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

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I'm not a huge fan of Ender's Game and in my first attempts at reading it I felt confused, therefore I didn't like it. I took some time to ponder before making one final try and in the end Iónot ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Sarah Stepp - Goodreads

This book shall forever hold a very special place in my heart. I really enjoyed Ender's Game, personally I feel as if Orson Scott Card really upped his game for this second one. The life lessons and ... 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). He is the recipient of a Hugo and a Nebula award. His titles Shadows in Flight and Ruins made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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