Xenocide (Ender, Book 3)

by Orson Scott Card | Science Fiction & Fantasy | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by carlissa of Gainesville, Florida USA on 12/4/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by carlissa from Gainesville, Florida USA on Tuesday, December 4, 2007
From the Publisher
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 Starways 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.

I listened to the audio version of this book. This book is part of the Ender's Saga series (after Speaker For The Dead). I enjoyed Speaker For The Dead the best from this series. Although I enjoyed the writing and storyline in this book, Card seemed extremely verbose in this book and there were several parts where I felt like shouting, "get on with the story, will ya!".

Journal Entry 2 by carlissa from Gainesville, Florida USA on Friday, April 25, 2008
Sending to melydia in trade. Hope you enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingMelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Thursday, May 1, 2008
This arrived in last night's mail. Thanks so much!

Journal Entry 4 by wingMelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, June 29, 2009
The third book in the Ender Wiggin saga was not originally intended to involve Ender at all, and it kind of shows. Most of the story revolves around a couple "god-spoken" denizens of the Chinese-ish world of Path, who believe the gods tell them what to do in between demands for absurd and humiliating purification rituals. The characters are generally either uninteresting or unlikeable, but Card's writing is good enough that it isn't too tiresome. However, the metaphysical, philosophical, and religious discussions get old, and too often Card falls into the trap that ensnares so many male SF/F writers: making women self-righteous harpies in lieu of actually giving them personalities. Ella alone escapes this fate, though that may be due to her lack of romantic interests. While I enjoyed the more in-depth discussion of the descolada virus and Jane's origins, I could have done without Ender's unrealistic marital problems and the deus ex machina of "outside." (Those who have read the book will know what I mean.) I sincerely hope the next (and once last) book in the series, Children of the Mind, will bring some closure to the ridiculously tangled story going on here. Otherwise I'll probably wish I'd stopped after Speaker for the Dead.

Journal Entry 5 by wingMelydiawing at Exxon Service Station in Centreville, Virginia USA on Monday, August 17, 2009

Released 14 yrs ago (8/16/2009 UTC) at Exxon Service Station in Centreville, Virginia USA



Left on top of the pump.
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