The Ender Quintet

The Ender Quintet opens with Orson Scott Card’s  award-winning novel ENDER’S GAME.  This beloved classic science fiction novel was the first of the “Ender Universe” novels to be written, and is the pivot point around which everything else revolves.

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games, at Earth’s elite military academy, the Battle School; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate.  Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an inscrutable alien that seeks to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast.

Ender’s Game is an international bestseller, read and loved by generations. It has been named one of the top ten science fiction novels of all time.

Ender’s story continues in SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD, Orson Scott Card’s award-winning sequel. Ender Wiggin has run far and fast, using the effects of near-light-speed travel to out-live his past and become nearly anonymous.  He is now the Speaker for the Dead, the author of The Hive Queen and The Hegemon,  and he has come to the planet Lusitania to tell the truth about a man’s life at his graveside.  But Lusitania is a very special place, the first planet humans have found that harbors an intelligent life-form, though it is very strange indeed.  And Ender has more reason than any other man to seek communication, and peace between humanity and the pequininos.

The story of Ender on Lusitania continues in the novels XENOCIDE and CHILDREN OF THE MIND.  These two books are really a single very long novel that tells the story of how the Starways Congress reacts to the discovery of the descolada on Lusitania, and how Ender and his children and allies might save the world. The descolada is a terrible, incurable disease that kills any human that it infects. It spreads like wildfire, and the Starways Congress knows that quarantines will always be broken.

ENDER IN EXILE is the story of Ender’s first voyage from Earth, and his first arrival on a former Formic colony world. in. In the confined world of the colony ship, Ender’s diplomatic and tactical genius are put to the test against an enemy he cannot kill.  This novel falls immediately after ENDER’S GAME in chronological sequence, but was written long after CHILDREN OF THE MIND, and the books of the Shadow series.  You can read it at any point after ENDER’S GAME.

 

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Ender's Game (Movie Tie-In) Boxed Set II
Ender's Game (Movie Tie-In) Boxed Set II

The Ender Quintet

Orson Scott Card

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Ender's Game (Movie Tie-In)
Ender's Game (Movie Tie-In)

The Ender Quintet

Orson Scott Card

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The worldwide bestseller, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, with featured cover art from the major motion picture starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield as Ender...

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Ender's Game
Ender's Game

The Ender Quintet

Orson Scott Card

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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula AwardsIn order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers....

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Children of the Mind
Children of the Mind

The Ender Quintet

Orson Scott Card

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The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos; a large colony of humans; and the Hive Queen, brought there by Ender. But once against the human race has grown fearful;...

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Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead

The Ender Quintet

Orson Scott Card

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In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War.Now, long years later, a...

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Xenocide
Xenocide

The Ender Quintet

Orson Scott Card

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The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the heart of a child named Gloriously Bright.On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen...

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Ender in Exile
Ender in Exile

The Ender Quintet

Orson Scott Card

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After twenty-three years, Orson Scott Card returns to his acclaimed best-selling series with the first true, direct sequel to the classic Ender's Game.In Ender’s...

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The Ender Quartet Boxed Set
The Ender Quartet Boxed Set

The Ender Quintet

Orson Scott Card

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This boxed set contains Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind.   Ender's GameWinner...

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    After twenty-three years, this is the first true, direct sequel to Ender's Game featuring Ender as a teenager.

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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Children of the Mind, book 4 in the Ender Quintet, narrated by Gabrielle De Cuir, John Rubinstein and cast. The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos, a large colony of humans, and the Hive Queen, who was brought there by Ender Wiggin. But now, once again, the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania.

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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Ender in Exile, narrated by Stefan Rudnicki and cast. Card returns to his best-selling sci-fi series with this new Ender novel. At the close of Ender's Game, Andrew Wiggin -- called Ender by everyone -- is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth.

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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's classic science fiction novel Ender's Game, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. This audiobook is narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison and cast.

  • Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Speaker for the Dead, the thrilling sequel to Ender's Game and winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. This full cast unabridged recording includes an original postscript written and recorded by the author.

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