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The Hive Queen was a novel written by Andrew Wiggin under the pen name "Speaker for the Dead".[1]

History Edit

Publishing Edit

Published in 41 AX, The Hive Queen was a story of the life of the Hive Queen of Shakespeare, the Formics as a species and how they were different from what most humans thought of them.[1]

Andrew's sister, Valentine Wiggin, encouraged him to publish it with a pseudonym instead of his real name. The book was published but not copyrighted, so anyone could make copies of it.[1]

Legacy Edit

Many years after they were published, The Hive Queen and The Hegemon began to be sold as one volume. The two books were considered scripture to many people.[2]

The book changed people's opinions on the Formics, and on Ender Wiggin. The Formics became tragic, unable to be communicated with and so were destroyed; on the other hand, Ender became a monster, the Xenocide (Act), who annihilated an entire sentient species without a second thought.[3]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ender in Exile
  2. "The Investment Counselor"
  3. Speaker for the Dead

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