Xenocide

Volume Three of the Ender Quintet

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429963961

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6793

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. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight Children of the Fleet The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm /The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts /First Meetings 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

View: 4329

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.

Xenozid

Die Ender-Saga 3 - Roman

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641221501

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7270

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?

The Xenocide Mission

Author: Ben Jeapes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407078038

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3854

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-

Ender's Game

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 142996393X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9823

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight Children of the Fleet The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm /The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts /First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Enders Kinder

Die Ender-Saga 4 - Roman

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641221498

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4717

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 ...

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: 7136

New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott Card’s Hugo and Nebula Award-winning science fiction classic Ender’s Game launched the Enderverse novels. Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is six-years-old when he’s recruited into Earth’s elite military academy. He thinks he’s playing computer simulated war games, but he is actually engaged in something far more desperate. Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an inscrutable alien that seeks to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. The Ender Quintet features five novels of Ender’s space opera adventures. This e-book bundle includes 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.

The Ender Quartet

Ender's Game/ Speaker for the Dead/ Xenocide/ Children of the Mind

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

ISBN: 9780765362438

Category: Fiction

Page: 1760

View: 3012

Presents a collection of four novels that feature the character Ender Wiggin.

Confed: 2721

Xenocide War

Author: Xenocide War

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477157972

Category: Fiction

Page: 435

View: 4073

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: 5396

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.

Ender's Game and Philosophy

The Logic Gate is Down

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118386582

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

View: 7242

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: 7350

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. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm / The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts / First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life

Author: Sarah Kember

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134551916

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 993

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: 8133

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. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight Children of the Fleet The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm /The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts /First Meetings 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: 8924

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.

Enders Schatten

Roman

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641100259

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 592

View: 9601

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 ...

Enders Spiel

Die Ender-Saga 1 - Roman

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641082501

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

View: 2910

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.

The Ender's Game Series: The Unofficial Reference

BookCaps Study Guide

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621071707

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 6053

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 "Ender's Game Series," 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 covers the Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind. 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.

Speaker for the Dead

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429963947

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5055

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. Speaker for the Dead, the second novel in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quintet, is the winner of the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1987 Hugo Award for Best Novel. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight Children of the Fleet The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm /The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts /First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.