Speaker for the Dead

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.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429963947

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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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. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight Children of the Fleet The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm /The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts /First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Ender Quintet

The Ender Quintet features five novels of Ender’s space opera adventures. This e-book bundle includes Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, and Ender in Exile.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0765376822

Category: Fiction

Page: 1712

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This set contains Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, and Ender in Exile. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Ender Quartet

Presents a collection of four novels that feature the character Ender Wiggin.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

ISBN: 9780765362438

Category: Fiction

Page: 1760

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Presents a collection of four novels that feature the character Ender Wiggin.

Ender s Game

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. Collecting ORSON SCOTT CARD'S SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD #1-5.

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Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 9780785135869

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

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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. Collecting ORSON SCOTT CARD'S SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD #1-5.

Ender s Game Speaker for the Dead Xenocide Children of the Mind

Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765362339

Category: Child soldiers

Page: 352

View: 879

Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.

Ender s Game

Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game is the winner of the Nebula and Hugo Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 142996393X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight Children of the Fleet The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm /The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts /First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Speaker for the Dead Book Two of the Ender s Game Series

Speaking/The Speaker for the Dead Speaking is the act of telling the story of a
person's life, but telling it with complete honesty. No rough edges are polished
and no embarrassments or personal flaws left out of the story telling. Speakings
are ...

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Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621071685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Ender’s Game is one of the greatest science fiction series of all time! But it spans across many planets and features dozens of major characters and plots. In short: It gets complex! The perfect companion to Orson Scott Card’s "Speaker for the Dead," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. This guide only covers Speaker for the Dead; additional guides are available for subsequent books. BookCapTM Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month. Visit BookCaps.com to find out more.

Invasive Procedures

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston's taut thriller Invasive Procedures takes readers a few years into the future, and shows the promise and danger of new genetic medicine techniques.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429966566

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston's taut thriller Invasive Procedures takes readers a few years into the future, and shows the promise and danger of new genetic medicine techniques. George Galen is a brilliant scientist, a pioneer in gene therapy. But Galen is dangerously insane – he has created a method to alter human DNA, not just to heal diseases, but to "improve" people – make them stronger, make them able to heal more quickly, and make them compliant to his will. Frank Hartman is also a brilliant virologist, working for the government's ultra-secret bio-hazard agency. He has discovered how to neutralize Galen's DNA-changing virus, making him the one man who stands in the way of Galen's plan to "improve" the entire human race. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Science Fiction in the Real World

Speaker for the Dead ? And why have these latter - day works gained him the
sales and awards and readership denied him for artistically and morally superior
work like Hart's Hope and Songmaster ? The chronology of how the first two
novels ...

Author: Norman Spinrad

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809316717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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This collection of 14 essays on science fiction, most of which originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, explores critical standards; questions of genre, including film and the graphic novel (an evolution of the comic book); and images of the hero. Spinrad provides sketches of four major writers: Sturgeon, Vonnegut, Ballard, and Dick. He also discusses the economic, social, and literary forces that have shaped contemporary science fiction. ISBN 0-8093-1538-6:

Ender in Exile

The story of those years has never been told. Taking place 3000 years before Ender finally receives his chance at redemption in Speaker for the Dead, this is the long-lost story of Ender.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429955706

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 338

After twenty-three years, Orson Scott Card returns to his acclaimed best-selling series with the first true, direct sequel to the classic Ender's Game. In Ender's Game, the world's most gifted children were taken from their families and sent to an elite training school. At Battle School, they learned combat, strategy, and secret intelligence to fight a dangerous war on behalf of those left on Earth. But they also learned some important and less definable lessons about life. After the life-changing events of those years, these children—now teenagers—must leave the school and readapt to life in the outside world. Having not seen their families or interacted with other people for years—where do they go now? What can they do? Ender fought for humanity, but he is now reviled as a ruthless assassin. No longer allowed to live on Earth, he enters into exile. With his sister Valentine, he chooses to leave the only home he's ever known to begin a relativistic—and revelatory—journey beyond the stars. What happened during the years between Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead? What did Ender go through from the ages of 12 through 35? The story of those years has never been told. Taking place 3000 years before Ender finally receives his chance at redemption in Speaker for the Dead, this is the long-lost story of Ender. For twenty-three years, millions of readers have wondered and now they will receive the answers. Ender in Exile is Orson Scott Card's moving return to all the action and the adventure, the profound exploration of war and society, and the characters one never forgot. On one of these ships, there is a baby that just may share the same special gifts as Ender's old friend Bean... THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight Children of the Fleet The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm /The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts /First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Orson Scott Card s InterGalactic Medicine Show

