Ender’s Game Timeline and Reading Order

Wherever you see lists of the top science fiction books of all time, Ender’s Game inevitably makes the top three. The book spawned a maxi-series known as the Enderverse, which is one of the best military and hard science fiction series of all time. This is the Ender’s Game Reading Order.

What’s on the Ender’s Game Timeline?

The Ender’s Series by Orson Scott Card (also known as the Enderverse, Ender Saga, or the Ender Universe) has grown to be quite large, especially considering one author has been responsible for most of it. This Ender’s Game timeline takes all of those books, short stories, comics, and the film to form a cohesive reading order for you to easily follow.

There are a lot of difference series within the Enderverse. First, you have several prequel series. Then you have Ender’s Game that started it all. But from there you have two diverging series, one focusing on Ender, and another on his schoolmates. The two are even slightly different sci-fi genres. But they’re both very good.

Where to Start the Enderverse?

While I do recommend starting with Ender’s Game on this series, that doesn’t mean reading it through chronologically won’t be a ton of fun. In fact, I would recommend reading Ender’s Game (so you know what the big deal is), then start reading the rest of the series chronologically. Because it gets good. Both of the two series that branch out from Ender’s Game are highly recommended.

As always, if you see something you would change, be sure to let us know. And if you liked this timeline, be sure to check out some of our others, such as the Foundation reading order.

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ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

1

First Formic War

Novel

Aaron Johnston
Orson Scott Card

2012-07-17

2

First Formic War

Novel

Aaron Johnston
Orson Scott Card

2013-06-04

3

First Formic War

Novel

Aaron Johnston
Orson Scott Card

2014-06-10

4

First Formic War

Graphic Novel

Aaron Johnston
Orson Scott Card

2011-09-21

5

First Formic War

Graphic Novel

Aaron Johnston
Orson Scott Card

2012-07-25

6

Second Formic War

Novel

Aaron Johnston
Orson Scott Card

2016-08-02

7

Second Formic War

Novel

Aaron Johnston
Orson Scott Card

2019-06-11

9

Second Formic War

Short Story

Orson Scott Card

2005-10-01

10

Second Formic War

Comic Issue

Orson Scott Card

2010-01-01

11

Second Formic War

Short Story

Orson Scott Card

2002-01-01

12

Second Formic War

Short Story

Orson Scott Card

2003-08-01

13

Second Formic War

Short Story

Orson Scott Card

2006-03-01

14

Second Formic War

Short Story

Orson Scott Card

2006-10-01

15

Ender’s Game

Short Story

Orson Scott Card

2007-01-01

16

Ender’s Game

Novel

Orson Scott Card

1985-01-01

17

Ender’s Game

Graphic Novel

Orson Scott Card

2012-01-18

18

Ender’s Game

Film

Gavin Hood

2013-11-01

19

Ender’s Game

Audio Drama

Orson Scott Card

2013-10-22

20

Shadow Novels

Novel

Orson Scott Card

1999-09-01

21

Shadow Novels

Graphic Novel

Orson Scott Card

2012-02-22

22

Shadow Novels

Novel

Orson Scott Card

2017-11-28

23

Shadow Novels

Comic Issue

Jake Black

2009-12-09

24

Shadow Novels

Comic Issue

Orson Scott Card

2009-01-01

25

Shadow Novels

Comic Issue

Orson Scott Card

2010-04-14

27

Shadow Novels

Short Story

Orson Scott Card

2007-02-01

28

Shadow Novels

Novel

Orson Scott Card

2017-10-10

29

Shadow Novels

Novel

Orson Scott Card

2001-01-01

30

Shadow Novels

Novel

Orson Scott Card

2002-08-01

31

Shadow Novels

Novel

Orson Scott Card

2005-03-08

32

Ender’s Story

Short Story

Orson Scott Card

2008-04-01

33

Ender’s Story

Graphic Novel

Orson Scott Card

2011-01-26

34

Ender’s Story

Novel

Orson Scott Card

2008-11-11

35

Ender’s Story

Short Story

Orson Scott Card

2007-01-01

36

Ender’s Story

Comic Issue

Orson Scott Card

2007-03-17

37

Ender’s Story

Short Story

Orson Scott Card

1999-05-01

38

Ender’s Story

Novel

Orson Scott Card

2012-01-17

39

Ender’s Story

Novel

Orson Scott Card

1986-03-01

40

Ender’s Story

Graphic Novel

Aaron Johnston
Orson Scott Card

2011-05-03

41

Ender’s Story

Short Story

Orson Scott Card

1991-01-01

42

Ender’s Story

Novel

Orson Scott Card

1991-08-01

43

Ender’s Story

Novel

Orson Scott Card

1996-08-01

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