The Authorized Ender Companion

The Authorized Ender Companion

Card, Orson Scott & Jake Black

Language: English

Publisher: Tor Books

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Words: 165964
Pages: 648


*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. ** ### Review #### *A Reading Guide for Ender's Game.* **THE ENDER UNIVERSE** **Ender's Series**: Ender Wiggin: The finest general the world could hope to find or breed. The following Ender's Series titles are listed in order: Ender's Game, Ender In Exile, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind. **Ender's Shadow Series**: Parallel storylines to *Ender’s Game* from Bean: Ender’s right hand, his strategist, and his friend. The following Ender's Shadow Series titles are listed in order: Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Giant, Shadows in Flight. **The First Formic War Series**: One hundred years before *Ender's Game*, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. These are the stories of the First Formic War. Earth Unaware, Earth Afire. **Ender Novellas ** A War of Gifts, First Meetings. **The Authorized Ender Companion**: A complete and in-depth encyclopedia of all the persons, places, things, and events in Orson Scott Card’s Ender Universe. ### From Booklist Obviously a labor of love, realized with input from Orson Scott Card’s online fandom and written under Card’s supervision, Black’s compendium contains a wealth of solid information on the people, places, technology, events, and more of the Enderverse, the setting of Card’s cycle of stories springing from an 11-year-old boy’s defeat of aliens who threaten all humanity. The articles and definitions range from single sentences to brief paragraphs to pages-long entries, and include cross-references. A list of battle-school slang; a physical description of the original attacking aliens, the Formics, that was used to design an Ender comic book; and other neat features appear in sidebars. Appendixes include a complete list of Ender short stories and novels, with synopses; a comparative time line of the developments of Ender and his right-hand man, Bean; the Wiggins family tree; a lengthy résumé of the Ender’s Game screenplay’s development; an illustrated explanation of battle-school technology; and a selection of enthusiastic comments from Ender fans. In short, minutiae-for-days for deep-dyed fans and a swell resource for students and teachers. --Sally Estes