Ender’s Game

Orson Scott Card 1985
Read: 2014
Fiction, Recommended for Young Adults

Somehow I missed this when it came out. I am a fan of this genre and this book was a true though provoker. I only climbed from under my rock when the movie came out. So my son and I read it, discussed it, and saw the movie.

Two main thoughts. First – The idea that an adolescent can save the world goes to Liz Wiseman’s Rookie Smarts. Second, warfare and video games are gradually morphing. We saw it in Guardians of the Galaxy with the pilots of fighter ships being safely ensconced on their home planet, and we see it in this book as well. While safer for the combatants, it’s still war, and the horrors of it are still there – it’s just more difficult to see them when you are not directly impacted.

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