Ender of Worlds

Author: Kit Hallows

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981677603

Category:

Page: 358

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A Devastating Plan. The Undead Rising. Worlds Ending. I'd barely had time to recover from Elsbeth Wyght's vicious game when the call from Detective Haskins came. This time a bank robbery with a difference... and of course nothing as it seemed. With this turn of events I found myself thrust onto a shadowy trail that would lead me back to the asylum of my deepest nightmares and a desperate hunt for the truth amid a growing, cataclysmic danger. Add to the mix an engineered virus threatening to turn half the city to zombies, a trip into a world straight out of a Grimm's fairy tale, and a vicious, demonic conspiracy that would make the Silver Spiral's plans seem like a cakewalk. And always, just below the surface, my dark other. Stirring, plotting, waiting. But for what? Now, as the dead of winter looms, the vampires and demons of the Dark City are growing more restless than ever as they wait for the Shade to return. The evil force that brought hell to my city. The Shadow in the mirror. The Ender of Worlds. Ender of Worlds is the fourth Morgan Rook novel in the Urban Fantasy Thriller 'The Order of Shadows' series. If you love supernatural thrillers, high paced action and otherworldly adventure, then you'll love this new book from Kit Hallows, author of Urban Fantasy books with teeth!

Toward Other Worlds

Perspectives on John Milton, C. S. Lewis, Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, and Others

Author: Michael R. Collings

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434457923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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This collection of 25 essays of literary criticism includes pieces on British poet John Milton, British fantasy writer C. S. Lewis, American horror writer Stephen King, American SF and fantasy writer Orson Scott Card, British horror writer Clive Barker, and several others. Complete with bibliography and index.

Ender's Game and Philosophy

Genocide Is Child's Play

Author: D. E. Wittkower,Lucinda Rush

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 081269841X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card’s award-winning 1985 novel, has been discovered and rediscovered by generations of science fiction fans and young adult readers, banned and challenged in schools, assigned in high school English classes, and adopted as reading by the US Marine Corps. Ender's Game and its sequels explores rich themes—the violence and cruelty of children, the role of empathy in war, and the balance of individual dignity and the social good—with compelling elements of a coming-of-age story and exciting and immersive battle scenes. Ender’s Game and Philosophy brings together over thirty philosophers to engage in wide-ranging discussion on the troubling, exciting, and fascinating issues raised in and amidst the excitement and fear of Orson Scott Card’s novels and Gavin Hood’s film. Authors address issues such as: the justifiability of pre-emptive strikes, how Ender’s disconnected and dispassionate violence is mirrored in today’s drone warfare, whether the end of saving the species can justify the most brutal means, the justifiability of lies and deception in wartimes, how military schools produce training in virtue, how Ender as the “good student” is held to a different educational standard, which rules can be broken in games and which cannot, Ender’s world as a mirror of our own surveillance society, the moral hazards of child warriors, the value of Ender’s ability to sympathize with his enemies, the meaning of a “hive-mind,” the limits of our ability to relate to one, the relationship between Ender’s story and Card’s Mormonism. The authors of Ender’s Game and Philosophy challenge readers to confront and work through the conceptual and emotional challenges that Ender’s Game presents, bringing a new light on the idea of a just war, the virtues of the soldier, the nature of childhood, the social value and moral corruption of lies and deception, the practices of education and of leadership, and the serious work of playing games.

The Authorized Ender Companion

Author: Orson Scott Card,Jake Black

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429963480

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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The Authorized Ender Companion is a complete and in-depth encyclopedia of all the persons, places, things and events in Orson Scott Card's Ender Universe. Written by Jake Black under the editorial supervision of Card himself, The Authorized Ender Companion will be an invaluable resource for readers of the series. If you ever wondered where Ender went after he left Earth, before he arrived at Lusitania, you'll find the answer here. If you ever wondered how the battle room worked, you'll find the answer here. If you forgot the names of the people were who discovered the descolada, the answer is here. The history of Gloriously Bright's world? Here. The Authorized Ender Companion contains all that and more. There are character biographies, time-lines, colony histories, and family trees. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

German Destroyers of World War II

Warships of the Kriegsmarine

Author: Gerhard Koop,Klaus-Peter Schmolke

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1473846927

Category: History

Page: 244

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The warships of the World War II era German Navy are among the most popular subject in naval history with an almost uncountable number of books devoted to them. However, for a concise but authoritative summary of the design history and careers of the major surface ships it is difficult to beat a series of six volumes written by Gerhard Koop and illustrated by Klaus-Peter Schmolke. Each contains an account of the development of a particular class, a detailed description of the ships, with full technical details, and an outline of their service, heavily illustrated with plans, battle maps and a substantial collection of photographs. These have been out of print for ten years or more and are now much sought after by enthusiasts and collectors, so this new modestly priced reprint of the series will be widely welcomed.??All the 40 or so German destroyers that saw service during the war are detailed in this book, including captures ships. Chapters range from their design and development, armament and machinery, to appearance differences, camouflage schemes and modifications. It also covers their careers and the many actions they fought, all illustrated with plans, technical drawings, maps, and a comprehensive gallery of photographs.

