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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 in Exile
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Ender in Exile

The Ender Quintet (Volume 5)
Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge

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 Game, the world's...

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Children of the Mind

The Ender Quintet (Volume 4)
Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge

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; the...

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Xenocide

The Ender Quintet (Volume 3)
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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Speaker for the Dead

The Ender Quintet (Volume 2)
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 second...

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Ender's Game
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Ender's Game

The Ender Quintet (Volume 1)
Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge

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THE HUGO AND NEBULA AWARD WINNING NOVEL

Orson Scott Card's beloved classic Ender's Game is now a major motion picture.

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks...

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Ender's Game Boxed Set

The Ender Quintet
Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge

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Ender's Game Trade Paperback Boxed Set
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Ender's Game Trade Paperback Boxed Set

The Ender Quintet
Orson Scott Card
Tor/Forge

The worldwide bestseller, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card comes to the screen at last in a major motion picture event in November 2013. Starring Hugo's Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, and...

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Ender's Game Boxed Set II

The Ender Quintet
Orson Scott Card
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Speaker for the Dead

Ender in Exile

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The Ender Quintet
Orson Scott Card
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Ender's Game Boxed Set I

The Ender Quintet
Orson Scott Card
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This boxed set includes: Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon

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The Ender Quintet
Orson Scott Card
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This set contains Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, and Ender in Exile.

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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.

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Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card--Audiobook Excerpt

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.

About the author

Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction novel Ender's Game and its many sequels that expand the Ender Universe into the far future and the near past. Those books are organized into the Ender Quintet, the five books that chronicle the life of Ender Wiggin; the Shadow Series, that follows on the novel Ender's Shadow and are set on Earth; and the Formic Wars series, written with co-author Aaron Johnston, that tells of the terrible first contact between humans and the alien "Buggers." Card has been a working writer since the 1970s. Beginning with dozens of plays and musical comedies produced in the 1960s and 70s, Card's first published fiction appeared in 1977 -- the short story "Gert Fram" in the July issue of The Ensign, and the novelette version of "Ender's Game" in the August issue of Analog. The novel-length version of Ender's Game, published in 1984 and continuously in print since then, became the basis of the 2013 film, starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin. Card was born in Washington state, and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he runs occasional writers' workshops and directs plays. He frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia University.
He is the author many sf and fantasy novels, including the American frontier fantasy series "The Tales of Alvin Maker" (beginning with Seventh Son), There are also stand-alone science fiction and fantasy novels like Pastwatch and Hart's Hope. He has collaborated with his daughter Emily Card on a manga series, Laddertop. He has also written contemporary thrillers like Empire and historical novels like the monumental Saints and the religious novels Sarah and Rachel and Leah. Card's recent work includes the Mithermages books (Lost Gate, Gate Thief), contemporary magical fantasy for readers both young and old. Card lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, He and Kristine are the parents of five children and several grandchildren.

Terry Manier