No Orson Scott Card / Ender's Game / Enderverse thread yet? Surprising! Ender's Game has to be one of my favorite books of all time, up with the Foundation books (Asimov), very influential when I read it as a real young kid. I love the idea of exploring the psyche of a child (who may be handed far too much), but I also like the characters of Ender and Valentine so much that I like the rest of the Quartet (Ender's Game through Children of the MInd) as much and definitely wanted more. I'm not so impressed by the Shadow books so far.