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EXENOCIDE

Card, Orson Scott

ISBN 10: 0312850565 / ISBN 13: 9780312850562
Editore: TOR/Tom Doherty Associates, New York, 1991
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Signed by Card on the half-title page. The third book in the Ender Saga. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. Codice inventario libreria 34534

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Titolo: EXENOCIDE

Casa editrice: TOR/Tom Doherty Associates, New York

Data di pubblicazione: 1991

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included

autografato: Signed

Edizione: First paperback edition, first printing

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The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the hearts 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 Startways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered eh destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way, a second xenocide seems inevitble.

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Orson Scott Card's Xenocide is a space opera with verve. In this continuation of Ender Wiggin's story, the Starways Congress has sent a fleet to immolate the rebellious planet of Lusitania, home to the alien race of pequeninos, and home to Ender Wiggin and his family. Concealed on Lusitania is the only remaining Hive Queen, who holds a secret that may save or destroy humanity throughout the galaxy. Familiar characters from the previous novels continue to grapple with religious conflicts and family squabbles while inventing faster-than-light travel and miraculous virus treatments. Throw into the mix an entire planet of mad geniuses and a self-aware computer who wants to be a martyr, and it's hard to guess who will topple the first domino. Due to the densely woven and melodramatic nature of the story, newcomers to Ender's tale will want to start reading this series with the first books, Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. --Brooks Peck

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