In 2135 humans have been at war with an alien insect-like race for over a hundred years. The ‘Buggers’ have twice invaded Earth and a third invasion is feared. Earth has tried to breed its next commander. Andrew ‘Ender’ Wiggin, an extraordinary child the result of genetic experimentation, is only six years old when he is sent to the space station Battle School for rigorous military training. Growing up in an artificial community of child soldiers he must survive isolation and persecution.
But Ender has a brother and sister who were also bred for command but ultimately failed the military’s test. Back on Earth, they begin working together to shape the destiny of Earth – an Earth that has no future at all if their brother Ender fails.
Is Ender the military genius Earth desperately needs?