“If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault": First Edition of the author's Hugo Award-Winning Novel The Ender's Game; Signed by Orson Scott Card
Card, Orson Scott.
Item Number: 5318
New York: Tor Books, 1985.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Orson Scott Card on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket without wear. Housed in a slipcase. An exceptional example.
The Ender's Game was Card's break-out novel, who "exploded onto the science fiction scene with his first published story, 'Ender's Game' for Analog in 1977… [It] served as the germ for the Ender series, the first two volumes of which, published [in] 1985 and 1986… clearly established [Card] as one of the two or three dominant figures of recent science fiction… The Ender saga stands as one of the very few serious moral tales set among the stars" (Clute & Nicholls). Winner of the 1985 Nebula Award and the 1986 Hugo Award for best novel.