Science Fiction in the Real World

Author: Norman Spinrad

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809316717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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No ordinary critic, Norman Spinrad explicates, celebrates, and sometimes excoriates science fiction from the privileged perspective of an artist armed with intimate knowledge of the craft of fiction and even of the writers themselves. In these 13 essays, Spinrad urges science fiction as a genre to reach its potential. He divides the essays—new works written specifically for this book combined with those that appeared in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine—into five sections: "Literature and Genre: A Critical Overview," in which Spinrad establishes his critical standards; "Alternate Media: Visual Translations," a discussion of comic books and books made into movies; "Modes of Content: Hard SF, Cyberpunk, and the Space Visionaries"; "Psychopolitics and Science Fiction: Heroes—True and Otherwise"; and "Masters of the Form: Careers in Profile," discussions of Sturgeon, Vonnegut, Ballard, and Dick.

Mysteries of the Overworld

An Unofficial Overworld Heroes Adventure, Book Two

Author: Danica Davidson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510727094

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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Stevie and Alex are still looking for answers about the mysterious Ender crystal Stevie discovered, and the sinister voice that seems to emanate from it. Their search leads them to a strange book filled with writing in a strange language, and pictures that seem to show two adventurers trapping the evil Ender Dragon in the End. As the writing in the book slowly reveals itself, the friends realize that the Overworld is in danger! The Ender crystal Stevie stumbled upon in the Overworld is one piece of an enchanted crystal that, if fully assembled, could either destroy the dragon—or set it free to destroy the world! Now Stevie and his friends must race to find the pieces of the broken Ender crystal. Can they find them all before the Ender Dragon discovers a way to stop them? Fans of Minecraft will be at the edge of their seats all the way through this second book in the Unofficial Overworld Heroes Adventure series by Danica Davidson!

Ender's World

Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender's Game

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1937856267

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Experience the thrill of reading Ender's Game all over again Go deeper into the complexities of Orson Scott Card’s classic novel with science fiction and fantasy writers, YA authors, military strategists, including: Ender prequel series coauthor Aaron Johnston on Ender and the evolution of the child hero Burn Notice creator Matt Nix on Ender's Game as a guide to life Hugo award–winning writer Mary Robinette Kowal on how Ender’s Game gets away with breaking all the (literary) rules Retired US Air Force Colonel Tom Ruby on what the military could learn from Ender about leadership Bestselling YA author Neal Shusterman on the ambivalence toward survival that lies at the heart of Ender’s story Plus pieces by: Hilari Bell John Brown Mette Ivie Harrison Janis Ian Alethea Kontis David Lubar and Alison S. Myers John F. Schmitt Ken Scholes Eric James Stone Also includes never-before-seen content from Orson Scott Card on the writing and evolution of the events in Ender's Game, from the design of Battle School to the mindset of the pilots who sacrificed themselves in humanity’s fight against the formics

New World of Work

Warum kein Stein auf dem anderen bleibt. Trends - Erfahrungen - Lösungen

Author: Michael Bartz,Thomas Schmutzer

Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3709404673

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Hoher Veränderungsdruck auf Unternehmen Unternehmen sehen sich heute einer Vielzahl von Veränderungen gegenüber: technologische Entwicklungen, damit einhergehendes mobiles Arbeiten und ein schrumpfender Pool von Nachwuchskräften, die es zu gewinnen gilt. Führungskräfte stehen vor der Herausforderung, ihr Unternehmen fit für die neue Arbeitswelt zu machen. „New World of Work“ zeigt detailliert und flott geschrieben, welche Aufgaben sich den einzelnen Abteilungen dabei stellen und wie diese bewältigt werden können.

Shadows in Flight

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466843934

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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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.

Speaker for the Dead: Book Two of the Ender's Game Series

BookCaps Study Guide

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621071685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Ender’s Game is one of the greatest science fiction series of all time! But it spans across many planets and features dozens of major characters and plots. In short: It gets complex! The perfect companion to Orson Scott Card’s "Speaker for the Dead," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. This guide only covers Speaker for the Dead; additional guides are available for subsequent books. BookCapTM Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month. Visit BookCaps.com to find out more.

