What's your favourite Ender Saga book?

Discuss all things pertaining to the EnderVerse milieu.

Favourite?

Ender's Game
41
30%
Speaker for the Dead
36
26%
Xenocide
8
6%
Children of the Mind
16
12%
Ender's Shadow
16
12%
Shadow of the Hegemon
5
4%
Shadow Puppets
3
2%
Shadow of the Giant
11
8%
 
Total votes: 136

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What's your favourite Ender Saga book?

Postby Jebus » Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:31 pm

Go Speaker for the Dead!

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Postby v-girl » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:06 pm

EG.

p.s. i like the new voting system.

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Postby neo-dragon » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:08 pm

You forgot Shadow of the Giant. Ah well, I'm voting for EG anyway.

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Postby Fris » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:13 pm

You forgot Shadow of the Giant.

I wouldn't be surprised if that were intentional. Stupid Shadow series...
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Postby Hegemon » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:09 am

EG all the way!!!

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Postby Jebus » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:18 am

Huh, I actually did put Shadow of the Giant in, must have messed up.

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Postby Virlomi » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:44 am

Don't kill me in my sleep, but I'm going with ES. The Speaker series is my prefered branch off by far, but in terms of individual book, there's no question about ES, because I love having a completely topsy-turvy view on a story I thought I already knew backwards and forwards.

Rake me over the coals if you wish.

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Postby v-girl » Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:27 am

i love ES too. EG is still my favorite, but i like ES above any of the other ender quartet books. i agree, i loved reading the other "side" of the story and adding to the original battle school scene that intrigued me so much.

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Postby Hegemon » Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:27 am

Jebus, try to edit the first post. When you do that I think you can add a new option to the poll.

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Postby anonshadow » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:38 am

Virlomi wrote:Don't kill me in my sleep, but I'm going with ES. The Speaker series is my prefered branch off by far, but in terms of individual book, there's no question about ES, because I love having a completely topsy-turvy view on a story I thought I already knew backwards and forwards.

Rake me over the coals if you wish.


*seconds*

I was afraid I would be the only one. I've been raked over the coals for it before, but I love ES more than EG. I think it was written better, and I liked the perspective more. I love EG--don't get me wrong--but I adore ES more.



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Postby Hegemon » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:01 am

Naturally, I am of the humble opinion that both you and Jani need to be raked over the coals for that little bit of sacrilege :P

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Postby Virlomi » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:04 am

I feel like I'm in an AA meeting. :)

Hurrah for ES Lovers Not-So-Anonymous! (ESLNSA?)

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Postby Virlomi » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:06 am

And John, we're supposed to leave our personal "let's find some random reason to rake Jani over the coals today" urges at the door, remember?

(my first official double post. I feel proud.)

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Postby Jebus » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:18 am

I have trouble understanding how SftD wouldn't be everyone's favourite. To me it just seems so obvious that it's the best and you should all be sitting in a corner wearing dunce hats for your foolishness.

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Postby anonshadow » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:18 am

Hegemon wrote:Naturally, I am of the humble opinion that both you and Jani need to be raked over the coals for that little bit of sacrilege :P


Naturally, I am of the not-so-humble opinion that you have done far more in your life to deserve being raked over the coals than Jani and I together, so after you. :P



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Postby anonshadow » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:22 am

Virlomi wrote:I feel like I'm in an AA meeting. :)

Hurrah for ES Lovers Not-So-Anonymous! (ESLNSA?)


We are alone on an island, with dozens of EG lovers swimming around us.

But, you see, we sided with Bean. Bean is smarter. Therefore, we are smarter than them and will find a way out of this predicament.

Such are the consequences of being out of the closet.



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Postby mr_thebrain » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:45 am

For me, it's a toss up between EG and SftD. I think they are both equally awesome. I voted for EG in the end, due to the fact that it was the book that got me hooked on reading in the first place all those years ago, so i had to give it props for that.

Side note, The first time i read SftD i ended up staying up all night reading it cover to cover. took me like 5-6 hours, but i did it... then passed out. i just couldn't put it down.
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Postby Virlomi » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:47 pm

anonshadow wrote:
Virlomi wrote:I feel like I'm in an AA meeting. :)

Hurrah for ES Lovers Not-So-Anonymous! (ESLNSA?)


We are alone on an island, with dozens of EG lovers swimming around us.

But, you see, we sided with Bean. Bean is smarter. Therefore, we are smarter than them and will find a way out of this predicament.

