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Xenocide (Ender, Book 3) (Ender Wiggin Saga) (original 1991; edition 1996)

by Orson Scott Card

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Title:Xenocide (Ender, Book 3) (Ender Wiggin Saga)
Authors:Orson Scott Card
Info:Tor Books (1996), Edition: 1st, Paperback, 416 pages
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Look - Ender was quirky, but cute.

But the rest of the books are drivel.

The books are now choke full of "moral dilemmas", all clumsy and contrived, as if the author just discovered the concept of a dilemma and is out to prove he can make the biggest one. My dilemma is bigger than your dilemma!

The characters are enacting a ludicrous soap opera amidst all said dilemmas, fighting, re-hashing their emotions with explicit dialog (not sexually explicit, just mouthing out everything that normal authors let you infer).

It's been a downward spiral ever since the end of Ender. ( )
  meekGee | Jul 6, 2015 |
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 |
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Bár a regény korántsem tökéletes, mégis megérdemli, hogy kiemelkedőnek nevezzem, hiszen kétségtelenül az utóbbi évek legötletesebb és legérdekesebb regénye. Card igazi profi, aki új színt hoz a sci-fibe: a pontosan kidolgozott karakterábrázolást, mely - valljuk be - az egész sci-fi műfaj leggyengébb pontja.
 

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Harris, JohnCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rodgers, NickCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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