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Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet) av Orson…
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Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet) (urspr publ 1977; utgåvan 1994)

av Orson Scott Card

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För att utveckla ett säkert försvar mot en attack från en fientlig, utomjordisk ras, föder staten upp barngenier och tränar dem till soldater. En lysande ung kille, Andrew »Ender« Wiggin, bor med sina snälla men distanserade föräldrar, sin sadistiske bror Peter och sin älskade syster Valentine.
Ender blir den i familjen Wiggin som värvas till stridsskolan, för rigorös militär utbildning. Enders förmågor skänker honom respekt och gör honom till en ledare i skolan. Samtidigt plågas han av känslor av ensamhet, rivalitet, press från de vuxna lärarna och rädsla för de invaderande utomjordingarna.
Är Ender den general jorden behöver? Kriget har rasat i hundra år, och jakten på den perfekta generalen har pågått nästan lika länge. Enders två äldre syskon är precis lika speciella som han, men på olika sätt. Tillsammans har de tre de förmågor som krävs för att bygga upp en ny värld.
Om världen överlever, vill säga...

ORSON SCOTT CARD [född 1951 i USA] är den enda författare som vunnit science fiction-genrens två största priser, Hugo och Nebula, två år i rad. Enders spel är en av de senaste decenniernas mest populära science fiction- böcker. Filmversionen av Enders spel håller just nu på att spelas in, och går upp på biograferna i november 2013.

# 33 på Goodreads lista över »Tidernas bästa böcker«

Vinnare av science fiction-genrens två största priser, Hugo och Nebula, i kategorin »Årets bästa roman«


»Gripande, spännande« THE GUARDIAN

»En otroligt mäktig roman som är något av det allra bästa genren har åstadkommit.« THOMAS M. WAGNER, SF REVIEWS

»En av de riktigt stora science fiction-romanerna.« BOOKLIST [Publit]
… (mer)
Medlem:nvellis01
Titel:Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
Författare:Orson Scott Card
Info:Tor Science Fiction (1994), Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:*****
Taggar:Ingen/inga

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Enders spel av Orson Scott Card (1977)

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Well that was really quite good and i'm also very happy that i'm not entirely depressed :lol. Or to put it another way this could have ended a lot darker i was absolutely convinced Peter was going to murder Valentine at some point. Of course your happiness may vary ;) .

I saw the film before this and i can see why they made the changes they did however the film is a decent-enough YA coming of age drama... the book really isn't.

When adapting they could have focused on the child soldier, sociapath or political angles all of which would have made more sense now than when the book was written. Or the problem of understanding or the good and evil aspects inherent in sentient life.. and most of these are in the film a bit but still the main thing is just a YA drama.

The writing isn't high-brow literature but the many themes give you a lot to think about. And the long denouement worked far better than i expected.

Also i understand there are a number of sequels but don't worry about that this book has a very complete story.. can't imagine where the sequels could go from here.

Recommended even if you've seen the film, its remarkably close to the film in plot and yet so far from it in depth. ( )
  wreade1872 | Nov 28, 2021 |
Aw, I was all happy and then I got back on GoodReads and saw--OF COURSE it's a quintet! I mean, there were a few pages where I thought there was no way it didn't have a sequel, but then it wound down so nicely.

Anyway, much as I enjoyed this book, I think I'll let the story end there.

And I did really like this book. It's one of those ones where, even though I saw most of the main twists coming, I was still enjoying myself, enjoying the journey there. Big difference from the book that shall not be named that I read a couple weeks ago! The writing was straightforward, I got very caught up in Ender and Valentine's stories, and I liked the framing device of Graff's discussions about Ender's progress.

I think I'm going to compare this book to the movie Looper. Don't want to pick at it too much or the whole thing will unravel, but it's still a fun read. If you're reading this you probably know I've been on an extended Star Trek kick, and I really felt like this was a good balance of that. There are similar ideas--the futuristic things that did, actually, come to be (communicators/flip phones and tables/tablets), the attempts to unify the world into a cooperative whole--and it was a good mental exercise to see how they diverged. I like this kind of book because it's only subtly dystopian: so much of the background politics you could actually imagine taking place.

