Speaker for the Dead
By Orson Scott Card
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In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War.
Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth. Speaker for the Dead, the second novel in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quintet, is the winner of the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1987 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
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Card's brilliance lies in his ability to balance an engaging story, compelling characters, and deep philosophical themes while maintaining a fast-paced and approachable format. This is quite possibly Card's best work, and that's saying a lot!
Amazing piece of writing!
Orson Scott Card once again does a fantastic job of combining suspense, action, futuristic themes, while keeping a balance of suspense throughout the entire book. A great companion to Enders Game!!!
Finished the book in 3 sittings.
It's been such a long time since I came across such a powerful story as this one. I had to buy the next book right away. And as soon as I finish typing this sentence, I'm going to delve back into the world that Card so magnificently created :)
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- Category: Adventure
- Updated: Nov 30, 2009
- Print Length: 304 Pages
- Language: English
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
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