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Shadows in Flight Card, Orson Scott/ Rudnicki, Stefan (NRT) 1 of 1
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Format:  CD
ISBN-10: 1427215685
ISBN-13: 9781427215680
Sku: 223041128
Publish Date: 1/17/2012
Pages:  3
From the Publisher:
Ender’s Shadow explores the stars in this all-new novel...||At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth’s scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten--a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth’s history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come.||For there in space before them lies a derelict Formic colony ship. Aboard it, they will find both death and wonders--the life support that is failing on their own ship, room to grow, and labs in which to explore their own genetic anomaly and the mysterious disease that killed the ship’s colony.
Since 1985, with the publication of his award-winning ENDER'S GAME, Orson Scott Card has been exploring the science fictional universe of his original central character, Andrew "Ender" Wiggins. What makes Card's "series"" so much more is the multivalent, non-linear approach he takes to it. The books do not follow a neat chronology, although, the characters do recur, events do connect, and with the addition of each novel gaps in the timeline fill in. In 1999, Card also launched a parallel storyline with ENDER'S SHADOW, which follows Julian "Bean" Delphiki. SHADOWS IN FLIGHT is part of this trajectory, and it picks up after SHADOW OF THE GIANT (2005), as Bean sets out with three of his offspring. Traveling through time allows Bean and his kids--who all share an engineered gene that pumps up intelligence while radically decreasing life span-- to gain a little extra longevity. Their adventures prove dangerous, but discovery of an old Formic ship might provide the answers to the questions this family seeks.
Author Bio
Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card was born and raised in a Mormon family and has continually pointed out that Mormonism is the primary force in his life. He attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, and spent time in Brazil as a Mormon missionary. His earliest writings were radio and stage plays (Card has estimated the number at over 100) telling the history of Mormonism. His first published fiction was the science fiction short story called "Ender's Game" in 1977, which was nominated for a Hugo Award and a Reader's Award from Locus magazine. The Locus Award is based on votes compiled from the magazine's readers and is important in demonstrating just how popular Card is with readers. Since that story, Card has been nominated for or won the award more than 30 times, which is extraordinary considering the relatively short time that he has been writing fiction. In 1985, Card published an expanded version of "Ender's Game" as a novel, and won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. It was followed by a sequel in 1986, SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD, which also won the Hugo and Nebula, marking the first time in the history of the awards that one author won both in successive years. Card's next series of books, the Alvin Maker series, started in 1987 with SEVENTH SON. This series is set in an alternate past of America, and is closely modeled on the reported life of Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormon Church. The Homecoming series--THE MEMORY OF EARTH, THE CALL OF EARTH, THE SHIPS OF EARTH, EARTHBORN, and EARTHFALL--repeats this theme, but in a space opera setting. Card has also written nonfiction--his first book, LISTEN, MOM AND DAD..., was actually about child-rearing. He has also tried his hand at horror, mainstream, and children's fiction, and he is also a respected editor and reviewer.


"The author has always superbly written about children, and here he's in top form." 12/01/2011
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