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Earth Unaware (First Formic War)

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A hundred years before Ender's Game, humans thought they were alone in the galaxy. Humanity was slowly making their way out from Earth to the planets and asteroids of the Solar System, exploring and mining and founding colonies.

The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavadors telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, its hard to know what to make of it. Its massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

But the ship has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big. There are claim-jumping corporates bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems…not important.

They're wrong. It's the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. This is humanity's first contact with an alien race. The First Formic War is about to begin.

Earth Unaware is the first novel in The First Formic War series by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston.

Review:

"In this prequel to the popular Ender science fiction series, Card and Johnston reveal mankind's first encounter with space aliens during the early mining and industrialization of the solar system. Although this audio edition begins a little slowly, as the narration passes from character to character, the talented cast — which includes Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Mory, Vikas Adam, Emily Janice Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, and Roxanne Hernandez — easily keeps listeners intrigued with skillful characterizations that feature unique voices, accents, and dialects. And by the time the huge alien ship arrives and the story kicks into high gear, listeners will be utterly captivated by this exciting adventure. A Tor hardcover. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Before Ender Wiggin was born, before the Battle School was built, the aliens brought war to Earth.

Synopsis:

A hundred years before Ender's Game, humans thought they were alone in the galaxy. Humanity was slowly making their way out from Earth to the planets and asteroids of the Solar System, exploring and mining and founding colonies.

The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavadors telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, its hard to know what to make of it. Its massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

But the ship has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big. There are claim-jumping corporates bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems…not important.

They're wrong. It's the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. This is humanity's first contact with an alien race. The First Formic War is about to begin.

About the Author

ORSON SCOTT CARD is the author of the international bestsellers Shadow of the Giant, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Hegemon, and Ender's Shadow, and of the beloved classic of science fiction, Ender's Game, as well as the acclaimed fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker. He lives in Greensboro, NC. 

AARON JOHNSTON was the coauthor, with Orson Scott Card, of the contemporary SF thriller Invasive Procedures. He is part of the production team for Summit Entertainment's film Ender's Game, due out in November 2013.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781427221544
Author:
Card, Orson Scott
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Author:
Rudnicki, Stefan
Author:
Johnston, Aaron
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction/Alien Contact
Copyright:
Series:
The First Formic War
Series Volume:
No. 1 of 3
Publication Date:
20120717
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 CDs, 9 hours
Dimensions:
6.05 x 5.52 x 1.135 in

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Product details pages MacMillan Audio - English 9781427221544 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this prequel to the popular Ender science fiction series, Card and Johnston reveal mankind's first encounter with space aliens during the early mining and industrialization of the solar system. Although this audio edition begins a little slowly, as the narration passes from character to character, the talented cast — which includes Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Mory, Vikas Adam, Emily Janice Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, and Roxanne Hernandez — easily keeps listeners intrigued with skillful characterizations that feature unique voices, accents, and dialects. And by the time the huge alien ship arrives and the story kicks into high gear, listeners will be utterly captivated by this exciting adventure. A Tor hardcover. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Before Ender Wiggin was born, before the Battle School was built, the aliens brought war to Earth.
"Synopsis" by ,

A hundred years before Ender's Game, humans thought they were alone in the galaxy. Humanity was slowly making their way out from Earth to the planets and asteroids of the Solar System, exploring and mining and founding colonies.

The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavadors telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, its hard to know what to make of it. Its massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

But the ship has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big. There are claim-jumping corporates bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems…not important.

They're wrong. It's the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. This is humanity's first contact with an alien race. The First Formic War is about to begin.

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