First Meetings by Orson Scott Card
Three Stories from the Enderverse

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In July 1977, "Ender's Game" appeared as a novelette in Analog magazine. The science fiction community immediately embraced it, nominating it for a Hugo award, and when Orson Scott Card turned it into a novel in 1985, it won both the Hugo and Nebula Award.

Now, twenty-five years later, First Meetings celebrates "Ender's Game" by reprinting that original story along with two others, one of which has never before been published anywhere.

In "The Polish Boy," Ender's father, as a child, has a chance to end the persecution that his parents have suffered because they defied the law and had more than two children.

"Investment Counselor" takes place after "Ender's Game," when Ender first meets Jane, the extremely useful--though temperamental--personal digital assistant who will transform his life.

The Subterranean Press edition of First Meetings is the only edition, with a full-color wraparound dust jacket, as well as a two-color illustration for each story.

 

About Orson Scott Card

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Orson Scott Byron Walley Card, was born in 1951 and studied theater at Brigham Young University. He received his B.A. in 1975 and his M.A. in English in 1981. He wrote plays during that time, including Stone Tables (1973) and the musical, Father, Mother, Mother and Mom (1974). A Mormon, Scott served a two-year mission in Brazil before starting work as a journalist in Utah. He also designed games at Lucas Film Games, 1989-92. He is best known for his science fiction novels, including the popular Ender series. Well known titles include A Planet Called Treason (1979), Treasure Box (1996), and Heartfire (1998). He has also written the guide called How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy (1990). He is the recipient of a Hugo and a Nebula award. His titles Shadows in Flight, Ruins, Ender's Game, and Earth Afire made The New York Times Best Seller List. He is also the author of the First Formic War Series, which includes the title Earth Unaware.
 
Published July 1, 2002 by Subterranean Press. 149 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A quarter century after the world first learned that "the enemy's gate is down" in Card's groundbreaking "Ender's Game," comes a collection bringing together that novelette with two more recent stories that expand on the concepts and philosophies bound up in the story of Ender, the uncannily bril...

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In ""Teacher's Pest,"" written especially for this collection, John Paul (now known as John Paul Wiggin) spars with the brilliant graduate student who teaches his class at the university.

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A quarter century after the world first learned that "the enemy's gate is down" in Card's groundbreaking "Ender's Game," comes a collection bringing together that novele

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Taking place several hundred years after the end of the War of Xenocide, with Ender and his sister Valentine hopping from planet to planet, it showcases the introduction between Ender and Jane, the AI who plays an integral role in the original follow-up series to Ender...

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This volume collects four stories related to Card's most celebrated creation: the original, novella length, version of Ender's Game, two prequels, and a sequel.

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