Optionated is excited to offer our readers a chance to win free copies of the novel Ender’s Game written by Orson Scott Card. The film adaptation of the novel is currently in production and is filming in New Orleans. Along side the film we are giving away copies of the novel and audiobook.
Ender’s Game is set in Earth’s future; the novel presents an imperiled humankind who have barely survived two conflicts with the Formics (an insectoid alien species normally called “Buggers” by most of the population). These aliens show an ant-like group behavior, and are very protective of their leader, much like Earth ants protecting their queen. In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, an international fleet maintains a school to find and train future fleet commanders. The world’s most talented children, including the novel’s protagonist, Ender Wiggin, are taken at a very young age to a training center known as the Battle School. There, teachers train them in the arts of war through increasingly difficult games including ones undertaken in zero gravity in the Battle Room where Ender’s tactical genius is revealed.
What You Get:
One first place winner will receive a copy of Ender’s Game paperback as well as the audiobook.
One second place winner will receive just a copy of the paper back novel.
Two third place winners will receive copies of the audiobook.
About The Novel:
Reception to the book has generally been positive. It has also become suggested reading for many military organizations, including the United States Marine Corps. Ender’s Game won the 1985 Nebula Award for best novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for best novel. Its sequels, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, and Ender in Exile, follow Ender’s subsequent travels to many different worlds in the galaxy. In addition, the later novella A War of Gifts and novel Ender’s Shadow take place during the same time period as the original. Ender’s Game has been adapted into two comic series.
A film adaptation of the same name directed by Gavin Hood and starring Asa Butterfield as Ender is planned for release on March 15, 2013.
How To Enter:
Send and email with your name and shipping information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make the title Ender’s Game so we know which contest you are entering. If you follow us on Twitter (@Optionated_) or Facebook you get two chances to win, just make sure you include the name you follow us under in the entry email. We will be announcing winners on April 2nd! Good Luck!
Giveaway Items provided by Macmillan Publishing