Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Enders Game

Thanks to the great guys from the GFW Podcast, i was pointed to ENDERS GAME.
Normally, reading sci fi is not really on the top of my "wanted subject in a book" list.

The typical book in that genre is catered to a very specialized fan that most of the time, only reads sci fi and wants certain descriptions, character types and battle stuff.
So, although being a huge fan of sci fi television and movies, reading a book with that kind of sujet was always off to me.
BUT the recommendation from GFW and the low price point made me buy it and i started and finished it on the same day it arrived from amazon.

a quick summary taken from wikipedia

"It is set in Earth's future where mankind has barely survived two invasions by the "buggers", an insectoid alien race, and the International Fleet is preparing for war. In order to find and train the eventual commander for the anticipated third invasion, the world's most talented children, including the extraordinary Ender Wiggin, are taken into Battle School at a very young age."

And i really don't want to write more about the story.
Knowing nearly nothing helped to enjoy this book allot more i think.
Maybe because there is not REALLY much meat or maybe because the twist is easily spoiled by most of the sites.
In any case, the GREAT thing about this book is its style.
The author manages to write about space ships and technology without describing it too much,
without getting into lala- land territory.
Sci fi tends to be outdated very quickly but this book (written in 85) feels like it was written some days ago.

Enders Game is the first book of a whole series but i don't know at this point if i really want more.
It was a great experience and part of it was the mystery surrounding that universe.
Getting too much information could ruin it.

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