Speaker For The Dead by Orson Scott Card
Review Summary: Speaker for the Dead is good, but I think overly ambitious. Too much is going on, not enough is developed thoroughly, too much is being blatantly thrown into the mix to prep for the following novels, and the ending is abrupt and unsatisfying.
The Worthing Saga by Orson Scott Card
Review Summary: I was surprised and disappointed by the execution of the story, actually. In reading the forward, I realize that the book is actually a collection of short stories and a novel Card wrote between 1978 and 1982, and that the idea is admittedly one of Card’s first attempts at science fiction, but it seemed very, very rough.