This collection is sure to appeal to Card's fans, and be a great ambassador to them for these other talented writers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Author: Edmund R. Schubert

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429917834

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Bestselling writer Orson Scott Card founded the online magazine Intergalactic Medicine Show in 2006. It has been a big success, drawing submissions from well-known sf and fantasy writers, as well as fostering some amazing new talents. This collection contains some of the best of those stories from the past year. There is fiction from David Farber, Tim Pratt, and David Lubar among others, also four new Ender's Game universe stories by Card himself. This collection is sure to appeal to Card's fans, and be a great ambassador to them for these other talented writers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Xenocide

' - The Houston Post on Xenocide 'The novels of Orson Scott Card's Ender series are an intriguing combination of action, military and political strategy, elaborate war games and psychology.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748134220

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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'Orson Scott Card made a strong case for being the best writer science fiction has to offer.' - The Houston Post on Xenocide 'The novels of Orson Scott Card's Ender series are an intriguing combination of action, military and political strategy, elaborate war games and psychology.' - USA Today TOGETHER THEY STAND - BUT CAN THEY PREVENT AN ATROCITY? Ender and Valentine Wiggin: brother and sister whose lives have shaped history. Valentine is 'Demosthenes', whose subversive, incendiary writings fight the monstrous power of Starways Congress, masters of the Hundred Worlds. And Ender. . . As a child, Ender commanded a warfleet that wiped out a planet. The triumph of his life could be his fight to stop it happening again. It might be his tragedy that he cannot. Congress has sent a warfleet to Lusitania, home to Ender, his family, two alien species and the deadliest virus ever known. The warfleet carries an order to destroy. To commit xenocide. A sequel novel to the science fiction classic ENDER'S GAME - soon to be released as a major motion picture starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield Books by Orson Scott Card: Alvin Maker novels Seventh Son Red Prophet Prentice Alvin Alvin Journeyman Heartfire The Crystal City Ender Wiggin Saga Ender's Game Speaker for the Dead Xenocide Children of the Mind Ender in Exile Homecoming The Memory of the Earth The Call of the Earth The Ships of the Earth Earthfall Earthborn First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware Earth Afire Earth Awakens

Ender s Game and Philosophy

The Speaker's books are not meant to capture people objectively but rather
subjectively. ... We've seen that the Speaker for the Dead represents Ender's path
to being a truth-teller and a possible antidote to humankind's dishonest nature.

Author: D. E. Wittkower

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 081269841X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 454

Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card’s award-winning 1985 novel, has been discovered and rediscovered by generations of science fiction fans and young adult readers, banned and challenged in schools, assigned in high school English classes, and adopted as reading by the US Marine Corps. Ender's Game and its sequels explores rich themes—the violence and cruelty of children, the role of empathy in war, and the balance of individual dignity and the social good—with compelling elements of a coming-of-age story and exciting and immersive battle scenes. Ender’s Game and Philosophy brings together over thirty philosophers to engage in wide-ranging discussion on the troubling, exciting, and fascinating issues raised in and amidst the excitement and fear of Orson Scott Card’s novels and Gavin Hood’s film. Authors address issues such as: the justifiability of pre-emptive strikes, how Ender’s disconnected and dispassionate violence is mirrored in today’s drone warfare, whether the end of saving the species can justify the most brutal means, the justifiability of lies and deception in wartimes, how military schools produce training in virtue, how Ender as the “good student” is held to a different educational standard, which rules can be broken in games and which cannot, Ender’s world as a mirror of our own surveillance society, the moral hazards of child warriors, the value of Ender’s ability to sympathize with his enemies, the meaning of a “hive-mind,” the limits of our ability to relate to one, the relationship between Ender’s story and Card’s Mormonism. The authors of Ender’s Game and Philosophy challenge readers to confront and work through the conceptual and emotional challenges that Ender’s Game presents, bringing a new light on the idea of a just war, the virtues of the soldier, the nature of childhood, the social value and moral corruption of lies and deception, the practices of education and of leadership, and the serious work of playing games.

Elmo s Model Speaker for Platform School and Home

I continued the execution of the Dead March . “ But if you do not begin the
descent at once , I'll tell papa the moment I set foot on the ground . " I laughed ,
seized another bag , and looking steadily at her said : “ Will you promise to give
me your ...

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Elmo s Model Speaker for Platform School and Home

I continued the execution of the Dead March . “ But if you do not begin the
descent at once , I'll tell papa the moment I set foot on the ground . ” I laughed ,
seized another bag , and looking steadily at her said : “ Will you promise to give
me your ...

