Enders Kinder

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641221492
Release Date: 2017-11-27
Genre: Fiction

Enders letzte Schlacht Einst hatte Ender Wiggin eine ganze Spezies ausgelöscht. Dann fand er einen Weg, seine Schuld zu begleichen: er brachte die „Krabbler“ nach Lusitania, wo sie seitdem mit den „Schweinchen“, den Eingeborenen, und den Menschen zusammenleben. Doch die Menschen fürchten sich vor einem Virus auf Lusitania und wollen den Planeten vernichten. Sie schicken die Waffe, die Ender einst gegen die „Krabbler“ eingesetzt hat. Enders älteste Freundin, die KI Jane, die sich mit ihm zusammen seit ihren Tagen auf der Kampfschule entwickelt hat, müssen die Flotte unbedingt aufhalten, wenn sie ihren Planeten retten wollen. Als die Menschen davon erfahren, schalten sie Janes Netzwerk ab. Um Lusitania zu retten, muss Ender erst Jane retten – doch der Preis dafür ist hoch ...

Children of the Mind

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429963921
Release Date: 2009-11-30
Genre: Fiction

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. Children of the Mind is the fourth book in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quintet. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Xenozid

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641221508
Release Date: 2017-11-27
Genre: Fiction

Ein neuer Krieg Lusitania sollte die Welt sein, auf der Menschen und Aliens friedlich zusammenleben können. Doch auf dem Planeten wird ein Virus entdeckt, das alle Menschen, die sich damit infizieren, sofort tötet. Die „Schweinchen“, die Einheimischen, brauchen es jedoch, um erwachsen zu werden. Die Menschen fürchten das Virus so sehr, dass sie beschlossen haben, Lusitania zu vernichten. Sie schicken ihre Flotte aus – ein zweiter Genozid scheint unvermeidbar. Doch dann verschwinden die Raumschiffe einfach. Han Qing-jao, genannt Gloriously Bright, entstammt einer Familie aus Superintelligenten. Sie soll das Rätsel um die Flotte lösen. Doch wie wird sie sich in Bezug auf Lusitania entscheiden? Wird sie den Planeten und alle, die auf ihm leben, vernichten – oder kann Ender Wiggin sie aufhalten?

The Ender Quartet

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
ISBN: 0765362430
Release Date: 2008-11
Genre: Fiction

Presents a collection of four novels that feature the character Ender Wiggin.

Enders Schatten

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641100254
Release Date: 2013-09-09
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Kein Preis ist zu hoch Zunächst deutet nichts darauf hin, dass Bean zu Großem ausersehen ist: Als Straßenjunge, der sich in Rotterdam mehr schlecht als recht durchschlägt, kann er froh sein, dass sich eine Nonne seiner annimmt. Sie ist die Erste, der die überdurchschnittliche Intelligenz des Jungen auffällt – und nicht die Letzte: Bald schon wird Bean für ein Regierungsprojekt auserwählt. Auf einer Raumstation soll er gemeinsam mit anderen Hochbegabten Strategien für Kriegsspiele entwickeln. Doch was am Anfang nur wie ein Spiel erscheint, wird schnell bitterer Ernst. Denn die Menschen werden von außerirdischen Invasoren bedroht ...

The Ender Quintet

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780765376824
Release Date: 2013-09-17
Genre: Fiction

This set contains Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, and Ender in Exile. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Xenocide

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429963964
Release Date: 2009-11-30
Genre: Fiction

The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the heart of a child named Gloriously Bright. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos 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 pequininos 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. Xenocide is the third novel in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quintet. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Enders Spiel

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641082505
Release Date: 2012-02-29
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Alles nur ein Spiel ... Nur dem äußeren Anschein nach ist Andrew Wiggin, genannt Ender, ein ganz normaler Junge. Tatsächlich hat man ihn dazu auserwählt, zu einem militärischen Genie zu werden, das die Welt braucht, um einen übermächtigen Feind zu besiegen. Aber Enders Geschichte verläuft anders, als es die Militärs geplant haben. Völlig anders ... Mit »Enders Spiel« hat Orson Scott Card einen einzigartigen dystopischen Roman geschrieben – mit einem Helden, den man nie mehr vergisst.

