Card is a great storyteller. This is the first of a series...The Homecoming. The planet Harmony has had tranquility for millions of years, but the "Oversoul" is dying. Things are coming apart. A GREAT READ!
This is book one of a series. It's the best one in the series, in my opinion, a compelling story of a world watched over by the "Oversoul", an artifical intelligence.
I'm a big fan of OSC and I'm pleased with this series so far (after 1 book). It took a little longer to get into the book than usual, but I enjoyed it and am looking forward to the rest of the series.
Superb sci fi - the first in the Memory of Earth series by Card. Brilliant!
Orson Scott Card is one of my favorite authors. I've enjoyed every one of his books, including this one.
High above the plantet Harmony, the Oversoul watches, its task programed so many millennia
ago, to guard the human settlement of this plant-to protect this fragel remmmant of earth from all threats. To protect them most of all from themselves.
But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realized that it has lost a access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing. An on the planet men are beginning to think about power, wealth, and conquest.
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.