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  • Title: Speaker for the Dead
  • Author: Orson Scott Card
  • ISBN: 9780712615167
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Hardcover

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About "Orson Scott Card"

  1. Orson Scott Card

    Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender s Game, Ender s Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys , biblical novels Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah , the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker beginning with Seventh Son , poetry An Open Book , and many plays and scripts.Card was born in Washington 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 teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays He recently began a longterm position as a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University.Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and their youngest child, Zina Margaret.For further details, see the author s page.For an ordered list of the author s works, see s List of works by Orson Scott Cardcmillan author orsons

716 thoughts on “Speaker for the Dead”

  1. One of my ALL Time Favorites I loved Ender s Game, but I think that this novel surpasses it on just about every level Writing, emotional resonance, characterization and depth This novel is a much adult read than Ender s Game It impacted me greatly and I found that it stayed with me long after I finished reading it 6.0 stars HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION Winner Hugo Award Best Novel Winner Nebula Award Best Novel Winner Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel Nominee Campbell Award Best SF [...]

  2. While Ender s Game is a solid piece of modern sci fi, the sequel falls all too short Speaker is preachy and allegorical, and the characters often devolve into simple mouthpieces for the author s opinions, which are numerous, long, and not particularly original.While I do respect that every author has his own point of view, and that one should be able to glean some understanding from their books, such a heavy handed case detracts from the story and characters as a whole The suspension of disbelie [...]

  3. 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 After reading Speaker for the Dead, I understand where he s coming from The complexity of issues tackled in Speaker for the Dead are much deeper than those in Ender likewise, the cultures and worlds explored through Speaker are much intricate One [...]

  4. Christmas 2010 I realised that I had got stuck in a rut I was re reading old favourites again and again, waiting for a few trusted authors to release new works Something had to be done.On the spur of the moment I set myself a challenge, to read every book to have won the Locus Sci Fi award That s 35 books, 6 of which I d previously read, leaving 29 titles by 14 authors who were new to me.While working through this reading list I got married, went on my honeymoon, switched career and became a fat [...]

  5. Ian McKellon, Ellen DeGeneres, Nathan Lane, Jim Parsons and Samuel Delany sit in a trendy coffee house in Chelsea and discuss Orson Scott Card s 1985 novel Speaker for the Dead.Ian Let me begin our book club meeting with a very special thank you to our very gracious host, thank you Andre, as always your staff have been kind and hospitable and have once again made us all feel at home all thank the host and servers Ian Alright, so Speaker for the Dead, Card s sequel to his fine novel Ender s Game, [...]

  6. When I first read this book I was in middle school and I hated it It was such a disappointment as a follow up to the brilliance of Ender s Game I re read it when in grad school, and it was an entirely different experience The book has elements of mystery, religion mysticism, anthropology albeit fictional anthropology , philosophy, politics, and intrigue But its got a very slow start, and there isn t much in the way of action its all about two cultures trying to understand each other Its not a tr [...]

  7. Card claims that this is his masterpiece He said that he only wrote Ender s Game so that he could write this It s such a shame though that Ender s Game became such a hit, and Speaker for the Dead became its shadow Before I start with the serious part of the review, let me start with something that I can t seem to erase from my mind while reading this The new alien species are called piggies Piggies The thing running inside my head wasand it stayed like that till the end I m not proud of it, but [...]

  8. My favorite book of all time, if only because it brings back sentimental memories More than simply a sci fi page turner, it deals with non trivial matters such as guilt and love In a whole different league than the rest of the Ender series, not to mention the rest of Scott Card s works A must read for anyone who was ever interested in sci fi.

  9. Calling this book the sequel to Ender s Game is like calling Mary Poppins the sequel to Star Wars It s boring, overly observational, and totally unrelated in style and setting to Ender s Game.

  10. I can understand why this book might not enthrall all of its readers but for me, it was brilliant The anthropological framework certainly entertained me and the deeper themes hooked me.The concept of a Speaker for the Dead and the healing properties of truth make the book a self searching read Perhaps the book does not glorify the catholic concept of confession, but it certainly values repentance and forgiveness while acknowledging the absurdity of the act of forgiveness Above all, it reminds re [...]

