Children of the Mind
The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos; a large colony of humans; and the Hive Queen, brought there by Ender. But once against the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania.Jane, the evolved computer intelligence,... show more
The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos; a large colony of humans; and the Hive Queen, brought there by Ender. But once against the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania.Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, can save the three sentient races of Lusitania. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light-speed limit. But it takes all the processing power available to her, and the Starways Congress is shutting down the Net, world by world.Soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Ender's children must save her if they are to save themselves.
Publish date: June 15th 1997
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Pages no: 370
Edition language: English
Series: The Ender Quintet (#4)
It's been interesting to see the development of this series over the last three books. Ender's Game is a different sort of book than any of the remaining books in the quartet, since it's more focused on action, while the last three books are more philosophical in nature. Children of the Mind picks...
I couldn't take Novinha or Qing-jao any longer, detestable creatures (later on, Quara joins this group!). Up to the tea party, I despaired of even finishing this one. But I started to laugh at the repartee and manuevering for position. From this point forward, it just got better and better. 4 1/2 st...
the best of the Enderverse books, which began with 'Ender's Game'. . .admittedly i don't have them all. . .
I loved Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead, but disliked Xenocide so I was hoping this one would live up to the first two books, it failed.This book spent way to much time thinking and talking and not enough doing. Also people just changed their minds and it didn't make sense why they had. The en...
What is death, and beyond death? I think the Catholic characters were not righteously indignant enough.