Ender's World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender's Game is a companion novel to Ender's Game, containing 14 essays from Science Fiction and Young Adult writers, as well as military strategists and others about various aspects of Ender’s Game. The book includes an introduction by Orson Scott Card, who edited Ender's World and answers many fan-submitted Enderverse questions from the Smart Pop Books Website.


Go deeper into the complexities of Orson Scott Card’s classic novel with science fiction and fantasy writers, YA authors, military strategists, including:

  • First Formic War Trilogy coauthor Aaron Johnston on Ender Wiggin and the evolution of the child hero
  • Burn Notice creator Matt Nix on Ender's Game as a guide to life
  • Hugo award–winning writer Mary Robinette Kowal on how Ender’s Game gets away with breaking all the (literary) rules
  • Retired US Air Force Colonel Tom Ruby on what the military could learn from Ender about leadership
  • Bestselling YA author Neal Shusterman on the ambivalence toward survival that lies at the heart of Ender’s story

Plus pieces by:

  • Hilari Bell
  • John Brown
  • Mette Ivie Harrison
  • Janis Ian
  • Alethea Kontis
  • David Lubar and Alison S. Myers
  • John F. Schmitt
  • Ken Scholes
  • Eric James Stone

Also includes never-before-seen content from Orson Scott Card on the writing and evolution of the events in Ender's Game, from the design of Battle School to the mindset of the pilots who sacrificed themselves in humanity’s fight against the Formics.