The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft - Xbox Edition

Covers both Xbox 360 and Xbox One Versions

Author: Stephen O'Brien

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0133853802

Category: Games

Page: 288

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The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft XBOX Edition Minecraft: These worlds are YOURS! Minecraft is WAY more than a game: it’s an alternate universe of creation, exhilaration, survival, adventure, passion! Don’t enter that universe alone. Take an experienced guide who’ll help you constantly as you learn the secrets of Minecraft on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One! Stephen O’Brien has been obsessing over Minecraft since its earliest betas. He’s seen it all! Now, he’ll take you deep inside craft and mine, cave and menagerie, farm and village. He’ll reveal combat traps and tricks you need to know… teach you enchantments of unimaginable power… help you survive where few dare to go… help you OWN the infinite worlds of Minecraft! Based on the international best-seller of the same name, this book is ideal for Minecrafters of all ages. Quick-start guide for first-night survival to get started NOW Customize your experience: monstrous, peaceful, and more Harvest resources, craft tools and shelters—let there be light Grab your pickaxe: mine iron, gold, diamonds, and redstone Escape (or defeat!) 14 types of hostile mobs Get friendly mobs on your side and build automated farms Brew potions to cure ills, gain superpowers, and throw at enemies Transform your shelter into a palace (or a secret underwater base) Create customized worlds with unique seeds Learn the secrets of redstone devices, and build incredible rail systems Play safely through The Nether and The End Play with up to eight of your friends on Xbox Live, or run in splitscreen mode Stephen O’Brien is an Australian-born writer and entrepreneur now residing in Sydney after too many years in Silicon Valley. He has written more than 30 books, including several best-sellers. O’Brien founded Typefi, the world’s leading automated publishing system, and in his spare time invented a new type of espresso machine called mypressi. He’s a perpetual innovator who remains astounded at the unparalleled creativity Minecraft can engender.

Xenocide

Book 3 of the Ender Saga

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748134220

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Ender and Valentine Wiggin: brother and sister whose lives have shaped history. Valentine is 'Demosthenes', whose subversive, incendiary writings fight the monstrous power of Starways Congress, masters of the Hundred Worlds. And Ender...As a child, Ender commanded a warfleet that wiped out a planet. The triumph of his life could be his fight to stop it happening again. It might be his tragedy that he cannot. Congress has sent a warfleet to Lusitania, home to Ender, his family, two alien species and the deadliest virus ever known. The warfleet carries an order to destroy. To commit xenocide.

Children Of The Mind

Book 4 of the Ender Saga

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748134239

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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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 again 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.

Return of the Ender Dragon

An Unofficial Overworld Heroes Adventure, Book Six

Author: Danica Davidson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510733566

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 1975

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After dangerous adventures all over the Overworld and in Earth, Stevie, Alex, and Maison have managed to reassemble the mysterious Ender crystal—but they were too late! The Ender Dragon has escaped her prison in the End, and she’s tormenting the Overworld with Ender crystals of her own, and an army of terrifying monsters. When the Ender Dragon threatens to travel to Earth as well, the friends have to take a stand. Can they wrest the Ender crystals away from the dragon, and defeat her evil minions, in time for a final showdown against the great dragon herself? And will any of them survive the battle to defend the worlds they love? Fans of Minecraft will be on the edge of their seats in this thrilling final installment in the Unofficial Overworld Heroes Adventure series!

Roots of World Wisdom

A Multicultural Reader

Author: N.A

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534543471

Category: Philosophy

Page: 350

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This multicultural reader is appropriate for Introduction to Philosophy courses at two-year and lower-level four-year schools.This book collects edited readings from a very wide range of philosophical and cultural perspectives. The readings are purposely selected to be interesting and accessible to all levels of students. While designed to accompany Mitchell's text, The Roots of Wisdom, it can be used with any introductory text.

The World's Richest Neighborhood

How Pittsburgh's East Enders Forged American Industry

Author: Quentin R. Skrabec

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875867952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

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The residents of Pittsburgh's East End controlled as much a 40% of America's assets at the turn of the last century. Mail was delivered seven times a day to keep America's greatest capitalists in touch with their factories, banks, and markets. The neighborhood had its own private station of the Pennsylvania Railroad with a daily non-stop express to New York's financial district. Many of the world's most powerful men — princes, artists, politicians, scientists, and American Presidents such as William McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, William Taft, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover, came to visit the hard-working and high-flying captains of industry. Two major corporations, Standard Oil and ALCOA Aluminum were formed in East End homes. It was the first neighborhood to adopt the telephone with direct lines from the homes to the biggest banks in Pittsburgh, which at the time was America's fifth largest city. The story of this neighborhood is a story of America at its greatest point of wealth and includes rags-to-riches stories, political corruption, scandals, and greed. The history of this unique piece of American geography makes for enjoyable reading that will satisfy a large cross section of readers.

Earth Unaware

Author: Orson Scott Card,Aaron Johnston

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429946563

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A hundred years before Ender's Game, humans thought they were alone in the galaxy. Humanity was slowly making their way out from Earth to the planets and asteroids of the Solar System, exploring and mining and founding colonies. The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador's telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it's hard to know what to make of it. It's massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light. But the ship has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big. There are claim-jumping corporates bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems...not important. They're wrong. It's the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. This is humanity's first contact with an alien race. The First Formic War is about to begin. Earth Unaware is the first novel in The First Formic War series by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm / The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts / First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ender's Game: Book One of the Ender's Game Series

BookCaps Study Guide

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621071669

Category:

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Ender’s Game is one of the greatest science fiction series of all time! But it spans across many planets and features dozens of major characters and plots. In short: It gets complex! The perfect companion to Orson Scott Card’s "Ender’s Game," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. This guide only covers the first book in the series; additional guides are available for subsequent books. BookCapTM Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month. Visit BookCaps.com to find out more.

Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Author: N.A

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438140622

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Page: N.A

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Presents articles on the science fiction genre of literature, including authors, themes, significant works, and awards.