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Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century
Title:Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century
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Category:Science fiction, Short stories, Fiction, Anthologies
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div p The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt beyond Pluto Other mining ships and the families that live on them are few and far between this far out So when El Cavador s telescopes pick up a fast moving object coming in system it s hard to know what to make of it It s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light br br El Cavador has other problems Their systems are old and failing The family is getting too big for the ship There are claim jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems not important br br They re wrong It s the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years The first Formic War is about to begin p div, In the aftermath of his terrible war Ender Wiggin disappeared and a powerful voice arose the Speaker for the Dead who told of the true story of the Bugger War br br 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, div b A Sequel to i The New York Times i Bestselling i Enders s Shadow i b br br Bestselling author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender s Earth br br Earth and its society has been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin s victory over the Formics the unity enforced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered Nations are rising again seeking territory and influence and most of all seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School br br But one person has a better idea Peter Wiggin Ender s older more ruthless brother sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose And he has an irresistible call on the loyalty of Earth s young warriors With Bean at his side the two will reshape our future br br Here is the continuing story of Bean and Petra and the rest of Ender s Dragon Army as they take their places in the new government of Earth br div, Andrew Ender Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games he is in fact engaged in something far more desperate The result of genetic experimentation Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking 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 Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins He will grow up fast br br But Ender is not the only result of the experiment The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years and the quest for the perfect general has been underway almost as long Ender s two older siblings Peter and Valentine are every bit as unusual as he is but in very different ways While Peter was too uncontrollably violent Valentine very nearly lacks the capability for violence altogether Neither was found suitable for the military s purpose But they are driven by their jealousy of Ender and by their inbred drive for power Peter seeks to control the political process to become a ruler Valentine s abilities turn more toward the subtle control of the beliefs of commoner and elite alike through powerfully convincing essays Hiding their youth and identities behind the anonymity of the computer networks these two begin working together to shape the destiny of Earth an Earth that has no future at all if their brother Ender fails br br from author s web site