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Speaker For the Dead: Author's Definitive Edition

by Orson Scott Card
As told by Orson Scott Card

Tom Doherty Associates | August 15, 1994 | Mass Market Paperbound

4.8125 out of 5 rating. 16 Reviews
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.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: August 15, 1994

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812550757

ISBN - 13: 9780812550757

Found in: Science Fiction
Appropriate for ages: 15 - 15

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Speaker For the Dead: Author's Definitive Edition

Speaker For the Dead: Author's Definitive Edition

by Orson Scott Card
As told by Orson Scott Card

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: August 15, 1994

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812550757

ISBN - 13: 9780812550757

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SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD (Chapter 1:PIPO) Since we are not yet fully comfortable with the idea that people from the next village are as human as ourselves, it is presumptuous in the extreme to suppose we could ever look at sociable, tool-making creatures who arose from other evolutionary paths and see not beasts but brothers, not rivals but fellow pilgrims journeying to the shrine of intelligence. Yet that is what I see, or yearn to see. The difference between raman and varelse is not in the creature judged, but in the creature judging. When we declare an alien species to be raman, it does not mean that they have passed a threshold of moral maturity. It means that we have. --Demosthenes, Letter to the Framlings Rooter was at once the most difficult and the most helpful of the pequeninos. He was always there whenever Pipo visited their clearing, and did his best to answer the questions Pipo was forbidden by law to come right out and ask. Pipo depended on him--too much, probably--yet though Rooter clowned and played like the irresponsible youngling that he was, he also watched, probed, tested. Pipo always had to beware of the traps that Rooter set for him. A moment ago Rooter had been shimmying up trees, gripping the bark with only the horny pads on his ankles and inside his thighs. In his hands he carried two sticks--Father Sticks, they were called--which he beat against the tree in a compelling, arhythmic pattern as he climbed. The noise brought Mandachuva out of the log house. H
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From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction novel Ender''s Game and it’s many sequels that expand the Ender Universe into the far future and the near past.  Those books are organized into the Ender Quintet, the five books that chronicle the life of Ender Wiggin; the Shadow Series, that follows on the novel Ender’s Shadow and are set on Earth; and the Formic Wars series, written with co-author Aaron Johnston, that tells of the terrible first contact between humans and the alien “Buggers”. Card has been a working writer since the 1970s. Beginning with dozens of plays and musical comedies produced in the 1960s and 70s, Card''s first published fiction appeared in 1977 -- the short story "Gert Fram" in the July issue of The Ensign , and the novelet version of "Ender''s Game" in the August issue of Analog .   The novel-length version of Ender’s Game , published in 1984 and continuously in print since then, became the basis of  the 2013 film, starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin.   Card was born in Washington state, 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 runs occasional writers’ workshops and directs plays. He frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia University. He is the author many sf and fantasy novels, inclu
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From Our Editors

Now available in mass market, the revised, definitive edition of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic. In this second book in the saga set 3,000 years after the terrible war, Ender Wiggin is reviled by history as the Xenocide--the destroyer of the alien Buggers. Now, Ender tells the true story of the war and seeks to stop history from repeating itself

Editorial Reviews

"A great read!"--UPI Reviews

"Less brash than Ender''s Game, Speaker for the Dead may be a much better book. Don''t miss it!--Analog

"Told with compassion and keen insight, this powerful sequel to Ender''s Game is highly recommended."--Library Journal

Appropriate for ages: 15 - 15

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