Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Q: When does the ‘Ender’s Game’ movie come out in theaters?
A: The ‘Ender’s Game’ film will be released in U.S. theaters on November 1, 2013. If you live in a different country check the movie information page.
Q: Can I be in the ‘Ender’s Game’ movie/ How can I audition for the ‘Ender’s Game’ movie?
A: Auditions and filming for the Ender’s Game movie are complete.
Q: Do you know any “secret” information about the movie?
A: Yes! We were invited to the movie set as press in May 2012. We can’t say much (yet!), but you can read about it here.
Q: Hey you didn’t respond to my @mention on Twitter, why not?
A: Unfortunately if we responded to everyone’s @mention on Twitter we would blow up our followers’ timelines, so we just try to post the news there. We do however respond to every e-mail, and we do our best to do so in a timely manner.
Q: When do the movie trailers come out?
A: The first teaser trailer will be released on May 7, 2013. Watch 10 seconds of footage here.
Q: Are there going to be sequels to the Ender’s Game movie?
A: Lionsgate has made it clear through conversations with the media and their investors that there might be sequels in the future. However, there is no official word (yet) whether there will be (or won’t be) sequels and whether the sequels would follow the Speaker or Shadow series.
Q: Why do you want Justin Bieber to play the part of Ender?
A: That was a viral joke via Twitter. Justin Bieber would make a terrible Ender.
Q: Can I submit news to the website?
A: Yes! We need everyone’s help to get the news out as fast as it’s happening. You can e-mail us at webmaster[dot]endersansible[at]gmail[dot]com, tweet us or use the contact form.
Q: If I submit a tip anonymously?
A: Yes! We absolutely respect anonymity and will not post your name with a tip, especially regarding sensitive information.
Q: Why is your site called Ender’s Ansible?
A: In the book, Ender defeats the buggers by unknowingly commanding soldiers and ships many light-years away. The device he uses to communicate with them is called an ansible. The ansible, which exists only in science fiction, allows users to communicate instantaneously over vast distances. Instantaneously means faster than the speed of light, which is of course not possible. Thus, Ender’s ansible is a very important part of ‘Ender’s Game’ — so we named our site after it.
Q: What order should I read the series?
A: I’ll suggest a few options.
1. According to Ender’s Game author, Orson Scott Card, it doesn’t matter what order the books are read except that Xenocide should be read just before Children of the Mind.
2. However, if you fully plan on reading the entire Enderverse I recommend reading the books and short stories in the publication order: Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, Ender’s Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, First Meetings, Shadow of the Giant, A War of Gifts, Ender in Exile, Shadows in Flight and Earth Unaware. This way, you can live the same suspense and surprises experienced by loyal readers who have followed the series since 1985.
3. If you’re unsure about reading all the material ask yourself what you liked about Ender’s Game. If you liked the action and the surprise ending try reading the Shadow series in chronological order: Ender’s Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Giant and Shadows in Flight. If you liked Ender’s character development and are interested in deeper philosophy and science fiction read the Speaker series in *chronological order: Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind and Ender in Exile. (*Ender in Exile takes place before Speaker for the Dead, but trust me… just read it after Children of the Mind.)
Note that the Shadow Series is generally an “easier read” than the Speaker Series. Good luck!