Xenocide

Volume Three of the Ender Quintet

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429963961

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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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. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Xenocide: Book Three of the Ender's Game Series

BookCaps Study Guide

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621071693

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Ender’s Game is one of the greatest science fiction series of all time! But it spans across many planets and features dozens of major characters and plots. In short: It gets complex! The perfect companion to Orson Scott Card’s "Xenocide," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. This guide only covers Xenocide; additional guides are available for subsequent books. BookCapTM Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Xenocide Mission

Author: Ben Jeapes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407078038

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9496

Space opera is back with a bang! Lieutenant Joel Gilmore is part of a space observation team who find themselves attacked by the very aliens they are watching. It becomes a race against time for their fellow soldiers to rescue them, but in doing so, they unlock the shocking secrets of the solar system. With thrilling action sequences and brilliantly-characterised aliens, this science-fiction novelist is a one to watch - but be careful of the aliens. These are not Star Trek aliens with altered faces, but a glimpse of what really might be out there-

Xenocide

Author: Hamzar Bulutcan

Publisher: amerakca LTD

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Xenocide The millennia-long saga of Andrew Wiggin called Ender, called The Speaker For the Dead called The Xenocide continues .... On the world Lusitania there are now three sapient races-the Pequeninos, who evolved there; Humans, who came to colonize; and a Hive Queen and her children brought by Ender long years ago. But on Lusitania there is also the descolada, a virus deadly to human beings which would spread like wildfire throughout the Stairways Congress should it ever escape the planet. The Starways Congress decided that The descolada should be wiped out once and for all, and sent a fleet, armed with a planet-destroying weapon, to do it. A fourth intelligence, loyal to Ender and Lusitania caused that fleet to disappear. On a distant world called Path live a people whose culture owes much to that of ancient China on Earth. They have evolved a caste known as the godspoken, people of superior intellectual abilities who pay a terrible price for their gifts. The godspoken of Path have given their loyalty and service to the Starways Congress. Among the god spoken is a young girl named, in The language of her people, Gloriously Bright. It is to her that the Starways Congress turn with the mystery of the disappearance of the Lusitania Fleet. There is no doubt that Gloriously Bright will discover the answer to the puzzle. The question is, what will she do with the information

Enders Kinder

Die Ender-Saga 4 - Roman

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641221498

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Enders letzte Schlacht Einst hatte Ender Wiggin eine ganze Spezies ausgelöscht. Dann fand er einen Weg, seine Schuld zu begleichen: er brachte die „Krabbler“ nach Lusitania, wo sie seitdem mit den „Schweinchen“, den Eingeborenen, und den Menschen zusammenleben. Doch die Menschen fürchten sich vor einem Virus auf Lusitania und wollen den Planeten vernichten. Sie schicken die Waffe, die Ender einst gegen die „Krabbler“ eingesetzt hat. Enders älteste Freundin, die KI Jane, die sich mit ihm zusammen seit ihren Tagen auf der Kampfschule entwickelt hat, müssen die Flotte unbedingt aufhalten, wenn sie ihren Planeten retten wollen. Als die Menschen davon erfahren, schalten sie Janes Netzwerk ab. Um Lusitania zu retten, muss Ender erst Jane retten – doch der Preis dafür ist hoch ...

Xenozid

Die Ender-Saga 3 - Roman

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641221501

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7664

Ein neuer Krieg Lusitania sollte die Welt sein, auf der Menschen und Aliens friedlich zusammenleben können. Doch auf dem Planeten wird ein Virus entdeckt, das alle Menschen, die sich damit infizieren, sofort tötet. Die „Schweinchen“, die Einheimischen, brauchen es jedoch, um erwachsen zu werden. Die Menschen fürchten das Virus so sehr, dass sie beschlossen haben, Lusitania zu vernichten. Sie schicken ihre Flotte aus – ein zweiter Genozid scheint unvermeidbar. Doch dann verschwinden die Raumschiffe einfach. Han Qing-jao, genannt Gloriously Bright, entstammt einer Familie aus Superintelligenten. Sie soll das Rätsel um die Flotte lösen. Doch wie wird sie sich in Bezug auf Lusitania entscheiden? Wird sie den Planeten und alle, die auf ihm leben, vernichten – oder kann Ender Wiggin sie aufhalten?

Ender's Game

Ender Series

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748134204

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 928

'Delivers more than almost anything else within the science fiction genre, Ender's Game is a contemporary classic' - New York Times THE HUMAN RACE FACES ANNIHILATION An alien threat is on the horizon, ready to strike. And if humanity is to be defended, the government must create the greatest military commander in history. The brilliant young Ender Wiggin is their last hope. But first he must survive the rigours of a brutal military training program - to prove that he can be the leader of all leaders. A saviour for mankind must be produced, through whatever means possible. But are they creating a hero or a monster? Discover the bestselling, multiple award-winning classic - a groundbreaking tale of war, strategy and survival.

