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Children of the Mind

by Orson Scott Card

Tom Doherty Associates | June 15, 1997 | Mass Market Paperbound

Children of the Mind is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 6.

The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos; a large colony of humans; and the Hive Queen, brought there by Ender. But once against the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania.

Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, can save the three sentient races of Lusitania. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light-speed limit. But it takes all the processing power available to her, and the Starways Congress is shutting down the Net, world by world.

Soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Ender's children must save her if they are to save themselves.

Children of the Mind is the fourth book in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quintet.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 384 pages, 15 × 4.22 × 1.06 in

Published: June 15, 1997

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812522397

ISBN - 13: 9780812522396

Found in: Science Fiction
Appropriate for ages: 15

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from children of the mind it was one of the best books there is the best after ender's game
Date published: 2005-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sadly unfulfilling This final book in the Ender quartet left me disappointed. On it's own without the previous three to compare it with - Children of the Mind would probably fare pretty well with other novels, however, it does not continue the excellent sci-fi standards set previously. While the Japanese and Chinese cultural influences are interesting and well thought out, Children of the Mind lacks the same emotional connection and does not hold my interest long enough for me to read continuously for long periods of time. It took me two weeks to complete this book, compare that with two weeks for the previous three and you get one quartet that ended on a low note.
Date published: 2003-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ending to the Saga This novel was the perfect ending for the Ender saga. At first I was not sure if Orson Scott Card would be able to finish the saga in style, but once again, he proves himself worthy. This is a great book and great story, I really liked it. I highly recommend it to people who have read Xenocide.
Date published: 2001-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great end to a Great saga Orson Card ends the Ender Wiggin saga in style. After finishing Children of the Mind I just wanted to pick up Ender's game and reread the saga just so I wouldn't forget any of it. This is a memorable saga that displays human nature at its finest. Another Masterpiece by Orson Card.
Date published: 2000-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No disappointed at all. All five Ender books: Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind and Ender's Shadow were so well written that it almost makes me sad that there will be no more books about Ender Wiggin...:o(
Date published: 2000-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worthy Ending Children of the Mind is a worthy ending to Orson Scott Card's Ender quartet. Once again, Card shows his excellent storytelling ability and flaunts it radiantly. A very good read!!!
Date published: 2000-02-06

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Children of the Mind

Children of the Mind

by Orson Scott Card

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 384 pages, 15 × 4.22 × 1.06 in

Published: June 15, 1997

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812522397

ISBN - 13: 9780812522396

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CHILDREN OF THE MIND (Chapter 1)"I'M NOT MYSELF""Mother. Father. Did I do it right?"The last words of Han Qing-jao, fromThe God Whispers of Han Qing-jaoSi Wang-mu stepped forward. The young man named Peter took her hand and led her into the starship. The door closed behind them.Wang-mu sat down on one of the swiveling chairs inside the small metal-walled room. She looked around, expecting to see something strange and new. Except for the metal walls, it could have been any office on the world of Path. Clean, but not fastidiously so. Furnished, in a utilitarian way. She had seen holos of ships in flight: the smoothly streamlined fighters and shuttles that dipped into and out of the atmosphere; the vast rounded structures of the starships that accelerated as near to the speed of light as matter could get. On the one hand, the sharp power of a needle; on the other, the massive power of a sledgehammer. But here in this room, no power at all. Just a room.Where was the pilot? There must be a pilot, for the young man who sat across the room from her, murmuring to his computer, could hardly be controlling a starship capable of the feat of traveling faster than light.And yet that must have been precisely what he was doing, for there were no other doors that might lead to other rooms. The starship had looked small from the outside; this room obviously used all the space that it contained. There in the corner were the batteries that stored energy from the solar collectors on the top of
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The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos; a large colony of humans; and the Hive Queen, brought there by Ender. But once against the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania.

Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, can save the three sentient races of Lusitania. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light-speed limit. But it takes all the processing power available to her, and the Starways Congress is shutting down the Net, world by world.

Soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Ender's children must save her if they are to save themselves.

Children of the Mind is the fourth book 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" (beginn
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From Our Editors

The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species brought there by Ender. Once again, the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania. Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, can save the three races of Lusitania. She has learned how to send the races to different worlds, but soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Now, Ender's children must save Jane if they are to save themselves

Editorial Reviews

This is a worthy ending to what might be styled a saga of the ethical evolution of humanity, a concept seldom attempted before and never realized with the success Card achieved here.

Appropriate for ages: 15