Speaker for the Dead

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Orbit, 1986 - Science fiction - 382 pages
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Three thousand planet-bound years have passed while Ender the star-traveller remains young. In that time his name has become anathema, for he is the one who killed an entire race of thinking, feeling beings. No other has been found - until Lusitania is discovered.

The young race there offers mankind a chance to redeem the previous destruction. The only humans allowed near are trained xenobiologists. But once again there are tragic misunderstandings. And when Ender, as Andrew Wiggin, is called to Lusitania to speak for the dead - to present to the community the terrible truth of why men have been killed by aliens - his actions can, and will, reverberate through an entire galactic empire.

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Reading the intro provided a lot of insight. - Goodreads
I've seen some reviews that this is hard to read. - Goodreads
I really love Card's writing style in this series. - Goodreads
Such a cool concept and an amazing ending. - Goodreads
Ouanda sneered, "In your judgment." - Goodreads
Great characters, great plot, great story. - Goodreads

Review: Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet #2)

User Review  - Eva - Goodreads

Five stars! However, Card's portrayal of Catholicism was not good. Besides the obvious corruption (which has happened before and will happen again, since it involves people with free will), there are ... Read full review

Review: Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet #2)

User Review  - Jenna Anderson - Goodreads

Yes, this book is incredibly philosophical. It grapples with a plethora of obvious questions: what makes a human a human? How much does motive/intent affect what we think of someone's actions? Is it ... Read full review

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About the author (1986)

Orson Scott Card is the award-winning author of ENDER'S GAME, SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD and XENOCIDE. He lives with with wife and three children in the US.

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