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by Orson Scott Card

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In the final chapter of Ender's Game, there is no introductory dialogue (in italics). Why?

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Orson Scott Card begins each chapter of Ender's Game with the text in italics in order to alert the reader that the conversation happening is not taking place between two people in the same room.  The conversations are always about Ender and being done via a radio communication of some sort.  In the world of Ender's Game it might not be a radio communication though.  The exchange is probably being done via "ansible" which allows instantaneous transmissions regardless of the distance between two speakers.  Radio communication is fast, but when dealing with distances in space, light speed is just not fast enough.  Chapter 15 doesn't need to...

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