Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel Ender’s Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both asteroid belts; a few stations; a corporate settlement on Luna. No one had seen any sign of other space-faring races; everyone expected that First Contact, if it came, would happen in the future, in the empty reaches between the stars. Then a young navigator on a distant mining ship saw something moving too fast, heading directly for our sun.
When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it disrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and supply stations, and between them and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship pulled into Earth orbit, and began landing terra-forming crews in China. Politics and pride slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. But there are a few men and women who see that if Earth doesn’t wake up and pull together, the planet could be lost.
©2014 Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (P)2014 Macmillan Audio
Excitement, Satisfaction, Heroic
After being bored with the 2nd book of the 1st Formic series "Earth Afire", I was pleased to see OSC bring back the excitement for this book "Earth Awakens". Exciting, Heroic, Interesting, and Satisfying. Looking forward to the 2nd Formic series!
Author - "In Plain English
By itself it stands on its own, which was difficult with the enormity of the Enders Game and sequels that have followed.
Without question this is an Excellent pre-Enders Game story
The ender universe and the dune universe are two of my favorite stories to read. Half way through, while talking with a co-worker, I discovered there was another book in the series. Infuriating, now I have to wait to finish the story. I am looking forward to the next book(s). I can't wait to see how things tie together.
I liked the characters. I like card's writing. This series though should have been one book and felt like a cash grab. No doubt there will be three more drawn out books about the second formic war. this should have been book 1 of that series.
Computational cognition, ethics, transhumanism, etc.
Best of the three in this series. Naturally. Well put together. Good deep story about maneuvers. Politics. Etc. Appeals to inventive people. Good for evoking tactical thinking. A story of Heroes in battle. Good groundwork for ender series. If this goes to movie. This will be the second half. The first two books will mush into the first half.
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