Adapted from a short story written by the same author in 1977.
This is the first book in a four book series.
Earth has been attacked in the past by an alien race known as the Buggers. The military forces of earth were able to defeat the invaders, but the threat of another invasion remains. The powers that be decide that the only way to guarantee the safety of Earth is to find and train the best military minds from childhood. Battle school is born.
Ender Wiggin arrives at battle school at the age of six and soon shows himself to be a natural tactician and leader. But the challenges don’t come just from the classes, but also his fellow students, some of whom view him as competition to their own goals.
As the threat of war looms ever closer, Ender finds himself propelled to the forefront of the battle plans, while at the same time struggling with a moral conflict he doesn’t fully understand.