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    • Publication date:02 May 2013
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Children Of The Mind

Book 4 of the Ender Saga

By Orson Scott Card

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The dazzling Ender series, which has changed the face of science fiction, concludes.

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 again 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.

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Orson Scott Card is the award-winning author of the Ender saga, the Alvin Maker series and the Homecoming series. He lives with with wife and three children in the US.

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Some of the most hauntingly brilliant writing of the decade — INTERZONE on ENDER’S GAME
Achieves and delivers more than almost anything else within the science fiction genre, Ender's Game is a contemporary classic — NEW YORK TIMES on ENDER’S GAME
Card has taken the venerable SF concepts of a superhuman and interstellar war . . . and, with superb characterisation, pacing and language, combined them into a seamless story of compelling power — BOOKLIST on ENDER’S GAME
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