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Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card
Speaker for the Dead
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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... show more
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 is the winner of the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1987 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780812550757 (0812550757)
ASIN: 812550757
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 382
Edition language: English
Series: The Ender Quintet (#2)
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TheBrainintheJar
TheBrainintheJar rated it
4.0 Orson Scott Card - Speaker for the Dead
Scott Card still puzzles me. Here, he’s beyond the power of editors. The writing is more dense, with more inner monologues and more pointless words. Nothing about it is terrible, but it does reek of an inexperienced author who can’t edit himself.Authors who can’t edit themselves will let their world...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
2.5 Card's Speaker for the Dead
This book is the sequel to Ender's Game, which is the only other Orson Scott Card that I have read. I do not really get why people are so in love with Card's work. I found this book to be fine although overly taken with its own intelligence. The book is not as smart as it thinks it is, which is C...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it
5.0 Speaker for the Dead
Card has gotten a reputation over the past dozen years or so for being a conservative-minded person, going so far as to judge large groups of people for their beliefs. Reading Speaker of the Dead makes me wonder what happened to Card since the publication of that book to make him so jaded. The who...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Speaker for the Dead (Ender, Book 2)
Years ago, when I first read the original Ender's trilogy, I found it awesome. Reading it years later after knowing more about the author and his views, I find I'm reading different books. Reading these, I'm struck that books aren't just the creation of their authors--they're collaborations between ...
otikhonova
otikhonova rated it
Not as good as a 1rst book.
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