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.
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"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)
The failure of man to think beyond himself (2x Xenocide attempts).
Jane, human created RI/metamorphosis to flesh.
when Ender/Young Vale die.
Good book will be interesting to see Enders kid(s) meet up with Beans in the next book and see what happens to Vale.
Someone reading it while I was driving, working, and house work.
No, I recommend that no one reads past Ender's Game sense the rest of the series is SO loaded with religion and religious overtones that it destroys the story line.
Actually knowing how to pronounce the words that are not Native English and the names.
I don't care what anyone has written - this was an awesome book. Of the four in the set, it was my second favorite - Ender's Game still is the best. I loved his philosphical take on life's questions and I liked the way OSC used sci-fi to give complex theories form and substance. I don't need action to enjoy sci-fi because much of the time, action can be contrived. But the theory and philosophy, well, that's something to think and talk about and explore further.
The Rodnicki cast is also terrific. When I listen to other sci-fi books, I wish Rodnicki and his group could do them as well as they bring to life the characters and events much more vividly than single narration.
I would recommend the entire Ender Saga, the story and the actors are excellent. great!!!!
it was extremely analytically and interesting, It has several interesting thoughts on the value of life.
They are really great actors and this one is one of their best.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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