Re: Card Ender's books
- Reading by publication order is a good suggestion.
The trilogy starting with SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD is less heavy
on "action" and features more philosophical themes. It also features
whole new sets of characters, and a mature Ender. And far future
The SHADOW quartet largely focuses on "Battle school" characters and
their families. And is set on earth and near-earth space. More
concerned with politics. Ender is largely absent from the last three
However, Card has recently announced that that will be at least two
SHADOWS IN FLIGHT (working title) which is meant to pick up loose
threads from both series' and tie them together.
And ENDER IN EXILE (working title) which is a sequel of sorts to
SHADOW OF THE GIANT but features Ender again.
Some recent Card interviews:
- Definitely follow "Ender's Game" with "Speaker of the Dead". After
that, if you are more interested in happenings on Earth, go to the
Shadow series. If you are more interested in following Ender's saga
to the end, read "Xenocide" and "Children of the Mind". "Children of
the Mind" has some interesting ideas on the nature of the universe,
and heaven, ones that I think would be a bit controversial here.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Elizabeth Apgar Triano"
> Thanks guys!
> Start with Ender's Game and then what? And then decide where to go I
> guess, depending what parts I liked. It does sound like there are a few
> different story lines. Thanks Jim and Olaf for the clarifications.
> Elizabeth Apgar Triano
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