A rare and highly sought after edition, and one of only 1,100 copies. A beautiful leather bound heirloom with high quality binding and 22kt gold accents. Silk ribbon marker. This edition is from the Masterpieces of Science Fiction series and has been personally signed by Orson Scott Card with a bold red pen on a special title page.
Easton Press. Norwalk, CT. 1993. Orson Scott Card "Ender's Game" Signed Limited Edition. Leather Bound Collector's Edition. Luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. Introduction by George Slusser. Illustrated by Walter Velez. Very Fine without any flaws. 226 pages.
Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951) is an American author, critic, public speaker, essayist, columnist, and political activist. He writes in several genres but is known best for science fiction. His novel Ender's Game (1985) and its sequel Speaker for the Dead (1986) both won Hugo and Nebula Awards, making Card the only author to win both science fiction's top U.S. prizes in consecutive years. He is also a practicing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a political and social commentator whose opinions, including opposition to same-sex marriage, have drawn controversy.
A film adaptation of Ender's Game is currently in development, and is set for release on 1 November 2013. Card is co-producing the film.
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, that is, the world survives.