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Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
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Jul 17, 12

bookshelves: sci-fi, religion, favorite-worlds, xenoanthropology
Recommended for: anyone who liked the last section of Ender's Game
Read from July 13 to 17, 2012

When I read Ender's Game I found that although I enjoyed the story that takes place at Battle School, I enjoyed the events at the end of the book even more. How did Ender deal with what had happened? How did the human race as a whole react to the events? These philosophical and anthropological questions entertained me even more than the tale of the gifted child.

And so I was not surprised that I liked Speaker for the Dead even more. If you liked Ender for the action or the tactics, you will probably be disappointed with Speaker. The second book is more subtle, questioning the definitions of "intelligent life" and how best to engage and interact with a new and different species. It discusses religion and questioning beliefs. Rather than just the continuation of the story of Ender, this is the story of a family, a community, and even an entire species.
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