By Orson Scott Card
The warfare for survival of the planet Lusitania might be fought within the hearts of a kid named Gloriously Bright.
On Lusitania, Ender came across a global the place people and pequininos and the Hive Queen may well all dwell jointly; the place 3 very diverse clever species may locate universal flooring ultimately. Or so he thought.
Lusitania additionally harbors the descolada, a pandemic that kills all people it infects, yet which the pequininos require on the way to develop into adults. The Startways Congress so fears the results of the descolada, may still it break out from Lusitania, that they have got ordered eh destruction of the total planet, and all who reside there. The Fleet is on its means, a moment xenocide turns out inevitble.
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The declaration brought with it many cautions for those planning to spend time there. Contamination by terrestrial microbes was a major concern, despite the fact that no Earth life could survive under Titan’s extremes. Organic material of any kind had to be carefully monitored so as not to confuse in situ chemistry with that from visitors. This meant more paperwork, more administrative hoop-jumping, and training in working in biologically sensitive environments. No simple environment suit would do, for example.
He considered himself lucky. He wasn’t in the mood to go anywhere, and he couldn’t imagine anything that would change his mind. Not even Abigail Marco. Her text came in the early morning hours local time; the message was awaiting him at the breakfast table. When he pulled it up and saw that there were no visuals, he knew it was probably something serious. No goofy greeting or comical snapshots, just a short blast of letters that had sailed across 900 million miles of emptiness. Abigail was obviously saving her bandwidth for the Thanksgiving window.
He stepped briskly into the men’s room, pulled a bulky device from his coat pocket, and punched a few spots on a small screen. His message was brief. “Family at it again: another pirate attack. Another load of lost minerals. Slim pickings this side of the Asteroid Belt. ” “You have to do that a lot, Davidson. ” He smiled to himself. ” Abby sat beside Tanya on a hard galley chair, plunking down a steaming heap of oatmeal next to Tanya’s dainty yogurt cup. “What kind of math do you atmospheres people make, a thousand percent?
Xenocide (Ender, Book 3) by Orson Scott Card