by Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card
Science Fiction
Legend Books; First Edition edition (1994)
334 pages
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Homecoming: volume 3. The ships of earth.

Homecoming: volume 3. The author and publisher have provided this e-book to you without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied so that you can enjoy reading it on your personal devices. This e-book is for your personal use only. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book, or portions thereof, in any form. Cover art by Keith Parkinson.

The Ships of Earth is the third book in Orson Scott Card’s Homecoming series and covers about eight years of. .

The Ships of Earth is the third book in Orson Scott Card’s Homecoming series and covers about eight years of time. Young Nafai and his family, sixteen people in all, have been led into the desert to begin the journey of their lives. Of course, the most important thing to consider in starting a colony is babies and that’s mostly what we get in this third volume. Between books two and three the pace went from a slow crawl to a dead stop. It took them eight years for crying out loud!

'The Ships of Earth, third in Orson Scott Card's 'Homecoming Saga,' brings its ill-assorted band of pilgrim/refugees far from the previous book's civic strife. This is Card doing what he does best. he reaches for the heartstrings.

'The Ships of Earth, third in Orson Scott Card's 'Homecoming Saga,' brings its ill-assorted band of pilgrim/refugees far from the previous book's civic strife. 'The Homecoming saga is a well-turned series, with intriguing ideas, well-developed characters and setting, and a plot huge enough to satisfy the most extravagant tastes.

said Volemak, but he knew as he said it that they would not understand what his words meant to him. Not the hot desert that they knew so well by now, dreary as that wilderness was.

Orson Scott Card his dream was dank, chill and dirty, with little light, barely enough to see each step he took. There might have been trees not far off, or he might have been underground for all he knew. He walked on and on, with no hope and yet unable to stop hoping that by moving, he would eventually escape this desolate place. And then I saw a man, dressed in a white gown.

The Ships of Earth, third in Orson Scott Card's 'Homecoming Saga,' brings its ill-assorted band of pilgrim/refugees far from the previous book's civic strife. Readers of The Ships of Earth will find the book rising to Card's usual high level, with scenes of enormous power. -The Chicago Sun-Times.

Orson Scott Card's Homecoming series The Memory of Earth The Call of Earth The . THE SHIPS OF EARTH: Vol. III, Homecoming

Orson Scott Card's Homecoming series The Memory of Earth The Call of Earth The Ships of Earth Earthfall Earthborn. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. III, Homecoming. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Card has written many other stand-alone sf and fantasy novels, as well as movie tie-ins and games, and publishes an internet-based science fiction and fantasy magazine, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show. Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah.

The Homecoming Saga is a science fiction series by Orson Scott Card. The series is patterned on the Book of Mormon. Some of the names also come from the Book of Mormon. The series, containing five volumes, is set forty million years in the future, with volumes 1-3 taking place on a planet called Harmony. After the Earth was rendered uninhabitable by human wars, mankind departed for Harmony, as well as at least forty other planets.

Part of The First Formic War series by Orson Scott Card. I had men down on the surface of that ship who were in danger. I wouldn't wish that experience on anyone. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41. Lem nodded thoughtfully, as if no one had ever asked that question before. He angled his face slightly to the side, giving one of the cameras a nice profile. Nothing is more painful than to watch your friends di. "You call them your friends?" "A mining ship is very close quarters. I had traveled with these men and women for a year at that point.

The Ships Of Earth Homecoming III. Orson Scott Card. and yet that entity which had dispatched the original refugee ships forty million years before was the only imaginable source of these changes. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63. 64 65 66 67.

The product is the hardcover version of the novel, The Ships of Earth, with no dust jacket.
  • Virtual
The storyline is relatively decent. Not as great as the Xenocide/Ender universe, but pretty good.

Other than claiming human civilization is only 10k yrs old, most of the universe in this series is fairly consistent with itself and with possibility. (I guess that's what we get for another religious exodus/diaspora derived work, but it still frustrated me that it ignores recorded history AND implies we could have lightspeed travel at almost any time now.)

The characters are fairly well developed, and overall it flows fairly easily.

The problem I have is that there are OCR errors all through these books which is an unacceptable editing quality for any format of book. Also, the maps and similar front matter are not high enough resolution to pick out all of the details from the original graphics.

These limitations come across as disrespectful to the author and to the audience.
  • Garr
I love the character development and how all the relationships play out throughout this series. The first three books are my favorite. This is my favorite science fiction series. I think that books 1 and 2 are a little bit stronger than the rest of the series, but I really did enjoy this one too. I long for the power to see the relationships between people as strings like a couple of the characters can in this series, what an interesting insight into human relationships
  • Ariurin
I enjoyed reading the closure of the conflicts in the family, though in contrast with the first two books in the series, sometimes the psychological tension and even the thinking seemed hurried and overwrought...enough words, but not as well thought out and at times seriously melodramatic and even some continuity errors. Unusual for Card. Still, it gave satisfying closure to several conflicts.

