New York: Condé Nast Publications Inc., 1977. Item #1368
Octavo (digest size); illustrated wrappers by Kelly Freas; 178pp; illus. Some trivial edgewear, short diagonal creases to lower right corner of front wrapper, with a faint, tiny dampstain to upper right corner of front wrapper; a solid Very Good+ copy, still bright, with the spine unbroken. The first appearance in any format of Orson Scott Card's Hugo Award-winning novel 'Ender's Game,' preceding the novel's release by 8 years. Originally written as a novella for Analog, this version fuses Chapters 10 and 14 from the finished text, significantly textually different, with entire sections expanded and omitted, the name spelling of several key characters changed, and a decidedly different ending. It is also the first illustrated version of the novel. An attractive copy, and an important debut of one of the genre's greatest characters.