Book 3 of the First Formic War
By Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
The third novel in 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 on Earth Unaware
TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR HUMANITY
It is one hundred years before the events of Ender's Game. Tens of millions are dead in China as the invading Formics scour the landscape and gas cities with a lethal alien chemical. Young Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police scramble to find a counteragent, while asteroid miner Victor Delgado infiltrates the alien ship in near-Earth orbit.
Victor needs to find a way to seize the ship and end the war, but he'll need a small strike force of highly skilled soldiers to pull it off. In this last-ditch effort to save what's left of humanity, Mazer Rackham and his team may be just the men for the job . . .
The thrilling final novel in the First Formic War series, following Earth Unaware and Earth Afire
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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10 Jun 2014
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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 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
Card and Johnston intensify their complex intergalactic mythos with emotional intensity and widening thematic scope. Everyday desires are as deadly as the Formics' flesh-eating acid in this collision of space opera and big-bug epic. This breakneck thriller is a dark and lively addition to the Enderverse — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY