Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Synopsis: Aliens have attacked Earth twice and almost destroyed the human spiecies. To make sure that humans win the next encounter, the world government has taken to breeding military geniuses- and training them in the arts of war... The early training, not surprisingly, takes the form of 'games'... Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses; he wins all the games... He is smart enough to know that time is running out. But is he smart enough to save the planet?

My Thoughts: Things are a little confusing at the start, but start to clear up the further along you go. I found this book to be really futuristic and it takes a second of thinking to figure out what some things are refering to. Overall, I thought it was interesting. I usually don't read science fiction or things with aliens and such, but this one wasn't a waste of time.


maureen said...

not so futuristic now...The military took a leaf out of Cards book and developed 'games' just like the gravity one to train soldiers...in command technique and video 'games' to assess psycological profile.

It is still a great read!


Tawnni Jensen said...

Well you know what they say, fact is stranger than fiction.