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Ender's Game

by Orson Scott Card

故事发生在未来,当时地球已经两次遭遇过虫族的进攻,第二次尤其惨重,而是一个传奇人物马泽•雷汉扭转了战局,地球勉强幸存。

图书简介

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut--young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

故事发生在未来,当时地球已经两次遭遇过虫族的进攻,第二次尤其惨重,而是一个传奇人物马泽•雷汉扭转了战局,地球勉强幸存。国际舰队认为,必须在全世界范围内寻找天才儿童,把他们送到专门训练儿童的空间站(“战斗学校”),把他们塑造成军事奇才,人类方可有存活的希望。本书刚出版就获得次年的科学幻想文学最高奖项“星云奖”和“雨果奖”,同名电影即将被好莱坞搬上荧幕。• 《暮光之城》的作者、Facebook的创始人和NBA巨星科比都是作者和本书的忠实粉丝。

作者简介

Orson Scott Card is an American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist and columnist. He writes in several genres but is known best for science fiction. His novel Ender's Game (1985) and its sequel Speaker for the Dead (1986) both won Hugo and Nebula Awards, making Card the only author to win both science fiction's top U.S. prizes in consecutive years. A feature film adaptation of Ender's Game, which Card co-produced, was released in late October 2013 in Europe and on November 1, 2013, in North America.

Card is a professor of English at Southern Virginia University, has written two books on the subject of creative writing, hosts writing bootcamps and workshops, and serves as a judge in the Writers of the Future contest. A great-great-grandson of Brigham Young, Card is a practicing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). In addition to producing a large body of fiction works, he has also offered political, religious, and social commentary in his columns and other writing.

奥森·斯科特·卡德(Orson Scott Card),是当今美国科幻界最受人瞩目的人物之一。在美国科幻史上,从来没有人在两年内连续两次将“雨果奖”和“星云奖”两大科幻奖尽收囊中,直到卡德横空出世。1986年,他的《安德的游戏》囊括雨果奖、星云奖,1987年,其续集《死者代言人》再次包揽了这两个世界科幻文学的最高奖项。

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In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I destroy them.

当我足够了解我的对手并知道可以打败他时,我也爱他。我觉得真正了解一个人,了解他们想要什么,相信什么是很难的,并且这种爱和他们爱自己的方式是大相径庭的。而恰恰在我爱他们的那一刻,也能够将他们毁灭。

 

Mark Zuckerberg

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Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. Zuckerberg is the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc. His personal wealth, as of March 2015, is estimated to be $35.1 billion. Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook.

马克·艾略特·扎克伯格(Mark Elliot Zuckerberg),美国社交网站Facebook的创办人,被人们冠以“第二盖茨”的美誉。哈佛大学计算机和心理学专业辍学生。据《福布斯》杂志保守估计,马克·扎克伯格拥有135亿美元身家,是2008年全球最年轻的巨富,也是历来全球最年轻的自行创业亿万富豪。