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Ender’s Game might just be awesome


I only just saw the official trailer for “Ender’s Game,” a movie to be released on November 1st and starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley.  The movie is based on the young adult science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card.  I myself write fiction in that genre, though nothing as dark.  Young Ender is taken to the Space Station to play a battle game against other cadets in a zero gravity chamber.  Over the years his skills and his ruthlessness are honed, with the controllers constantly changing the rules to beat him.  Ender wins through by unorthodox strategies.  We learn that humans only just survived the first attacks, years ago, by the Formics (aka “Buggers”) and that a third war for survival must take place.  Ender is being trained to command the human forces in that battle.  The book is one that lingers in the memory, and the trailer for the movie suggests that it might just do justice to the book.  It is visually stunning and seems to follow the core of the book’s plot.  I can’t wait until November…

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