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

Xenocide: Volume Three of the Ender Quintet is rated 4.875 out of 5 by 8.

The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the heart 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 the 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, 6.74 × 4.22 × 1.25 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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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Again totaly awesome Card writes the emotions of humans perfectly. He combines the pequininos and the Hive Queen flawlessly into the messed up world that belongs to Ender. The book oozes with greatness. The craziness of the Path will keep you wondering. I recommend this book to people who like Ender.
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Quartet's Apex Xenocide follows the excellent Speaker For The Dead and continues to bring the reader into the world started in Ender's Game. This, the longest of the four, is exceptionally complex in both the philosophical content and the technical matters. Introducing new blood to the series from another world with interesting complexities and cultural beliefs, while maintaining focus on existing characters makes Xenocide the pinnacle of the Ender quartet.
Date published: 2003-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read !! I am also what many adults would call a gifted child at the age of 11 I've read all of the books in the Ender Series, and I've throughly enjoyed each and every one. I would recommend any and all of his books to any great sci-fi reader.
Date published: 2002-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Orson Scott Card is a Genius I have read all the books in the series including Xenocide and all I can say is that he is a Genius. He ALWAYS manages to pack a bit of action along with philosophy and wisdom into every book. If you are an avid reader and enjoy reading long books, I recommend Xenocide, one of the best books in the series
Date published: 2000-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Card accomplishes it again! Card makes magic in his third venture into the Ender universe. An amazing addition to the Ender universe with more compelling problems and emotionally stirring concepts. Xenocide is a perfect addition to the world of Ender Wiggin.
Date published: 2000-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hail to the SF King! I didn't think Card could pull off a 3rd compelling book about Ender but he surprised me and did it!
Date published: 2000-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Card has done it again! I am what many adults would call a "gifted child" and I have read through the Enders Game series although I am very young. I have throughly enjoyed each and every one of this series and I would recomend it to anyone who enjoys a good fiction novel! I hope you will enjoy this book as much as I have!
Date published: 2000-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Orson Scott Card is the master! In this third installment of the Ender quartet, Orson Scott Card masterfully brings together the same atmosphere as seen in the first two parts. I just wish that there were more than four parts to the series. What a great read!
Date published: 1999-12-14

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Xenocide: Volume Three of the Ender Quintet

by Orson Scott Card

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 608 pages, 6.74 × 4.22 × 1.25 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) 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-qing had never taken a step away from the Path in her life.“Then the gods are kind to me,” said Han Fei-tzu.“To you,” she breathed. “What do we contemplate?”It was her way of asking him to share his private thoughts with her. When others asked his private thoughts, he felt spied upon. But Jiang-qing asked only so that she could also think the same thought; it was part of their havi
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The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the heart 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 the 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, including the American frontier fantasy series "The Tales of Alvin Maker" (beginning
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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 best science fiction novel of the year." --Nashville Banner

Appropriate for ages: 15 - 15