their handlers kept a firm grip on their shoulders. “This place will become your home,” Dr. Halsey said in as soothing a voice as she could muster. “Your fellow trainees will be your family now. The training will be difficult. ” Patriotic words, but they rang hollow in her ears. She had wanted to tell them the truth—but how could she?
John heard an owl hooting in the distance. He marched toward the sound. “Hey, owl,” he said when he was close. Sam stepped out from behind a tree and grinned. ” They walked around the circumference of the lake, gathering the rest of the children in the squad. John counted them to make sure: sixty-seven. “Let’s get the map pieces together,” Kelly suggested. “Good idea,” John said. “Sam, take three and scout the area. ” Sam picked Fhajad, James, and Linda and then the four of them took off into the brush.
Ender's Game (Ender, Book 1) by Orson Scott Card