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Book Title: The Ships of Earth|
The size of the: 735 KB
Edition: Tor Science Fiction
Date of issue: January 15th 1995
ISBN 13: 9780812532630
The author of the book: Orson Scott Card
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books The Ships of Earth:By far the worst book by Mr. Card I've ever read. In the previous books, Mr. Card did a great job weaving political schemes and plots and creating characters who would realistically react to the new and changing situations in which they found themselves. With a cast of only 16 (excluding children) I guess Mr. Card had a hard time figuring out things to talk about as they traveled through the wilderness. He resorted to an unnecessary and shameful (for an LDS author) sex scene. I skipped the track (I listened to the audiobook) and realized that it wasn't over after 3 minutes. I had to skip 4 three-minute tracks before I got beyond the sex. My next biggest complaint is his obsessive need to graphically describe every detail of breast feeding. He did this not only once, but reapeatedly. Then he went on to talk about how every married couple in the group proceeded to make love every night of their marriage. Come on. If you want us to believe your book, make it believable. Lastly, though after everything else it seems paltry, the way in which the Oversoul teaches Nafai to carve a bow is ridiculous. The logic set up on what the Oversoul can and can't do clearly excludes giving Nafai someone else's muscle memory.
Bottom line, this book was a flop. It should have been shortened and combined with either the previous or next book. I'm not even sure I want to finish the series now.
Read information about the authorOrson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.
Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy (Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker (beginning with Seventh Son), poetry (An Open Book), and many plays and scripts.
Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays. He recently began a longterm position as a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University.
Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and their youngest child, Zina Margaret.
For further details, see the author's Wikipedia page.
For an ordered list of the author's works, see Wikipedia's List of works by Orson Scott Card.
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