ansible [an·si·ble] n. 1. a hypothetical communication device capable of delivering sound waves instantaneously 2. a fictional machine that allows faster than the speed of light communication (example: Commander Ender Wiggin used an ansible to communicate with his fleets instantaneously, although they were on the other side of the galaxy.)
Centipede Press will publish a new Enderverse novella written by Orson Scott Card in conjunction with the publication of an Enderverse short story anthology.
In October, the company published an illustrated edition of ‘Ender’s Game’. Fan enthusiasm for the publication inspired new Ender projects, but developments have been quiet since December.
In a newsletter sent on Sunday, Centipede Press wrote that they acquired the rights to ‘Speaker for the Dead’ and a “massive collection” of short stories including a new novella. No details were given about this novella or where it would fall on the complicated Enderverse timeline.
“This is still a ways off from being done, but we wanted to pass on the good news,” the newsletter states.
There is no release date for either publication, but until then Centipede Press would like fans’ help. They would like to hire a illustrator for the projects and they are open to fans’ suggestions.
Please send your suggestions to email@example.com.
Update: We have confirmed with Centipede Press that ‘Speaker for the Dead’ and the short story collection will be two separate volumes to be published at roughly the same time. The yet untitled short story collection will include all the short stories and novellas to date and one new novella, which is also still untitled.
The items include a Dragon Army patch set, a ground school beret, and tags for producer Lynn Hendee and extra Larry Kramer.
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post before March 20. Good luck!
Aaron Johnston has announced via Twitter that he and Orson Scott Card have finished co-writing ‘The Swarm’.
On March 3, Johnston states that he turned in the manuscript to Tor Books.
“Turned in the manuscript for THE SWARM, book 1 of The Second Formic War.#EndersGame #FormicWars @orsonscottcard”
— Aaron Johnston (@AaronWJohnston)
‘The Swarm’ will be the first book in the Second Formic War, a prequel trilogy to ‘Ender’s Game’. No release date has been announced, but Johnston speculates on Twitter that this novel may be published at the end of 2015 or the start of 2016.
The ‘Ender’s Game’ prop auction begins today at 9 a.m. PDT.
Prop Store will auction official ‘Ender’s Game’ film production costumes and props.
The auction will be held exclusively online and will run for two weeks, ending on March 27. Each day, 40 news lots will be posted with each lost lasting for only 7 days. There are no reserves on any items.Click here to register,
Below is a preview of several items up for auction.
Below: Ender Wiggin’s (Asa Butterfield) Command Console
Below: Ender Wiggin’s (Asa Butterfield) Launchie Flash Suit
Below: Subcommand Control Station
Below: Major Gwen Anderson (Viola Davis) Dress Uniform
Below: Deskpad and Bag Set
Below: Valentine Wiggin’s (Abigail Breslin) Costume
Below: Dragon Army Flash Suit Helmet
Below: Colonel Graff’s (Harrison Ford) BDU Costume
Below: Petra Arkanian’s (Hailee Steinfeld) Salamander Flash Suit
Below: Light Up Flash Gun and Charger
Beginning on March 9, Prop Store will auction official ‘Ender’s Game’ film production costumes and props.
The auction will be held exclusively online and will run for two weeks, ending on March 27. Each day, 40 news lots will be posted with each lost lasting for only 7 days. There are no reserves on any items.
Most of the lots include original costumes, props, and key set dressing pieces. The site currently features medical ID bands, a flash gun, and the formic mask Ender forces Peter to wear.
Click here to register and stay tuned for more ‘Ender’s Game auction news.
Since the release of the ‘Ender’s Game’ film, Sandboxr has offered a unique experience for ‘Ender’s Game’ fans. With the Unity Web Plugin, fans are able to customize and print their own movie props, including an formic mothership, an IF shuttle and an IF drone,
Sandboxr’s partnership with Amazon means that fans can more readily purchase these ‘Ender’s Game’ film memorabilia. Check it out!
A new ‘Ender’s Game’ poster is available via Postertext for $29.95.
The ‘Ender’s Game’ poster is one of the company’s first contemporary releases. The print features Ender commanding his final battle simulation.
Shown here in the throws in his final simulation, Ender is depicted as a calm and confident commander, fully entrenched and invested in the battle at hand.
The 24×36 inch poster features text from the first 13 chapters.
‘Ender’s Game’ props, including costumes worn by Harrison Ford, may soon be available for auction.
Although no date or other information for the auction has been publicly announced, Prop Store recently added thousands of photos of ‘Ender’s Game’ props to their servers. In total there are 420 lots listed on Prop Store’s servers. The majority of listings are costumes: either flash suits or blue International Fleet jumpsuits. There are also desks/tablets, flash guns, battle school army patches, army logo signs, formic educational material, and much more.
Some of these costumes include specific characters like Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford), and Valentine Wiggin (Abigail Breslin).
Check out the photos below. More to be added soon.
[Photos removed at the request of Prop Store and Lionsgate]
Thanks, Ryan for the tip!
With the success of the illustrated edition of ‘Ender’s Game’ in October, Centipede Press is considering publishing another Enderverse novel or collection.
In a newsletter Sunday morning, the publisher asked fans which Enderverse novel to publish next. According to the newsletter, ‘Ender’s Game’ author, Orson Scott Card, has suggested picking a novel from either the Shadow series or First Formic War series. Card also suggested publishing a complete collection of Ender short stories.
“Mr Card also suggested a collection of ALL the Ender universe short fiction,” reads the Centipede Press newsletter. “Something that has never been done, an ‘Anthology of all the Ender-related short fiction, including the ones in First Meetings and all the rest which have never before collected in one book.'”
What Enderverse material would you like to see published by Centipede Press? Leave a comment below!
Please send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the end of July, Orson Scott Card’s wife requested help from fans to reconcile correct contradictions between ‘Ender’s Game’ and other novels in the series. She wrote, “It would be most helpful to have all of these posted by 15 August 2014, so I have time to do the rewrites and edits before the due date.”
Fans have anticipated this revised editions for years. When Card’s wife solicited help on Hatrack, it seemed as though the book would be published soon. However, months have passed with no release date.
We emailed Tor regarding this ‘Ender’s Game’ edition, and the email response we received from Tor in-part says, “The anniversary edition of ‘Ender’s Game’ has been pulled from the season and we currently don’t have a tentative date as to when we’ll be publishing it.”
Therefore, the revised ‘Ender’s Game’ edition was originally planned to be published this season, but has been pulled for unknown reasons. Of course this could be held as good news. Now Card has more time to collect corrections. If you wish to submit a correction, click here.