Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card
(The Shadow Series)

33%

8 Critic Reviews

...a book primarily about loose ends that a steadily declining number of readers care about following...
-AV Club

Synopsis

Ender's Shadow explores the stars in this all-new novel...

At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth's scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten--a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth's history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come.

For there in space before them lies a derelict Formic colony ship. Aboard it, they will find both death and wonders--the life support that is failing on their own ship, room to grow, and labs in which to explore their own genetic anomaly and the mysterious disease that killed the ship's colony.

Shadows in Flight is the fifth novel in Orson Scott Card's Shadow Series.


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About Orson Scott Card

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Orson Scott Card is the author of numerous bestselling novels and the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards two years in a row; first for Ender’s Game and then for the sequel, Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.
 
Published January 17, 2012 by Tor Books. 304 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Shadows in Flight
All: 8 | Positive: 2 | Negative: 6

Kirkus

Below average
on Dec 01 2011

Warning: Do not attempt to appreciate this book...

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Nov 28 2011

Bean’s endless lectures make him appear a mouthpiece for the author...

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AV Club

Below average
on Feb 15 2012

...a book primarily about loose ends that a steadily declining number of readers care about following...

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City Book Review

Below average
on May 24 2012

...likely to find only disappointment.

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Deseret News

Good
Reviewed by Marc Haddock on Jan 18 2012

"Shadows in Flight" is a positive look at the power of a father's love and the strength of family bonds. It is a welcome addition to the Ender series...

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SF Signal

Below average
on Feb 02 2012

Truncated, annoying, short and mostly an info dump in place of storytelling and with half-formed archetypes instead of characters.

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Portland Book Review

Good
on May 31 2012

Surprising twists on the themes of alien encounters and terraforming of new planets leads to...contemplation of the human (and not so human) experience.

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Horror News Net

Below average
on Apr 17 2012

Shadows in Flight seems and feels like filler and that is it. Oh how I wish they could hear you scream in space.

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