Title Profile & Character Information

Ender's Game

Annotation
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut - young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle Schoolfor rigorous military training.

Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender's Gameis the winner of the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.


Characters
NameWiggin, Andrew "Ender"
GenderMale
TraitGenetically engineered

NameWiggin, Peter
GenderMale

NameWiggin, Valentine
GenderFemale

GenreScience fiction
    --Military
    --Alien invasion, Space invaders
Psychological
Fiction
TopicsRivalry
Social isolation
Loneliness
Military training
Brothers and sisters
Genetic engineering
Alien invasion
SettingEarth
Battle School
Orbital military training facility


Series
  The Ender Saga
1Ender's game
2Speaker for the dead
3Xenocide
4Children of the mind
5Ender's shadow
6Shadow of the Hegemon
7Shadow puppets
8Shadow of the Giant
9A war of gifts
  Ender Saga (publication date order)
1Ender's game
2Speaker for the dead
3Xenocide
4Children of the mind
5Ender's shadow
6Shadow of the Hegemon
7Shadow puppets
8Shadow of the Giant
9A war of gifts
10Ender in exile