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Children of the Mind (Ender Quartet, Book 4) (original 1996; edition 2002)

by Orson Scott Card

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Title:Children of the Mind (Ender Quartet, Book 4)
Authors:Orson Scott Card
Info:Tor Books (2002), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 352 pages
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Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card (1996)



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Debating if i will read the shadow saga or give Card a rest. I agree with many of the reviews about the preachiness and absence of plausibility in Janes powers and Quara's bitchfests. ( )
  Cal_Clapp | Sep 5, 2016 |
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  Lunapilot | Jul 19, 2016 |
seemed a bit of a weak conclusion... ( )
  jkdavies | Jun 14, 2016 |
I finally read the conclusion of the Ender Quartet several years after finishing Xenocide. This was about 15 years ago. Children of the Mind was so forgettable that I couldn't tell you much of what happened. The Lusitania Fleet harboring the M.D. Device finally arrived to carry out their intended destruction, but I can't recall what happened next. Or before. Or why it mattered. Lemme check...(checks Wikipedia)... Weird. What an unnecessary story. I can't say I understand it even now.

If someone recommends that you read the Ender books, just read the first two and stop after that. ( )
  Daniel.Estes | Feb 10, 2016 |
Card runs out of steam on this one. In fact Card has lost it as far as I am concerned. Stop writing sexually frustrated novels Card! ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
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Children of the Mind, fourth in the Ender series, is the conclusion of the story begun in the third book, Xenocide. The author unravels Ender's life and reweaves the threads into unexpected new patterns, including an apparent reincarnation of his threatening older brother, Peter, not to mention another "sister" Valentine. Multiple storylines entwine, as the threat of the Lusitania-bound fleet looms ever nearer. The self-aware computer, Jane, who has always been more than she seemed, faces death at human hands even as she approaches godhood. At the same time, the characters hurry to investigate the origins of the descolada virus before they lose their ability to travel instantaneously between the stars. There is plenty of action and romance to season the text's analyses of Japanese culture and the flux and ebb of civilizations. But does the author really mean to imply that Ender's wife literally bores him to death? --Brooks Peck

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The planet Lusitania is threatened with destruction by Starways Congress. With the help of the computer intelligence Jane, Ender must save the planet and its three species.

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