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Orson Scott Card - Végjáték ​3.
Ender, ​a Holtak Szószólója új hazát keres az általa elpusztított civilizáció utolsó hírmondója számára. Utazása során egy olyan planétára érkezik, melyen nem is egy, de két értelmes faj él - ráadásul küszöbön áll köztük a háború, melyet Endernek mindenképpen meg kell akadályoznia... A Végjáték 2. és ez a könyv egy kötetet alkotnak az angol eredetiben.

Orson Scott Card - Végjáték ​2.
Az ​emlékezetes Végjáték hőse - önhibáján kívül egy egész idegen civilizáció gyilkosa - ebben a regényben a legnehezebb feladatot vállalja fel, ami harcosnak juthat. Sorsa, hogy a megsemmisített kultúra védelmezője, egy halott világ szószólója legyen. S ez csupán a kezdet.... (folytatása a Végjáték 3. kötet, A holtak szószólója címmel olvasható, angolul egy kötetben jelentek meg.)

Orson Scott Card - Prentice ​Alvin
Alvin ​has returned to the town of his birth and is now the blacksmith's apprentice. But he must also learn the difficult arts of a maker and hopes that the magic of the seer, Peggy, can help him. However, Peggy can only anticipate a future filled with misery and Alvin is forced to hide his powers.

Orson Scott Card - Earthfall
The ​Oversoul of the colony planet Harmony selected the family of Wetchik to carry it back to long-lost Earth. Now grown to a tribe in the years of their journey to Harmony's hidden starport, they are ready at last to take a ship to the stars. But from the beginning there has been bitter dispute between Nafai and Elemak, Wetchick's youngest son and his oldest. On board the starship Bailica, the children of the tribe will become pawns in the struggle. Two factions are each making secret plans to awaken the children, and themselves, early from the cold-sleep capsules in which they will pass the long decades of the journey. Each side hopes to gain years of influence on the minds of the children, winning their loyalty in the struggle for control of reclaimed Earth. But the Oversoul is truly in control of this journey. It has downloaded a complete copy of itself to the Ship's computers. And only Nafai, who wears the Cloak of the Starmaster by the Oversoul's command, really understand what this will mean to all their plans for the future.

Orson Scott Card - Mike Carey - Ender's ​Shadow: Ultimate Collection
The ​alien Formics twice attacked the human race. We barely won. Now, the international Fleet is drafting brilliant kids to train them to command our forces in the next war. And Sister Carlotta thinks she has found another one. From the teeming legions of unwanted children, she has plucked a promising candidate: Bean, the runt of the streets of Rotterdam - with a staggering brilliance as unexplainable as his mysterious origins, the secrets of which may undo every investment made in the child's future as an elite warrior. For now, those secrets will have to wait - there is only survival to manage: Survival on the streets...and survival in the Fleet's rigorous Battle School. But just as the prodigiously talented Bean's mentor, ender Wiggin, is shipped off to Command School, Bean is thrust into an existential crisis: the discovery of a long-lost brother and the return of his worst enemy, the sadistic street thug Achilles. Worse, it is a crisis engineered by the very leaders depending on his graduation to Command School! Sci-fi legend Orson Scott Card's classic novel is skillfully adapted by writer Mike Carey (X-Men: Legacy) and artist Sebastian Fiumara (Marvel illustrated: The Picture of Dorian Gray). Collects: - _Ender's Shadow: Battle School_ 1-5 - _Ender's Shadow: Command School_ 1-5

Orson Scott Card - The ​Memory of Earth
Humanity ​has lived for 40 million years on a planet called Harmony, after leaving an Earth that has been destroyed by human conflict. In order not to repeat the mistakes that led to the destruction of civilization on Earth, a computer, known as the Oversoul, was left as guardian of this planet.

Orson Scott Card - Unaccompanied ​Sonata and Other Stories
"Far ​beyond the usual fare of science fiction" is how Ben Bova, Executive Editor of OMNI, describes Orson Scott Card's work - and these eleven stories richly bear out that opinion. The title story, a Hugo and Nebula nominee, says as much as can be said about the nature of creativity, the artistic impulse, and pure human stubbornness; "The Porcelain Salamander" is a brilliant and moving fable that will be read and reread; and "Kingsmeat" touches on a truly original horror in the tale of a necessary treason and its consequences. Orson Scott Card demonstrates the dazzling range of his versatility in this collection, from the harsh depiction of merciless training for interplanetary warfare in "Ender's Game" to the tenderly elegiac mood of "Mortal Gods" and the bitter inventiveness of "The Monkeys Thought 'Twas All in Fun" - a "hard science" story that is at the same time more bizarre than the farthest-out fantasy. No story is any preparation for the next: the sardonic view of jingoism in "I Put My Blue Genes On" seems worlds apart from the uncompromising eerie look at the ultimate punishment presented by "Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory"; and only the sheer outstanding quality of imagination and writing connects the treatment of the supernatural in "Deep Breathing Exercises" and "Quietus." Most short stories, especially in what are called "category fiction," are destined to be enjoyed - if possible - and forgotten. Orson Scott Card's tales will invade and enrich the reader's memory like the work of few other writers.

