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This tag should be used for questions about Orson Scott Card's 1991 novel of the same name.

Xenocide is the Hugo-nominated sequel to Orson Scott Card's Speaker of the Dead (1986), which is itself a sequel to Ender's Game (1985).

The plot concerns events on the fictional planet Lusitania, the place where the last remaining members of the Formic race have been relocated by the efforts of Ender Wiggins. On the same planet are the Pequeninos (another intelligent alien species) and a rebellious human colony.

The title derives from the main point of tension in the plot: whether the planet Lusitania will be destroyed by Earth forces -- an act that would destroy the only known examples of non-human intelligent life.