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Children of the Mind | [Orson Scott Card]

Children of the Mind

The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: a large colony of humans; the Pequeninos; and the Hive Queen, who was brought there by Ender Wiggin. Once again, the enemy (the Starways Congress) has gathered a fleet and is threatening to destroy Lusitania. Ender's oldest friend, Jane, an evolved computer intelligence, is trying to save the three sentient species of Lusitania, but the Starways Congress is destroying the computer world she lives in.
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The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: a large colony of humans; the Pequeninos; and the Hive Queen, who was brought there by Ender Wiggin. Once again, the enemy (the Starways Congress) has gathered a fleet and is threatening to destroy Lusitania. Ender's oldest friend, Jane, an evolved computer intelligence, is trying to save the three sentient species of Lusitania, but the Starways Congress is destroying the computer world she lives in.

Children of the Mind is the fourth and final volume in the original Ender Saga by Orson Scott Card, winner of the Hugo and Nebula award.

Browse more titles in the Ender Wiggin series.

©1996 Orson Scott Card (P)2004 Audio Renaissance

What the Critics Say

"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 achieves here." (Booklist)
"Card's prose is powerful." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Elisa 12-03-11
    Elisa 12-03-11

    Loves Great Novels

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    "Astonishing revelations of human relations"

    In a way, the Ender story almost doesn't matter. It's just the stage set. What matters, what is highlighted in this book, are the entanglements between personalities, and wayward tangles within individual personalities. So much subtlety of thought, subtlety of emotion--desire for connection, for love, for belonging, for redemption, for doing the right thing, for not causing hurt or shame. Mr. Card has revealed depths that I found remarkable, even astonishing. I LOVE the hive queen's voice. LOVE IT. And Stephan Rudnicki could read a book upside down and backwards and sound soulful.

    Just don't expect Battle School.

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    Chris indianapolis, IN, USA 04-13-10
    Chris indianapolis, IN, USA 04-13-10
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    "Better"

    This book has a lot more of the same bickering and bloviation found in a previous novel in this line, but it's somehow less irritating and easier to empathize with the characters despite this fact. This book is both sci-fi and philosophical in nature and more entertaining than the previous installment.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Libertyville, IL, USA 07-19-09
    Kevin Libertyville, IL, USA 07-19-09 Member Since 2010
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    "Nice finish"

    I bumped back up to a 4 star since all the plot lines finished up. It was a bit tidy, IMHO, but I do like a good tidy finish. As with the previous book, the voice actors seem to need to speak with a Chinese immigrant to the US halting accent, which I thought was just stupid.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Bourbon Terlingua, Texas 12-11-08
    Sarah Bourbon Terlingua, Texas 12-11-08 Member Since 2006
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    "WHICH OTHER OSC WROTE THIS?"

    It sure isn't much like his others I have read. Like sitting through a very long evening in a dorm room full of sophomore psych students pondering ethics, self, and everything. Just say 42 and don't bother with reading it.

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    Matthew lakeville, MN, USA 05-20-08
    Matthew lakeville, MN, USA 05-20-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Good as expected"

    If you've fallowed the endervers this far, you really should here this one. I'm sure it was Mr. Card meaning, but the further in the endervers I get the more time I spend thinking of the deeper issues of self he raises. This is someing I think only a excelent story that maybe fiction, but contains a grain of real truth can do.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Gilbert, AZ, USA 10-31-07
    James Gilbert, AZ, USA 10-31-07
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    "A bit over the top"

    I loved all the ender books. However, this one was a little bit too "new age". If you want to hang out for the end of ender it is fun to listen to.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Brewster, NY, United States 07-12-07
    Mark Brewster, NY, United States 07-12-07 Member Since 2012
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    "Pass.."

    Loved the books leading up to this. Uh... But this one is a bunch of filler. Mr. Card is just trying to keep cashing in on a story line that needs to end. Save your money.

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    Jeff college place, WA, USA 01-18-07
    Jeff college place, WA, USA 01-18-07
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    "very nice"

    the book, like most of orson's was very compelling, however, it is very easy to get lost in its story line, so if you are not a good fan of orson, grit your teeth during the long and tedious parts.

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    SmearODeer Harrisburg, PA 12-20-05
    SmearODeer Harrisburg, PA 12-20-05 Listener Since 2004
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    "It’s Complete!"

    It’s Complete. This had a nice clean ending and closed the rest of the story lines from the previous Ender books. It still follows the soap opera like format of the last book, but once again it is well written and will keep your attention most of the time. This is a must listen to complete the story. Had I gotten an abridged version I would have gotten the same effect as this version. It did not leave me with an overwhelming urge to grab the next book when it comes out but I probably will. I’ll have to check out the Shadow book and See what Orson Scoot Card did with those?

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    R. Vandivort washington DC 06-26-05
    R. Vandivort washington DC 06-26-05 Member Since 2012

    old rocker

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    "Children of the Mind"

    Children of the Mind was great like all books in the ender series. they always leave you with something more to think about. can't wait to start the shadow series. I'm also glad they had us read Enders Game @ school, it got me started.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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