The other problem was that the Kindle version seems to have been physically scanned from a paper copy. Many words were similar to what was obviously in the original manuscript. You could figure it out in every case.

However, when the publisher is charging as much for an electronic copy as for the paper book (saving themselves all the printing, binding and distribution costs and greatly increasing their profit margin), they ought to at least put in the editing to get the wording correct.

Poor form, McMillan!
  • Kaim
The author's work rates 5 stars but the number of typographical, grammatical, and other errors of the Kindle version make slow down the story at times, requiring re-reading passages in order to figure out the intended meaning. Card is a favorite author and although his various series involve the same themes of creation versus destruction, good vs. evil, the ways he presents those themes by creating new worlds populated by fascinating characters keeps his stories fresh.
  • kolos
It might just be my age catching up with me. When I was young I actually liked what I read from Orson Scott Card. Now as I read his books I find my self bored and disinterested. This series, which I have now read 4 out of the 5, is for me, complete *#[email protected] Progress of the story was the most predictable story I've read since Dick and Jane (maybe that gives you an idea of how old I am). I will not even bother reading book 5. Which is saying a lot, because the only reason I forced myself to read into book 4 was I accidently bought book 5 first and felt I needed to read them all to justify the expense. However, 3/4 of the way through book 4 and I could stand it no longer. I read to enjoy myself and escape. Simple put, I couldn't do that with this series.
  • Jonariara
I read this series many years ago and enjoyed it. I remember, after finishing the final book, wishing that there were more in the series. It came up in a conversation a few days ago, so I thought I'd re-read it in eBook form, despite normally hesitating to pay full price for eBooks. I forgot how annoying and preachy this particular book was, though--or perhaps I've become less tolerant (or more aware) of religious garbage over the intervening years.

The parallels to the Book of Mormon are obvious throughout the series to anyone with a passing familiarity with the BoM--most of Card's work has a strong, though usually tolerable, connection of the sort. In this series, in the first two books, the sci-fi aspect and the pace of the story are enough to help gloss over that. In this book, however, the religious overtones are enough to make me gag. Even his Women of Genesis books, which are obviously religiously oriented, don't feel as obnoxiously preachy as this book, with its "hold fast to the iron rod" tedious multi-page diatribe, followed by multiple long yawn-invoking "women, even 14-year-olds, are truly only happy with a baby or two hanging off their chests" passages.

One of the things I've always liked about Card is that he does such a good job writing characters that I am able to suspend disbelief--his characters, and their all-too-human personal failings and poor interpersonal communication skills, are realistic enough that I often just want to smack every single person in the book. I consider that a good thing--they *feel* real. But in this particular book, there are only a few people to whom I would like to deliver a virtual smack-upside-the-head. 1) Card, for apparently getting writer's block and resorting to what appears to be filling his book with dictation from that week's church fast and testimony meeting; 2) His original editor, for not scratching some of the more oppressively monotonous theistic bits; and 3) whatever incompetent boobs were responsible for converting the print version to electronic format. The book is positively rife with typos that do not appear in the print version (I checked), and, in some cases, would render the sentences in which they appear incomprehensible to someone who does not know they are typos. Some seem like they could be OCR errors from a bad scan, but others, including completely incorrect words that are not likely OCR errors, and a lot of missing punctuation, are just inexplicable--unless someone actually retyped the whole book and then Macmillan had the audacity to format and go to press without bothering to have someone else read over the file first, and compare it to the original. In a typical novel, that's bad enough, but in a novel that is already full of potentially confusing foreign/alien words, such an oversight is completely unacceptable.

The formatting leaves something to be desired, as well, with wrong-facing left single quotes, non-standard (for fiction) paragraph spacing combined with indents, unnecessarily huge chapter headings, and illegible images. This is something an independent author would quickly be blasted for, so it is all the worse that a company like Macmillan is the guilty party.

I would have given Card himself maybe a 3.5 for this work, and generously rounded up to 4... and probably wouldn't have been moved to leave a review at all, but the distracting typos and formatting errors were bad enough that I had time to be annoyed by his religious ramblings. The Book of Mormon was already written and can be had free for the asking (and often whether the recipient wants it or not!), sci-fi fans don't need to be subjected to it in a thinly veiled guise. If we wanted indoctrination, we'd invite the clean-cut young men in suits into our living rooms.

The lack of proofreading and terrible formatting cost this book at least a star, and since it allowed me to be conscious of how annoyed I was with the preaching, I rounded down, instead of up.

The only things this book has going for it are that I'm hoping I remember correctly that the next two are better, and it is DRM-free, so at least it is portable to other platforms, since it is sold at full price, and despite the poor quality of this particular volume, I'll be able to maintain the series in my permanent electronic library.
  • Saberdragon
A great series - Although I greatly enjoyed the Ender series I think this series is really Card's best effort- A great read !
Classic Orson Scott Card. It had me laughing, smiling, shocked, and unable to put the book down. Very good. I hope this is twenty words.