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1.0 out of 5 stars
Can't believe SF readers actually enjoyed it, Feb. 8 2008
I can't believe all the good reviews Xenocide is getting. This book has no storyline, the so-called deep moral dilemnas could have been better laid out by a 4th grader (no offense to 4th graders), the pseudo-science in it makes it look like a parody of SF (ansibles, philotes, the Outside, auias... please stop), the ending is just disrespecful to readers and the whole 600-page thing just does not make any sense, and has no purpose. OSC has never been a great "writer"; with Ender's Game, he showed he could be a good "storyteller". But since Xenocide basically does not have a plot at all, there's nothing good left out of it. I haven't read Children of the Mind yet, and I may not, despite the fact that it was originally supposed to form just one book with Xenocide and I'm still missing the real ending. But should I care?