The Memory of Earth

Homecoming Saga (Volume 1)

Orson Scott Card

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High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet--to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. To protect them, most of all, from themselves.

The Oversoul has done its job well. There is no war on Harmony. There are no weapons of mass destruction. There is no technology that could lead to weapons of war. By control of the data banks, and subtle interference in the very thoughts of the people, the artificial intelligence has fulfilled its mission.

But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has lost access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing. And on the planet, men are beginning to think about power, wealth, and conquest.

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THE MEMORY OF EARTH (ONE FATHER'S HOUSE)

Nafai woke before dawn on his mat in his father's house. He wasn't allowed to sleep in his mother's house anymore, being fourteen years old. No self-respecting woman of Basilica would put her daughter in Rasa's household if a fourteen-year-old boy were in residence--especially since Nafai had started a growth spurt at the age of twelve that showed no signs of stopping even though he was already near two meters in height.

Only yesterday he had overheard his mother talking with her friend Dhelembuvex.

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"The man's versatility of style, subject and approach makes him unique in the SF field." --Anne McCaffrey

"One of the genre's most convincing storytellers." --Library Journal

"Card is a master storyteller, and The Memory of Earth is eminently readable." --The Seattle Times

"As always, Mr. Card writes with energy and conviction." --The New York Times Book Review

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Orson Scott Card

Born in Richland, Washington in 1951, Orson Scott Card grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years as an unpaid missionary for the Mormon Church and received degrees from Brigham Young University (1975) and the University of Utah (1981). The author of numerous books, Card was the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel two years in a row, first for Ender's Game and then for the sequel Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.

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The Memory of Earth
Orson Scott Card

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
January 1993
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ISBN: 9781429966054
ISBN10: 142996605X
336 pages
$8.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
January 1993
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780812532593
ISBN10: 0812532597
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 352 pages
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