Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
-Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future
And that is the story of the boy who cried Dragon! Of course, when dragons sit around the campfire at night or tuck their children into bed, they tell the story of the dragon who cried Boy!
-Mike Resnick, Young Warriors: Stories of Strength
Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
A city's only ever three hot meals away from anarchy.
-Alastair Reynolds, Terminal World
Never fire a laser at a mirror.
-Larry Niven
The gods do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools.
-Larry Niven, Ringworld
When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.
-David Brin
We're all born strangers to ourselves and each other, and we're seldom formally introduced.
-Robert Charles Wilson, Spin
Politics is ugly. Never doubt what small men will do for great power.
-Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl
Once, poets were magicians. Poets were… stronger than warriors or kings, stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again.
-Greg Bear
This is how humans are: We question all our beliefs, except for the ones that we really believe in, and those we never think to question.
-Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead
Ignorance killed the cat; curiosity was framed!
-C.J. Cherryh
We seem to be young, in a very old Galaxy. We're like kids tiptoeing through a ruined mansion.
-Stephen Baxter, Ark
Even galaxy-spanning anarchist utopias of stupefying full-spectrum civilizational power have turf wars within their unacknowledged militaries.
-Iain M. Banks, Matter
Science fiction is often very far from escapism; in fact you might say that science fiction is escape into reality.
-Arthur C. Clarke
Man is not a rational animal; he is a rationalizing animal.
-Robert A. Heinlein, Assignment in Eternity
'Normal' is a dryer setting.
-Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.
-Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts
Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science fiction is the improbable made possible.
-Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone
Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science. The whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
-Ray Bradbury

The Ender Saga

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Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government...

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Speaker for the Dead
Orson Scott Card

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose:...

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Xenocide
Orson Scott Card

The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the hearts of a child named...

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Children of the Mind
Orson Scott Card

The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos; a large colony of...

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Ender's Shadow
Orson Scott Card

Welcome to Battleschool. Growing up is never easy. But try living on the mean streets as a...

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Shadow of the Hegemon
Orson Scott Card

The War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is...

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Shadow Puppets
Orson Scott Card

Earth and its society has been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory...

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First Meetings
Orson Scott Card

Meet Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the unforgettable boy-hero of Ender's Game--winner of the Hugo...

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Shadow of the Giant
Orson Scott Card

Bean's past was a battle just to survive. He first appeared on the streets of Rotterdam, a...

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A War of Gifts
Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with this short novel set...

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Ender in Exile
Orson Scott Card

In Ender’s Game, the world’s most gifted children were taken from their families and sent to...

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Shadows in Flight
Orson Scott Card

At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the...

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