Orson Scott Card Writing Styles in A Planet Called Treason

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This book is written almost solely from the point of view of the protagonist, Lanik Mueller, who at the opening of the book is a sixteen-year-old boy plagued with a serious problem. He is born into a family that is warlike and mostly patriarchal, a family that has descended from a genetic scientist and has developed genetics to such a degree that people can be reprogrammed to regenerate limbs and even organs, a plus if you are always fighting and going to war. These regeneratives can experience pain and do suffer when wounded or sick, but they remain alive and whole after a short time. However, occasionally, the regeneration reprogramming goes astray and a person becomes a radical regenerative. This means that the person grows all sorts of limbs, appendages, other-sex parts and organs, so they are not fit for public appearance. They are usually stabled...

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