A War of Gifts
Orson Scott Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with this short novel set during Ender's first years at the Battle School where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays. The children come from many nations, many religions; while they are being trained for war, religious... show more
Orson Scott Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with this short novel set during Ender's first years at the Battle School where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays. The children come from many nations, many religions; while they are being trained for war, religious conflict between them is not on the curriculum. But Dink Meeker, one of the older students, doesn't see it that way. He thinks that giving gifts isn't exactly a religious observation, and on Sinterklaas Day he tucks a present into another student's shoe.This small act of rebellion sets off a battle royal between the students and the staff, but some surprising alliances form when Ender comes up against a new student, Zeck Morgan. The War over Santa Claus will force everyone to make a choice.
Publish date: October 30th 2007
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 126
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Adult Fiction
, Short Stories
Series: The Ender Quintet (#1)
Yay, proof that Dink isn't a wimp!So my only issue is that THEY HAVE SOCKS. my reaction: whathowwhenwhyporqueeeeAlso, I did have a link to a copy of the full Ender's Stocking... but it stopped working. So here's a link to an Enderverse download, though I haven't tried it yet so beware of malware: ht...
A Christmas special for Ender's Game haha twas pretty good
So... very short even for a novella. The back cover wants $6 for it. If I paid the £ equivalent I was ripped off. Not much to the story really and the length didn't allow anything remotely fascinating to occur. Quite a disappointment
Excellent read. A good holiday story solidly in the Ender tradition from Card, this tale is one of a boy raised by a conservative preacher who beats him to make him pure while preaching pacifism. But when the son is called away to Battle School, he makes himself an outcast by his loyalty to his fath...
Since this is in gift book format, "125 pages" over-represents its length. Think of it as a long story or short novella. It is a cute enough holiday story, though it requires the reader to be familiar with the people and context of the Enderverse. The theme of rigidity versus flexibility in world vi...