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What is the name of this book?

Asked by shpadoinkle_sue (7186points) March 16th, 2010

I read this book in 8th grade English class. It was set in and an apocalyptic future. There were these teenagers who got invites to play a virtual game. It turned out that they were being trained to live on another planet through the game. The last time they went in, they couldn’t leave the “game”. If it’s called The Game, I’m gonna kick myself. This was about 11 years ago.

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lilikoi's avatar

Yeah, second Ender’s Game, which was a great book, btw.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

I’ve read Ender’s Game, that wasn’t it. My sister loves orson scott card. She’s read’em all.

elenuial's avatar

That description doesn’t sound too much like Ender’s Game to me. “Couldn’t leave the game.” That sounds like it’s playing with the metaphysics of virtuality, which Ender’s Game had nothing to do with—the virtuality was only the source of a cheap trick, which makes a somewhat interesting twist for the book’s ending.

Also, Ender was a stand-in for Hitler, and the book was an apology for the Nazis. At least, that’s what a couple of prominent SF critics think.

edmann13's avatar

Apocalyptic future, or dystopian future? like, was it after the end of the world? or just a really shitty world?

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

Dystopian? New word for me. I guess it’d be closer to that.

edmann13's avatar

Dystopian fiction is a whole genre of work. 1984, The Giver, A Brave New World, etc.

edmann13's avatar

Try “invitation to the game” that might be it

talljasperman's avatar

Dystopia is the opposite of Utopia

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

@edmann13 That’s it. Fantastic! Danke!

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