Culture References to Ender’s Game

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Notable Fans of the ‘Ender’s Game’ Novel
Moises Arias, actor
Abigail Breslin, actress
Asa Butterfield, actor
Aramis Knight, actor
Stephanie Meyer
, ‘Twilight’ author
Heidi Montag, reality TV star
Marisol Nichols, actress
Katharyn Nicolle, Miss New Jersey 2011 said Ender’s Game is her favorite book source
Mark Oldershaw, Canadian Bronze-Medal Olympian 2012 in men’s canoe single 1,000 metres
Haley Joel Osment, actor
Mitt Romney, Republican nominee for the U.S. 2012 Presidential election
Brandon Soo Hoo, actor
Mark Zuckerburg, Facebook founder and CEO lists Ender’s Game on his Facebook page as books he “likes”

Ender’s Game Music References
There is a band called Ender’s Game
“Ender” by Ash Can Painters
“Ender Will Save Us All” by Dashboard Confessionals
“Ender” by Noah Silver
“Why Doesn’t Anybody Like Me” by No Use for a Name
“Ender’s Game” by Phantom Stranger
“Chemical Fires” by Tides of Man
“Create” by Tides of Man
“Home” by Tides of Man
“Not My Love” by Tides of Man
“Not My Love 2” by Tides of Man
“Only Human” by Tides of Man

Comic References

Ameria Rules! referenced Ender’s Game in Volume 2: What Makes You Happy


Penny Arcade referenced Ender’s Game on 2/18/2004

Real Life Comics referenced Ender’s Game on 2/17/2000














XKCD webcomic has referenced Ender’s Game 3 times
In comic #241










In comic #304























and in comic #605

Literature References

A Million Suns‘ by Beth Revis, page 38



‘Dream Dark: A Beautiful Creatures Story’ by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, chapter 9.7

beautiful creatures

‘Nobody’ by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, page 6

Internet References

Popular crude internet comedian “Nostalgic Chick” made a controversial video referencing Ender’s Game on July 29, 2012 (not for children) Click here

Popular YouTube channel “Beyond the Trailer” made a video featuring Ender’s Game:

C.E. Bell wrote a comparison article about Ender Wiggin and Northwestern University football on Off Tackle Empire

March 25, 2013 Following the release of the first ‘Ender’s Game’ film teaser poster ‘Ender’s Game’ began trending worldwide on Twitter and Google+.


On April 18, 2013 The ‘Ender’s Game’ teaser trailer was shown at CinemaCon2013 and Ender’s Game started trending world wide on Twitter for the second time.


Miscillaneous References

The “Rachni” from the popular video game Mass Effect may have been inspired from the Formics in Ender’s Game.

Ender’s Game was on the U.S. Marine Corps. Reading List