‘Ender’s World’ hit shelves today! For those who are unfamiliar, ‘Ender’s World,’ edited by Orson Scott Card, is a collection of essays about ‘Ender’s Game’ by various people in science fiction and other fields. EnderSpeaker did an amazing indepth review on it, here. Another staff member did a shorter review, here.
In my personal reading of the book, I too found the book enjoyable. The essays themselves are wonderfully written, mainly because they were written by a diverse group of fans. Each essay dives deeper into the creation of ‘Ender’s Game’ and offers insight into the world of writing and Ender’s universe.
I think ‘Ender’s World’ would make a strong addition to any ‘Ender’s Game’ collection. Long time fans of the Enderverse will enjoy “fresh perspectives” on ‘Ender’s Game,’ as well as Card’s answers to some popular questions. ‘Ender’s World’ would also make a great addition for classrooms and book clubs. Each essay would work well to guide a discussion of the original science fiction classic. Although ‘Ender’s Game’ is part of my everyday discussion on this website, I was most surprised at some of the theses.
I only have two complaints about the ‘Ender’s World.’ Firstly, I wish Card has spent more time answering questions. Sometimes he lets his wit speak, rather than give a full answer, which is a tad disappointing. Secondly, while I like the cover, I would have preferred the original battle school design from Steve Sywak and Darian Robbins. All in all, the many unique views on ‘Ender’s Game’ make this piece suitable for all demographics. I would recommend this book to everyone who has read ‘Ender’s Game’ and to those people who will be leading discussions on the novel. Card’s Q&A with fans make this a must buy, because everyone wants to know how he feels about Apple ripping off his desk design!
FTC: This book was sent to me for review by Smart Pop. All opinions are my own.
You can order ‘Ender’s World’ here.
Finally, I’d like to note the acknowledgements of this book!
It’s pretty amazing that we’ve been mentioned in the back of the book, along with a few of our staff members (@EnderSpeaker and Elizabeth Spencer!)