Earthborn (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, May 15, 1996 - Fiction - 384 pages
38 Reviews
High above the earth orbits the starship Basilica. On board the huge vessel is a sleeping woman. Of those who made the journey, Shedemai alone has survived the hundred of years since the Children of Wetchik returned to Earth.

She now wears the Cloak of the Starmaster, and the Oversoul wakes her sometimes to watch over her descendants on the planet below. The population has grown rapidly--there are cities and nations now, whole peoples descended from the who followed Nafai or Elemak.

But in all the long years of watching and searching, the Oversoul has not found the thing it sought. It has not found the Keeper of the Earth, the central intelligence that also can repair the Oversoul's damaged programming.

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Review: Earthborn (Homecoming Saga #5)

User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

I felt Card had literally lost the plot by this point! According to the first books in the series, the mighty computer that has kept the planet Harmony harmonious for millions of years (the 'Oversoul ... Read full review

Review: Earthborn (Homecoming Saga #5)

User Review  - Chris Anderson - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book, mainly because I like the first 4 so much. This one is different. I've read a lot of reviews on this book...I am not religious nor do I dislike religion, so the Keeper of the ... Read full review

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Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead. Enderís 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 Cardís 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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