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The Memory of Earth (Homecoming) Mass Market Paperback – January 15, 1993
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First of a five-book series from the author of Xenocide, the Alvin Maker tales, etc. Planet Harmony, settled 40 million years ago following the destruction of Earth, is overseen by the Oversoul, an intelligent computer able to communicate telepathically with certain of the inhabitants. Set up to prevent war and ensure the colony's survival, the Oversoul is now breaking down, and for repairs must journey to Earth (where, the Oversoul theorizes, a new civilization surely will have arisen by now). Needing help from Harmony, the Oversoul first contacts young student Nafai of the matriarchal city Basilica, hoping to persuade him and others of his family to secure the Index--an ancient machine that will enable the Oversoul to talk directly with everyone. A major complication is that as the Oversoul decays, the mental blocks it implanted in Harmony's people eons ago to prevent war are also breaking down; and soon the women of Basilica find themselves trapped in a power struggle between two hostile male armies. Where Card focuses on children--as he often does here--he writes fluently and persuasively. Elsewhere, his adult characters and motivations are much less appealing. Neither is the ancient- computer backdrop, with its far-fetched Earth connection, particularly convincing. All in all, an uneven and irritatingly inconclusive starter. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
“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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We don't know what really happened on earth and after so much time who would want to return anyway. It's not even your great grandfather x 400.000's planet anymore! There's a computer that maintains "harmony" at the sake of progress. It reminds me of "The Planet of the Apes" (Let's end scientific advancement here).
Also the characters are faced with a seemingly insurmountable task.
I'll have to read the next volumes to see how this plays out.
Other than claiming human civilization is only 10k yrs old, most of the universe in this series is fairly consistent with itself and with possibility.
The characters are fairly well developed, and overall it flows fairly easily.
The problem I have is that there are OCR errors all through these books which is an unacceptable editing quality for any format of book. Also, the maps and similar front matter are not high enough resolution to pick out all of the details from the original graphics.
These limitations come across as disrespectful to the author and to the audience.
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