My rating: 4 of 5 stars
There’s a lot of thinking going on here…
It took me a decade to read the rest of Ender’s story after he unwittingly destroyed the Buggers. In the end, I’m glad I finally did. I’m probably done with OSC for a long while though…he writes in the deep end, but I’m more comfortable splashing in the shallows.
Children of the Mind is a wonderful send off to a character as great as Ender. If you’ve gotten this far, you’re going to want to read it. I expect you’ll be pleased.
I’m happy to be finished. After 4 books heavy with ethical dilemma, studies of emotion, discourses on the responsibility of humans in the universe, and determining the value of life, I’m ready to read something that allows me to put my thinker on autopilot.