  11. UGGHHH I figured since some of my all time favorite books are Ender s Game and Ender s Shadow, that Speaker for the Dead another installment of Ender s life was going knock my socks off tooI was SO disappointed This book won the Hugo and Nebula awards and one critic even said this was Card s best work I have to assume that they weren t reading the same novel I was They just couldn t have been It was awful This book was such a let down, I wish I never would have read it It completely ruined the f [...]

  12. Blah After Ender s Game, I was all excited to read this one, and it was pretty boring It wasn t TERRIBLE I finished it, but it was mostly boring.The only really interesting things about it were a biological concepts that are totally different from what we have here on earth, which, after watching a lot of forehead aliens on Star Trek is a nice change, and b the impact of the whole you don t age when you re travelling close to the speed of light thing i.e relativity and whatnot Besides that eh [...]

  13. Wow This book was a very pleasant surprise Absolutely one of the finest works of fiction I ve ever read It s unfortunate that it s technically science fiction because that stigma will cause many to dismiss it out of hand That would be a big mistake, as this is a great novel regardless of genre.Speaker for the Dead is a sequel to Card s best known work, Ender s Game I read that first and enjoyed it, but it is The Hobbit to Speaker s Lord of the Rings It helps you understand the characters and nam [...]

  14. I ve read this book several times since I first read Ender s Game back in 2001 The problem with this book is everything could have been solved by simply asking the aliens how they reproduce from the start instead of assuming they reproduce like humans do That kind of story almost always annoys the beejeesus out of me No, I m sorry, Orson Scott Card is NOT a good writer Why doesn t anyone else NOTICE this It drives me nuts Maybe I should read this again, but I don t want to I just seems like this [...]

  15. Made me question what I thought I liked about Ender s Game Like a Dan Brown book, it manipulates you into reading onwards in order to find out what the hell was going on in the first chapters even as you suspect and strongly that it s not going to be worth it in the end Hokey space soap opera.

  16. Speaker for the Dead Way too much talk about morality, guilt, and redemption through the truth, at the expense of plot and narrativeEnder s Game and Speaker for the Dead really opened my mind to the wonders of the SF genre back in junior high Ender s Game was a gripping coming of age military SF adventure about child genius Ender Wiggin, which raised serious questions about training children for military combat, and whether genocide can ever be justified, even in self defense of humanity.Synopsi [...]

  17. Ender s Game is one of those rare sf classics that are placed in the top 5 of most All time best sf books , I have seen it occupy the pole position in a few such lists Such accolade is not undeserved as Ender s Game is a great book, and one of the best military sf novels ever published, alas military sf has never been my favorite sf sub genre so Speaker for the Dead is much to my taste What makes this book very special are the existential and philosophical issues raised by this book I also love [...]

  18. Card is wrong when he tells his readers that Speaker is a better book than Ender s Game He says young readers don t like it as well because it doesn t feature kids I don t like it as well as Ender s game because while Ender s game is a psychological epic, with all the heartfelt intensity of a writer s first real story, Speaker reads to me like just another science fiction novel Some aliens, a superintelligent virus snooooozer Well depicted snoozer, but still Ender spends his whole life in isolat [...]

  19. Govornik za mrtve je totalno atipi an, a opet, potpuno i jedino logi an nastavak Enderove igre Fascinantan pogled na druga iju inteligenciju, na moral i istinu i smrt, na porodicu i individuu Ovde nema a od akcije, ali ima a od antropologije tojest ksenologije , i a, i n, i t I ja ne mogu biti sre niji zbog toga Iako je i Enderova Igra bila nekarakteristi no promi ljen roman, ipak se dosta oslanjao na vojni aspekt i uveni obrt , dok Govornik poseduje melanholiju i promi ljenost kao direktnu posl [...]

  20. Speaker for the Dead is a grown ups book, a literary science fiction that has a lot of Big Questions, and by the end Ender answers the best he can by his understanding of what s needed Perhaps this novel, book two in the Ender series, may not satisfy those who want a comic book hero Ender is the kind of hero that has living man as part of his character than a storybook person He wants to be a husband, father, and someone who is building a home, not a military genius, not an adventurer, explorer [...]

