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  - Justin Thomas O'Neill - Goodreads

Phenomenal book, particularly the demonstration of empathy. Read full review

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

User Review  - Matthew Anderson - Goodreads

I absolutely loved this book. After reading Ender's Game I wanted more and immediately jumped into this. This is a much different story and in a lot of ways is almost the polar opposite of Ender's ... 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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