OSC Answers Questions
In Ender's Shadow you mentioned the book "Makers of Modern
Strategy: From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age." Is this where you received most
of the tactics that Bean and Ender display in the books?
-- Submitted by Michael Dumler
OSC REPLIES: - January 11, 2000
The strategic principles and "rules of war" discussed in Ender's Shadow
were based on ideas in that book, but the specific tactics and strategies used by
players and soldiers in the games in "Ender's Shadow" arose from my own
analysis of the battle situation (which I, of course, also invented).