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Publishers WeeklySet between Card's Hugo and Nebula-winning Ender's Game(1985) and Speaker for the Dead(1986), this philosophical novel covers familiar events, but puts new emphasis on their ethical ramifications. In the wake of his victory over the alien Formics, 12-year-old military genius Ender Wiggins is hailed as a hero, but governments opposed to the International Fleet, which trained him, intend to portray him as a monster. Ender winds up as titular governor of one of the new human colonies, where he struggles to adapt to civilian life and ponders his role in the deaths of thousands of humans and an entire alien species.
Just when you thought Card had mined everything out of the Ender saga - he comes back to prove you wrong - and I'm glad he did. This was very good at "filling in the details" at the aftermath of the Bugger War, and "what happened" to lead up to Speaker for the Dead. Looks like there's more to come - hallelujah! (There are also interesting notes about the retconning necessary to correct differences between this book and the end of Ender's Game.