So many things are going on that I haven’t had time to post anything in a while. I’m currently sitting in my office and just finished a conversation with a good friend of mine that lead me to want to post this.

I’ve never really been one to read lots of books unless I didn’t have much choice in the matter; a real problem for someone who wants to do research in the Computer Science field. When I was younger a teacher had me read a book named Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card. Apparently, all I needed was a book that could catch my interest. I read all three of the books that were out and available at the time. It was probably the first time I’ve searched out books to read on my own.

Since then, the total of books in the series had grown to eleven. There were four books that follow the main character and four that follow his second in command and a few around that. Apparently time flies when you’re having fun, because without even noticing that much time has past since I read eight of the books that I knew were available (probably about 3 years now), four more books have appeared in the saga (three published and one in the works). Also, a movie has been in the works for some time now. I hope it will finally get the push it deserves because I would really enjoy a book like that coming to life on the big screen. Its potential is almost limitless.

If you haven’t figured it out, I recommend these books to anyone who’s interested in sci-fi and adventure stories. Also, for any parents that have kids who say they don’t like to read; maybe they haven’t found the right set of books.

Here are the books in the Ender series ( from Wikipedia ):

Ordered by Publication date
1. Ender’s Game
2. Speaker for the Dead
3. Xenocide
4. Children of the Mind
5. Ender’s Shadow
6. Shadow of the Hegemon
7. Shadow Puppets
8. Shadow of the Giant
9. First Meetings
10. A War of Gifts: An Ender Story
11. Ender in Exile

Chronological order

1. “First Meetings”
2. Ender’s Game
3. A War of Gifts: An Ender Story (Parallel Novel to Ender’s Game as seen by Zeck)
4. Ender’s Shadow (Parallel Novel to Ender’s Game as seen by Bean)
5. Ender in Exile (This book begins at the end of Ender’s Game and ends at the beginning of the Speaker for the Dead)
6. Shadow of the Hegemon
7. Shadow Puppets
8. Shadow of the Giant
9. Speaker for the Dead
10. Xenocide
11. Children of the Mind

Here is a map that is also on the wikipedia site:



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