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Shadows in Flight (The Shadow Series) (utgåvan 2012)

av Orson Scott Card

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Bean flees to the stars with three of his children, the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth's scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten - a fading signal speaking of events lost to Earth's history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity.… (mer)
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Titel:Shadows in Flight (The Shadow Series)
Författare:Orson Scott Card
Info:Tor Books (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 240 pages
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What could have been an epic reunion between Bean and Ender that wraps up the final mysteries of both Anton's Key and the language/biology of the Descoladores instead quickly spirals into a blatant re-hash of previous works, except without the depth and psychology of the original novels.

We begin on the generation ship Bean and his 3 Anton-turned children fled earth upon. The children, two boys and a girl, are named Ender, Sergeant, and Carlotta. Sergeant is overly vicious and desperate for approval. Carlotta is malleable and gentle. Ender strikes the balance. Sounding familiar yet? With the honorific names, Card is no longer even pretending to come up with original characters, but instead re-explores the same dynamic without taking the time to build up or explore the actual characterization.

There is a lot of telling and no showing in the novel. Gone are descriptions of context and behavior that lead to deductions on Bean and Ender's part. Instead, the children tell us in their mind what they have decided and how things will go, without either process or evidence. Characterization is the same way. We are told Carlotta bends to Sergeant's will, but we rarely see her capitulate in any way beyond a simple occasional favor.

The 'crisis' of the novel comes too early. I really didn't give a shit if the life support was going out. I had known the children for all of 10 pages and none of them had been interesting or endearing. Bean was functionally out of the picture, doomed to die and residing in the cargo bay of the ship in a near vegetative state. What little Bean does say or do, his children say seemingly decades before him. Either that or he reminisces. There's a lot of reminiscing. Like, a lot.

Lastly, the last third of the book undermines the entire message---the entire POINT---of the entire Ender line of novels. Completely and irrevocably. For a book that tries to latch onto my nostaglia using Bean's memories of Ender, it seems to fail to understand the significance of those memories, that plot and history that came before. Sometimes these things can add complexity and depth, but in this case, the depth was already there, and these changes were trite and shallow, much like the rest of the novel.

A minor nitpick is that Card didn't go all-in with Bean's disability. In previous novels, doctors stipulated that removing limbs could drastically lengthen Bean's life. If Bean is to be a tragic character as he's been presented, well, don't puss out.

This novel ties up some, but certainly not many, loose ends, and in a wholly unsatisfying way. Die hards only. ( )
  kaitlynn_g | Dec 13, 2020 |
I've been a fan of the Bean books and I'm such a fanboy that I just had to keep on going despite the hiatus of these tales. I knew that the spoiler spoiler had to happen, but I felt a lot of nostalgia for him and I really wanted to make him live. At least I could get into and enjoy Bean's children and the exploration of the Formic Ark was interesting enough to keep me going. I can't wait for the tie-in book that brings Ender back to us. (Or both together. Or is it three or four?) Some of the series is so freaking awesome that I can't sit still, and so I'm necessarily biased into giving a lot of leeway with the rest. This novel wasn't my favorite, but I'm invested and I loved getting a little closure.

It still stands up on it's own, and it's worth reading if you've enjoyed the rest of the series. ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
Shadows in Flight wraps up the story of the battle school cadet Bean in a sweet and sorrowful way. Like Card, I feel Bean deserved this book as a send-off just because of how important he was to the entire series, particularly the Shadow part.

Bean and his three children who are blessed and cursed with the same gigantism affliction, are sent off into space in a near-light speed spaceship, hoping that while the time is slowed down for them, in the decades and centuries that pass on Earth in the mean time, a cure will be found. Hopefully one that keeps them as super-intelligent as they are, but removes the gigantism they are dying from. Well, in the first couple of years (which translates to a couple of hundred on Earth), this does not happen. So Bean and his three children need to find another plan, as time is running out for them, Bean the Giant especially. Perhaps the solution lies in the seemingly abandoned Formic ship orbiting a habitable planet ...

I appreciated the return to more classical science fiction from all the geopolitical wrangling and Mormon-inspired secret of life theorizing of the previous four books in the Shadow series. Here instead the children (who all have different personalities which provides the necessary tension in the beginning) are faced with real scientific, engineering and habitational problems that they need to solve. An element of mystery is added upon the discovery of an alien ship. All in all, an interesting mix that again resolves rather too easily to be credible, in my opinion. ( )
  matija2019 | Jan 8, 2019 |
This book is suffering from mid-series-itis. Card recycles ideas, characters, and plot, all within a thin volume obviously meant to set up Bean's genius children setting up a new colony and starting a new species - in the next book. The Card sarcasm often reads as cruelty and the fights between the kids as petty. Overall, not Card's best but I did feel reasonably well engaged while reading it, thus the three stars. I recommend it to those who read the Shadow series. For others - start with Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow, not with this book. ( )
  Gezemice | Oct 29, 2018 |
Először is, egy figyelmeztetés: Ennek a könyvnek két e-könyv változata létezik. A papírkönyvvel megegyező változat mellett van egy másik (gyakran enhanced-ként reklámozott) amiben vannak ugyan képek és állítólag 7 új oldal, cserébe viszont egyszerűen hiányzik a könyv fele. El nem tudom képzelni, miért adta ki ezt a változatot a kiadó, és azt sem, hogy az Amazon miért forgalmazza. Nyilván a rendes változatot vettem meg (a példafejezetek összehasonlítása után).

A Shadow of the Giant után folytatódik Bean története, egy űrhajóban utazik (közel fénysebességgel) három hozzá hasonlóan génmanipulált gyermekével. A regény idejében a gyerekek hat évesek, és Beanhez hasonlóan zseniálisak, míg Bean egyre nagyobb és egyre rosszabbul van. A könyv elején nem sok minden történik, megismerjük a szereplőket, és tulajdonképpen a hangos morfondírozásaikat követjük. Valószínűleg ez nem mindenkinek jön be, de én nagyon szeretem Card könyveinek ezeket a fejezeteit. Azt persze el kell ismerni, hogy ezt a három eltérő személyiségű okos testvér dolgot nem először olvasom Orson Scott Cardtól.

A könyv második felében már több az akció, és az író a korábbi regényeihez hasonlóan itt is megkérdőjelez valamit amit a korábbi regények alapján igaznak tartottunk. Ezzel kapcsolatban vegyesek az érzéseim, egyrészt persze kell ez ahhoz, hogy újdonság legyen a könyvben, másrészt viszont a korábbi köteteket is megváltoztatja.

Összességében jó könyv, csak sajnos igen rövid, a 300 oldal sokkal kevesebb mint a sorozat eddigi kötetei. ( )
  asalamon | Sep 5, 2017 |
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Card's graceful storytelling gives this narrative the feel of a parable or a futuristic myth; it is bound to please the author's fan base and readers who enjoyed the first book.
tillagd av Christa_Josh | ändraLibrary Journal, Jackie Cassada (Jan 1, 2012)
 
Card’s fifth novel narrated by Julian “Bean” Delphiki (after Shadow of the Giant) mingles transcendent strangeness and didacticism.
tillagd av rretzler | ändraPublishers Weekly (betalvägg) (Nov 28, 2011)
 
...but don't worry, plotting has never been what Card is all about. The author has always superbly written about children, and here he's in top form.
tillagd av rretzler | ändraKirkus Reviews (Nov 21, 2011)
 

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Bean flees to the stars with three of his children, the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth's scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten - a fading signal speaking of events lost to Earth's history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity.

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