Ender's psychology was really well developed, too, I felt. The subtle ways that Ender's teachers separated him from the group rang very true. They're the kind of things that people might do well-meaningly, without realizing that they're setting someone apart. It was a little hard to imagine a six year old as a tactical genius, but then, he was a genius--that was kind of the point. I feel like the Hunger Games owes a lot to this book for bringing up the idea that children can react to very dark situations. Obviously I don't know if there were others that came first or after, but you get the point.

I have a few obvious complaints that probably come from the fact that...okay, Audrey is licking my fingers while I'm typing...sorry about that...from the fact that the book was written in the 70s. I was glad to see a little diversity, but it felt very token-ish. The only time it felt like the diversity might really mean something to the book was when religion was involved, when it was expressed despite the fact that it was suppressed--so Alai, in particular, felt very meaningful until he was just shuffled into the background as another face in the crowd. Oh, and let's not forget the fact that there are a grand total of two women in this book and they are the only ones whose emotions are viewed as a weakness rather than, as in Ender's case, an asset. Double standards, much? The fact that empathy is so valuable to Ender just makes the gender inequality especially frustrating: by Card's own rules, girls should have more of a presence than they do.

Overall, though, I enjoyed this book. I loved the idea behind the aliens--it's not a concept I've ever heard of before, which is kind of mind blowing these days. I found the plot's main twist intriguing, even if I had a good idea of what it would be by about forty pages in, and that, as I mentioned above, is really something. A good story can pull you in even if it's not entirely unexpected, and that's what this book did. Would definitely recommend to people interested in lighter sci-fi.

Quote Roundup

35) "It isn't the world at stake, Ender. Just us. Just humankind. As far as the rest of the biosphere is concerned, we could be wiped out and it would adjust, it would get on with the next step in evolution. But humanity doesn't want to die. As a species, we have evolved to survive."

I'd actually been thinking about this a bit, since I recently finally watched Intersteller. Gol dangit, Audrey's licking my fingers again. I had salsa in my dinner--how isn't she burning her little tongue? Anyway, I've been thinking about the fact that humans can adapt quickly rather than having to wait around for evolution to kick in. Every species evolves to survive, that's essentially the definition of evolution. But we've evolved to adapt ourselves and our environment to almost anything. It's kind of mind boggling how it worked out, that we could evolve to the point where we can think of ourselves, think of concepts like the fact that the ability to think about ourselves is so unique as far as we know (but how could it possibly be in the whole vastness of space?), while creating writing that doesn't physically exist to convey words, which don't mean anything on their own unless people agree on them, to share weird ideas on a machine that would absolutely stump most people even twenty years ago. ...

Okay, so there's this Bloom County comic strip I think of surprisingly often, though I can't find it for the life of me. Oliver, the genius, is up on the roof stargazing, contemplating the sheer size of the universe, working himself up as he feels smaller and smaller while also feeling bigger and bigger. The last panel shows him seated in the well-lighted room, glass of milk in front of him and a cookie stuffed in his mouth as he explains to the readers that the infinite is best contemplated in a kitchen with a cookie. Sometimes you just gotta stop yourself. So yeah, that's me stopping myself before I dizzy myself too much with existential wallowing. Because you can totally wallow in dizzying existentialism.


132) She had never seen him show such weakness. You're so clever, Peter. You saved your weakness so you could use it to move me now. And yet it did move her. Because if it were true, even partly true, then Peter was not a monster, and so she could satisfy her Peter-like love of power without fear of becoming monstrous herself. She knew that Peter was calculating even now, but she believed that under the calculations he was telling the truth. It had been hidden layers deep, but he had probed her until he found her trust.

Wow. There's so much going on here, and it really impresses me that Card can capture all of that conflicting feeling in one person: wanting to be believe but not wanting to be tricked; wanting to be like someone you hate, but not wanting to be them; being cynical while being relieved; being manipulated but actually wanting it for the excuse it provides. Peter is terrifying...but so, in these moments, is Valentine.

