Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

First off I’d like to take this opportunity to mention something that has irritated me for years.

Ahhem…

Why are science fiction and fantasy always grouped together?

They are not the same.

The end.

This book is science fiction but please don’t run away yet, I have a sci fi theory. Sci fi, has it’s good, it’s bad and it’s ugly when it comes to books, just like every other genre, it’s just that people have a low tolerance for the bad and the ugly when it involves  science fiction and write the whole lot off. So here is my advice – do what I do, only read the ones people recommend. You get rid of just about all of the bad and the ugly and will hopefully end up with a book you may not otherwise have looked twice at that falls firmly into the good category.

P.S. Also never judge a science fiction book by it’s cover, I just finished this book and I’m not really sure what the deal is with the picture, please ignore it.

Would I recommend it? Yes. It was recommend to me, so following my own advice, I read it. I got sucked in, stayed up too late reading and by the end my head was reeling and I told John he needed to start it immediately.

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5 comments on “Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

  1. Jenny says:

    That cover is a turn off for me! I don’t read any Sci Fi do you have a favorite?

    • Jessie says:

      I don’t read a lot of it, this is certainly one of the best I have read. The cover is definitely awful but the book has far more to do with people, than it does with large creepy looking spaceships and odd lights on something that looks like a giant football field with a planet for a goalpost.

  2. Erica says:

    I love Ender’s Game, but even better than that is it’s sequel Speaker for the Dead. It is imperative that Ender’s Game is read first, but all the other books (so Eric says) are not really worth the time.
    My other favorite Science Fiction: Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke and Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin.

    • Jessie says:

      Good to know I’ll have to get Speaker for the Dead and pretend the rest don’t exist! I feel like I have read Lathe of Heaven but in typical me fashion its pretty foggy in my memory… Childhood’s End I haven’t checked out yet, thanks for all the suggestions!

      • Erica says:

        You’re very welcome! I was more into Fantasy lit, but when I met Eric he got me to like Clarke. I already liked LeGuin. I think Sci Fi and Fantasy cover artists must never read the books they illustrate. The stuff on the cover is always so random!

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