Talk:304: Nighttime Stories

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Why is it out of six books? How was that number reached? Depending on your point of view, it could be out of four (counting only Ender's Game and the Speaker-Xenocide-Children of the Mind trilogy) or nine (if we include the Shadow books, sans Shadows Alive) or eleven (if we include the Earth as-yet-unfinished trilogy) or fourteen (if we include the lesser books like A War of Gifts) or even sixteen if we include the as-yet-unreleased books - but I can't see how someone got six. To do this you'd have to take away part of a series, like only counting Ender's Shadow and Shadow of the Hegemon, but not the other Shadow books. I guess you could include only the main quartet and the Earth books, but if you're going to include the Earth books why not include some of the others? --173.245.55.72 17:33, 9 March 2014 (UTC)


This is true. At the time of this comic there where only published 4-5 books in the series. The fifth came out in 2007. I have deleted the (out of 6) comment as the 6. came out in 2008 and more have followed since. The important issue is that the three books mentioned are the first three.Kynde (talk) 19:49, 28 March 2014 (UTC)


I think they wrote out of 6 because there are 6 main books with Ender in them. Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Ender in Exile, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the mind. 108.162.219.159 13:13, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Xenocide *is* my favorite. 108.162.221.150 04:27, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Part of the joke is that both are fans of the Ender series and should have much in common and to talk about, but Cueball gives up on her before even hearing her explanation. Sebastian --162.158.92.11 14:16, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

I'm more upset that he is implying Speaker for the Dead is any less bad than Xenocide. — Kazvorpal (talk) 23:13, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

That's a hot (and bad) take there, Kazvorpal. I question the judgement of someone who implies Speaker for the Dead is bad than someone who calls Xenocide their favorite in the series. I'm just speechless at how bad that opinion is.