Mazer Rackham. Creative Director Orson Scott Card. Written by Christopher Yost. Art and Cover by Pasqual Ferry. The stunning conclusion to Orson Scott Card's award-winning classic sci-fi novel!
Ender and his jeesh are being pushed to the breaking point by Mazer Rackham, the only man ever to defeat the Formics. But as the Third Invasion approaches, the games are getting more intense by the day. Can Ender win? And who is he really playing against? His teachers? Or someone else? The final game ends here. Dollar Bin Codeword. Date This week Last week Past month 2 months 3 months 6 months 1 year 2 years Pre Pre Pre Pre Pre s s s s s s Search Advanced.
Issue 1. Enders Game Command School Marvel 1. Published Nov by Marvel. Ender's brother Peter and his sister Valentine also wore this monitor, although neither was selected, nor did they have it for as long as Ender, and Peter will never forgive Ender for this. Peter hates Ender, and even when the monitor is taken out it does nothing to decrease Peter's anger.
The same is true of Ender's schoolmates, and he is forced into brutally beating the leader of a gang of bullies in order to protect himself. Ender leaves behind Valentine, who loves him, in order to help save the world from the buggers. Battle School is located on a ship far from earth. On the flight there Ender demonstrates his ability to brilliantly visualize gravitational effects, and Graff begins to isolate him from his fellow classmates. Ender lives with the new recruits, called Launchies.
He makes a few friends among the recruits and ends his isolation, although his brilliance will never cease causing resentment. Inside the battleroom, Ender figures out how to maneuver in null gravity, along with another recruit named Alai. Ender and Alai become friends, and this helps Ender fit in with the rest of the group. Ender manages to get farther in one of the computer games, called the mind game, than anyone ever had before him, and although he does not know, the military commanders take notice.
Ender is abruptly promoted to Salamander Army. There Ender is befriended by Petra Arkanian, the only girl in the army. The army commander, Bonzo Madrid, does not like Ender and does not want him around. Ender practices with Petra and begins to teach his launch group what he knows.
Ender helps the army by disobeying Bonzo, who hates Ender, but fortunately Ender is traded to Rat Army. Ender is put in Dink Meeker's platoon. Dink is an excellent toon leader, and Ender does well in battles. He continues teaching his Launchies, even though this causes resentment among other soldiers. Ender gets into a fight and he hurts four older boys who attack him. After the battle, Ender is confused because there is a celebration in the room, and no one is angry with him for his actions. Only then does Rackham tell Ender that the simulations in Command School were actual battles with the Buggers, and that he just led Earth's fleet to victory against the Bugger army.
Realizing he caused the destruction of a planet, the genocide of an entire species and the death of numerous pilots in Earth's fleet, Ender becomes despondent and falls into a deep, depressive sleep. Now that the Buggers have been destroyed, a league war, instigated by years of political essays by Locke and Demosthenes, breaks out on Earth and at command headquarters on Eros.
A treaty proposed by Peter under the alias of Locke quickly ends the war. Though he is still a teenager, Peter gains incredible political power, and his age ceases to become a concern. Many people, not knowing the real Peter, view him as a great architect of peace. Ender comes out of his depressive sleep state only after his friends and the squadron leaders he commands visit him. They tell him about the league war.
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Ender views video recordings of Graff's courtroom trial, where Graff is acquitted of war crimes against the Buggers. While watching the videos, Ender learns that Bonzo and Stilson both died from the injuries that Ender inflicted on them. Ender waits on Eros to see if he can return home to Earth. The deaths of Bonzo and Stilson weigh heavily on him. Valentine travels to Eros and tells Ender that he can never return to Earth, as he would be under Peter's control. She asks that he go with her to colonize an abandoned Bugger planet, instead.
Ender agrees, becoming the governor of the first human colony in space. While scouting the planet, Ender discovers an area, constructed by the Buggers, that replicates scenes from a key fantasy game he played during Battle School. Ender explores the area and finds a pupa of a Bugger queen, who communicates with him through a psychic connection. Ender realizes the dreams he had during Command School were from the Buggers trying to communicate with him. With images, the queen tells Ender that the Buggers thought they were the only thinking beings in the universe, and when they understood that humans were sentient, they did not return to Earth.
She asks Ender to help find her a place nearby to hatch, but he refuses, knowing that other humans would kill her. He vows to find a planet where she can hatch in safety and give birth to her children. He also tells her that he will tell her story so that humans can learn to forgive her species the same way Buggers forgave him for killing them. Without revealing that there is still a living Bugger queen, Ender, under the pseudonym of "Speaker for the Dead," writes the hive-queen's story. It includes the history of the Buggers, and the fact that they did not mean to hurt humans.
Peter, now Hegemon a political leader of Earth , reads the story and recognizes Ender's writing. He asks Ender to write a similar book for him, detailing his life.
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Together, the books are called Hive-Queen and Hegemon , and their popularity spurs a sort of religion—with fans wishing that when they die, someone would detail their own lives in the same way. Ender and Valentine board a starship and go from world to world, looking for a place where the hive-queen can awaken and thrive in peace. Graff tells Ender that Ender's father baptized his three children himself right after they were born. He also tells Ender that Mr. Wiggin was born into a Catholic family. Valentine talks about Daniel interpreting the king's dream, a Bible story, to emphasize the fact that she is not a prophet.
After Ender's fleet destroys the Bugger's home world, some of the adults in the room kneel down or lay prostrate in prayer. Graff tells Ender that his mother was born into a Mormon family, but both she and Ender's father renounced their religions. Graff tells a teacher that if there is nobody to lead Earth's fleet, then God is a Bugger.
Graff attributes Mazer Rackham's presence as a military commander during the second Bugger War to fate, God or luck. Ender sets up an identity in the school computer he calls 'God,' and he sends messages to other students from this identity. When Ender uses the cubit as a measurement, Alai asks him if God has been asking him to build a boat. Admiral Chamrajnagar compares the fleet to a god or a religion.
Graff thinks that if Ender goes back to Earth, he will be treated as a child-god. The hive-queen asks Ender to remember the Buggers not as enemies but as tragic sisters who are different from humans because of fate, God or evolution. The books Hive-Queen and Hegemon are considered holy writ and spark a new religion where people speak for the dead. Graff tells Ender that even though the government instructed Ender's parents to have a third child, his parents remain ambiguous about him because having a third makes it impossible for them to assimilate into normal society.
Graff tells Ender that if he goes to Battle School, Ender's parents will be relieved to see him go. Ender's parents are upset when he decides to attend Battle School. They write him several letters, but he never receives them. When Ender starts Battle School, he is placed in armies where his commanders are jealous of his strategy and brilliance. Bonzo Madrid is condescending to Ender, refuses to teach him anything and just before Ender transfers out of his army, Bonzo slaps him in the face. Later, Bonzo plots to kill Ender.
Leaders of the Battle School orchestrate several scenarios designed to isolate Ender so he remains creative. They force him to depend on himself for all solutions to his problems.
When other students plot to kill him, the leaders of the school refuse to intervene, teaching him that adults will never help him survive. Ender believes Valentine is the only person who loves him, and when she writes him the letter to encourage him, he feels betrayed that the government has used her to get to him.
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He later confides to Valentine that he's always wanted Peter to love him. Mazer Rackham lies to Ender about the battle simulations, telling him they are only playing games. In reality, Ender is using the computer to command Earth's army in a war.
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- It was more about the social structure and the zero-G aspect than about the physical combat.
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- The Unspoken (Krewe of Hunters, Book 7);
- The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics (Oxford Handbooks).