Timothy Liu
Timothy Liu asked:

Have any of you read the actual sequel, Ender in Exile? It's actually pretty good.

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Jack Reickel "Actual sequel" is definitely the wrong title for it, as it's more of a market-driven bridge between Ender's Game and its actual sequel Speaker for the Dead. In fact, Card said that he felt Ender's Game as the necessary prequel for the much stronger story of Speaker.

Ender in Exile came much later, from the demands of consumers more than the desire of the author.

That said, it has a couple of decent Ender moments. I certainly prefer it to Xenocide, but I prefer eating broken shards of glass to Xenocide as well, so that doesn't say much.
Abby I read it, and hated it. Ender in Exile isn't so much the "actual sequel" as it is the afterthought to a great book. It was written much after these books, and it conflicts some with the later books. I'm not a huge fan of pre-sequels in general, but I thought Ender in Exile was particularly bad. For what it's worth, I've read almost everything in the Ender universe--all the books following Ender's Game, the entire Shadow series, many of the short stories, the companion guide, the First Formic Wars series, etc.--and thought that Ender in Exile was by far the weakest of the books.
Hanno Phoenicia I read it. It was fairly good in a number of areas, although I found the last two chapters out of step with the rest of it and very unpleasant. I wish Card had left those last two chapters out. The graphic novel was good although left a lot of good characters out. The inner world of Ender was once again explored, so it was a psychological drama too, but not that intense.
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David I liked Ender in Exile. Although its not technically a sequel because most of it takes place between chapters of Ender's Game. Its not really a novel, but more like a collection of short stories. I loved the story of the Toscanos and had recently seen a production of taming of the shrew. I thought the Ganges bit at the end show a good bit of Ender's personality, the fact that he would rather die then hurt anyone else, especially the son of his friend Bean
John H I actually wasn't a huge fan of it to be honest. I found that after reading the entire thing I did not feel like it added anything to the character of Ender or Valentine.
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