Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Speaker for the Dead

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Collects Orson Scott Card's Speaker for the Dead #1-5. The next chapter in the bestselling Ender saga is here! Ender Wiggin was 12 years old when he destroyed an alien race. Burdened with guilt, he wrote Speaker for the Dead and created a pseudo-religion that spanned the known worlds. Now an adult, Ender is called to investigate a murder committed by a new alien species with a seemingly gruesome nature. Can he uncover the truth before another species and more human lives are lost? Based on the award-winning novel by bestselling author and science fiction legend Orson Scott Card.
 

About Orson Scott Card

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Orson Scott Card is the author of numerous bestselling novels and the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards two years in a row; first for Ender’s Game and then for the sequel, Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.
 
Published August 3, 2011 by Marvel. 128 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction

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Other contributors recall with awe their first encounters with the story, offer detailed analyses of Ender’s psyche and Card’s writerly technical chops, demonstrate that Ender is a classic mythic hero, or mull over the nature and costs of victory.

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Bean is not as perfect as Ender Wiggin--hero of the Ender Quartet, begun with Ender's Game and concluded with Children of the Mind--but he becomes Ender's ally.

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The story inserts itself between the penultimate and final chapters of Ender’s Game, so not an easy book to write, considering there is the potential to conflict the existing story twice a paragraph.

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The Bookbag

Summary: A sequel that fits in-between the last two chapters of Ender's Game, this disjointed but still very readable and enjoyable in parts novel is cautiously recommended to fans of the whole series.

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Pajiba

They don’t think or talk like children (I remember the word “polyglot” being thrown around at some point.) There’s swearing and racial slurs and murder and mass murder… The core of the book is about how the government uses thousands of people, endless funds, and few morals to twist one little boy...

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20Something Reads

If you like reading fantasy books, pick up ENDER'S GAME and find out what happens to Ender and his family!

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SF Site

Orson Scott Card Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: Ender's Shadow SF Site Review: Enchantment SF Site Review: Heartfire SF Site Review: Homebody Orson Scott Card Tribute Site Orson Scott Card Tribute Site Orson Scott Card Tribute Site I've never read Ender's Game, the Orson ...

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SF Site

Just as Ender's Game focused so tightly on Ender, Ender's Shadow focuses on Bean.

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Common Sense Media

I was motivated by my English teacher to start reading this book and throughout the book I was required to write notes, complete quizzes, and have class discussions which proves that I have a commendable understanding of the novel The things I liked about the novel is that it portrays emotions s...

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Common Sense Media

I read this book when i was in the sixth grade and again in the tenth, even though i do not see any problem with a young chil reading this book, they will more than likely not undertstand much dee I loved this book!

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Common Sense Media

The violence is, at times, quite brutal, as kids kill other kids, though unintentionally, and the main character is admired for his ruthlessly efficient violence, though he himself is disturbed by it.

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Zimbio

If I keep picturing different scenarios for the different characters long after the book or books are closed and on the shelf.

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SFFWorld.com

After reading Ender's Game I read all the books by OSC that I could get my hands on but my favorites are still Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Shadow of the Hegemon.

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SFFWorld.com

So, in reading about Bean after Ender's Game, it braces you to be thrust back into Ender's life, and gives you insight into the way a genius matures into an adult.

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Persephone Magazine

While the battles at Battle School were exactly what they seemed like, the entire purpose of Battle school was to find the one, which was Ender.

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Open Salon

(Notably, the feelings of Ender's human victims are never really dealt with in the novel — they are only mentioned when they factor into Ender's plans for victory.

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CNN.com

(CNN) -- Bean is the youngest and smallest kid in battle school, younger and smaller than the school's legend, Ender Wiggin.

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Grasping For The Wind

For what amounts to a story of character development with a little philosophy thrown in, Ender in Exile is an awfully wonderful read.

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Geek Speak

(And there are many, many more Ender-related books where this one came from.) The last reason to love this book is that Ender is all of us.

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SciFiNow

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card reader review Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card – SciFiNow - The World's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Magazine About News Interviews Videos Reviews Competitions TOP 10 Topics Books Cinema Comics DVD & ...

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SciFiNow

Tested by the authorities and his fellow cadets to the point of destruction, Ender must not only stay alive, but dig deep within himself to unlock the secret of defeating the aliens and thereby, save humanity.

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Ben Casnocha

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card is one of the most popular science fiction novels of the past 20 years.

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Publishing A Book Is An Adventure

Ender’s Game takes a familiar theme from war fiction, war as seen through the eyes of a child,— but reframes it by making the child the war’s central figure Andrew Wiggin, known as Ender, is a six-year-old boy born into a future that has suffered two devastating invasions from an alien hive-mind...

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Major Spoilers

The Orson Scott Card novel adaptation is currently in the post-production process and with scenes like the Zero G Battle Room the company has much CG work to do.

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Functional Nerds

While my other favorites – Stranger in a Strange Land, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Death World – have all effected me in different ways, none has moved me as much as this strange tale of a little boy who spends his life training for the ultimate war.

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Volante Online

Now I know there are some purists out there who will scoff at the idea of a Marine taking leadership advice from a science fiction book, but rest assured, military minds much greater than my own have also seen the potential of this book.

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