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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User Review  - bness2 - LibraryThing

Wow, in some way I liked this better than Ender's Game. It has all the ingredients of great scifi, xenobiology, interstellar travel, mystery, sociological dilemma and philosophical insight. Read full review

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User Review  - nx74defiant - LibraryThing

Ender comes to the colony to speak for the dead, uncover the truth Novinho has been hiding, and the mystery of the piggies. I really enjoyed this book. 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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