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(Note) Correction September 1st not July 1st. :-)
~The Captain OC
… Greg Jein’s beautiful K7 Space Station from the DS9 episode, Trials and Tribble-ations. Greg Jein is one of the greatest model makers of all time, and his passion for Star trek is equally as great. …
Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
‘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.’
Seriously Guys, this book is freaking amazing. I have added it to my list of books I need to re-read ASAP. It’s a rather complicated book in parts, and at the end there is a crazy twist that I swear I didn’t see coming. For a boy who starts his training at 6, saving the world is a lot of pressure. This book explores how Ender handles it. He is a hero that is easy to cheer for, and you’ll curse anyone who does this boy wrong. 5 / 5.