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Books like Ender's Game

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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Deluxe Edition
Dune Series
Frank Herbert - 2019-10-01 (first published in 1965)
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Explore a unique and captivating world in this bestselling science fiction novel, now available in a deluxe hardcover edition. Set on the harsh desert planet Arrakis, the story follows the young Paul Atreides as he navigates a treacherous political landscape where the only valuable resource is a coveted drug called "spice." As Paul's family is betrayed and destroyed, he embarks on a journey that will lead him to a destiny beyond his wildest dreams. With a stunning blend of adventure, mysticism, and politics, Dune is a triumph of the imagination and a true masterpiece of science fiction.
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Ready Player One
A Novel
Ernest Cline - 2011-08-16
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Set in a bleak future world, a teenage boy finds solace in a virtual reality game where he searches for clues left behind by the game's creator, with a promise of immense wealth and power for the one who solves it. Soon, Wade becomes embroiled in a dangerous race with other players, who will stop at nothing to win. As he strives to survive, he must also confront the harsh realities of the real world he has always sought to avoid.
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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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Isaac-Asimov - 2004-06-01 (first published in 1951)
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In a dying Galactic Empire, only Hari Seldon can see the dark age ahead. To preserve knowledge and humanity, he gathers the best minds on a bleak planet to create the Foundation. But they are soon at the mercy of corrupt warlords, facing an agonizing choice between submission or destruction.
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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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George Orwell - 2022-07-01 (first published in 1949)
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This influential text from the 20th century delves into a dark and dystopian world unlike any other. Written in 1949 by political satirist George Orwell, the novel portrays a totalitarian society that is both bureaucratic and terrifying. The author's foresight in predicting the future of modern life is remarkable, with themes that are still relevant today. Taking readers through a journey of surveillance, propaganda, and isolation, it is no wonder why 1984 is among the most terrifying novels ever written. A must-read for those seeking a thought-provoking exploration of individuality and the true extent of government control.
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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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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.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven
Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos
The Roar by Emma Clayton
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
Severance by Ling Ma
Valor's Choice by Tanya Huff
Dauntless by Jack Campbell
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
The Time Machine (Enriched Classics) by H. G. Wells
Andromeda's Fall by William C. Dietz
Timescape by Gregory Benford
The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley