Yes, this is technically a ‘science fiction’ novel. My husband had recommended it for some time, and all I kept thinking was I didn’t feel like reading a story where I had to suffer through learning an entire new vocabulary, politics, creatures, etc like I did when I attempted to read The Hobbit. I finally gave in, and I am so glad I did! Even if you do not consider yourself a ‘science fiction person’, this story transcends being pigeon holed into a specific genera. Ender, the title character, is so relatable, and so intelligent, you find yourself thoroughly engrossed almost immediately. This is actually the first book in a 6 or 7 book series. I have read all but the last one (Shadow of the Giant). They are all good, but the best two are Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow. If you are looking for something a little different, and very intelligent, I highly recommend Ender’s Game.