Re: Other OSC books?
No problem Brian.
Not to stereotype, but the clever kids, no matter what martial art they had trained, always got a good hiding off the socially challenged kids at school. Not sure how relevant that point is. I was in all of the top groups at school too, as a six year old I could wire a plug, change a fuse, check that a bulbs filament was not blown, and make simple machines like robots that's eyes flash and spin around. But Ender goes well beyond that.
I loved the book by the way. I consider it to be my favourite SF book ever. I love the part where he discovers his friends are going to be his sub commanders. The last two chapters were fairly **** though. Buggers recreating the Giants landscape??