Shadows in Flight

Shadows in Flight

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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.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2012, c2011.
ISBN: 9780765332004
Characteristics: 237 p. ;,21 cm.


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Mar 28, 2019

Book 9

Aug 25, 2016

Shadows in Flight is the fifth book in the Shadow series, which runs parallel to the Ender’s Game series. The book follows Bean and his three children whom he took into space with him in order to find a cure for a genetic disorder that grants them great intelligence at the cost of an extremely short life span (roughly twenty years). The story chronologically takes place before or during Speaker for the Dead (from the Ender’s Game series), and adds whole new perspective to the later books which I will avoid discussing due to spoilers. Bean and his children are all very interesting characters and the story is great, although you may appreciate it more if you read the Ender’s Game books first. If you enjoyed any of Orson Scott Card’s previous work, Shadows in Flight is required reading. 5/5 Stars. - @Fulton of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

unrelenting_spirit Mar 02, 2015

after"ender in exile"

Aug 19, 2014

Orson Scott Card’s Shadows in Flight (2012) - Ender Shadow Series Book 5 - continues Bean’s story. Excellent book! This was my eleventh book by the author and I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. Doctor-at-Bass! Taylor A.

Jun 16, 2012

Compared to the earlier books in the Ender and Bean saga, I must admit this one fell flat. Not enough action or psychological suspense involved that was in the previous books either. So for all of the fans out there-- don't keep your hopes up too high! Don't be too discouraged though; Card still added an interesting twist to the Hive Queen plotline, and the inner workings of the 3 super genuises are very appealing. Read it yourself!

johnthomas Mar 04, 2012

the idea of "Bean" taking his 3 super-genius children into space to find refuge was appealing. The book itself had far too much psycho-babble not consonant with super-geniuses. Very disappointing

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