  21. What s a hero to do once he s accomplished his heroic deed Ender doesn t quite know and unfortunately, Card doesn t quite seem to know either Ender decays into something of a pathetic and self pitying figure who wanders about uttering platitudes and aphorisms It s Card at his preachiest, and thus at his worst.

  22. I never expected Ender s Game to be so damn engrossing when I finally got around it last January I certainly wasn t expecting I would even read anything written by Orson Scott Card ever, considering his homophobic stance which had personally offended me However, I wasn t quick to dismiss his literary contributions to the science fiction genre, so I put aside my negative bias and bought the Ender Quartet series And I m glad I gave myself the chance to do that because I can honestly say that two b [...]

  23. A very good science fiction book I could not put it down for a while I wanted to know of course what the Little Ones s secret was, but there is than that in the book There is an attempt to give a spiritual dimension to the story However, the conflict resolution feels a bit too pat for me The Utopian reality that the characters all embrace at the end of the book seems forced A good ending is not always what is needed I would have liked to see a nuanced reality emerging from this alien world.

  24. I mean, its interesting how he sets up his plots with time Characters use light speed to bump around, and while for people on planets time ages 50 years, the people on the ship don t age then a couple of days THIS I like.But I m sick of his subtle racism I m a bit sick of how Card pretends to be able to view people like an open book his characters can PREDICT exactly how other characters will act, due to their personality type etc.And we ll see if the plot has a pay off, Its just a bit mediocre [...]

  25. 5 Star all time favorite best book I have no idea why this second reading of Speaker for the Dead was so moving My previous rating of 3 Stars is now incomprehensible to me I am not a very emotional person and I have seldom been moved to laughter, tears, heartache or sheer joy while reading but this book did all that I was mesmerized by the story of Ender, the colonists of Lusitania, the pequininos, Jane, Novinha and the Hive Queen So very different from Ender s Game and, yet, so perfect a sequel [...]

  26. Much better than Ender s Game So interesting and carefully written, so many messages delivered in each page Wonderful book.But why then, you may ask, did I rate it with 4 stars out of 5 The reason is rather embarrassing I was not prepared to read this book Not mature enough I think It touched subjects that were very disturbing and made question tons of stuff Also, to be able to go on I had to listen to most of this book, instead of reading it My interest for science fiction is not that extense o [...]

  27. The Ender series is one of the bizarre series that I ve personally encountered It is a trilogy made up of four books, none of which were originally supposed to be connected or, in some cases, novels at all Ender s Game the first in the series was born out of a novella Card had written based around the idea of a Battle Room, where students fought in simulated war games Out of that novella came a compelling story of an outcast, genetically enhanced child who is destined to be the savior of humani [...]

  28. THE FEELS, MAN This book has all the feels There were tears I don t know what to do with myself right now tbh Bittersweet to the max I love this book, I love it so much, I love it even maybe than I love my precious Ender s Game which has a cozy home on my favourites shelf It put me through the emotional wringer than anything I ve read in the past year It is just so complete That s the best word I have to describe these books Complete characters characters so complete and whole that you feel aw [...]

  29. Retko se desi da drugi deo nadma i prvi a upravo je to slu aj sa Govornikom za mrtve Enderova igra mi se veoma dopala, ali je Govornik ambiciozniji i ma tovitiji roman Bez obzira na obim preko 400 stranica , pro ita se za as Kard je odli no postavio pri u i zna kako da zaintrigira itaoca Uz to jo jedan veliki plus Govornik nije puka kopija prvog dela, ve nudi originalnu pri u koja se nadovezuje ali po strukturi i pristupu ne kopira izvornik.Vreme je da napustimo Zemlju i da se otisnemo u svemirs [...]

  30. Such a beautiful book Seriously, this made me sit down and think so much about the universe and the threads of human and alien life, and how even if we haven t met other species from the other parts of the cosmos yet, we are all still somehow connected If there s one thing that I thought of upon finish this book, it s that one day, humanity will progress so much that we can travel the stars, find other creatures, and learn from them and then have them learn from us There is so much to learn abou [...]

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