Originally Posted by euro traveler
And if you love space operas, Orson Scott Card's stories in his Ender series are really good. Read Ender's Game to start and you'll know if it's for you.
I'd be a little wary of saying that, because "Ender's Game" is absolutely NOTHING like the rest of the series. Anyone who reads "Ender's Game" and then buys "Speaker for the Dead", thinking that it's going to be "more of the same", is probably in for a disappointment. I'm not saying the SFTD is any less good, but it's a totally different type of book.