The Ships of Earth

Homecoming: Volume 3

Homecoming Saga (Volume 3)

Orson Scott Card

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The City of Basilica has fallen. Now Wetchik, Nafai, and all their family must brave the desert wastes, and cross the wide continents to where Harmony's hidden spaceport lies silent, abandoned, waiting for the command to make the great interstellar ships ready for flight again.

But of these sixteen people, only a few have chosen their exile. The others, Rasa's spiteful daughters and their husbands; Wetchik's oldest son, Elemak, have been forced against their will. Their anger and hatreds will make the difficult journey harder.

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THE SHIPS OF EARTH (Chapter 1:THE LAW OF THE DESERT)

Shedemei was a scientist, not a desert traveler. She had no great need for city comforts--she was as content sleeping on a floor or table as on a bed--but she resented having been dragged away from her laboratory, from her work, from all that gave her life meaning. She had never agreed to join this half-mad expedition. Yet here she was, atop a camel in the dry heat of the desert wind, rocking back and forth as she watched the backside of the camel in front of her sway in another rhythm. It made her faintly sick, the heat and the motion.

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"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." --Locus

"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

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Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead. Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead both won Hugo and Nebula Awards, making Card the only author to win these two top prizes in consecutive years. There are seven other novels to date in The Ender Universe series. Card has also written fantasy: The Tales of Alvin Maker is a series of fantasy novels set in frontier America; his most recent novel, The Lost Gate, is a contemporary magical fantasy. 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. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, Card directs plays and teaches writing and literature at Southern Virginia University. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and youngest daughter, Zina Margaret.

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The Ships of Earth
Homecoming: Volume 3
Orson Scott Card

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
January 1995
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429966139
ISBN10: 1429966130
384 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
January 1995
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780812532630
ISBN10: 0812532635
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 384 pages
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