Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
(Ender, Book 3) (Ender Wiggin Saga)

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The plot is sometimes compelling, but the novel's many flaws make the book more often dull and irritating.
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The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the heart 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.

Xenocide is the third novel in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quintet.


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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 November 30, 2009 by Tor Books. 612 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, War. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Apr 23 2013

Splendid plotting--if you can stomach Card's repulsive transcendence-through-torture notions; and, what with the frequent, irksome, and interminable theological/philosophical interludes...

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Publishers Weekly

Above average

The plot is sometimes compelling, but the novel's many flaws make the book more often dull and irritating.

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Fantasy Literature

Good
on Jun 29 2012

Other than the overdose of drama, Xenocide is a well-crafted and thought-provoking story. It works beautifully with its award-winning predecessors and, though it’s more than 20 years old, its science and technology feel surprisingly current.

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