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SHADOW OF THE GIANT

Orson Scott Card, Author
Orson Scott Card, Author . Tor $25.95 (368p) ISBN 978-0-312-85758-5
Reviewed on: 02/21/2005
Release date: 03/01/2005
Mass Market Paperbound - 371 pages
Compact Disc - 10 pages - 978-1-59397-496-1
Paperback - 431 pages - 978-1-84149-207-0
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Prebound-Glued - 371 pages - 978-0-606-00184-7
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Hardcover - 365 pages - 978-1-84149-205-6
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Card's latest installment in his Shadow subseries (Ender's Shadow , etc.), which parallels the overarching series that began with Ender's Game (1985), does a superlative job of dramatically portraying the maturing process of child into adult. The imminent death of Bean, a superhuman 20-something Battle School graduate who suffers from uncontrolled growth due to a genetic disorder, leaves little time for Peter the Hegemon, Ender's older brother, to set up a single world government and for Bean and his wife and former classmate, Petra, to reclaim all their stolen children. When Card's focus strays from his characters into pure politics, the story loses power, but it's recharged as soon as he returns to the well-drawn interactions among Bean's Battle School classmates whose decisions will determine Earth's fate. They were trained to fight a (literally) single-minded alien enemy, but that war is over. Now, as young adults in command of human armies pitted against each other in messy conflicts with no clear solutions, Bean's old cohorts must help create a peaceful future for Earth after they're gone. Card makes the important point that there's always more than one side to every issue. Fans will marvel at how subtly he has prepared for the clever resolution. Agent, Barbara Bova. $250,000 marketing campaign. (Mar. 8)

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