TOR to publish The Authorized Ender Companion
Jake Black to author
July 20, 2007
TOR and Hatrack River Publications recently agreed to the
publication of The Authorized Ender Companion, with Jake Black
as the primary author.
The book will contain an encyclopedia-style listing of all characters,
locations, events, and devices that have any significant mention in
the books and stories of the Ender series.
This will include Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide,
Children of the Mind, Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon,
Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Giant, First Meetings, A War of
Gifts, and the Ender stories in Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic
Jake Black is the author or co-author of nine books, and numerous
comic books, magazine articles, academic publications, and short
stories. He has contributed to a variety of projects related to the
TMNT and Smallville franchises, and is a frequent writer for the
animated television series Chaotic. He adapted Orson Scott Card''s
Wyrms into comic book form, and scripted the comic book version
of the original Ender''s short story ""Gold Bug"" for Marvel
Comics/Dabel Brothers Productions. He and his wife Michelle are
expecting their first child in January 2008.
There will be a few additional articles and essays, some of them by
other authors. Card will write an extended essay on the creation of
all the Ender books.
We invite participants in the Hatrack River site to post suggestions
in the forum if you can think of anything you'd like to have
included in the ultimate book about the Ender universe.
In particular, if you have questions you'd like to have answered -
serious or tongue-in-cheek - post them in the forum and we'll look
through them to see which ones we think will work in the book.
(Posting of a suggestion or question on the Hatrack forum
constitutes your grant of permission for Hatrack River Publications
to include your words in the book, without remuneration.)