284) The only girl in Ender's program becomes the only person to suffer an emotional breakdown. Ugh. It would have made just as much sense if it was Dink. ( )
  books-n-pickles | Oct 29, 2021 |
I'd put off reading this for a very long time because I cannot stand the author's offline homophobic rants. But at the insistence by my girlfriend that it's a really good book and that I'd enjoy it, I finally gave in... and I loved it. The story was engrossing and the only time that I felt it slowed down were the parts with Valentine and Peter. I'm moving on to Ender In Exile after this, as that is touted as the true direct sequel, and then probably on to Ender's Shadow after that. I've read that the later books in the series are more philosophical in nature; seeing as how I don't agree with the author's philosophy I might skip those. ( )
  KrakenTamer | Oct 23, 2021 |
More boring than I had expected. A lot of military strategy and less visions of a dystopic future than I might like. ( )
  mayalekach | Sep 25, 2021 |
Reminds me of 1984 and, Mr. Card, that is not a compliment.

That is not to say that this doesn't have potential. It also raises some very good questions, philosophical views, political commentaries, etc. But it was subtly disturbing in a way that I can't quite put my finger on. Perhaps because there was no hope. That doesn't mean that life has to be butterflies and unicorns. But, even in the darkest books and movies that I have ever seen (and liked, obviously), there was a glimmer of hope. Gone With the Wind is a terrible book, full of terrible things that happen to both good and bad people. Yet there is hope in people like Mellie and places like Tara. This didn't really offer that to me. And WHAT a message to end on...

I'd like to be a fly on the wall of various days of Mr. Card's life and, hopefully, begin to understand him as a writer. That might help me to make sense of this book. I respect him as an author in a tough world but ... I'm not quite sure it's the classic people tell me it is.

So, it's a quality piece of work. But it didn't add anything to my life. And I refuse to let it take anything away. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
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I am aware that this sounds like the synopsis of a grade Z, made-for-television, science-fiction-rip-off movie. But Mr. Card has shaped this unpromising material into an affecting novel full of surprises that seem inevitable once they are explained. The key, of course, is Ender Wiggin himself. Mr. Card never makes the mistake of patronizing or sentimentalizing his hero.
 

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And then a worse fear, that he was a killer, only better at it than Peter ever was; that it was this very trait that pleased the teachers.
Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.
-- Valentine Wiggin
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För att utveckla ett säkert försvar mot en attack från en fientlig, utomjordisk ras, föder staten upp barngenier och tränar dem till soldater. En lysande ung kille, Andrew »Ender« Wiggin, bor med sina snälla men distanserade föräldrar, sin sadistiske bror Peter och sin älskade syster Valentine.
Ender blir den i familjen Wiggin som värvas till stridsskolan, för rigorös militär utbildning. Enders förmågor skänker honom respekt och gör honom till en ledare i skolan. Samtidigt plågas han av känslor av ensamhet, rivalitet, press från de vuxna lärarna och rädsla för de invaderande utomjordingarna.
Är Ender den general jorden behöver? Kriget har rasat i hundra år, och jakten på den perfekta generalen har pågått nästan lika länge. Enders två äldre syskon är precis lika speciella som han, men på olika sätt. Tillsammans har de tre de förmågor som krävs för att bygga upp en ny värld.
Om världen överlever, vill säga...

ORSON SCOTT CARD [född 1951 i USA] är den enda författare som vunnit science fiction-genrens två största priser, Hugo och Nebula, två år i rad. Enders spel är en av de senaste decenniernas mest populära science fiction- böcker. Filmversionen av Enders spel håller just nu på att spelas in, och går upp på biograferna i november 2013.

# 33 på Goodreads lista över »Tidernas bästa böcker«

Vinnare av science fiction-genrens två största priser, Hugo och Nebula, i kategorin »Årets bästa roman«


»Gripande, spännande« THE GUARDIAN

»En otroligt mäktig roman som är något av det allra bästa genren har åstadkommit.« THOMAS M. WAGNER, SF REVIEWS

»En av de riktigt stora science fiction-romanerna.« BOOKLIST [Publit]

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