Two alien cultures and a few human ones are just about getting along on this planet after a couple decades. But suprize! Humanity is en route to destroy it. Can the now grown Ender and his reanimated siblings save the day? Can Card actually finish this series? And what is Jane going to look like?
This report prepared by sambatterson
Tor, Aug 2002, 15.95, 347 pp.
Ender Wiggin continues to redeem his life following the genocide he once caused. Ender resides on the planet Lusitania, home to the indigenous Pequeninos, a human settlement, and the Hive Queen he saved.
Ender soon finds life is a circle as the weapon that he used thousands of years ago has come to destroy his adopted home. The Starways Congress has sent a fleet to destroy the planet out of fear of a virus traced back to Lusitania. They also want to kill Ender's friend, Jane the computer for they are afraid of her ability to control communications. Jane tries to save the sentient races of Lusitania before the Congress shuts down her intergalactic Net. Meanwhile Ender makes a last stand by creating replicas of his brother Peter and his sister Valentine.
The conclusion of the Ender's series is a strong entry that readers will appreciate if they have read the previous novels. The tale provides the Orson Scott Card's powerful philosophy of involvement inside a strong redemption story line. However, many threads tied up in this novel will mean nothing to new readers, as this book is not a stand-alone. Still CHILDREN OF THE MIND is a fine finale (with new dangling threads) to a wonderful series.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner
The planet Lusitania is home to a deadly virus that must be destroyed to save humanity: The planet Lusitania is also home to two sentient species that will be exterminated along with the virus if the interplanetary governement has its way. The human colonists of Lusitania are in a race against time to find a solution to the problem before the governement fleet arrives and destroys the planet, the virus and everyone else.
This report prepared by Will B.
The government want to destroy the planet, so 2 characters go to convince the government to stop. All of the other main characters try to fix the problem that made the government attempt to destroy them in the first place.
This report prepared by Meg Kyrieleison