rson Scott Card, bestselling author of Ender's Game and Xenocide, teams up
with a remarkable new talent to launch an epic science fiction saga of space
exploration-and of a dramatic conflict between human and non-human
intelligence. On the Ark, a colony ship bound outward across the stars, not
everyone is a volunteer-or even human. Lovelock is a capuchin monkey,
engineered from conception to be the perfect servant: intelligent, agile, and
devoted to his owner. He is a Witness, privileged to spend his days and nights
recording the life of one of Earth's most brilliant scientists via digital devices
implanted behind his eyes.
But Lovelock is something special among Witnesses. He's a little smarter than
most humans; smart enough to break through some of his conditioning. Smart
enough to feel the bonds of slavery-and want freedom.
Like Speaker for the Dead and Xenocide, Lovelock probes the provocative
interface between humanity and another sentient species, set against the awesome
scope of interstellar space.
ORSON SCOTT CARD is the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of
Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. His most recent novel is The Ships of
KATHRYN H. KIDD is the author of Paradise Vue and The Alphabet Year and a
children's book, The Innkeeper's Daughter, published by Hatrack River Press, a
small press that specializes in novels written for a Mormon audience.
"The best writer science fiction has to offer."
-- The Houston Post
"Card is a master storyteller."
-- The Seattle Times
"Card is a excellent storyteller who conveys not only action but complex family
-- The Denver Post
Copyright © 1994 Orson Scott Card
A Tor Hardcover - Published by Tom Doherty Associates, Inc.
Jacket art by Donato - Jacket design by Joe Curcio