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Xenocide (Ender, Book 3) by Orson Scott Card
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Xenocide (Ender, Book 3) (original 1991; edition 1992)

by Orson Scott Card

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Title:Xenocide (Ender, Book 3)
Authors:Orson Scott Card
Info:Tor Books (1992), Mass Market Paperback, 608 pages
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Could not finish it. Very philosophical, less action than in previous books. ( )
  otikhonova | Dec 8, 2014 |
Continue to be drawn into this series...The writing is great. The concepts quite interesting. I have only one issue and that relates to the plot twist near the end...My hope is that this is "fixed" in the next book but that is just me.
Great story that I should have read a long time ago! ( )
  gopfolk | Sep 26, 2014 |
Some curious and very creative ideas. Diving into the second half (Book four - Children of the Mind) I want to see where he takes it! ( )
  learn2laugh | Sep 14, 2014 |
As the third installment of the Ender series, this book does not disappoint. At times the philosophical dialogues feel cumbersome, but they still prove thought-provoking. The highlight of this book is its ability to keep the reader in suspense until the end, and the plot twists are very enjoyable. I recommend avoiding the synopsis of the book before reading; once you know the Ender series it is a better journey to "discover" the book's plot on your own. ( )
  Meghanista | Sep 8, 2014 |
While the majority of this book was as intriguing as ever in its exploration of ethics and personalities, the deus ex machina that tied it all together definitely did not work for me. Yet this is only the third book in the Ender Quintet. Should I continue, or should I try something else by Card? He certainly seems prolific. ( )
  drardavis | Aug 3, 2014 |
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Han Fei-tzu sat in lotus position on the bare wooden floor beside his wife's sickbed.
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Orson Scott Card's Xenocide is a space opera with verve. In this continuation of Ender Wiggin's story, the Starways Congress has sent a fleet to immolate the rebellious planet of Lusitania, home to the alien race of pequeninos, and home to Ender Wiggin and his family. Concealed on Lusitania is the only remaining Hive Queen, who holds a secret that may save or destroy humanity throughout the galaxy. Familiar characters from the previous novels continue to grapple with religious conflicts and family squabbles while inventing faster-than-light travel and miraculous virus treatments. Throw into the mix an entire planet of mad geniuses and a self-aware computer who wants to be a martyr, and it's hard to guess who will topple the first domino. Due to the densely woven and melodramatic nature of the story, newcomers to Ender's tale will want to start reading this series with the first books, Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. --Brooks Peck

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The Starways Congress decides that the deadly virus on Lusitania must be wiped out and sends a fleet to destroy it. After the fleet disappears, Gloriously Bright is selected to solve the mystery.

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