I just finished reading Ender's Game, and I'm about to start Speaker of the Dead tonight. Sadly, I waited until after watching the motion picture before reading the book. I wish I would've listened to my dad when he told me I should read it about a bagillion times growing up.
Anyways, near the end of the book, we find out that on Eros, the Buggers attempted to recreate the scene with the Giant and the playground from Fairyland from the game he played in Battle School.
It seems like the book suggests that the Bugger queen was able to extract this information from Ender himself via the Philotic connection during the final war.
However, the book also seems to suggest that the Buggers invaded human-kind because they couldn't understand that we were intelligent due to not being able to connect Philotically (sp?).
How were the Buggers able to recreate the game world from Battle School on Eros? Does this contradict the fact that the Buggers were unable to comprehend human-kind's intelligence?
If an answer to this will lead to a spoiler in Speaker of the Dead or Xenocide please preface your answer with this warning. Thanks!