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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (2 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0356501868
  • ISBN-13: 978-0356501864
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Orson Scott Card is the multi-award winning and bestselling author of a number of ground-breaking adult SFF novels. Ender's Game is his first YA cross-over novel in the UK.

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A sequel novel to the science fiction classic ENDER'S GAME - soon to be released as a major motion picture starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield

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The award-winning science fiction epic that began with ENDER'S GAME and SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD continues . . .

'The Ender Saga stands as one of the very few serious moral tales set among the stars . . . entralling . . . an extraordinarily talented author' THE ENCLYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION

'Every volume of the Ender Saga comprises some of the most hauntingly brilliant writing of the decade' INTERZONE

'Certain to be one of the most sought-after books of the year' LOCUS


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Michael Heron TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 May 2015
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I can't say for sure that each of the three Ender's Saga books I've read has been better than the last - they're all too different to really invite easy comparisons. I will say though that I thought Speaker for the Dead was much better than Ender's Game, and I think Xenocide is every bit as good as Speaker for the Dead. It has the same contemplative, introspective philosophising as SftD but with an entirely different focus. It also benefits from introducing a new thread of the story, centred on Qing-Jao and her father - the Godspoken of a colony planet called Path. I began feeling somewhat cold towards this part of the tale, but as it went on it grew to be my favourite lens through which to view the actions of the main protagonists. It offered a view of the bigger picture of the ongoing political context that deepened the more intimate portrayals of the main story.

If the book suffers from anything, it's a kind of 'sequel fatigue' - at the end of the third Ender's book, I was ready for the whole thing to be wrapped up. I was somewhat disappointed that it continues onto a fourth book since it seems that it could so easily have been an extremely good trilogy rather than a somewhat stretched out quadrology. A particular 'plot twist' at the end removes any real hope of a satisfactory conclusion and sends the series spiralling off into a direction that veers dangerously into the territory of its own posterior. The final chapter of Xenocide is as poignant as any I've read in science-fiction, and it would have been a fitting capstone for a tremendously well constructed body of work. Whether I still feel that way after Children of the Mind remains to be seen, but I can't say I've started that with anything approaching the enthusiasm with which I started Xenocide.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Casey on 26 Jan. 2014
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Wow, I really liked the previous two books in the Ender series, but this one was hard work. Too often the narrative flow stalls with character's self musings that are a little too esoteric, literally when this starts you can skip two or three pages and the skipped material has zero impact on the overall plot. The characters are also less likeable, I found myself not really caring what happended to any of them. I mean it isn't a terrible book, it simply isn't as engaging as its predecessors.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bookclub on 20 April 2014
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This book is extremely captivating and fast paced and pulls you in from the start. This book has extremely inspiring quotes and makes you rethink aspects of human life. It's especially interesting because you get to view human life from the point of an entirely different sentient being, so humans are judged from an outsider's perspective. I have really enjoyed this series due to it's diversity, they are always fast moving with lots of action, and at the same time are deep, philosophical and ethical.
Written by a 15 year old boy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James on 31 July 2014
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Whilst it is not as different as the speaker of the dead was to ender's game it does introduce some new characters and freshens things up a bit. I did enjoy it and will most likely buy the next book in the series but I did find the book hard going at times especially when talking about theoretical stuff like faster than the speed of light travel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Annie L. Jones on 26 Mar. 2014
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It was hard to put this book down but I could not read it all in one go as there was too much to take in and think about. Amazingly imaginative, the story telling pulls you in from the start. A great read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. E. Bray on 8 May 2014
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Not a bad tale, a bit weaker than the original, which kept you guessing. The ending of this one was fairly obvious well before the words got there.
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a few chapters in and the author is brilliant just like the last 3 books i can't put it donw, text flows, story line does not wane and all in all i would recommend it to all ages, not a pure sci-fi genre as its very anthropological at times and just well rounded.
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By Sarah T on 21 Feb. 2014
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I found this disappointing after books one and two and have not pursued this series further ... but did find "Earth Unaware" (with Aaron Johnson) in a local charity bookshop recently and very much enjoyed that. Perhaps time to try again?
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