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Speaker for the Dead (1986) is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and an indirect sequel to the novel Ender's Game. This book takes place around the year 5270, some 3,000 years after the events in Ender's Game. However, due to relativistic space travel Ender himself (who now goes by his real name Andrew Wiggin or by his title "Speaker for the Dead") is only about 35 years old.

This is the first book to talk about Starways Congress, a high standpoint Legislation for the human colonies. It is the first to fully mention the Hundred Worlds, 100 planets which humans colonized which are tightly intertwined by the xenocided Buggers' old Ansible technology. It also showed Ender's sister's terms for life forms, such as Varelse (Swedish for 'being', or 'living creature').

Like Ender's Game, the book won the Nebula Award in 1986,[1] and the Hugo Award in 1987,[2] making Card the first author to win both these awards in two consecutive years. Speaker for the Dead was published in a slightly revised edition in 1991. It was followed by Xenocide and Children of the Mind.

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Quick Tip by . February 22, 2011
posted in SF Signal
   yet more trash from the nameless one who just never knows when to keep his big yap shut
Quick Tip by . October 05, 2010
Not as good as "Ender's Game" but certainly worth a read.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
A very different feel than "Ender's game", but great on it's own.
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