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Capitol: The Worthing Chronicle (original 1979; edition 1979)

by Orson Scott Card (Author)

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Title:Capitol: The Worthing Chronicle
Authors:Orson Scott Card (Author)
Info:New York: Ace Books (1979) Paperback, 288 pages.
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This book was a strange commentary on society and the differences between the haves and have nots. Since this was written to make a point I can kind of overlook the HUGE GLARING hole in the story and why things went the way they did. This was an OK book with some interesting concepts but overall NOT one of Cards best works, far from it I would say.

Someone invented a way to put someone into stasis and pull them out healthy months or years later, in preparation of trying interstellar travel. There's a catch, their brains are wiped to that of a new born. Eventually someone figured out how to record the mind and reload it back. This allowed the human race to move out and populate the stars, and was used by the rich and famous to try and live 'forever' by going into stasis for years at a time and spend only little bits of it living. ( )
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Epigraph
A Sleep and a Forgetting:
There is no remebrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.
- Ecclesiates 1:11
A Thousand Deaths:
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
- Galatians 4:16
Skipping Stones:
Unreal friendship may turn to real
But real friendship, once ended, cannot be mended.
- T. S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral
Second Chance:
It is the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
Breaking the Game:
Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the mose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.
- Proverbs 30:33
Dedication
To Jay A. Parry,
Who has read everything
And made it better.
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A Sleep and a Forgetting:
There was nothing remarkable about a rat failing to run a maze.
A Thousand Deaths:
"You will make no speeches," said the prosecutor.
Skipping Stones:
Bergen Bishop wanted to be an artist.
Second Chance:
By the age of seven Batta was thoroughly trapped, though she scarcely recognized it until she was twenty-two.
Breaking the Game:
Herman Nuber's feet were asleep, and every timr he shifted his weight they tingled unbearably.
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Contains the short stories:
- A Sleep and a Forgetting
- A Thousand Deaths
- Skipping Stones
- Second Chance
- Breaking the Game
- Lifeloop
- Burning
- And What Will We Do Tomorrow?
- Killing Children
- When No One Remembers His Name, Does God Retire?
- The Stars That Blink
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0894370723, Paperback)

"The Most Devastating Futuristic SF Adventure of All."

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