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From: Duffey, Patrick G. (DuffeyP_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Dec 03 2003 - 14:20:45 PST

Ender's Game is an excellent book and has won lots of literary prizes. A
must read if you like Sci-Fi.

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From: Lawrence A. Parker []
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 4:57 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: THE STATE

> Ender's Game? Haven't read it but.....

"Ender's Game" is Sci-Fi. Humans run into a totally alien species and
becomes all-out war as they are incompatible. The alien species runs on
a hive
mentality (as its form of "the State"). Ender is a young boy who is
able to
beat the species by controlling human forces through a video-game-type
set-up (I
think that he is unaware that he's actually fighting a war, and later
has to
deal with the realization that he wiped out an entire civilization).

I've always been a big fan of Ayn Rand and you might suggest: "Anthem",
"Fountainhead", and "Atlas Shrugged".

Lawrence A. Parker
Philosopher and Educational Consultant