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    • Publication date:04 Jun 2013
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Earth Unaware

Book 1 of the First Formic War

By Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

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Book one of the First Formic War - a thrilling space adventure series set in the world of bestselling science fiction classic Ender's Game

'A standout tale of SF adventure that gives Ender series fans fascinating backstory to the classic Ender's Game' Library Journal

HUMANS THOUGHT THEY WERE ALONE IN THE GALAXY. UNTIL NOW.

A hundred years before Ender's Game, humanity is slowly making its way out to the planets of the solar system, exploring and mining asteroids.

The ship El Cavador is far from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. When the ship's telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, they're unsure what to make of it.

Little do they know that this object is the most important thing to happen to the human race in a million years. It's humanity's first contact with an alien race. The First Formic War is about to begin.

Book one of the First Formic War - a thrilling space adventure series set in the world of bestselling science fiction classic Ender's Game

Biographical Notes

Orson Scott Card is the international bestselling and award-winning author of the science fiction classic novel ENDER'S GAME, the Ender saga, the Alvin Maker series and the Homecoming series.

AARON JOHNSTON is a New York Times bestselling author, comic book writer, and associate producer on the ENDER' S GAME movie.

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  • ISBN: 9780356502748
  • Publication date: 04 Jun 2013
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: Orbit
A standout tale of SF adventure that gives Ender series fans fascinating backstory to the classic Ender's Game — LIBRARY JOURNAL
The story progresses nimbly, with plenty of tension and excitement and Card's usual well-developed characters — KIRKUS REVIEWS
Literate prose and superlative characterisation . . . excellent — BOOKLIST on EARTH UNAWARE
A standout tale of sf adventure that gives Ender series fans fascinating backstory to the classic Ender's Game — LIBRARY JOURNAL
The story progresses nimbly, with plenty of tension and excitement and Card's usual well-developed characters — KIRKUS REVIEWS
Literate prose and superlative characterisation . . . excellent — BOOKLIST
A standout tale of SF adventure that gives Ender series fans fascinating backstory to the classic Ender's Game
The story progresses nimbly, with plenty of tension and excitement and Card's usual well-developed characters
Literate prose and superlative characterisation . . . excellent
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Authors:
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