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I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


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Saturday, June 21, 2008

112. First Meetings in the Enderverse

First Meetings in the Enderverse by Orson Scott Card
Illustrated by Craig Phillips
A book in the Ender series


Pages: 208
Finished: June 20, 2008
First Published: 2003
Genre: science fiction, short stories
Rating: 4/5

Reason for Reading: next in the series. Cardathon challenge

First sentence:

John Paul hated school.


Comments: This is a collection 4 novellas that either feature Ender Wiggin or his family. They have all been previously published except one "Teacher's Pest" is original to this volume.

"The Polish Boy" tells the story of Ender's father and how he was noticed by the government as a possible battle school student.

"Teacher's Pest" tells how Ender's parents met.

"Ender's Game" is the original story written in 1977 which inspired the novel of the same name.

"The Investment Counselor" is the story of how Ender first meets Jane.

Due to the information found in these stories this book is best read anytime after "Xenocide", the third Ender book. I enjoyed all the stories and while I wouldn't call them brilliant, they were all enjoyable. A must for fans of the series.

1 comment:

  1. I just read my first Orson Scott Card book, Enchantment. I really REALLY need to read Ender's Game though.

    Nice review!

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