Children of the Mind - Orson Scott Card

Children of the Mind

By Orson Scott Card

  • Release Date: 2009-11-30
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 531 Ratings


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.

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  • Children of the Mind

    By Bean226
    Honestly it's worth buying. This series has provided me with some great moments and I would definitely recommend someone pick up this book. A highly underrated and not talked about sci-fi/philosophical series.
  • Amazing

    By Godsmessenger
    The second best book, not far off from Ender's Game. Such a great ending to the quartet.
  • A reward after reading with Xenocide.

    By Taco 2sday
    Xenocide made me wary of reading this one but Card has dialed back the heavy metaphysical musings and moves the story along at a much better clip. He finishes with a heartfelt and fitting conclusion to the Ender Saga.
  • Good story

    By Herr Herr1
    Good story
  • Is Jane's last name 'Austen'?

    By SamoussaUSA
    Enjoyable read with all the great and brilliant sci-fi mind blowing aspects I enjoy, but also with a heaping helping of the long pining looks and heaving bosoms as the author plays the role of Mrs Bennet and matchmaker for all the main characters. That's not a criticism since I enjoyed Pride and Prejudice as well. Also despite this being the last o the Ender saga, there turns out at the end to be a juicy possibility of another gripping followup.
  • A decade later.

    By Fayte lyes
    It has been ten years since i found the worn and locally abused copy of Enders's Game in my school's library. Through all that time i related with young ender as most young adult readers invariably do, and relived his youth all throughout my own. In ten years i've purchased almost as many copies and either lent and lost to friends or given as gifts. But in all that time i have never attempted to pick up these new (and final) chapters to Ender's tale. In truth i never wanted the story to end. And a part of me wanted Ender immortalized as the world weary child who had to conquer himself to defeat someone who was never his enemy. It was a beautiful, exhilarating, frightening story but it wasn't where Card wanted Ender to live forever. Instead he gave us the speaker, xeonocide, and children of the mind as a conclusion that in truth could have been told through the eyes of anyone. But Card, again, gave us Ender. Children of the Mind is a constant flurry of philosophy, scientific extrapolation, arguments that shake your morality to its core, and perhaps most beautifully of all, a genius blend of our history as a people and a plausible sci-fi future. This is not the fast paced tale of boy genius vs. the world as Card's bean's trilogy but a series that will be in your mind long after the final pages fall.
  • OSC is the man

    By vashinator
    Read Enderverse books. Read them all.
  • As a child

    By pccdonl
    I first read these books as a child of ten, and then in into my teens and twenties. They captured my imagination and sent me hurtling through the stars at the speed of thought. Thanks to iBooks I have found this series of books again and still love them just as much as I remembered then.
  • Easier to follow than Xenocide.

    By Europlayful
    Doesn't quite end the way that you want it to. Feels like there are so many more unanswered questions, but maybe that's how life is supposed to be. Once you figure out one problem or mystery; there's another question posing itself afterward. It's a nice philosophical read; more so than your typical sci fi.
  • Good Ending

    By JPKribs
    This is the end of the story of Ender. Although it seems to rush forward to the end it's a must read