Speaker for the Dead

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Century, 1986 - Space warfare - 415 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.

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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 Byron Walley Card, was born in 1951 and studied theater at Brigham Young University. He received his B.A. in 1975 and his M.A. in English in 1981. He wrote plays during that time, including Stone Tables (1973) and the musical, Father, Mother, Mother and Mom (1974). A Mormon, Scott served a two-year mission in Brazil before starting work as a journalist in Utah. He also designed games at Lucas Film Games, 1989-92. He is best known for his science fiction novels, including the popular Ender series. Well known titles include A Planet Called Treason (1979), Treasure Box (1996), and Heartfire (1998). He has also written the guide called How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy (1990). His novel Ender's Game and its sequel Speaker for the Dead, both won Hugo and Nebula awards, making Card the only author to win both prizes in consecutive years. His titles Shadows in Flight, Ruins and Ender's Game made The New York Times Best Seller List. He is also the author of The First Formic War Series, which includes the titles Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, and Earth Awakens.

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