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The second novel in a new space adventure set in the world of ENDER'S GAME - a classic science fiction novel due to be released as a major motion picture in 2013
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.
Victor Delgado arrived on Earth in time to warn the planet of the approaching alien ships, but not in time to convince the ruling powers that any danger existed. Only when the first ships arrived over China and destruction rained down from the skies did the world take notice, and only Lt. Mazer Rackham of the New Zealand Special Air Services (NZSAS), along with the Mobile Operations Police, is willing and able to cut through red tape and take direct action against the buglike aliens known as the Formics. Card's second novel (after Earth Unaware) in the series chronicling the world conflict that precedes the award-winning Ender's Game is an action-filled tale of fighting men (and a very few women) and ordinary people who come together in extraordinary circumstances. VERDICT Card's strengths lie in his storytelling skill and his ability to create likable, strong, yet flawed characters, and fans of his Ender stories should flock to this prequel series. [The film version of Ender's Game, starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, and Asa Butterfield, is scheduled for release this November.-Ed.] (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Literate prose and superlative characterisation . . . excellent -- BOOKLIST 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 A standout tale of SF adventure that gives Ender series fans fascinating backstory to the classic Ender's Game -- LIBRARY JOURNAL on EARTH UNAWARE