Ender's Game (was Re: Ender series)

Piers Cawley pdcawley at bofh.org.uk
Thu Jul 24 18:29:36 BST 2008

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 11:51 AM, Paul Golds <paul.golds at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 10:10 PM, Nicholas Clark <nick at ccl4.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 02:01:26PM -0700, John Costello wrote:
>>> On Wed, 23 Jul 2008, Bob Walker wrote:
>>> > On Wed, 23 Jul 2008, Chisel Wright wrote:
>>> > Reading the original short of Enders game is worth it too.
>>> Do you know if that has been collected in print, or published online?
>> Well, I read it in a book, so it must have been. (A collection of short
>> Orson Scott Card's short stories). I liked the short story better than the
>> full length novel. Someone else, who read the full length novel first,
>> preferred it.
> It's available in the collection "First Meetings: In The Enderverse",
> which also includes two other short stories- one about Ender's father
> and one about Ender meeting Jane (The computer thingie..)

Its also in "Maps in a Mirror", which is a stonking collection which
contains the utterly wonderful "Unfinished Sonata" and "Mykal's
Songbird", which also grew into a book.

>> For people who have read both, which do they prefer, and which did they read
>> first?
> I read the novel-length one first and do prefer it, but possibly as it
> leads more naturally into the rest of the series rather than the
> jarring change of pace from the short story to Speaker For The Dead.

I read the novel first, but I prefer the short story.

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