Orson Scott Card - Aaron Johnston - Speaker ​for the Dead
The ​next chapter in the bestselling Ender saga is here! Ender Wiggin was 12 years old when he destroyed an alien race. Burdened with guilt, he wrote Speaker for the Dead and created a pseudo-religion that spanned the known worlds. Now an adult, Ender is called to investigate a murder committed by a new alien species with a seemingly gruesome nature. Can he uncover the truth before another species and more human lives are lost? Based on the award-winning novel by bestselling author and science fiction legend Orson Scott Card. Collecting ORSON SCOTT CARD'S SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD #1-5.

Orson Scott Card - Aaron Johnston - Earth ​Awakens
The ​story of The First Formic War continues in "Earth Awakens," nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card's bestselling novel "Ender's Game.".. When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it disrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship dropped into Earth orbit, and began landing terraforming crews in China. Politics slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. But millions of people were dying, and the planet could be lost. It's up to Mazer Rackham's squad in China, who have developed a method to destroy the alien landers one by one; and Lem Jukes and his crew on the Moon, who may have the key to destroying the Formic mother ship in orbit.

Orson Scott Card - Seventh ​Son
From ​the primal depth's of the world's greatest myths comes this gripping fantasy of a boy, born to be a Maker, whose dangerous journey towards knowledge and power makes history ...Amid the deep woods where the Red Man still holds sway, a very special child is born. Young Alvin is the seventh son, and such a boy is destined to become great - perhaps even a man with the enormous powers of a Maker. But even in the loving safety of his home, dark forces reach out to destroy him. Somewhere out there is a power that will do anything to prevent him growing up ...More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Orson Scott Card - Visitors
From ​the internationally bestselling author of Ender’s Game comes the riveting finale to the story of Rigg, a teenager who possesses a secret talent that allows him to see the paths of people’s pasts. In Pathfinder, Rigg joined forces with another teen with special talents on a quest to find Rigg’s sister and discover the true depth and significance of their powers. Then Rigg’s story continued in Ruins as he was tasked to decipher the paths of the past before the arrival of a destructive force with deadly intentions. Now, in Visitors, Rigg’s journey comes to an epic and explosive conclusion as everything that has been building up finally comes to pass, and Rigg is forced to put his powers to the test in order to save his world and end the war once and for all.

Orson Scott Card - The ​Call of Earth
As ​Harmony's Oversoul grows weaker, a great warrior has arisen to challenge its bans. His name is Moozh, and he has won control of an army using forbidden technology. Now he is aiming his soldiers at the city of Basilica, that strong fortress above the Plain. Basilica remains in turmoil. Wetchik and his sons are not strong enough to stop a army. Can Rasa and her allies defeat him through intrigue, or will Moozh take the city and all who are in it?

Orson Scott Card - Shadow ​Puppets
Earth ​and its society has been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics - the unity enforced upon warring nations by an alien enemy has been shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking t control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School. But one person has a better idea. Peter Wiggin, Elder's older, more ruthless brother, sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose. And he has an irresistable call on the loyalty of Earth's young warriors. With Bean at his side, the two will reshape our future. Here is the continuing story of Bean and Petra, and the rest of Ender's Dragon Army as they take their places in the new government of Earth

Orson Scott Card - Shadow ​of the Giant
Bean's ​past was a battle just to survive. He first appeared on the streets of Rotterdam, a tiny child with a mind leagues beyond anyone else. He knew he could not survive through strength; he used his tactical genius to gain acceptance into a children's gang, and then to help make that gang a template for success for all the others. He civilized them, and lived to grow older. Then he was discovered by the recruiters for the Battle School. For Earth was at war - a terrible war with an inscrutable alien enemy. A war that humanity was near to losing. But the long distances of interstellar space has given hope to the defenders of Earth - they had time to train military geniuses up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high-orbital facility called the Battle School. That story is told in two books, the beloved classic ENDER'S GAME, and its parallel, ENDER'S SHADOW. Bean was the smallest student at the Battle School, but he became Ender Wiggins' right hand, Since then he has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender's defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he and his wife Petra yearn for a safe place to build a family - something he has never known - but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies - old enemies from the days in Ender's Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth. To find security, Bean and Petra must once again follow in Ender's footsteps. They must leave Earth behind, in the control of the Hegemon, and look to the stars.