Testimonies Today Tributes Tomorrow

Author: Gabriel Amoateng-Boahen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781524504076
Release Date: 2016-07-28
Genre: Religion

When all three, culture, theology, and spirituality, work harmoniously in the life of the believer, a balancephysical, emotional, and spirituality stabilityis the outcome. Peace and joy within oneself, self-confidence, respect, and love for God and humans lead to satisfaction, and hopeful, faithful (faith in God) life will eventually lead to a powerful soul-impacting life and glorious testimony, which is easily seen, read, written by others (biography) or self-written (autobiography). The individual must hear the testimony today, but not as a tribute at death.

Beyond Ender Boxed Set

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 0765341921
Release Date: 2001-10-14
Genre: Fiction

Beyond Ender Boxed Set Contains three mass market novels from Orson Scott Card: Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide and Children of the Mind 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. Xenocide: 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 pequininos 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 pequininos require in order to become adults. The Startways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered eh 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.

Ender s Game

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429963930
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Fiction

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. Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Shadows in Flight

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781466801561
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Genre: Fiction

Ender's Shadow explores the stars in this all-new novel... At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth's scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten--a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth's history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come. For there in space before them lies a derelict Formic colony ship. Aboard it, they will find both death and wonders--the life support that is failing on their own ship, room to grow, and labs in which to explore their own genetic anomaly and the mysterious disease that killed the ship's colony. Shadows in Flight is the fifth novel in Orson Scott Card's Shadow Series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Shape of the Signifier

Author: Walter Benn Michaels
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400849598
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Shape of the Signifier is a critique of recent theory--primarily literary but also cultural and political. Bringing together previously unconnected strands of Michaels's thought--from "Against Theory" to Our America--it anatomizes what's fundamentally at stake when we think of literature in terms of the experience of the reader rather than the intention of the author, and when we substitute the question of who people are for the question of what they believe. With signature virtuosity, Michaels shows how the replacement of ideological difference (we believe different things) with identitarian difference (we speak different languages, we have different bodies and different histories) organizes the thinking of writers from Richard Rorty to Octavia Butler to Samuel Huntington to Kathy Acker. He then examines how this shift produces the narrative logic of texts ranging from Toni Morrison's Beloved to Michael Hardt and Toni Negri's Empire. As with everything Michaels writes, The Shape of the Signifier is sure to leave controversy and debate in its wake.

A War of Gifts

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429945885
Release Date: 2009-07-07
Genre: Fiction

Orson Scott Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with A War of Gifts, a short novel set during Ender Wiggin'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. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ender s Shadow

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429963980
Release Date: 2002-05-19
Genre: Fiction

Orson Scott Card brings us back to the very beginning of his brilliant Ender Quartet, with the novel that begins The Shadow Series and allows us to reenter Ender's world anew. With all the power of his original creation, Ender's Shadow is Card's parallel volume to Ender's Game, a book that expands and complements the first, enhancing its power, illuminating its events and its powerful conclusion. The human race is at War with the "Buggers", an insect-like alien race. The first battles went badly, and now as Earth prepares to defend itself against the imminent threat of total destruction at the hands of an inscrutable alien enemy, all focus is on the development and training of military geniuses who can fight such a war, and win. The long distances of interstellar space have given hope to the defenders of Earth--they have time to train these future commanders up from childhood, forging then into an irresistible force in the high orbital facility called the Battle School. Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this new book, card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean--the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. He first appeared on the streets of Rotterdam, a tiny child with a mind leagues beyond anyone else's. He knew he could not survive through strength; he used his tactical genius to gain acceptance into a children's gang, and then to help make that gang a template for success for all the others. He civilized them, and lived to grow older. Bean's desperate struggle to live, and his success, brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters, those people scouring the planet for leaders, tacticians, and generals to save Earth from the threat of alien invasion. Bean was sent into orbit, to the Battle School. And there he met Ender.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.