Confed: 2721

Xenocide War

Author: Xenocide War

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477157972

Category: Fiction

Page: 435

View: 4435

In Confed: 2721, Mr. Moores premier novel, Moore creates a vision of the not very distant future. Heroes and villains, human and alien take the reader on an exciting interstellar jaunt. The foundation for Moores twenty eighth century technologies currently exists. Rik Hunter, a nanotech enhanced Sentinel of the Confederation, uncovers an interstellar plot to exterminate mankind and all its allies. Devious and genocidal, the duplicitous alien species turns the Confederations own interstellar gate system into the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. The alien menace plans the complete destruction of six sentient races and hundreds of worlds. Rik discovers evidence of multiple genocides perpetrated by this newest member of the Confederation and precipitates an interstellar war. Like a marshal of the old west, Rik Hunter polices the frontier of mankinds expansion into the galaxy. Piracy, smuggling, drugs, alien monsters, invading aliens, and romance are all part of his story.

Ender's Game and Philosophy

Genocide Is Child's Play

Author: D. E. Wittkower,Lucinda Rush

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 081269841X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 1180

Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card’s award-winning 1985 novel, has been discovered and rediscovered by generations of science fiction fans and young adult readers, banned and challenged in schools, assigned in high school English classes, and adopted as reading by the US Marine Corps. Ender's Game and its sequels explores rich themes—the violence and cruelty of children, the role of empathy in war, and the balance of individual dignity and the social good—with compelling elements of a coming-of-age story and exciting and immersive battle scenes. Ender’s Game and Philosophy brings together over thirty philosophers to engage in wide-ranging discussion on the troubling, exciting, and fascinating issues raised in and amidst the excitement and fear of Orson Scott Card’s novels and Gavin Hood’s film. Authors address issues such as: the justifiability of pre-emptive strikes, how Ender’s disconnected and dispassionate violence is mirrored in today’s drone warfare, whether the end of saving the species can justify the most brutal means, the justifiability of lies and deception in wartimes, how military schools produce training in virtue, how Ender as the “good student” is held to a different educational standard, which rules can be broken in games and which cannot, Ender’s world as a mirror of our own surveillance society, the moral hazards of child warriors, the value of Ender’s ability to sympathize with his enemies, the meaning of a “hive-mind,” the limits of our ability to relate to one, the relationship between Ender’s story and Card’s Mormonism. The authors of Ender’s Game and Philosophy challenge readers to confront and work through the conceptual and emotional challenges that Ender’s Game presents, bringing a new light on the idea of a just war, the virtues of the soldier, the nature of childhood, the social value and moral corruption of lies and deception, the practices of education and of leadership, and the serious work of playing games.

Enders Schatten

Roman

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641100259

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 592

View: 4598

Kein Preis ist zu hoch Zunächst deutet nichts darauf hin, dass Bean zu Großem ausersehen ist: Als Straßenjunge, der sich in Rotterdam mehr schlecht als recht durchschlägt, kann er froh sein, dass sich eine Nonne seiner annimmt. Sie ist die Erste, der die überdurchschnittliche Intelligenz des Jungen auffällt – und nicht die Letzte: Bald schon wird Bean für ein Regierungsprojekt auserwählt. Auf einer Raumstation soll er gemeinsam mit anderen Hochbegabten Strategien für Kriegsspiele entwickeln. Doch was am Anfang nur wie ein Spiel erscheint, wird schnell bitterer Ernst. Denn die Menschen werden von außerirdischen Invasoren bedroht ...

Ender's Game and Philosophy

The Logic Gate is Down

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118386582

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

View: 2406

A threat to humanity portending the end of our species lurks in thecold recesses of space. Our only hope is an eleven-year-old boy. Celebrating the long-awaited release of the movie adaptation ofOrson Scott Card’s novel about highly trained child geniusesfighting a race of invading aliens, this collection of originalessays probes key philosophical questions raised in the narrative,including the ethics of child soldiers, politics on the internet,and the morality of war and genocide. Original essays dissect the diverse philosophical questionsraised in Card’s best-selling sci-fi classic, winner of theNebula and Hugo Awards and which has been translated in 29languages Publication coincides with planned release of major motionpicture adaptation of Ender’s Game starring AsaButterfield and Harrison Ford Treats a wealth of core contemporary issues in morality andethics, including child soldiers, the best kind of education andthe use and misuse of global communications for politicalpurposes A stand-out addition to the Blackwell Philosophy and PopCulture series

