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Shadows in Flight (The Shadow Series) (edition 2013)

by Orson Scott Card (Author)

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Title:Shadows in Flight (The Shadow Series)
Authors:Orson Scott Card (Author)
Info:Tor Science Fiction (2013), Edition: Reprint, 304 pages
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A new addition to the 'Shadow' sub-series of Orson Scott Card's 'Ender' books.

This one picks up from the conclusion to 'Shadow of the Giant', following Bean and his 3 offspring on their journey through the stars near lightspeed, in search of a cure for genetic destiny, and a way to the future. It is compact, and quite narrow focused, but is an enjoyable enough addition to the series.

The writer has never quite reached the heights of the original trilogy in the 'Shadow' series, and this volume is no exception to that rule. ( )
  orkydd | Feb 2, 2017 |
Shadows in Flight ( )
  Calavari | Jun 7, 2016 |
Lotsa talking. Not much else (e.g. character development, plot, insight). ( )
1 vote bibleblaster | Jan 23, 2016 |
Ok but a very slight book, I wish Card would dispense with the short little novellas etc and produce something on grander scale again. ( )
  Superenigmatix | Jan 16, 2016 |
Short story compared to some of the previous volumes. My book was physically smaller too which was disappointing.

I was concerned about how Bean's condition would be resolved or if it could be. Without spoiling the story I will say that I am satisfied.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for those he loves.

One of my favorite Sci-Fi series. I hope we see a next chapter of this someday. ( )
  Chris_El | Mar 19, 2015 |
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Card's graceful storytelling gives this narrative the feel of a parable or a futuristic myth; it is bound to please the author's fan base and readers who enjoyed the first book.
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Harris, JohnCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heyborne, KirbyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rudnicki, StefanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth's scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten--a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth's history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come. For there in space before them lies a derelict Formic colony ship. Aboard it, they will find both death and wonders--the life support that is failing on their own ship, room to grow, and labs in which to explore their own genetic anomaly and the mysterious disease that killed the ship's colony.… (more)

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