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Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
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Dec 09, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: science-fiction, 2011-read-in, fiction, nebulas-and-hugos, artificial-intelligence
Read in December, 2011

I enjoyed this much more than the second part (Speaker of the Dead). This one has a lot of conflict, people die, things do not always work out, people make mistakes and bad things happen. I could not stop reading because I was so curious wether they were going to find solutions to any of their problems: the descolada, the Little Doctor, Jane's fate or the fate of Path. There is a lot going on plotwise, but there is one thread around which it is all centered: saving Lusitania and all it's inhabitants.

My favorite moment is towards the end when a solution to one problem Ender imagines two new ones and I am excited to read the next book, starting just about now.

Ender's Game was a really great book but I think it was not originally planned as a series of books. Speaker of the Dead was trying to bridge that gap into a new world 3000 years after the happenings of the first and came out rather weak in my opinion but this one redeems the series (mostly).

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