Xenocide by Orson Scott Card


By Orson Scott Card

  • Release Date: 2009-11-30
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
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The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the heart 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 Starways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered the destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way, a second xenocide seems inevitable. Xenocide is the third novel in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quintet.

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  • Mind Blowing

    By TyTyTYTy7
    Great book but difficult to follow at times. Really puts your brain to the test and keeps you wanting to flip the next page.
  • Great

    By Lance Arnold
    Awesome book
  • A little tedious at points but worth the read

    By CarstenJames
    Xenocide has been sitting on my shelves for years.. Unread for most of that time. It was difficult for me to watch Ender Wiggin grow old and it seemed to take a long time for many of the elements of the story to come together. It was worth it in the end though. The book presents a number of interesting ideas that make the time investment worth it. For anyone that knows anything about the Mormon tradition, Card presents a number of philosophical ideas from his faith. If your looking for something to read and have enjoyed the previous books in this series then you will probably find Xenocide a worthwhile read.
  • Good story

    By Herr Herr1
    Good story
  • Not as good as Ender's Game or Speaker for the Dead

    By dudebro29
    I think if they edited out 30% of the constant bickering and useless arguing, it could have been as good as Ender's Game or Speaker. But they didn't, and it was pretty hard read. But not too hard of a read to keep me from reading every other book Card has written. Can't believe I haven't heard of him until recently. My favorite author after Asimov.
  • Great book!

    By Pinkpelt (Sunpelt)
    A wonderful book just if you like science mixed with fiction. I liked the fiction parts better too, but I loved science parts as well. Personally... Most comments criticized the fact that perhaps the science isn't really effective. But I liked it. The relationships getting more developed was great too. It was nice to see how Ender and Novinha getting along. Okay, it was bothered by Jane but anyways they were getting along right?
  • Xenocide

    By Bawlz sarcastic
    The quality of the plot steadily declines throughout the book. The incorporation of metaphysics towards the middle to the end of the book makes the reader come to the realization that the story no longer makes much sense. After the metaphysics part, I no longer had the desire to keep reading because the plot became so predictable. Other than the end, the book was pretty good.
  • And Again - Brilliant...

    By jWebMedia.com
    Gloriously Brilliant.
  • Xenocide

    By GideonFaile
    I absolutely adore Mr. Card's writing. This one got a little bizarre, even for me, near the end. And the actual conclusion was, as it is in reality, mistaken and unsatisfying. Is it odd to be satisfied by dissatisfaction?
  • A good but difficult read

    By Hlchaffin
    I love the Ender series but found this one a little difficult to read. A lot of science base. I lost interest mid way and struggled to stay on the story. The first two Ender books I was obsessed with finishing and longed for them when I had to put them down. This one was a little harder and took me a little longer to read. I hope the next one lightens up a little....on to the 4 th story!