By Orson Scott Card
High above the planet concord, the Oversoul watches. Its job, programmed such a lot of millennia in the past, is to protect the human payment in this planet--to guard this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. to guard them, such a lot of all, from themselves.
The Oversoul has performed its activity good. there's no warfare on concord. There aren't any guns of mass destruction. there's no know-how that may result in guns of battle. through keep an eye on of the information banks, and refined interference within the very strategies of the folks, the substitute intelligence has fulfilled its mission.
But now there's a challenge. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has misplaced entry to a few of its reminiscence banks, and a few of its energy platforms are failing. And on the earth, males are starting to take into consideration energy, wealth, and conquest.
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The Memory of Earth (Homecoming Saga, Book 1) by Orson Scott Card