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 science fiction anthologies.

Analog Science Fiction and Fact[edit]

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

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]

Main article: First Meetings
  • "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"

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"

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

InterGalactic Medicine Show[edit]

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

  • "Pretty Boy"

This is the story of Bonito "Bonzo" Madrid as a child. Bonito was born in Toledo, Spain and given a name that means "pretty boy". His father Amaro was a lawyer and Spanish patriot who adored his son. As he grew older Bonito started to observe his family and discovered that they needed him to be happy so he decided not to go to Battle School. However while studying his parents to find out how to make them happier, he discovered that his father kept a second apartment in the city and told his mother. When he and his mother went to see his grandmother Bonito learned that his father was having an affair with another woman and had broken his mother's heart. Because Bonito did not want to be like his father, he changed his mind and went to Battle School. The story also appears in the anthology Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show.

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

  • "A Young Man with Prospects"

(Incorporated into Card's novel Ender in Exile) This story tells how Alessandra and her mother become colonists on a new planet after the Formic War.

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"

(Incorporated into Card's short novel A War of Gifts: An Ender Story as chapter 2.) This story is about Peter Wiggin and his family at Christmas time, while Ender is still in Battle School.

  • "Ender's Homecoming"

(Incorporated into Card's novel Ender in Exile as chapter 1.) 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"

(incorporated into Card's novel Ender in Exile.) 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]

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