First Meetings

In Ender's Universe

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Teen

ISBN: 9781429985895

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4944

Welcome to the Enderverse. When "Ender's Game" was first published as a novella twenty-five years ago few would have predicted that it would become one of the most successful ventures in publishing history. Expanded into a novel in 1985, Ender's Game won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novel. Never out of print and translated into dozens of languages, it is the rare work of fiction that can truly be said to have transcended a genre. Ender's Game and its sequels have won dozens of prestigious awards and are as popular today among teens and young readers as adults. First Meetings is a collection of three novellas-plus the original "Ender's Game"-that journey into the origins and the destiny of one Ender Wiggin. "The Polish Boy" begins in the wake between the first two Bugger Wars when the Hegemony is desperate to recruit brilliant military commanders to repel the alien invasion. In John Paul Wiggin-the future father of Ender -they believe they may have found their man. Or boy. In "Teacher's Pest"-a novella written especially for this collection-a brilliant but insufferably arrogant John Paul Wiggin, now an American university student, matches wits with an equally brilliant graduate student named Theresa Brown. It is many years since the end of the Bugger Wars in "The Investment Counselor." Ender's reputation as a hero and savior has suffered a horrible reversal. Banished from Earth and slandered as a mass murderer, twenty-year-old Andrew Wiggin wanders incognito from planet to planet as a fugitive. Until a blackmailing tax inspector compromises his identity and threatens to expose Ender the Xenocide. Also reprinted here is the original landmark novella, "Ender's Game," which first appeared in 1977. Fully illustrated, First Meetings is Orson Scott Card writing at the height of his considerable power about his most compelling character. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Extinction

Thriller

Author: Kazuaki Takano

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641125960

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 7899

Ist die nächste Stufe der Evolution das Ende von uns allen? Jonathan Yeager wird im Auftrag der amerikanischen Regierung in den Kongo geschickt. Bei einem Pygmäenstamm sei ein tödliches Virus ausgebrochen. Die Verbreitung muss mit allen Mitteln verhindert werden. Doch im Dschungel erkennt Yeager, dass es um etwas ganz anderes geht: Ein kleiner Junge, der über unglaubliche Fähigkeiten und übermenschliche Intelligenz verfügt, ist das eigentliche Ziel der Operation. Kann es sein, dass dieses Geschöpf die Zukunft der Menschheit bedroht? Yeager weigert sich, das Kind zu töten. Er setzt alles daran, den Jungen in Sicherheit zu bringen. Eine gnadenlose Jagd auf die beiden beginnt.

Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life

Author: Sarah Kember

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134551916

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 5291

Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life examines the construction, manipulation and re-definition of life in contemporary technoscientific culture. It takes a critical political view of the concept of life as information, tracing this through the new biology and the discourse of genomics as well as through the changing discipline of artificial life and its manifestation in art, language, literature, commerce and entertainment. From cloning to computer games, and incorporating an analysis of hardware, software and 'wetware', Sarah Kember extends current understanding by demonstrating the ways in which this relatively marginal field connects with, and connects up global networks of information systems. Ultimately, this book aims to re-focus concern on the ethics rather than on the 'nature' of life-as-it-could-be.

Children of the Mind

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429963923

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4658

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. Children of the Mind is the fourth book in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quintet. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Enders Spiel

Die Ender-Saga 1 - Roman

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641082501

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4050

Alles nur ein Spiel ... Nur dem äußeren Anschein nach ist Andrew Wiggin, genannt Ender, ein ganz normaler Junge. Tatsächlich hat man ihn dazu auserwählt, zu einem militärischen Genie zu werden, das die Welt braucht, um einen übermächtigen Feind zu besiegen. Aber Enders Geschichte verläuft anders, als es die Militärs geplant haben. Völlig anders ... Mit »Enders Spiel« hat Orson Scott Card einen einzigartigen dystopischen Roman geschrieben – mit einem Helden, den man nie mehr vergisst.

Beyond Ender Boxed Set

Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide and Children of the Mind

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9780765341921

Category: Fiction

Page: 1408

View: 6828

Beyond Ender Boxed Set Contains three mass market novels from Orson Scott Card: Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide and Children of the Mind Speaker for the Dead: In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth. Xenocide: The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the hearts 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 Startways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered eh destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way, a second xenocide seems inevitable. 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, 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.

The Ender Quintet

Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, and Ender in Exile

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0765376822

Category: Fiction

Page: 1712

View: 5653

This set contains Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, and Ender in Exile. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.