Ok, just a quick question since it is Friday and summertime! According to Wikipedia, Card noted in the 1991 version of the book that he’d already outlined the sequel Speaker for the Dead when transforming Ender’s Game into a novel. The denoument of the book is really just a set-up for Speaker for the Dead. Yet, I found this one of the weakest parts of the book. There’s a bit of hand waving on the part of the author as to how the buggers communicated with Ender and got the images to build the replica of the giant game on their planet. What did everyone else think of the post-war wrap-up part of the book?
I haven’t gotten to the end yet, so I can’t comment on the question. I would like to say that I have gotten farther into the book than when I made my previous post and there are references to the Russian/US conflict. I’m not sure that the book was revised very much due to changing politics- a good thing, in my opinion. I’m off for the next three weeks, so I hope to get some power reading done. (Currently listening to 2 books and reading 3.)