First Meetings in Ender's Universe

First Meetings in Ender's Universe

Book - 2004
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Collection of three novellas plus the original "Enders Game," the journey into the origins and the destiny of one Ender Wiggin. "The Polish Boy" begins in the wake between the first two Bugger Wars when the Hegemony is desperate to recruit brilliant military commanders to repel the alien invasion. In John Paul Wiggin, the future father of Ender, they believe they may have found their man, or boy. In "Teacher's Pest," a brilliant but insufferably arrogant John Paul Wiggin, now a university student, matches wits with an equally brilliant graduate student named Theresa Brown. It is many years since the end of the Bugger Wars in "The Investment Counselor." Ender's reputation as a hero and savior has suffered a horrible reversal. Banished from Earth and slandered as a mass murderer, twenty-year-old Andrew Wiggin wanders incognito from planet to planet as a fugitive, until a blackmailing tax inspector compromises his identity and threatens to expose Ender the Xenocide.
Publisher: New York : Tor, [2004]
ISBN: 9780765347985
0765347989
Branch Call Number: SCI CARD-O
Characteristics: 212 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm

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danielestes
Jul 31, 2014

First Meetings by Orson Scott Card is a collection of short stories correlating to the Ender series. I believe all the stories are new except for "Ender's Game" which is a reprint of the original 1977 publication. If "Ender's Game" is indeed an exact reproduction, then I'm impressed with how well the shorter story stands on its own and also at how seamlessly Card expanded it into the now-classic novel.

Ender meeting Jane for the first time in "Investment Counselor" reminded me of Spike Jonze's "Her" (2013) although the former came first. There are lots of similarities between the two despite Card's vision of the relationship being decidedly un-sexual in nature.

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Dixiedog2
Jun 11, 2014

Orson Scott Card’s ‘First Meeting in the Enderverse,’ is an Ender Book which contains four Novellas - The Polish Boy (2002), The Teacher’s Pet (2003), Ender’s Game (1985) and Investment Counselor (1999). The Novella ‘Ender Game’ was the original short story that started this wonderful series of books. These four stories helped to clarify some of the background behind the Ender’s Series of books.’ Doctor-at-Bass! Taylor A.

HanakoGal Jun 25, 2012

A book of short stories. The second story "Teacher's Pest" is my favorite in this book. I liked seeing how Ender's parents first met.

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zenzan
Nov 29, 2011

has 4 mini novellas in here, two about John Paul Wiggin, and Theresa Brown (Ender's parents), the original Ender's game, and the final one, "The Investment Counselor". (Takes place in between Ender in Exhile, and Speaker for the Dead.)

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