ENDER’S GAME, SIGNED BY ORSON SCOTT CARD
CARD, Orson Scott. Ender's Game. (New York): Tor, (1985). Octavo, original half navy cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition of the provocative first book in Card’s science-fiction “Ender Saga,” winner of both the Nebula and Hugo awards, boldly signed by Card on the half title.
The story of young Ender Wiggins, recruited by the military and trained through war games to fight insect-like aliens known as "buggers," was Card's break-out novel. Card "exploded onto the science fiction scene with his first published story, 'Ender's Game' for Analog in 1977… [It] served as the germ for the Ender series, the first two volumes of which, published [in] 1985 and 1986… clearly established [Card] as one of the two or three dominant figures of recent science fiction… The Ender saga stands as one of the very few serious moral tales set among the stars" (Clute & Nicholls, 194-95). "A sophisticated power fantasy. Grimly fascinating" (Anatomy of Wonder II-217). Winner of the 1985 Nebula Award and the 1986 Hugo Award for best novel; the volume's sequel, Speaker for the Dead, also won both awards.
A fine signed copy.