Children of the Mind

Children of the Mind

Children of the Mind (1996) is the fourth novel of Orson Scott Card's popular Ender's Game series of science fiction novels that focus on the character Ender Wiggin. This book was originally the second half of Xenocide, before it was split into two novels.

At the start of Children of the Mind, Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, is using her newly discovered abilities to take the races of buggers, humans and pequeninos outside the universe and back instantaneously. She uses these powers to move them to distant habitable planets for colonization. She is losing her memory and concentration as the vast computer network connected to the ansible is being shut down. If she is to survive, she must find a way to transfer her aiúa (or soul) to a human body.

Title:Children of the Mind
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780765304742

    Children of the Mind Reviews

  • Greg Fishbone

    I know several readers, myself included, who were blown away by Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. They then found the sequel, Speaker for the Dead, to be equally as riveting and eagerly reached for Xe...

  • blakeR

    Wraps up the series neatly enough . . . until you stop to think about how ridiculous the entire premise is or how annoying it is that everything seems to fit so nicely together.I suppose I have to rec...

  • Jacob

    September 2009Previously: XenocideThe fleet sent by Starways Congress to destroy the planet Lusitania is getting closer. Any day now. No, really, it'll be here soon, promise! The good news is: Jane, t...

  • GS

    As I was progressing through the Ender series, I couldn't help but feel that the writing quality was diminishing, but I never suspected that the series would end on such a sour note. Children of the M...

  • Alain DeWitt

    I just finished this book and I read it not too long after reading 'Xenocide'. I really should review 'Xenocide' but I wanted to get this out while it was still fresh since 'Children of the Mind' was ...

  • Christopher

    Whoo, finished, finally. Sometimes you get sucked in a series and you just can't wait until its over because of the command over your whole attention that it has on you. Andrew Wiggin is somebody who ...

  • Spider the Doof Warrior

    I have to find that quote in this book that PISSES ME OFF. It made me take away a star.Why so RACIST? To asians and whites! Ever think that maybe Peter just wants to sit in a chair because chairs are ...

  • Dave

    The EndChildren of the Mind is the end of the Ender Quartet and the story of the passing of the torch to the next generation of Ender’s “Children.” His children include memory creations of his s...

  • Monica

    I wanted to love this. I really did - after all, I love Miro, who is given a lot more page space, and I was excited to see what Peter would bring to the table. But after Xenocide, it was pretty weak. ...

  • Kevin

    I couldn't wait to finish this book. The Ender quartet started so strong and got progressively worse with each book. I hated who the characters became in this book (particularly Wang-Mu) and the long-...