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The Worthing Saga | [Orson Scott Card]

The Worthing Saga

It was a miracle of science that permitted human beings to live, if not forever then for a long, long time. Some people, anyway. The rich, the powerful, they lived their lives at the rate of one year every 10. Some created two societies: that of people who lived out their normal span and died, and those who slept away the decades, skipping over the intervening years and events. It allowed great plans to be put into motion. It allowed interstellar empires to be built.
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It was a miracle of science that permitted human beings to live, if not forever then for a long, long time. Some people, anyway. The rich, the powerful, they lived their lives at the rate of one year every 10. Some created two societies: that of people who lived out their normal span and died, and those who slept away the decades, skipping over the intervening years and events. It allowed great plans to be put into motion. It allowed interstellar empires to be built.

It came near to destroying humanity.

After a long, long time of decadence and stagnation, a few seed ships were sent out to save our species. They carried human embryos and supplies and teaching robots and one man. The Worthing Saga is the story of one of these men, Jason Worthing, and the world he found for the seed he carried.

Orson Scott Card is "a master of the art of storytelling" (Booklist), and The Worthing Saga is a story that only he could have written.

©1978 Orson Scott Card; (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    James Austin, TX, USA 09-10-05
    James Austin, TX, USA 09-10-05 Member Since 2004
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    "A twisted look at society"

    This book is fairly typical of Orson Scott Card. It's a look at society's behavior and an odd parallel to biblical history of sorts. Given a chance to start a new world from scratch, could you have done better?

    The first two thirds or so were pretty good. The last third fealt like it was thrown in to make the book longer. Not really well tied in. An OK book all together though.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    David Augusta, GA, USA 05-19-05
    David Augusta, GA, USA 05-19-05
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    "Great Story"

    I really enjoyed this book and the shorts at the end were a great addition.

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    Steven Houston, TX, USA 11-07-05
    Steven Houston, TX, USA 11-07-05 Member Since 2005
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    "The Never Ending Story"

    This is not one of his best books. It is in fact a little boring. After reading most of his work I was dissappointed in the story (or stories)which have no focus. The book just dies.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Wesley tehachapi, CA, USA 03-21-06
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    "Another Work Of Art"

    "The Worthing Saga" is a novel that went through many phases of publishing each time becoming more refined by the author, Orson Scott Card. The final manifestation of this work is a stand alone novel that will erase the world around you while you listen and imagine the web of charachters and worlds that Card weaves. Truly, this audio book, is one that everybody should purchase and enjoy.

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    Tom Savannah, GA, USA 02-16-06
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    "Yawn !!!"

    A sick/ boring twist to the story of Genisis. Little action and less plot - save your credit.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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