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Children of the Mind

Card, Orson Scott

Published by Tor Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1996
ISBN 10: 0312853955 / ISBN 13: 9780312853952
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Title: Children of the Mind

Publisher: Tor Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition


Signed by author on half-title page. NO inscription. First edition stated with complete number line. Book and unclipped DJ in Near Fine condition. A beautiful collectible copy. Scans available. Bookseller Inventory # 000851

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Synopsis: With this conculsion to his famous "Ender's Saga", Card returns to the story of Ender Wiggin, hero of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Ender's Game, Soeaker for the Dead, and Xenocide. Now hos adopted world, Lusitania, is theatened by the same planet-destroying weapon that he himself used so many years before. Only Jane, the computer intelligence that has evolved with him over 3,000 yearsm can save the three sentient races of Lusitania.

Review: Orson Scott Card's SF career began with Ender's Game, a 1977 story expanded into an acclaimed 1985 novel. Unwittingly responsible for xenocide--destruction of an alien species--while still a boy, Ender expiates his guilt on another world in Speaker for the Dead. This confronts humanity with a deadly alien-built virus whose elimination seems to demand another xenocide. The tense continuing story takes an extraordinary leap into magical metaphysics at the climax of Xenocide, of which Children of the Mind is in effect the second half. Though that virus is now defeated, this isn't believed: the planet-eating doomsday weapon still approaches. Ender's AI friend Jane, who inhabits the galactic net and is the only agency that can move spacecraft faster than light, is being killed by dismantling the net. Ender himself is fading, passing responsibility to strange young avatars of his dead brother and aging sister created from his memories in Xenocide. Even in the shadow of death there are grippingly argued political, philosophical and moral debates--plus bitter family quarrels. A master storyteller with a knack for showing painful human relationships, Card achieves almost unbearable suspense before resolving his complex tangle and finishing Ender's 3000-year story with a touching elegy. One dangling plot line suggests that Card may return again to this universe. Solid, high-quality SF despite some implausible science. -- David Langford

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