Xenocide (The Ender Quintet, #4) by Orson Scott Card

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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, and a second xenocide seems inevitable.

Title : Xenocide (The Ender Quintet, #4)
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ISBN : 0312861877
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 592 pages


Ezra rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 09, 2017

This xkcd web comic makes for the best review of this book. http://xkcd.com/304/ I didn't hate it. The philosophy and science annoyingly reminded me of Tom Clancy's later stuff where he rambles on and on over minutia no one but him and his 7 true fans really enjoy. The rest of us start skimming ho...

blakeR rated it ★★★☆☆

February 21, 2017

TOO LONG. I grudgingly give this book a 3, based only on my affection for the characters and the creativity of the story. Most of the book suffers from overkill in one sense or another, which leads to its main problem of length. Its impossible to deny that Card is brilliant, but I can think of no...

Will rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 21, 2014

The war for the survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the heart of a child named gloriously bright. Says the cover. Such a misleading thing to say. This novel was 500 pages of bullshit, and 91 pages of slight enjoyment. More or less 81.8% of useless shit. Nominated for the Hugo award?...

Courtney rated it ★★★★★

July 31, 2008

This may be my favorite of the Ender series. The dynamic with all of the different forms of alien life and the debate about when and whether it is OK to destroy such life is facsinating to me. I think that part of the reason I enjoy science fiction so much is that, not only does it force me to us...

Sarah rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 08, 2009

Had this been a stand alone novel, rather than a continuation of the Ender Wiggins series, it probably wouldn’t have irritated me so much. In the interview with the author at the end of the CD, he pretty much verifies what I thought throughout the whole novel. The premises of this book is one tha...

Samantha rated it ★★★★☆

October 04, 2007

Let me tell you the most beautiful story i know. a man was given a dog, which he loved very much. the dog went with him everywhere, but the man could not teach it to do anything useful... instead it regarded him with the same inscrutable expression. "thats not a dog, its a wolf!" said the mans wife "he...

Stephanie rated it ★★★★★

March 30, 2014

This is one of the most profoundly philosophical science fiction books ever written. Humans have colonized the planet they call Lusitania, home to the "piggies," intelligent mammal-like animals with no technology. Then Ender Wiggin arrives, with the Hive Queen, the last remaining member of her hig...

Stephen rated it ★★★★★

January 29, 2010

5.0 stars. I was amazed by how good this book is. Speaker for the Dead is one of my all time favorite books and this book picks up right where Speaker left off. Superb characters, amazingly orginal concepts of life and the universe and intense ethical debate (Card's strong suit) highlight this ex...

Kaora rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 22, 2015

I can't say that I enjoyed this as much as the other two. I found the characters bland. There wasn't one that I could connect with among them, other than Jane, and perhaps Valentine. The women were all ridiculously emotional, leading to foolish and irrational decisions that made me want to scream....

Riku rated it ★★★☆☆

September 21, 2013

Ender’s series has long been one of my favorite in the sci-fi genre and that is why I am slowly working through the series long after I have moved on from most of my childhood favorites. There was something about Ender’s world - even for a reader who was most at home with the most elaborate of hi...

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