Such are the consequences of being out of the closet.


You and me, Elena, we have to stick together in this mad, mad world of narrow-minded EG lovers.

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Postby starlooker » Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:03 pm

Jebus wrote:I have trouble understanding how SftD wouldn't be everyone's favourite. To me it just seems so obvious that it's the best and you should all be sitting in a corner wearing dunce hats for your foolishness.


I could not agree more.
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There's another life out there...

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Postby anonshadow » Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:06 pm

Virlomi wrote:
anonshadow wrote:
Virlomi wrote:I feel like I'm in an AA meeting. :)

Hurrah for ES Lovers Not-So-Anonymous! (ESLNSA?)


We are alone on an island, with dozens of EG lovers swimming around us.

But, you see, we sided with Bean. Bean is smarter. Therefore, we are smarter than them and will find a way out of this predicament.

Such are the consequences of being out of the closet.


You and me, Elena, we have to stick together in this mad, mad world of narrow-minded EG lovers.


They're all just conformists. They don't understand us. It's because they're hicks and we're savvy New York girls who don't conform to what the man tells us to do!



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Postby lyons24000 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:01 pm

It was hard deciding between EG and SftD. I was kind of surprised that I picked SftD!
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Postby Soara » Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:10 pm

So, like the new polling system, Jebus? :p

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Postby Jebus » Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:16 pm

Not more so than any other polling system...

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Postby Blitz » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:01 pm

starlooker wrote:
Jebus wrote:I have trouble understanding how SftD wouldn't be everyone's favourite. To me it just seems so obvious that it's the best and you should all be sitting in a corner wearing dunce hats for your foolishness.


I could not agree more.


Ditto from me.
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Postby canvasch » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:07 pm

anonshadow wrote:
Virlomi wrote:Don't kill me in my sleep, but I'm going with ES. The Speaker series is my prefered branch off by far, but in terms of individual book, there's no question about ES, because I love having a completely topsy-turvy view on a story I thought I already knew backwards and forwards.

Rake me over the coals if you wish.


*seconds*

I was afraid I would be the only one. I've been raked over the coals for it before, but I love ES more than EG. I think it was written better, and I liked the perspective more. I love EG--don't get me wrong--but I adore ES more.




yeah... ender's shadow is my favorite book...... if i pick it up and start reading it... i have to read the entire thing... it's the kind of book that just sucks you into it regardless of how many times you've read it before

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Postby wizzard » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:05 pm

Blitz wrote:
starlooker wrote:
Jebus wrote:I have trouble understanding how SftD wouldn't be everyone's favourite. To me it just seems so obvious that it's the best and you should all be sitting in a corner wearing dunce hats for your foolishness.


I could not agree more.


Ditto from me.


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Postby starlooker » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:33 pm

You know, I just remembered that I once wrote a list of qualities I would like in the person I choose to marry, and preferring SftD to EG was actually on it.
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Postby neo-dragon » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:37 pm

I'll settle for someone who has just read them both! (and enjoyed them).

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Postby starlooker » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:41 pm

I'm trying to teach myself not to settle. Although, the search does seem to go on and on. I did find someone who read them both. I tried to convince myself it was enough. That it was okay that he preferred EG. Sadly, we were entirely incompatible in a number of other ways, as well. If I'd just refused to bend that rule in the first place, I could've saved myself the time and trouble (there wasn't that much heartache).
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Postby neo-dragon » Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:47 pm

This is getting a bit off topic, and maybe I'm out of line, but if you really aren't willing to compromise on the nitty-gritty of a potential mate's book preferences you're never going to be happy with anyone.

Not wanting to settle is one thing, but I try to think about the things that really matter.

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Postby Bevis » Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:53 am

I'm going with shadow of the hegemon because it still reminds me of APC's Pet.

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Postby starlooker » Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:50 am

Oops, did I forget the "arch humor" tags? Or maybe sarcasm tags would've been better...
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Postby peterlocke123 » Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:55 pm

Most definitely Speaker for the Dead, but Xenocide was a close second.

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Postby canvasch » Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:21 pm

how can you call yourself peters girl and not like most of the shadow series?

peter was nucking futs in eg and the one who redeemed him in children wasn't even the real peter.... peter shone in the shadow series.... and if you're calling yourself his girl, i assume you're reffering to the peter that grew and matured in the shadow series... that's a big part of that series.... don't hate


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