Speaker for the Dead Setting & Symbolism

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Starways Congress

The Starways Congress is the government that rules all the Hundred Worlds.

Hundred Worlds

The Hundred Worlds is the collection of planets that humans have come to inhabit since the overcrowding of Earth.

Ansible

The ansible is the computer network that connects all the Hundred Worlds to each other and the Starways Congress.

Buggers

The buggers are an alien race the humans come into contact with during the overcrowding problems on earth. The buggers teach the humans how to travel through space at the speed of light. However, the humans become convinced that the buggers intend to harm them and wage war against them, eventually killing them all with the help of Ender.

Piggies

The piggies are the alien race discovered on the planet Lusitania.

The Fence

There is a fence between the forest where the piggies live and the colony where the humans live to...

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