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Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
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Jan 19, 2014

really liked it
Read from May 03 to October 19, 2012

Awesome book. Could have been better even that Speaker For The Dead, but it fall apart near the end.


I just didn't like the use of the Ansible technology to create a machine that can basically "wish things into existence." Come on. Card has the incredible ability to craft a story such that it makes me think it's not that weird to have a race of pig-like beings that turn into trees when they die... geeze typing that out makes it sound even more retarded, but Card makes you believe it in Speaker For The Dead. In Xenocide, the spaceship/box that can create anything out of nothing is just too much, and felt way to deus ex machina. Despite the less than stellar ending, it's still a fantastic book, rich in characters and philosophy.

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