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Shadows in Flight

asked Carlotta. Cincinnatus had no idea what he was thinking. “Maybe she
doesn't know?” “Don't guess,” said the Giant. “Think.” It was Carlotta who came
up with it. “The Speaker for the Dead.” “That's fiction,” said Ender. “Your scientist
friends ...

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466843934

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Ender's Shadow explores the stars in this all-new novel... At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth's scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten--a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth's history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come. For there in space before them lies a derelict Formic colony ship. Aboard it, they will find both death and wonders--the life support that is failing on their own ship, room to grow, and labs in which to explore their own genetic anomaly and the mysterious disease that killed the ship's colony. Shadows in Flight is the fifth novel in Orson Scott Card's Shadow Series. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm / The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts / First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ender Saga 01 Ender s Game

Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 9780356501888

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 326

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The human race faces annihilation. An alien threat is on the horizon, ready to strike. And if humanity is to be defended, the government must create the greatest military commander in history. The brilliant young Ender Wiggin is their last hope. But first he must survive the rigours of a brutal military training programme - to prove that he can be the leader of all leaders. A saviour for mankind must be produced, through whatever means possible. But are they creating a hero or a monster? This is the multiple award-winning classic ENDER'S GAME - a groundbreaking tale of war, strategy and survival.

Empire The Series

Tor books by Orson Scott Card Ender Universe Ender Quintet Ender’s Game Ender in Exile Speaker for the Dead Xenodice Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow Quintet Ender’s Shadow Shadow of the Hegemon Shadow Puppets Shadow of the Giant ...

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250165415

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together? And which side will you be on? The American Empire has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone. Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller, who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science fiction and fantasy novels. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near future scenario of a new American Civil War. Empire — Battle rages with high-technology weapons versus militia foot-soldiers, devastating the cities, and overrunning the countryside. But the vast majority, who only want the killing to stop and the nation to return to more peaceful days, have technology, weapons and strategic geniuses of their own. Hidden Empire — A deadly plague devastating the world leads the American President to declare severe immigration restriction. Captain Batholomew Coleman must navigate a hostile population, while protecting researchers, in the hopes of finding a cure. Tor books by Orson Scott Card Ender Universe Ender Quintet Ender’s Game Ender in Exile Speaker for the Dead Xenodice Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow Quintet Ender’s Shadow Shadow of the Hegemon Shadow Puppets Shadow of the Giant Shadows in Flight The Second Formic War (With Aaron Johnston) The Swarm Other Books in the Ender Universe Children of the Fleet Ender Novellas A War of Gifts First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Treason

From the bestselling author of the Ender Universe novels comes Orson Scott Card's Treason Lanik Mueller's birthright as heir to planet Treason's most powerful rulership will never be realized.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Orb Books

ISBN: 9781429967150

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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From the bestselling author of the Ender Universe novels comes Orson Scott Card's Treason Lanik Mueller's birthright as heir to planet Treason's most powerful rulership will never be realized. He is a "rad"--radical regenerative. A freak among people who can regenerate injured flesh... and trade extra body parts to the Offworld oppressors for iron. For, on a planet without hard metals--or the means of escape--iron is power in the race to build a spacecraft. Iron is the promise of freedom, which may never be fulfilled as Lanik uncovers a treacherous conspiracy beyond his imagination. Now charged with a mission of conquest--and exile--Lanik devises a bold and dangerous plan... a quest that may finally break the vicious chain of rivalry and bloodshed that enslaves the people of Treason as the Offworld never could. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Lovelock

Bestselling author Orson Scott Card teams up with the talented Kathyrn H. Kidd to create a startling look at the ethics of bioengineering Lovelock is a capuchin monkey engineered to be the perfect servant--intelligent, agile, pliant, and ...

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429958264

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Bestselling author Orson Scott Card teams up with the talented Kathyrn H. Kidd to create a startling look at the ethics of bioengineering Lovelock is a capuchin monkey engineered to be the perfect servant--intelligent, agile, pliant, and devoted to his owner. He is a Witness--privileged to spend his days and nights observing the life of one of Earth's most brilliant scientists through digital recording devices behind his eyes. In his heart is the desire to please, not just to avoid the pain his owner can inflict with a word, but because he loves her. Lovelock is on a voyage he did not choose. What human would consider the feelings of a capuchin monkey, no matter how enhanced? But Lovelock is something special among Witnesses--he's a little smarter than most humans; smart enough to break through some of his conditioning. Smart enough to feel the bonds of slavery, and want freedom. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.