The Worthing Saga

The Worthing Saga

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It was a miracle of science that permitted human beings to live, if not forever, then for a long, long time. Some people, anyway. The rich, the powerful--they lived their lives at the rate of one year every ten. Some created two societies: that of people who lived out their normal span and died, and those who slept away the decades, skipping over the intervening years and events. It allowed great plans to be put in motion. It allowed interstellar Empires to be built.

It came near to destroying humanity.

After a long, long time of decadence and stagnation, a few seed ships were sent out to save our species. They carried human embryos and supplies, and teaching robots, and one man. The Worthing Saga is the story of one of these men, Jason WOrthing, and the world he found for the seed he carried.

Orson Scott Card is "a master of the art of storytelling" ( Booklist ), and The Worthing Saga is a story that only he could have written.

Publisher: New York : b Tom Doherty Associates Book, c1990.
ISBN: 9780812533316
0812533313
9780812509274
0812509277
Characteristics: xiv, 463 p. ;,18 cm.

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RuCo41 Feb 05, 2015

This book is a sweeping history of a planet, a universal empire and the people who live forever. I love Orson Scott Card's science fiction because he is able to make you believe in what he's creating. The character development in the Worthing Saga is very well done while the science fiction side is more fantastical than scientific as he says in his introduction. Card understands and reinforces the fact that no one person is one thing, he does this through characters who can always know more than others think. Through the progression of the plot, Card asks questions about divinity, what makes us human and the right to control others even if we think it is for good. I loved this book even though I don't agree with some of the conclusions Card makes, I cried at times for characters I had only just met but came to love during their short time in the book, I thought about things that I usually try to put at the back of my mind and through watching someone else have to cope with judgment and acceptance, I learned something about myself.

This book is not suitable for anyone under 16. There are graphic sex and violent scenes.

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