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The Folk of the Fringe - eBook


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In Orson Scott Card's classic apocalyptic science fiction novel The Folk of the Fringe, only a few nuclear weapons fell in America--the weapons that destroyed the nation were biological and, ultimately, cultural.

But in the chaos, the famine, the plague, there existed a few pockets of order. The strongest of them was the state of Deseret, formed from the vestiges of Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. The climate has changed. The Great Salt Lake has filled up to prehistoric levels. But there, on the fringes, brave, hardworking pioneers are making the desert bloom again.

A civilization cannot be reclaimed by powerful organizations, or even by great men alone. It must be renewed by individual men and women, one by one, working together to make a community, a nation, a new America.

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The Folk of the Fringe - eBook


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Five stars amy be a bi...

Five stars amy be a bit of overkill, but these linked stories are so imaginative that I felt the need to go overboard. I read this book just a few weeks after Cormac McCarthy's The Road. While the two cover a similar post-apocalyptic theme, the way they approach it could not be more different. It was amazing to me the role Card places on faith in preserving human culture at the end of the world. The stories are beautifully written and manage to hold on to hope.

A tale of post-apocaly...

A tale of post-apocalyptic America, that has some interesting characters and ideas and is well told through a set of short stories. Sometimes, it seemed, the stories did not connect very well. It's told in a Mormon context and pretty much tells the tale of "local" America--stressed. Although the apocalypse was nuclear, we saw no effects. All in all, a pretty darn average Mormon fantasy.

As with all Cards boo...

As with all Card's books it is well written with good characters, but this just isn't among his best works.

A very enjoyable tale...

A very enjoyable tale

I was very disappointe...

I was very disappointed in this book, after having loved "Ender's Game" by the same author. This is a series of short stories about a post-apocalyptic society, but what really irritated me was the 'preachiness' of the stories, the promotion of Mormonism as the answer throughout the first two stories. I have put it down and do not plan on trying to read it again, for that reason. It's too bad, what a wasted opportunity for this author.

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