Xenocide: Volume Three of the Ender Quintet

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Xenocide: Volume Three of the Ender Quintet

by Orson Scott Card

Tom Doherty Associates | August 15, 1992 | Mass Market Paperbound

4.875 out of 5 rating. 8 Reviews
The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the hearts of a child named Gloriously Bright.

On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought.

Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus that kills all humans it infects, but which the pequininos require in order to become adults. The Startways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered eh destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way, a second xenocide seems inevitable.
 
Xenocide is the third novel in Orson Scott Card''s Ender Quintet.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 608 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 1.18 in

Published: August 15, 1992

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812509250

ISBN - 13: 9780812509250

Found in: Science Fiction
Appropriate for ages: 15 - 15

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Xenocide: Volume Three of the Ender Quintet

Xenocide: Volume Three of the Ender Quintet

by Orson Scott Card

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 608 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 1.18 in

Published: August 15, 1992

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812509250

ISBN - 13: 9780812509250

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XENOCIDE (Chapter 1: A PARTING) <Today one of the brothers asked me: Is it a terrible prison, not to be able to move from the place where you’re standing?> <You answered …> <I told him that I am now more free than he is. The inability to move frees me from the obligation to act.> <You who speak languages, you are such liars.>   Han Fei-tzu sat in lotus position on the bare wooden floor beside his wife’s sickbed. Until a moment ago he might have been sleeping; he wasn’t sure. But now he was aware of the slight change in her breathing, a change as subtle as the wind from a butterfly’s passing. Jiang-qing, for her part, must also have detected some change in him, for she had not spoken before and now she did speak. Her voice was very soft. But Han Fei-tzu could hear her clearly, for the house was silent. He had asked his friends and servants for stillness during the dusk of Jiang-qing’s life. Time enough for careless noise during the long night that was to come, when there would be no hushed words from her lips. “Still not dead,” she said. She had greeted him with these words each time she woke during the past few days. At first the words had seemed whimsical or ironic to him, but now he knew that she spoke with disappointment. She longed for death now, not because she hadn’t loved life, butbecause death was now unavoidable, and what cannot be shunned must be embraced. That was the Path. Jiang-qin
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The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the hearts of a child named Gloriously Bright.

On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought.

Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus that kills all humans it infects, but which the pequininos require in order to become adults. The Startways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered eh destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way, a second xenocide seems inevitable.
 
Xenocide is the third novel in Orson Scott Card''s Ender Quintet.

About the Author

Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction novel Ender''s Game and it’s many sequels that expand the Ender Universe into the far future and the near past.  Those books are organized into the Ender Quintet, the five books that chronicle the life of Ender Wiggin; the Shadow Series, that follows on the novel Ender’s Shadow and are set on Earth; and the Formic Wars series, written with co-author Aaron Johnston, that tells of the terrible first contact between humans and the alien “Buggers”. Card has been a working writer since the 1970s. Beginning with dozens of plays and musical comedies produced in the 1960s and 70s, Card''s first published fiction appeared in 1977 -- the short story "Gert Fram" in the July issue of The Ensign , and the novelet version of "Ender''s Game" in the August issue of Analog .   The novel-length version of Ender’s Game , published in 1984 and continuously in print since then, became the basis of  the 2013 film, starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin.   Card was born in Washington state, and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he runs occasional writers’ workshops and directs plays. He frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia University. He is the author many sf and fantasy novels, inclu
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From Our Editors

Among the most acclaimed and successful books of the genre, Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead have both won Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel. The third book continues the saga of Ender Wiggin, as he struggles to preserve no less than four different intelligent alien lifeforms. A national bestseller in hardcover. "Quite powerful".--Locus

Editorial Reviews

"The finest science fiction series of the past decade." --The Columbus Dispatch

"The best writer science fiction has to offer.'' --The Houston Post

"As a storyteller, Card excels in portraying the quiet drama of wars fought not on battlefields but in the hearts and minds of his characters....This meaty, graceful, and provoking sequel to Ender''s Game and Speaker for the Dead stands as a brilliant testimony to his thoughtfulness." --Library Journal

"Hugo and Nebula-award winner Orson Scott Card demonstrates again that he belongs in the company of such older masters of science fiction as Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert and Ursula K. Le Guin." --Magill Book Reviews

"The best science fiction novel of the year." --Nashville Banner

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