Attention Ender fans! We finally have new details about the Ender’s World anthology, including some of the fan questions Orson Scott Card hand-picked to answer and the full list of contributors! The book, published by Smart Pop, hits shelves April 2, 2013. Pre-order it on Amazon here. For more information, read below.
Card has teamed up with Smart Pop to produce Ender’s World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender’s Game, a collection of science fiction, fantasy, and YA writers, along with military strategists, offering new insight into Ender’s Game and other stories in the Ender chronology. Edited and with brand new content by Card himself, it’s the perfect book at the perfect time for old fans and new readers alike to (re)enter the world of Ender’s Game in preparation for the November 2013 film adaptation.
In Ender’s World, Card answers some of readers’ biggest questions, from What qualities did the Battle School tests look for? to If you could go back and re-write Ender’s Game, what would you change?
In addition, contributors who are also Ender’s Game fans present a spectrum of thoughtful, illuminating pieces and analyses: military strategists Colonel Tom Ruby and John F. Schmitt offer insights into (and from) the human–formic war; Aaron Johnston, coauthor of Card’s Formic Wars prequel novels, explains why Ender is a short Clint Eastwood; Grammy-nominated songwriter Janis Ian argues that, in the Ender universe, size matters; Matt Nix, creator and executive producer of Burn Notice, uses Ender’s Game as an often humorous guide to life, from angsty teenagerhood to the present; New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman remembers the first time he read Ender’s Game, and offers a meditation on the book’s biggest moral questions.
Here’s the full list of contributors to Ender’s World:
Mette Ivie Harrison
Aaron W. Johnston
Mary Tobinette Kowal
David Lubar and
Allison S. Meyers
Colonel Tom Ruby
John F. Schmitt
Eric James Stone
Who’s essay are you most excited to read? Tell us in the comments!