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Speaker for the Dead In The Aftermath Of His Terrible War, Ender Wiggin Disappeared, And A Powerful Voice Arose The Speaker For The Dead, Who Told Of 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.

  • Audiobook
  • 14 pages
  • Speaker for the Dead
  • Orson Scott Card
  • English
  • 10 December 2018

About the Author: Orson Scott Card

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10 thoughts on “Speaker for the Dead

  1. says:

    One of my ALL Time Favorites I loved Ender s Game, but I think that this novel surpasses it on just about every level Writing, emotional resonance, characterization and depth This novel is a much adult read than Ender s Game It impacted me greatly and I found that it stayed with me long after I finished reading it 6.0 stars HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION Winner Hugo Award Best Novel Winner Nebul...

  2. says:

    While Ender s Game is a solid piece of modern sci fi, the sequel falls all too short Speaker is preachy and allegorical, and the characters often devolve into simple mouthpieces for the author s opinions, which are numerous, long, and not particularly original.While I do respect that every author has his own point of view, and that one should be able to glean some understanding from their books, such a heavy handed case detracts from the story and characters as a whole The suspension of disbelief should not be broken by the author s message rather, the message should be communicated by carefully built characters and situations so that it emerges naturally and believably.While in the first book the main character was often guilty of extended internal monologue, this underlined the character s personal journey instead of just pushing a preconceived worldview The second novel has a transparency of motive that, for me, destroyed both believability and the central flow of the story Card ...

  3. says:

    Orson Scott Card has said that Speaker for the Dead is the book he always meant to write and that the only reason he wrote Ender s Game was as a prequel, so he felt a little baffled when Ender s Game ended up becoming his most famous and most read work After reading Speaker for the Dead, I understand where he s coming from The complexity of issues tackled in Speaker for the Dead are much deeper than those in Ender likewise, the cultures and worlds explored through Speaker are much intricate One thing I love about Orson Scott Card which I somehow always end up forgetting when I m not reading him is that, despite the fact that he writes fairly hard science fiction, his stories are still completely character driven Unlike many SF writers, he spends as much time developing his characters as he spends developing his society, and the result is a compelling book regardless of the plot Heck, I even enjoyed Ender s Shadow, which basically had the same plot as Ender s Game except told from a different character s perspective Despite my enjoyment of the book, there were a few things that annoyed me Although Orson Scott Card s characters are well developed, the female characters seemed to have less complexity in particular, the principle female character spent about 3 4 of the book wallowing in her own self pity This may endear her to male readers with a knight in shining armor complex as, indeed, it ...

  4. says:

    Christmas 2010 I realised that I had got stuck in a rut I was re reading old favourites again and again, waiting for a few trusted authors to release new works Something had to be done.On the spur of the moment I set myself a challenge, to read every book to have won the Locus Sci Fi award That s 35 books, 6 of which I d previously read, leaving 29 titles by 14 authors who were new to me.While working through this reading list I got married, went on my honeymoon, switched career and became a father As such these stories became imprinted on my memory as the soundtrack to the happiest period in my life so far.I really liked this book I ve never read Ender s Game I ve never read any other Orson Scott Card But I will, because I really liked this book.The overall premise is superb mankind s dark history with the buggers, their potential for redemption with the piggies, the mysterious Descolada plague, the precautions taken to protect the xenobiology making understanding the evolutionary leaps impossible it s fascinating stuff.But it s the individuals who populate this world Ender who is the very epitome of his race, the killer seeking redemption, the last Hive Queen, Jane, the insecure AI, Ender s genius sister, Valentine, Novinho, the brilliant but bitter xenobiologist who Ender is determined to make accept his love her dysfunctional family and finally, there are the stars of the show the piggies themselves an alien race who rank up th...

  5. says:

    Ian McKellon, Ellen DeGeneres, Nathan Lane, Jim Parsons and Samuel Delany sit in a trendy coffee house in Chelsea and discuss Orson Scott Card s 1985 novel Speaker for the Dead.Ian Let me begin our book club meeting with a very special thank you to our very gracious host, thank you Andre, as always your staff have been kind and hospitable and have once again made us all feel at home all thank the host and servers Ian Alright, so Speaker for the Dead, Card s sequel to his fine novel Ender s Game, any opening remarks Nathan Well, what can I say, I loved it all agree Ellen It reminded me of Ursula Le Guin s writing, much so than Ender s Game or any other of his writing that I have experienced.Samuel Yes, and Card used Le Guin s ansible, the device that allows for instantaneous communication across light years of distance.Jim On the set of Big Bang Theory, we often talk about the technology as a part of our back story and we have frequently discussed the ansible.Samuel Speaking as a science fiction writer myself, I have to say that this may have been his virtuoso performance, again, so than Ender s Game, which has some irony because Card stated that this was the book he intended to write before Ender s Game, and Ender s Game was written almost as a prequel, and then it became far popular.Ian Certainly this was the spiritual of the two books all agree Nathan I think that Card a...

  6. says:

    When I first read this book I was in middle school and I hated it It was such a disappointment as a follow up to the brilliance of Ender s Game I re read it when in grad school, and it was an entirely different experience The book has elements of mystery, religion mysticism, anthropology albeit fictio...

  7. says:

    So great to revisit one of my absolute favorite novels of all time Back when I first read this, Andrew Wiggin immediately jumped into my heart to become my ultimate role model, my hero, and the idealized version of myself Ender s Game had him go through some horrific things and really set the stage for the man he was later to become, but it is the full grown man that really pulls on my heartstrings.No He wasn t truly at fault for wiping out the Formics That can be laid at other s feet But he absolutely pulled the trigger And the end of Ender s Game showed us the beginning of his redemption Where redemption takes the form of Understanding And then telling All the Truth, the good and the bad Exposing it to the world for good or ill I LOVE how this turned into a very powerful force for good.Better yet, I love how turning it upon this special world of Lusitania transforms everyone s lives this dramatically Or how it affects four intelligent species Or how it paves the way for real redemption I m not all that fond of Christian motif stories because they...

  8. says:

    Card claims that this is his masterpiece He said that he only wrote Ender s Game so that he could write this It s such a shame though that Ender s Game became such a hit, and Speaker for the Dead became its shadow Before I start with the serious part of the review, let me start with something that I can t seem to erase from my mind while reading this The new alien species are called piggies Piggies The thing running inside my head wasand it stayed like that till the end I m not proud of it, but for me, Card wrote of a new alien species, in which they are pigs Not so new to me.Another thing running in my mind would be the word ramen It kept appearing from time to time Mr Card, a ramen for me would be I believe that this is my first time using pictures for my review Might be my last time, but who knows what the future might hold Like what 90% of the goodreads people say about this, Speaker is of a philosophical novel, rather than a hardcore SF war one That didn t bother me, to be honest, because the issues tackled in the novel were quite interesting There was not a dull moment in the novel, so that s a good start The reason why I didn t like this though would be because of the bad ending After such an amazing world building and character development, the ending was just terrible for me It felt rushed and incomplete He could ve made the novel a bit longer, considering how average the size is It s either the novel was inadequate in size, or...

  9. says:

    Calling this book the sequel to Ender s Game is like calling Mary Poppins the sequel to Star Wars It s boring, overly observational, and totally unrelated in style and setting to Ender s Game.

  10. says:

    My favorite book of all time, if only because it brings back sentimental memories More than simply a sci fi page turner, it deals with non trivial matters such as guilt and love In a whole different league than the rest of the Ender series, not to...

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