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Ender’s Game: Inside the world of an epic adventure by Jed Alger

Ender's Game: Inside the World of an Epic AdventureA review by Nalini Haynes

I’ve reviewed Ender’s Game the novel. I’m in the process of writing a review of the movie and a comparison between the movie and the novel. The short version for the movie: it was an okay SF movie. It tried to be a book-to-film in an attempt to please everyone. If they release a director’s cut with a lot more scenes, it might be more successful than the cinema release.

The movie’s blockbuster budget enabled spectacular scenery and stunning special effects, particularly in the virtual world of Ender’s ‘desk’ game. Although these scenes are all too brief in the movie, Inside the world is a stunning annotated photographic collection allows fans to explore Ender’s Game more fully than time constraints on the movie allowed.

Inside the world has high production value: hard cover with stunning full-colour imagery well reproduced from the movie (unlike some of the Lord of the Rings books where the photos are blurry). Inside the world is highly recommended not just for fans of Ender’s Game the movie but also for fans of the novel who appreciate the rendering of the virtual game-world and the aliens. Also highly recommended for collectors of pop culture movie books.

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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