This boxed set contains "Ender's Game," "Speaker for the Dead," "Xenocide," and "Children of the Mind."
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards 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.
"Speaker for the Dead"
In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.
The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the hearts of a child named Gloriously Bright. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and Pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus that kills all humans it infects, but which the Pequeninos require in order to become adults. The Starways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered the destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way, a second xenocide seems inevitable.
"Children of the Mind"
The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos; a large colony of humans; and the Hive Queen, brought there by Ender. But once against the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania. Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, can save the three sentient races of Lusitania. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light-speed limit. But it takes all the processing power available to her, and the Starways Congress is shutting down the Net, world by world. Soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Ender's children must save her if they are to save themselves.
Автор: Card Orson Scott Название: Earth Unaware ISBN: 0356502740 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780356502748 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 914 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: hundred years before Ender's Game, humanity is slowly making its way out to the planets of the solar system, exploring and mining asteroids.
The ship El Cavador is far from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. When the ship's telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, they're unsure what to make of it.
Little do they know that this object is the most important thing to happen to the human race in a million years. It's humanity's first contact with an alien race. The First Formic War is about to begin.
Автор: Card Orson Scott Название: Ender`s Game (Movie Tie-In) ISBN: 0765338211 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780765338211 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Цена: 1404 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
This boxed set contains "Ender's Shadow," "Shadow of the Hegemon," "Shadow Puppets," and "Shadow of the Giant."
Welcome to Battle School. Growing up is never easy. But try living on the mean streets as a child begging for food and fighting like a dog with ruthless gangs of starving kids who wouldn't hesitate to pound your skull into pulp for a scrap of apple. If Bean has learned anything on the streets, it's how to survive. And not with fists. He is way too small for that. But with brains. Bean is a genius with a magician's ability to zero in on his enemy and exploit his weakness. What better quality for a future general to lead the Earth in a final climactic battle against a hostile alien race, known as Buggers. At Battle School Bean meets and befriends another future commander - Ender Wiggin - perhaps his only true rival. Only one problem: for Bean and Ender, the future is now.
"Shadow of the Hegemon"
The War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is destroyed, the human race is saved. Ender himself refuses to return to the planet, but his crew has gone home to their families, scattered across the globe. The Battle School is no more. But with the external threat gone, the Earth has become a battlefield once more. The children of the Battle School are more than heroes; they are potential weapons that can bring power to the countries that control them. One by one, all of Ender's Dragon Army are kidnapped. Only Bean escapes; and he turns for help to Ender's brother Peter. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older brother, has already been manipulating the politics of Earth from behind the scenes. With Bean's help, he will eventually rule the world.
Earth and its society has been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics--the unity enforced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School. But one person has a better idea. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older, more ruthless, brother, sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose. And he has an irresistible call on the loyalty of Earth's young warriors. With Bean at his side, the two will reshape our future. Here is the continuing story of Bean and Petra, and the rest of Ender's Dragon Army, as they take their places in the new government of Earth.
"Shadow of the Giant"
Bean, once the smallest student at the Battle School, and Ender Wiggin's right hand, has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender's defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he wishes for a safe place to build a family--something he has never known--but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies--old enemies from the days in Ender's Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth. To find security, Bean and Petra must once again follow in Ender's footsteps. They must leave Earth behind, in the control of the Hegemon, and look to the stars.
Автор: Card Orson Scott Название: Rebekah ISBN: 076534128X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780765341280 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 591 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Orson Scott Card's classic and worldwide bestselling Ender Quintet series won the Hugo and Nebula awards
Included in this boxed set: Ender's Game, Ender in Exile, and Speaker for the Dead
Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games, at Earth's elite military academy, the Battle School; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an inscrutable alien that seeks to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast. Ender's Game is an international bestseller, read and loved by generations. It has been named one of the top ten science fiction novels of all time.
Ender's story continues in Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card's award-winning sequel. Ender Wiggin has run far and fast, using the effects of near-light-speed travel to out-live his past and become nearly anonymous. He is now the Speaker for the Dead, the author of The Hive Queen and The Hegemon, and he has come to the planet Lusitania to tell the truth about a man's life at his graveside. But Lusitania is a very special place, the first planet humans have found that harbors an intelligent life-form, though it is very strange indeed. And Ender has more reason than any other man to seek communication, and peace between humanity and the pequininos.
Ender in Exile is the story of Ender's first voyage from Earth, and his first arrival on a former Formic colony world. in. In the confined world of the colony ship, Ender's diplomatic and tactical genius are put to the test against an enemy he cannot kill. This novel falls immediately after Ender's Game in chronological sequence, but was written long after Children of the Mind, and the books of the Shadow series. You can read it at any point after Ender's Game
Автор: Card Orson Scott Название: Ender`s Game (Movie Tie-In) ISBN: 076537062X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780765370624 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 591 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Card Orson Scott Название: Gatefather: A Novel of the Mithermages ISBN: 0765365405 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780765365408 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 665 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Danny North is the first Gate Mage to be born in nearly 2000 years. Families of Westil have had a treaty that required the death of any Gate Mage. The wars between the Families had been terrible, until they realised it was their survival in question. A Gate Mage would give his Family a terrible advantage over all the others, and reignite the wars.
Автор: Card Orson Scott Название: Ender`s Game (Movie Tie-In) ISBN: 0765337320 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780765337320 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Цена: 960 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Card, Orson Scott Название: The folk of the fringe ISBN: 0312876637 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780312876630 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 1478 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Only a few nuclear weapons fell in America-the weapons that destroyed our nation were biological and, ultimately, cultural. But in the chaos, the famine, the plague, there existed a few pockets of order. The strongest of them was the state of Deseret, formed from the vestiges of Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. The climate has changed. The Great Salt Lake has filled up to prehistoric levels. But there, on the fringes, brave, hardworking pioneers are making the desert bloom again.
A civilization cannot be reclaimed by powerful organizations, or even by great men alone. It must be renewed by individual men and women, one by one, working together to make a community, a nation, a new America.
Автор: Orson Scott Card Название: War of Gifts ISBN: 0765358999 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780765358998 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Цена: от 443 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Orson Scott Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with this short novel set during Ender's first years at the Battle School where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays. The children come from many nations, many religions; while they are being trained for war, religious conflict between them is not on the curriculum. But Dink Meeker, one of the older students, doesn't see it that way. He thinks that giving gifts isn't exactly a religious observation, and on Sinterklaas Day he tucks a present into another student's shoe. This small act of rebellion sets off a battle royal between the students and the staff, but some surprising alliances form when Ender comes up against a new student, Zeck Morgan. The War over Santa Claus will force everyone to make a choice.
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