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Enjoyed Ender's Game? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to Ender's Game. Here are 28 books that you may like if you liked Ender's Game.

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Old Man's War
Old Man's War Series
John Scalzi - 2007-04-01 (first published in 2005)
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Joining the army is not usually what people do on their 75th birthday, but John Perry isn't like most people. In a world where interstellar space travel is possible, humanity is fighting for planets to live on, and aliens are willing to put up a fight. So, John decides to join the Colonial Defense Force to not only defend Earth but to potentially own a piece of planetary real estate. But the war far from Earth is brutal, and John soon realizes that it's much harder than he ever imagined. Old Man's War is a thrilling sci-fi story that explores humanity's quest for survival in the vastness of space.
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Starship Troopers
Robert A. Heinlein - 1987-05-01 (first published in 1959)
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Experience the ultimate space warfare in this controversial bestseller from acclaimed author Robert A. Heinlein. "The Bug War" has arrived, and the Terran Mobile Infantry is the only hope for humanity against these frightening and deadly enemies. Join a future recruit as he endures the toughest boot camp in the Universe and prepares for battles that could mean life or death.
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The Light Brigade
Kameron Hurley - 2019-03-19
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In "The Light Brigade," soldiers in a futuristic war are broken down into light in order to reach the front lines on Mars. But when new recruit, Dietz, experiences combat drops that don't sync up with the platoon's, he begins to question what's really happening in the war. Is he experiencing it differently or is it combat madness? This Hugo Award-winning author delivers a passionately brutal and cinematic sci-fi thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
Robert A. Heinlein - 2005-03-14 (first published in 1966)
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This science fiction classic explores personal responsibility and political freedom. Set on a lunar penal colony aided by a self-aware supercomputer, the story follows a diverse group of people as they navigate the rapidly evolving definitions of humanity, technology, and free will. A gripping read that will make you question the role of technology in our lives and society, and ponder the consequences of our actions.
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The Ender Quartet Boxed Set
Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind (The Ender Quintet)
Orson Scott Card - 2008-11-04
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This boxed set contains an epic sci-fi adventure following Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, a child genius trained as a soldier to defend against a hostile alien race. Ender's Game, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, showcases Ender's psychological battles and leadership skills as he navigates military training and isolation. As the series continues, Ender becomes the Speaker for the Dead, confronts a new alien race, and fights for survival against a deadly virus. Engage in a world where three intelligent species struggle to find peace and humanity faces its greatest challenge yet.
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The Martian Chronicles
Ray Bradbury - 1984-06-01 (first published in 1950)
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Explore the wonders and horrors of humanity's attempts to colonize Mars in this unforgettable classic sci-fi novel. As humans struggle to survive on a hostile planet full of shape-shifting Martians, they bring with them old prejudices and tainted dreams. Discover the intense and astonishing visions of a future on Mars in this part of the Voyager Classics collection. With vivid imagery and unforgettable characters, The Martian Chronicles will immerse you in a world of wonder and terror.
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Chris Hadfield
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Live Free or Die
Troy Rising I
John Ringo - 2010-02-02
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The theme of this book is about alien invasion and saving the world from the grip of alien forces. When the first aliens to come through were peaceful traders, the world breathed a sigh of relief. But when the Horvath came through, they announced their ownership by dropping rocks on three cities and gutting them. With their control of the orbitals, there's no way to win and earth's governments have accepted the status quo. This story follows Tyler Vernon, an unlikely hero, who has bigger plans than just getting rid of the Horvath.
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Speaker for the Dead
Ender's Saga Series
Orson Scott Card - 1994-08-15 (first published in 1986)
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In this award-winning classic, Ender Wiggin seeks redemption after being labeled the destroyer of an alien race. Set 3,000 years after the war, Ender tells the true story and seeks to prevent history from repeating itself. As a powerful voice known as The Speaker for the Dead, he confronts another alien race with their strange and deadly ways. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, Speaker for the Dead is a must-read for science fiction fans.
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Ed LatimoreSara Chipps
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The Mote in God's Eye
Larry Niven - 2011-04-26 (first published in 1974)
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This acclaimed science fiction novel, written by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, tells the story of humanity's first interaction with extraterrestrial life. The Mote in God's Eye is a masterpiece that transcends the genre and has received critical acclaim.
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Terms of Enlistment
Marko Kloos - 2013-05-14
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In a future world where the only options for welfare rats like Andrew Grayson are winning the off-world lottery or joining the military, Andrew chooses the latter. But as he enjoys the privileges of serving, he discovers the high cost and danger of the settled galactic world. Marko Kloos' debut military sci-fi novel, Terms of Enlistment, explores the struggles of a welfare kid in a congested North American Commonwealth and takes inspiration from sci-fi legends like Heinlein and Scalzi.
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