Speaker for the Dead

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Speaker for the Dead
AuthorOrson Scott Card
CountryUnited States
SeriesEnder's Game series
GenreScience fiction
PublisherTor Books
Publication date
March 1986
AwardLocus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (1987)
Preceded byEnder's Game 
Followed byXenocide 

Speaker for the Dead (1986) is a science fiction book by Orson Scott Card. It is a sequel to the novel Ender's Game, and takes place around the year 5135, some 3,000 years after the events in Ender's Game. Because of space travel, the main character Ender is only about 35 years old.

Like Ender's Game, the book won the Hugo Award (1987) and Nebula Award (1986) for outstanding science fiction novel, making Card the first writer to win both of these awards two times in a row. Speaker for the Dead was updated in 1991. It was followed by Xenocide and Children of the Mind.

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