List of Ender's Game series short stories

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There are various sources for short stories set in the Ender's Game series. One is the short story collection First Meetings by Orson Scott Card. This collection contains the original novelette Ender's Game plus three other stories. Another source is Card’s webzine InterGalactic Medicine Show. The first four stories from Card's webzine: "Mazer in Prison," "Pretty Boy," "Cheater," and "A Young Man with Prospects," also appear in the paperback anthology Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show. Reprints of short stories in the Ender's Game series can be found in other sci-fi anthology compilations.

Analog Science Fiction and Fact[edit]

"Ender's Game"[edit]

This story is the original Ender's Game novelette which Card published in the August 1977 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact.

"Gloriously Bright"[edit]

Main article: Gloriously Bright

This story introduces the characters of Han Fei-tzu, Han Qing-jao, and Si Wang-mu and was published in the January 1991 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact.

First Meetings[edit]

See also: First Meetings

"Investment Counselor"[edit]

Main article: Investment Counselor

This is the story of how Ender Wiggin first meets the AI Jane and decides to become a speaker for the dead.

"The Polish Boy"[edit]

Main article: The Polish Boy

This is the story of how John Paul Wiggin (Ender's father) comes to the attention of the International Fleet as a child.

"Teacher's Pest"[edit]

Main article: Teacher's Pest

This is the story of how John Paul Wiggin first meets and falls in love with his future wife Theresa Brown.

The original Ender's Game short story is also republished in this compilation.

InterGalactic Medicine Show[edit]

"Mazer in Prison"[edit]

Main article: Mazer in Prison

This story centers around Mazer Rackham, a young Hyrum Graff, and the creation of Battle School.

"Pretty Boy"[edit]

This story tells how Bonzo Madrid decided to go to Battle School after discovering that his father was having an affair.


Main article: Cheater (short story)

This story tells how Han Tzu (Hot Soup) ends up getting selected to go to Battle School.

"A Young Man with Prospects"[edit]

This story tells how Alessandra and her mother become colonists on a new planet after the Formic War.

"The Gold Bug"[edit]

This story tells the story of how a former soldier steps aside to allow Ender to become the governor of his planet.

"Ender's Stocking"[edit]

Main article: Ender's Stocking

This story is about Peter Wiggin and his family at Christmas time, while Ender is still in Battle School.

"Ender's Homecoming"[edit]

Main article: Ender's Homecoming

This story is about how Ender's parents and sister conspire to keep him from returning to Earth so he will be safe.

"Ender in Flight"[edit]

Main article: Ender in Flight

This story is about a power struggle between Ender and Admiral Morgan on the way to the colony where Ender is to become governor.

Chronological order of stories[edit]

Chronology chart[edit]

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