Speaker for the Dead

Speaker for the Dead 1

Book 2 of the Ender Saga

by Orson Scott Card

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 17/06/2013

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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.
ISBN:
9780356501857
9780356501857
Category:
Science fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
17-06-2013
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
197x129x22mm
Weight:
0.24kg
Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.

Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy (Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker (beginning with Seventh Son), poetry (An Open Book), and many plays and scripts.

Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays. He recently began a longterm position as a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University.

Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and their youngest child, Zina Margaret.

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  • more than satisfying read

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    by and far my favorite of the series, Speaker for the dead provided a great contrast to Ender's Game in both pace and topic. While Ender's Game dealt with a coming of age story, Speaker for the dead explored more with the philosophy of existence and what it means to be human.

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