‘Ender in Exile’ Released
Tor Books has announced the release of Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card. After twenty-three years, this is the first true, direct sequel to the award-winning Ender’s Game.
Published in 1985 with millions of copies sold worldwide, the New York Times bestselling Ender’s Game received acclaim and honors, appearing on Modern Library’s Best 100 Novels Reader’s List and winning both the Hugo and the Nebula Award. The New York Times Book Review has called it “an affecting novel full of surprises” and USA Today described the Ender novels “an intriguing combination of action, military and political strategy, elaborate war games and psychology.”
Marvel Comics has just begun a graphic adaptation of Ender’s Game with two issues in print to date.
Beloved by both adult and teen readers with some comparisons to Harry Potter, Ender’s Game has been cited by many as “the book that made me love to read” and used by schools and universities in courses ranging from political leadership to psychology. Cities and libraries have adopted it for reading programs, and earlier this year, Card accepted the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement in Young Adult literature.
Ender in Exile takes place with the main character Ender as a teenager. The original sequel to Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead, took place many years later with Ender as an adult.
Ender’s Game had the world’s most talented children taken from their families and sent to an elite training school to fight a dangerous war on behalf of humanity. Ender in Exile begins after the life-changing events of Battle School, where these children”– now teenagers –must leave and readapt to life in the outside world. No longer allowed to live on Earth, Ender chooses to enter into exile and begin a relativistic — and revelatory –journey beyond the stars.