Orson Scott Card - Christopher Yost - Ender's ​Game: Ultimate Collection
Andrew ​"Ender" Wiggin is only 6 years old. His peers bully him, his parents are aloof, and his older brother is violently resentful of him. He might also be humanity's only hope. Ender is recruited to join the International Fleet's legion of child warriors in training, to report for duty in defense of the planet. Leaving behind the only person who ever understood him--his kind-hearted sister Valentine--he takes on the challenge of becoming a commander in Earth's defenses. His promise is high, and his teachers are sure he will rise to the test--that is, if Battle School doesn't kill him first. Ender struggles to find a place within his soul for tranquility, humanity and a connection with something greater than the brutal mechanics of war and strategy. But when he is thrust into Command School at a vastly accelerated pace, will he crack up on the road to becoming the hero that the human race so desperately needs? Sci-fi legend Orson Scott Card's Hugo and Nebula-Award winning classic is brought to vivid life by writer Christopher Yost (X-Force) and artist Pasqual Ferry (Ultimate Iron Man II). Collects: - _Ender's Game: Battle School_ 1-5; - _Ender's Game: Command School_ 1-5

Orson Scott Card - First ​Meetings in Ender's Universe
Meet ​Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the unforgettable boy-hero of Ender's Game--winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novel--and enter his Universe through this collection of stories. "The Polish Boy" is John Paul Wiggin, the future father of Ender. In the years between the first two Bugger Wars, the Hegemony is desperate to recruit brilliant military commanders to repel the alien invasion. They may have found their man--or boy--in John Paul Wiggin.... In "Teacher's Pest"-a novella written especially for this collection--a brilliant but arrogant John Paul Wiggin, now a university student, matches wits with an equally brilliant graduate student. "The Investment Counselor" is set after the end of the Bugger Wars. Banished from Earth and slandered as a mass murderer, twenty-year-old Andrew Wiggin wanders incognito from planet to planet as a fugitive--until a blackmailing tax inspector compromises his identity and threatens to expose Ender the Xeoncide. Also reprinted here is the original award-winning novella, "Ender's Game," which first appeared in 1977.

Orson Scott Card - Heartfire
Peggy ​is a Torch, able to see the fire burning in each person's heart. She can follow the paths of each person's future, and know each person's most intimate secrets. From the moment of Alvin Maker's birth, when the Unmaker first strove to kill him, she has protected him.Now they are married, and Peggy is a part of Alvin's heart as well as his life.But Alvin's destiny has taken them on separate journeys. Alvin has gone north into New England, where knacks are considered witchcraft, and their use is punished by death. Peggy has been drawn south, to the British Crown Colonies and the court of King Arthur Stuart in exile. For she has seen a terrible future bloom in the heartfires of every person in America, a future of war and destruction. One slender path exists that leads through the bloodshed, and it is Peggy's quest to set the world on that path to peace. Look out for more information on this and other Orbit titles on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Orson Scott Card - Bűvölet
Az ​elmúlt huszonöt év egyik tartósan legizgalmasabb írója, Orson Scott Card, aki számos elismerésben részesült, ezúttal olyan káprázatos világba repíti az olvasót, amelyet csak ő képes teremteni. A _Bűvölet_ben Card úgy szövi a varázslatot, mint korábban még soha, és Csipkerózsika időtlen meséjét alakítja át egy eredeti hangvételű, romantikával és kalanddal átitatott fantasyvé. Abban a pillanatban, amikor a gyermek Iván egy tisztásra bukkan a Kár­pátok sűrű erdeiben, sorsa örökre megpecsételődik. Falevelek ölelte emelvény tetején, látszólag holtan fekszik a csodaszép Katyerina királylány, az alatta rejlő mélységben viszont gonosz jelenlét örvénylik, és ettől a tíz éves Iván hanyatt-homlok rohan vissza Marek kuzin tanyájának menedékébe. Évekkel később Iván már Amerikában él, ott tanul és van egy jegyese. Mégsem képes kiverni fejéből azt a réges-régi napot, ott az erdőben, sem meggyőzni magát, hogy csak egy rémült kisfiú képzelgése volt az egész. A késztetésnek engedve, visszatér a szülőföldjére, ahol a tisztás ugyanolyan, ahogy emlékeiben élt. Ám ezúttal nem fut el. Ezúttal csókjával felébreszti a szépséget… és ezzel átlép egy ezer esztendeje letűnt világba. Az egymással ütköző világok és kultúrák színes faliszőttese, a Bűvölet nagyhatású, eredeti történet az évszázadokon átívelő szerelemről és végzetről… és egy sötét erőről, amely korokon át lohol a nyomukban. „Card az emberi természet nagy ismerője… Szépen mondja el az igazságot – ami végső soron a nagyság egyetlen ismérve.” _Gene Wolfe_

