Speaker for the Dead

Now available in mass market, the revised, definitive edition of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic. In econd ook 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. ...

In the ftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and th powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who said the true story of the Bugger War.

Stil, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but once the aliens' ways are strange and frightening ... again, humans die. And it is actuall 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 last boo in Orson Scott Card 's Ender Quintet, is he winner of the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1987 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
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Published August 15th 1994 by Tor Books (first published March 1986

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I re-read it when in grad school, and it as an entirely different experience.

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hese two books, written under the pseudonym " Speaker for the Dead ", launch a new religious movement of Speakers, who have authority to investigate and eulogize a person and their work after their death.تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز چهاردهم ماه ژانویه سال 2015 میلادیعنوان: سخنگوی مردگان؛ نویسنده: اورسون‌ اسکات کارد؛در کتاب نخست این سری، پس از دوبار حمله‌ ی بیگانگان به کره‌ ی زمین، که نژاد بشر را تا آستانه‌ ی انقراض پیش می‌برد، حکومت جهانی برای تضمین پیروزی نوع بشر در جنگ بعدی، و حفظ یکپارچگی سیاره، دست به گزینش و پرورش نوابغ نظامی می‌زند، و سپس آن‌ها را در نبردهایی شبیه‌ سازی شده آموزش می‌دهد، تا هنر جنگ را در ذهن‌های نوپا، و تشنه‌ ی داناییشان نهادینه کند.

پس طبیعی است که نخستین آموزش‌ها جنبه‌ ی « بازی » داشته باشند ... ؛ رمانهای « بازی اندر ( 1985 میلادی) » ، و « سخنگوی مردگان ( 1986 میلادی) » ، هر دو برنده ی جوایز « هوگو » و « نبولا » شده اند، و اورسون‌ اسکات کارد را تنها نویسنده ی برنده ی دو جایزه برتر آمریکایی در سالهای متوالی کرده اند.

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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.

One thing I love about Orson Scott Card -- which I somehow always end up forgetting when I 'm onl reading him -- is that, despite the fact that he writes fairly " hard science fiction, " his stories are still completely character driven.

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Thi fourth ovel has a transparency of motive that, for me, destroyed both believability and the central flow of the tory.

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Another thing running inside my head wasand it stayed like that till the end.

Should be my firs time, but who knows what the future might hold. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Like what 90% of the goodreads people say about tha, Speaker is more of a philosophical novel, rather than a hardcore SF-war one.

Onc two characters from Ender 's Game were still present in his novella, Ender and Valentine.

I truly love oth characters, so I was amused to read ore of the two.

I hate those things, it hinders my ability to like character.

After reading the whole boo to find out about it, it elt like Card gave me a piece of canned meat, after expecting a nicely grilled steak.

Main problem would be the dull characters and terrible ending.

I neve liked Ender 's Game more, but I 'm ot saying do n't read this, on the contrary, I 'm also recommending this.

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