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confusedthird
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How come in Ender's Stocking Valentine says they've moved into a different house, one Ender will never know but in Shadow of the Hegemon Bean walks up to the old family home where Ender grew up and Mrs. Wiggin is there asking if he's lost and invites him in once she realizes who he is. Both cannot be canon but yet... hmm
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Let me explain... no, there is too much. Let me sum up: The Enderverse has quite a number of continuity issues where newer material contradicts older material. This is one of them.
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There was a page you were supposed to print out and put in Shadow of the Hegemon in place of the error. Or something. I remember reading about it, but never did it.

In other words, it's a glaring error and there was nothing they could do to fix it because by the time they noticed the book had been published.

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Maybe they just rented the old one out for a while, then moved back?
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Well, as retcons go, I think that one's in the uncanny valley between convincing and hilariously Rube Goldberg-esque. [Frown]
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I thought Shadow of the Hegemon they explicitly say that it's not the house he grew up in?
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Yup, just checked it - on p171 in the paperback, Theresa says "He didn't grow up here and we don't give tours."
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quote:
Originally posted by millernumber1:
I thought Shadow of the Hegemon they explicitly say that it's not the house he grew up in?

Correct. The original version of Ender's Game (I don't and won't ever again refer to the Lucasified rewrites of that book), had Ender growing up in an urban center. Then the family moves to Greensboro to deal with Peter's psychopathy. Then around about Shadow of the Hedgemon, OSC just forgot. Then someone noticed, and he added another line in a later book to "correct," the mistake. Or something.

Who cares at this point?

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