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  Mara Jade Skywalker
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Not sure if anyone has heard of the movie that will be starring Harrison Ford, among others. Ender's Game was a novel written by Orson Scott Card in 1985, and the series has continued to the present, with Card still writing novels within the saga.

The premise of the story is something similar to Halo. Earth was attacked by an alien invasion force and barely survived. In the 70-80 years since, Earth's International Fleet has been prepping for a rematch. One of their tactics is to pull the smartest children from Earth's population and send them to Battle School at the age of 6, where they are trained to lead forces into space combat. During this time, they are primarily looking for a genius of geniuses to one day save the human race and defeat the alien forces for good. Ender Wiggin is the brilliant mind they've been looking for, and the novel follows his story.

I don't have much time to read these days, so I was happy to note that our library has the entire series, save one novel, on audio. I recently picked up Ender's Game, the first novel in the series, and have been greatly enjoying it. Can't wait to listen to the entire series. Hopefully I can finish up before the movie releases next year. Smile

I'm also happy to note that Harrison Ford is playing Lieutenant Graff, one of my already favorite characters. Anyone else ever dabbled in this series, or are perhaps interested in the film?
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Never hear of is until now but it sounds like it's going to be a pretty awesome film. Can't wait for it to be released, I'm already off to look it up on IMDB. Smile
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I read Ender's Game two years ago and was amazed. I absolutely can't wait for the film, but I'm also worried it won't stay true to the source material. Ford's performance will be phenomenal regardless.

Oh, and once you finish the book, you should probably dive right into Speaker for the Dead, it's original sequel before Card started writing books that took place before that and after the original book. The third book, Xenocide is very lackluster though, and I haven't started on Children of the Mind yet.
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Never heard of Ender's Game, but now it sparked my interest.


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I know of it, though I haven't been able to read it just yet. Still, they named the main character Wiggin?
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Is that a British term we should be embarrassed about? It's only his last name, only occasionally mentioned. His name is Ender.
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I've been trying to get my sister to read it ever since I finished it, and one of her classes is assigning her to read it... Twisted Evil

Life: Yes, his last name is Wiggin. Andrew Wiggin, and his nickname is Ender.
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It's not a British term to be embarrassed about. It's just ... not very enigmatic for a hero of a series. I have a thing for cool-sounding names. Indiana Jones. Luke Skywalker. Ender Wiggin? Sure, Ender's good, but ...
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Well, you know...I think it's supposed to be unassuming and all that.

@Joe: Almost finished with Ender's Game, and have Speaker for the Dead waiting in the wings. Smile

Edit: I would also like to point out that the original Ender's Game short story was published in 1977. Cool
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Loved the book. Rereading it. Can't wait for the film. Who's ford playing? I would assume Graff
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Took me only two days to finish reading it, now reading ender's shadow.
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Wow, it sounds as if this Ender's Game is a really good book. Maybe I should try it someday... *opening new tab on eBay*
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So has anyone else seen the movie yet? It was amazing. Casting was a complete success. My only criticism is that they sort of left the book behind at some points and that they never once called them buggers in the movie, only formics, which didn't even make sense because in the book the buggers were never called formics. But all in all, good film, I would recommend it.
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