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FIRST MEETINGS IN THE ENDERVERSE - FIRST HARD COVER - SIGNED.
by Orson Scott Card.
1ST PRINT - BOOKPLATE First Printing! Signed by the author on an acid-free book plate, exclusive to the Overlook Connection Bookstore. Sealed in an acid-free protective book cover upon receipt here and then sealed in plastic for complete protection.
REVIEW: Andrew "Ender" Wiggins, a brilliant leader and tactician and destined to save Earth by destroying an entire alien civilization at the age of 12, was first introduced in Card's "Ender's Game" in Analog magazine (1977). That novella, plus three other stories (including one never before published) make up this appealing and entertaining collection of tales, all dealing with first meetings that played significant roles in the life of Ender Wiggins. "The Polish Boy" introduces his extraordinary father, John Paul, who manages at the age of six to trick the Hegemony into bringing his entire family from Poland to the United States. "Teacher's Pest" is the story of how John Paul meets and romances the equally brilliant graduate student Theresa Brown. Finally, in "The Investment Counselor," a mysterious accounting program named Jane appears just when 20-year-old Andrew Wiggins needs help figuring out both his taxes and what to do with the rest of his life. All four stories use the future setting as a framework to explore various issues of religion, government control, population limits, education, and moral responsibility. Character, setting, plot-Card does them all right, and makes it look effortless. The graphic novelesque illustrations will appeal to teens. For newcomers to Ender's universe and long-time fans, this book will hit the spot and whet the appetite for more. 208 pp.
NY: Tor, 2003. First Edition. 5 X 7 1/2. Hard Cover. Remainder. Signed Plate By Author. Fine / Fine. ISBN: 0765308738.
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