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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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Traduzione che si discosta molto dalle scelte effettuate nei romanzi precedenti... Capisco i motivi di certe scelte, ma si sarebbe dovuto considerare il lavoro precedente per coerenza globale... Per entrare nel merito del romanzo, devo dire che non mi è piaciuto tanto quanto gli altri.. Avevo aspettative troppo alte, forse... Ero stata abituata troppo bene con i primi due romanzi :D ( )
  Manua | Apr 10, 2014 |
Yes, this ties up all the loose ends left from Xenocide and Speaker For The Dead, but it is so clumsy, and so much like a plot-info-dump, rather than a real, elegant story.
I could write, on an index card or two, the salient plot points, and save you the trouble of reading this.
Oh, and lots of predictable. All over the place. ( )
  ewillse | Mar 23, 2014 |
Yes, this ties up all the loose ends left from Xenocide and Speaker For The Dead, but it is so clumsy, and so much like a plot-info-dump, rather than a real, elegant story.
I could write, on an index card or two, the salient plot points, and save you the trouble of reading this.
Oh, and lots of predictable. All over the place. ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
Yes, this ties up all the loose ends left from Xenocide and Speaker For The Dead, but it is so clumsy, and so much like a plot-info-dump, rather than a real, elegant story.
I could write, on an index card or two, the salient plot points, and save you the trouble of reading this.
Oh, and lots of predictable. All over the place. ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
This book was so bad that it made me want to take a star off of the first three books in the series. All of the plotlines built up throughout the series are brought to disappointing deus ex machina conclusions. The idea that if you want it, it will be is so easy and such a lazy way to resolve the plot and moral corners that the author wrote himself into. Very unsatisfying. Sometimes it's not the author's job to resolve every single issue he touches on and it's either hubris or a lack of understanding of the depth of moral, ethical and philosophical issues to try. ( )
  Tinamonster | Feb 14, 2014 |
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Chambon, Jean-MarcTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harris, JohnCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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