Interesting Readings - November

Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area.

For November, let's do another book-movie combo! Orson Scott Card's ENDER'S GAME is coming to theatres on 11/1, and we can see it as a group before the normal Interesting Readings book meetup.

Via Amazon.com:
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut--young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers, Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. 

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If the world survives, that is.

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

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  • Christopher S.

    I enjoyed the conversations. Scott and Randi made several good observations on Enders game and on World war Z.

    November 17, 2013

  • Randy B.

    Great discussion of a very good book!

    November 14, 2013

  • Dawn

    Ender's Game is the best! Good discussion.

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • Jill D

    great conversation!

    2 · November 14, 2013

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