Orson Scott Card - Children ​of the Mind
The ​destruction of Lusitania draws near The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos; a large colony of humans; and the Hive Queen, brought there by Ender. But once again the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania. Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, can save the three sentient races of Lusitania. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light-speed limit. But it takes all the processing power available to her, and the Starways Congress is shutting down the Net, world by world. Soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Ender's children must save her if they are to save themselves. "This is a worthy ending to what might by styled a saga of the ethical evolution of humanity, a concept seldom attempted before and never realized with the success of Card achieved here." - Booklist

Orson Scott Card - A ​rézbőrű próféta
Alvin ​Miller története különleges utazással folytatódik. Kovácsinasnak készül abba a faluba, ahol annak idején megszületett, de bátyjával együtt indiánok fogságába kerül. A legendás indián nagyfőnök, Te-Kumsza menti meg, és kezdetét veszi egy gyilkos iramú, sorsdöntő utazás, hogy gátat vessenek egy népirtásnak, s az azt kitervelő, különlegesen aljas ember kormányzóvá válásának. Te-Kumsza és testvére, a félszemű igehirdető célja azonos, az egyik azonban a békében és elkülönülésben, a másik a haragban és a pusztításban látja népe túlélésének zálogát. Alvin, kinek fogságba esése indítja el a véres események sorát, hol egyik, hol másik testvér oldalán harcol a tömegmészárlás megelőzéséért. Alvin embertelen megpróbáltatások közepette igyekszik megfelelni különleges képességei és régen tett fogadalma követelményeinek: életben tartani, ami élő, s egésszé tenni, ami darabjaira hullott.

Orson Scott Card - Red ​Prophet
Since ​the age of 11, when he saw the white men murder his father, the Red Indian Lolla-Wossiky has been a pathetic drunk. When Governor Bill Harrison puts brutal plans for the Indians into action, he unwittingly brings Alvin Miller and his magical powers to Lolla-Wossiky and his brother.

Orson Scott Card - Fáklya
Peggy, ​Alvin várandós felesége, nem képes csak magával törődni. Tudja, látja, hogy rettenetes háború fenyegeti a nemzetet a rabszolgaság miatt. Mindent megpróbál, hogy ezt megakadályozza. De semmi sem úgy sikerül, ahogy tervezte. Alvin és társai közben boszorkányperbe keverednek - mi másba keverednének Massachusettsben, a puritánoknál, akiknek tiszta a szívük és nincsenek bűneik? Calvin, Alvin öccse - életében először - megpróbál segíteni másoknak, önzetlenül, és ebbe majdnem belepusztul. A regény a kötelesség és a kényszerűség harcáról, a jog és az igazság közti mezsgyéről mutat izgalmas, elgondolkodtató tablót.

Orson Scott Card - A ​kegyelem ára
A ​mágia örök törvénye, hogy az árát vérben kell leróni: annál forróbban és drágábban, minél hatalmasabb. Még az istenek sem mentesek ez alól, hisz ők is így születtek, vérben és varázslatban. A mágia előtt nincs lehetetlen – amíg arányosan megfizetnek érte… Mekkora áldozatot ér meg egy zsarnok bukása? Egy száműzött bosszúja? Egy ország megszabadítása? És mennyi vért kell kiontani hozzá, hogy valaki dacolni tudjon az istenekkel? Ennek a történetnek három hőse van; felváltva törnek egymás romlására. Mindháromnak felelnie kell ezekre a kérdésekre; és mindhárman más választ adnak. Bölcsen teszik-e vagy sem, de nem mindenki hajlandó megfizetni közülük a kegyelem árát… Orson Scott Card 1983-ban élénk felbolydulást keltett ezzel a regényével: ez volt az első kirándulása a fantasy területére, és rögtön halomra döntötte vele a hagyományokat. _Az igazság kegyetlen – de kegyelemmel enyhíteni még kegyetlenebb._

Orson Scott Card - Aaron Johnston - The ​Swarm
Orson ​Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their _Ender's Game_ prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in _The Swarm_. The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the Solar System's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster. Earth has been reorganized for defense. There is now a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line. There's a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But there is an enemy within, an enemy as old as human warfare: ambition and politics. Greed and self-interest. Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to divert those very human enemies in time to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity in the inexorable Second Formic War?

