'A standout tale of SF adventure that gives Ender series fans fascinating backstory to the classic Ender's Game' Library Journal on Earth Unaware
THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY HANGS IN THE BALANCE
One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. This is the story of the First Formic War.
Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince sceptical governments that there was a threat. They didn't believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame.
And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat . . .
Following Earth Unaware comes this thrilling second novel in the First Formic War - a space adventure series set in the world of bestselling science fiction classic Ender's Game
Books by Orson Scott Card:
Alvin Maker novels
The Crystal City
Ender Wiggin Saga
Speaker for the Dead
Children of the Mind
Ender in Exile
The Memory of the Earth
The Call of the Earth
The Ships of the Earth
First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 32 mm
The story progresses nimbly, with plenty of tension and excitement and Card's usual well-developed characters -- KIRKUS REVIEWS on EARTH UNAWARE
Literate prose and superlative characterisation . . . excellent -- BOOKLIST on EARTH UNAWARE
The sections that feature highly intelligent, self-reliant children--Card's trademark--are as excellent as ever; elsewhere there's plenty of solid action, well-developed characters....Another solidly engrossing installment, where the aliens are really just a sideshow: What we're witnessing is how and why Ender's child armies came to be. -- KIRKUS REVIEWS on EARTH FIRE
While the reader knows who wins the war, the fate of the engaging characters in this story is up in the air. Thirty-five years after he introduced Ender to the world, it's great to see that Orson Scott Card is still making magic in this imaginative world. -- NY JOURNALS OF BOOKS on EARTH AFIRE
The pacing and the vivid action scenes will satisfy hard-core military-SF buffs. At the same time, the characters and the ethical foundations under them are at the high level we have come to associate with Card. Laying their own foundations under Card's Ender Wiggins saga, the Formic Wars promise to add to Card's already high reputation and to his collaborator's as well. -- BOOKLIST, starred review on EARTH AFIRE
Card and Johnston explore human ignorance and compassion through a tapestry of galactic warfare in the second volume of the Formic Wars trilogy.... Social upheavals and political ineptitude are realized through rich characterization and brisk action. -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on EARTH AFIRE
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