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The Gold Bug (Ender's Saga short stories)

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  95 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Decades ago, the Formics - a bug-like alien species - attacked Earth in an attempt to eradicate humanity. The nations of our world united together and sent fleets of military spaceships into the heart of the galaxy, striking back against this enemy. Fleet after fleet of spaceships were sent to the far reaches of known space, traveling for years at light speed, attacking th ...more
Published November 5th 2013 (first published July 2007)

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Aug 02, 2016 C rated it liked it
Good short story, very interesting idea, but tries a bit too hard to be hard-sci-fi after a somewhat silly premise. Glad that bits of it got into Ender in Exile.
Jeff Stockett
This is a fun little story. It's basically an expert from Ender In Exile, so it's nothing new if you've read that, but it has some fun new creatures which is always good.
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Decent story...very lackluster and overly dialogue heavy for a comic.
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I like this story about bio engineering, terraforming, and planet exploration.
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