Orson Scott Card - Shadow ​of the Hegemon
The ​War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is destroyed, the human race is saved. Ender himself refuses to return to the planet, but his crew has gone home to their families, scattered across the globe. The battle school is no more. But with the external threat gone, the Earth has become a battlefield once more. The children of the Battle School are more than heros; they are potential weapons that can bring power to the countries that control them. One by one, all of Ender's Dragon Army are kidnapped. Only Bean escapes; and he turns for help to Ender's brother Peter. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older brother, has already been manipulating the politics of Earth from behind the scenes. With Bean's help, he will eventually rule the world.

Orson Scott Card - The ​Folk of the Fringe
Only ​a few nuclear weapons fell in America-the weapons that destroyed our nation were biological and, ultimately, cultural. But in the chaos, the famine, the plague, there exited 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.

Orson Scott Card - Jake Black - The ​Authorized Ender Companion
"The ​Authorized Ender Companion" is a complete and in-depth encyclopaedia of all the persons, places, things, and events in Orson Scott Card's Ender Universe. Written by Jake Black under the editorial supervision of Card himself, "The Authorized Ender Companion" will be an invaluable resource for readers of the series. If you ever wondered where Ender went after he left Earth, before he arrived at Lusitania, you'll find the answer here. If you ever wondered how the battle room worked, you'll find the answer here. If you forgot the names of the people were who discovered the descolada, the answer is here. The history of Gloriously Bright's world? Here. "The Authorized Ender Companion" contains all that and more. There are character biographies, time-lines, colony histories, and family trees.

Orson Scott Card - Fhérgek
Imakulata ​bolygója és őshonos fajai felett évezredek óta az emberiség az úr. Az itt élők szilárdan hisznek a csillagokkal egyidős legendában: Amikor a hetedik hetedik hetedik Heptarcha trónra kerül, belőle válik majd a Kristos, aki örökkétartó üdvösséget hoz az emberiségre – vagy elpusztítja a világmindenséget. Türelem a törvényes Heptarcha egyetlen lánya, ám apjához hasonlóan ő is a trónbitorlót szolgálja, aki elpusztította a családját. _A király csak a királyi ház jólétével törődik. De a királynak az egész világ a háza_ – vallja, akárcsak az apja őelőtte, és kész ennek szellemében, lázadás nélkül leélni az életét. Az ártatlanság ideje azonban lejárt, és a korszakok óta szunnyadó rettenet felébredt a föld mélyén. Türelemnek rövidesen útra kell kelnie Égalj városába, a világ közepébe, hogy felkeresse az ellenséget, és szembenézzen saját és az egész világ sorsával.

Orson Scott Card - Lost ​and Found
"Are ​you really a thief?" That's the question that has haunted fourteen-year-old Ezekiel Blast all his life. But he's not a thief, he just has a talent for finding things. Not a superpower-a micropower. Because what good is finding lost bicycles and hair scrunchies, especially when you return them to their owners and everyone thinks you must have stolen them in the first place? If only there were some way to use Ezekiel's micropower for good, to turn a curse into a blessing. His friend Beth thinks there must be, and so does a police detective investigating the disappearance of a little girl. When tragedy strikes, it's up to Ezekiel to use his talent to find what matters most.

Orson Scott Card - Hart's ​Hope
Palicroval ​the Fair spares the life of Asineth after killing her father and taking her kingdom from her, but Asineth is determined to seek revenge in spite of Palicroval's show of mercy.

Orson Scott Card - Ender's ​Game
The ​human race faces annihilation. An alien threat is on the horizon, ready to strike. And if humanity is to be defended, the government must create the greatest military commander in history. The brilliant young Ender Wiggin is their last hope. But first he must survive the rigours of a brutal military training program - to prove that he can be the leader of all leaders. A saviour for mankind must be produced, through whatever means possible. But are they creating a hero or a monster? This is the multiple award-winning classic ENDER'S GAME - a groundbreaking tale of war, strategy and survival.

Orson Scott Card - Aaron Johnston - Earth ​Afire
One ​hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. This is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn’t believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.

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