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This is a question that came up often during our class discussions of Ender's
Game. We found passages to lead us either way, so our question is, "Were siblings
allowed to attend battle school at the same time?" There was no record in the
books either way, so we were curious.
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OSC REPLIES: - September 25, 2001
I never addressed this in the books, except that inadvertently Nikolai and
Julian ("Bean") Delphiki ended up in the same army. I can't think of any reason
why such a thing would have been forbidden, at least none that would take
precedence over the need of the military to train all possible commanders. So I
imagine it would be allowed for siblings to be in Battle School at the same time.