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Ender's World

Next year, Smart Pop Books will be publishing an anthology of Ender’s Game articles edited by Orson Scott Card. The nice folks over at Smart Pop have sent over a press release revealing the contributor names and giving fans a better idea of what the book will be about.

The book is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and is set for release April 2, 2013.


Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is a science fiction classic that has won not only Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards since its 1985 publication, but also the love of generations of readers. Now Card has teamed up with Smart Pop to produce Ender’s World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender’s Game, a collection of science fiction, fantasy, and YA writers, along with military strategists, offering new insight into Ender’s Game and other stories in the Ender chronology. Edited and with brand new content by Card himself, it’s the perfect book at the perfect time for old fans and new readers alike to (re)enter the world of Ender’s Game in preparation for the November 2013 film adaptation.

In Ender’s World, Card answers some of readers’ biggest questions, from What qualities did the Battle School tests look for? to If you could go back and re-write Ender’s Game, what would you change?

In addition, contributors who are also Ender’s Game fans present a spectrum of thoughtful, illuminating pieces and analyses: military strategists Colonel Tom Ruby and John F. Schmitt offer insights into (and from) the human–formic war; Aaron Johnston, coauthor of Card’s Formic Wars prequel novels, explains why Ender is a short Clint Eastwood; Grammy-nominated songwriter Janis Ian argues that, in the Ender universe, size matters; Matt Nix, creator and executive producer of Burn Notice, uses Ender’s Game as an often humorous guide to life, from angsty teenagerhood to the present; New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman remembers the first time he read Ender’s Game, and offers a meditation on the book’s biggest moral questions.

The full list of contributors:

  • Hilari Bell
  • John Brown
  • Mette Ivie Harrison
  • Janis Ian
  • Aaron W. Johnston
  • Alethea Kontis
  • Mary Tobinette Kowal
  • David Lubar and Allison S. Meyers
  • Matt Nix
  • Colonel Tom Ruby
  • John F. Schmitt
  • Eric James Stone
  • Neal Shusterman
  • Ken Scholes

With its variety of themes and viewpoints, Ender’s World intrigues, entertains, and provokes readers to further consider Ender’s Game’s influence on the science fiction genre, its commentary on society, and its place in literature.

Source: Smart Pop Books


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