Someone who retells
the life of a deceased person. A Speaker for the Dead
tells the story in all truth, holding
back neither good nor bad, so that
the deceased may be better understood.
The title derived from the book ender's game
, where Ender tells the story
of the Formics
after killing off all but one of them in a short story book
titled, "The Hive Queen," and later
of his brother in the another short story book
titled, "The Hegemon." Both story
's were signed with the pen name 'Speaker for the Dead,' so no one was aware of the original author.