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The Memory of Earth (Homecoming) (original 1992; edition 1993)

by Orson Scott Card (Author)

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Title:The Memory of Earth (Homecoming)
Authors:Orson Scott Card (Author)
Info:Tor Science Fiction (1993), Edition: 1st, 332 pages
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The Memory of Earth by Orson Scott Card (1992)

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    gtfernandezm: Lost World setting in which simplicity has been used to avoid the past failings of humanity. Similar use of sci-fi tools, similar characterization, straightforward yet not overly simple.
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I have such respect for Orson Scott Card that it was hard to rate this low. The writing is fantastic, the effort in weaving the tale commendable, but the fact that I felt that it was pretty much plagiarized from the Book of Mormon left a really bad taste in my mouth. ( )
  HeidiAngell | Jul 29, 2017 |
Looking back, these books were really creepy. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
Interesting. I was just reading and enjoying the story when all of a sudden it turned into the story of Lehi and his sons. Well, it was different, but it was the same story! It kind of weirded me out a little. I plan on reading the rest of the series. It will be interesting to see if the whole story follows the Book of Mormon theme. ( )
  CharityBradford | Apr 1, 2014 |
Interesting. I was just reading and enjoying the story when all of a sudden it turned into the story of Lehi and his sons. Well, it was different, but it was the same story! It kind of weirded me out a little. I plan on reading the rest of the series. It will be interesting to see if the whole story follows the Book of Mormon theme. ( )
  CharityBradford | Apr 1, 2014 |
Somehow, I don't remember this having such religious overtones the last time I read it.
Nafai is the youngest son of the Wetchik, living in Basilica on the planet Harmony. Unfortunately, Harmony is not as harmonious as it once was and plots have been put in motion that will bring about its destruction. Nafai and his family must brave great danger to serve the Oversoul who/which is charged with keeping the planet safe.
This is the first book in the Homecoming Earth series, and as such is mostly setup for later books. It explains the nature of the Oversoul and introduces the characters. By the time it got really interesting, it was almost over. However, it does keep the reader plugging along; not so boring and expositional that you want to quit and read something else. ( )
  EmScape | Oct 15, 2013 |
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High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet--to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. To protect them, most of all, from themselves.

The Oversoul has done its job well. There is no war on Harmony. There are no weapons of mass destruction. There is no technology that could lead to weapons of war. By control of the data banks, and subtle interference in the very thoughts of the people, the artificial intelligence has fulfilled its mission.

But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has lost access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing. And on the planet, men are beginning to think about power, wealth, and conquest.

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"High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet -- to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. To protect them, most of all, from themselves. The Oversoul has done its job well. There is no war on Harmony. There are no weapons of mass destruction. There is no technology that could lead to weapons of war. By control of the data banks, and subtle interference in the very thoughts of the people, the artificial intelligence has fulfilled its mission. But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has lost access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing. And on the planet, men are beginning to think about power, wealth, and conquest."… (more)

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