|Full title||Speaker for the Dead [permalink]|
|Author||Orson Scott Card (author)|
|Categories||Novel and science fiction|
|Series||Ender's Game (2/6)|
|Original publication year||1986|
|ISBN||0-812-55075-7 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
The book follows a family on the Catholic colony planet Lusitania and centers around the xenologers who find an intelligent porcine alien race there which does some (to them) bizarre things. In a manner that I won't spoil, Ender is entwined into the story.
I like Speaker for the dead better than Ender's Game. There are more major characters, which is good, but also many more minor characters, which I didn't like. But the porcine alien race, which the inhabitants of Lusitania call pequeninos, were interesting enough to save the book for me. I also think Ender is an excellent speaker, and he's a likeable character.