Grab a Free ‘Ender’s Game’ Comic Book Today!

recruiting_valentineCelebrate Free Comic Book Day by picking up a free ‘Ender’s Game’ comic from your local comic book shop!

Today is Free Comic Book Day. It’s an annual event held at participating comic book shops across North America the first Saturday of May. Unbeknownst to most readers, the Enderverse (or Ender Saga or Ender Series) actually contains 47 comic book issues published by Marvel.

Most of the comics retell stories from the novels, which include ‘Ender’s Game’, ‘Ender’s Shadow’, ‘Speaker for the Dead’, and others. If you’ve read all the books and short stories and you aren’t interested in rereading the stories in another medium, I would recommend reading ‘Recruiting Valentine’ or ‘The League War’. ‘Recruiting Valentine’ contains all new content which isn’t published in novel form, and ‘The League War’ fills in the time span between the novels ‘Ender’s Game’ and ‘Ender in Exile’.

To learn more about the ‘Ender’s Game’ comics, visit the Enderverse page.

Click here to find a participating comic book location near you; you may want to call ahead and ask if they have any ‘Ender’s Game’ comics in stock. Or click here if you want to buy ‘Ender’s Game’ comics on Amazon.

BONUS: Here’s an exclusive interview we did almost two and half years ago with Sebastian Fiumara, an illustrator for many of the ‘Ender’s Game’ comics. He even drew us a picture of Bean!

‘Ender’s Game’ Movie & Fictional User Interface Breakdown

Untitled4The motion graphic design team that worked on the ‘Ender’s Game’ film shares how they created the fictional user interfaces.

A large part of the visual appeal of the ‘Ender’s Game’ movie stems from the fictional user interfaces. This includes the interface in Mazer Rackham’s helmet, Ender Wiggin’s desk (tablet), the large screen Ender uses to command the final battles at command school, and many others. G-Creative, Digital Domain, and Goldtooth are sharing how their motion graphic’s team constructed these screens for the film.

Check out the video below!

‘Ender’s Game’ Continues to Rise on the NY Times Best Seller’s List

book cover‘Ender’s Game’ by Orson Scott Card rises on the New York Times Best Seller’s list for the second straight week.

For the week of April 27, 2013, the ‘Ender’s Game’ novel is ranked #11 in paperback mass-market fiction on the NY Times Best Seller’s list. This is a large jump from last week’s #16 spot. Before that, the novel held the $17 spot.

This is the 78th week ‘Ender’s Game’ has appeared on the NY Time’s Best Seller’s list.

Card Publishes ‘Making Ender Smart’ Essay

9781494390952_p0_v2_s260x420Orson Scott Card publishes all-new essay called ‘Making Ender Smart’.

According to Hatrack, Orson Scott Card has published two new anthologies. One of these anthologies, called ‘InterGalactic Medicine Show: Big Book of SF Novelettes Vol. 1‘, contains an all-new essay by Card. The essay is called ‘Making Ender Smart’.

The anthology also includes ‘Mazer in Prison’.

You can purchase a printed version of ‘InterGalactic Medicine Show: Big Book of SF Novelettes Vol. 1′ on Amazon for $16.

‘Earth Awakens’ Giveaway by Goodreads

43167Goodreads is giving away five copies ‘Earth Awakens’ by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston.

‘Earth Awakens’ is the third and final novel in the First Formic War prequel trilogy to ‘Ender’s Game’. Goodreads’ giveaway is only available to residents in the U.S. and Canada. The last day to enter is May 15. Click here to enter.

Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card’s bestselling novel Ender’s Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both asteroid belts; a few stations; a corporate settlement on Luna. No one had seen any sign of other space-faring races; everyone expected that First Contact, if it came, would happen in the future, in the empty reaches between the stars. Then a young navigator on a distant mining ship saw something moving too fast, heading directly for our sun.

When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it disrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and supply stations, and between them and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship pulled into Earth orbit, and began landing terra-forming crews in China. Politics and pride slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. But there are a few men and women who see that if Earth doesn’t wake up and pull together, the planet could be lost.

‘Earth Awakens’ will be published on June 10, 2014. It is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.

Cameron Gaskin Signs ‘Ender’s Game’ Trading Cards

1511054_772572572755188_1160701867508819889_nCameron Gaskins, who portrayed Pol Slattery in the ‘Ender’s Game’ film, signed ‘Ender’s Game’ trading cards being produced by Cryptozoic Entertainment.

On April 7, Gaskins became the first actor to sign character cards for the ‘Ender’s Game’ collection. Other actors committed to signing include Asa Butterfield (Ender Wiggin), Harrison Ford (Colonel Graff), Brandon Soo Hoo (Fly Molo), Aramis Knight (Bean), Khylin Rhambo (Dink Meeker), Conor Carroll (Bernard), Suraj Partha (Alai), Nonso Anozie (Sergeant Dap), Jimmy ‘Jax’ Pinchak (Peter Wiggin), Andrea Powell (Theresa Wiggin), Caleb J. Thaggard (Stilson), and Han Soto (Colonel Graff’s aide).

According to the actor’s father, Cameron Gaskins signed less than 500 character cards cards, which will be included in some packs. See a preview below:

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The packs will cost $3.50. They are not yet available for purchase, but they are expected to be released between July 1 and Sept. 30.

‘Ender’s Game’ Celebrates 75 Weeks on NY Times Best Seller’s List

book coverThis week the ‘Ender’s Game’ novel celebrates 75 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller’s list.

Over the last 29 years, ‘Ender’s Game’ by Orson Scott Card has been on the NY Times Best Seller’s list many times. This week marks the 75th time the novel has made its onto the list. That’s a whopping achievement by any measure!

For the week of April 6, 2014, ‘Ender’s Game’ is #13 in the paperback mass-market fiction category.

Congratulations, Orson Scott Card!

Second Formic War Trilogy Titles Released

orson-scott-card-tolkien-lecture-speaking-7Orson Scott Card announced via Twitter the titles of all three novels in the Second Formic War Trilogy, a prequel trilogy to ‘Ender’s Game’. The titles are ‘The Swarm’, ‘The Hive’, and ‘The Queens’.

None of these novels have a release date or synopsis yet.

The last novel in the First Formic War Trilogy is ‘Earth Awakens’, which will be released on June 3, 2014. It is currently available for pre-order.