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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I remember this book being clever and full of insight. - Goodreads
I've seen some reviews that this is hard to read. - Goodreads
A lot more nature in writing. - Goodreads
Such a cool concept and an amazing ending. - Goodreads
Ouanda sneered, "In your judgment." - Goodreads
Character development was good, yet slow. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Kristen - Goodreads

I really loved the story. There is so much depth and development of the characters that I found myself rooting for them and feeling their pain. Rarely is there a fiction novel that can make you ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jennifer Giles Hinojosa - Goodreads

I found the story interesting but it seemed to drag on at points. Backstory seemed to be thrown in at unusual times that caused strange breaks in the story for me. The moral dilemmas that the 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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