Recognizing how busy we all are, we’ve picked a book that has both a novel-length version and a short-story version: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, a classic about children and war, strategy and exceptional talent
Read the novel, or read the short story. Or, for the fun of getting into the author’s mind, read both and see what he added to the short-story for the transition to novel form (and what he took away).
The short story is available online (apparently with the author’s permission) here: http://www.hatrack.com/osc/stories/enders-game.shtml
Copies of the novel-length work are available throughout the TLN library system:
- The book: http://catalog.tln.lib.mi.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi/cejIWKip7g/FERNDALE/200390047/9 and http://catalog.tln.lib.mi.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi/rquWG4cga8/FERNDALE/200390047/9
- A downloadable book (through Overdrive): http://catalog.tln.lib.mi.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi/WsR1TWWA9D/FERNDALE/200390047/9
- An audiobook (not at Ferndale but at several nearby libraries): http://catalog.tln.lib.mi.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi/nop92YCj83/FERNDALE/200390047/9
If you cannot obtain a copy please contact Kevin Deegan-Krause at firstname.lastname@example.org.