Earth Unaware

The First Formic War (Volume 1)

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston; Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki

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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 Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s 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.

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EARTH UNAWARE (Chapter Victor)

Victor didn’t go to the airlock to see Alejandra leave the family forever, to marry into the Italian clan. He didn’t trust himself to say good-bye to his best friend, not without revealing how close he had come to disgracing the family by falling in love with someone in his own asteroid-mining ship.

The Italians were a four-ship operation, and their lead ship, a behemoth of a digger named Vesuvio, had been attached to El Cavador for a week, as the families traded goods and information. Victor liked the Italians.

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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 Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s 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 corpo

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“The somber basso voice of Stefan Rudnicki and two well-chosen players march through the story, with a young man’s voice particularly effective in segments featuring the angst-ridden teenager. This is an outstanding job, with more to come.” – AudioFile Magazine

 

“As the narration passes from character to character, the talented cast... 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.” – Publishers Weekly


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Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston; Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki

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.

STEFAN RUDNICKI was born in Poland and now resides in Studio City, California. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, and has participated in more than a thousand as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He is a recipient of multiple Audie Awards and AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as a Grammy Award as an audiobook producer. Along with casts of other narrators, Stefan has read a number of Orson Scott Card's best-selling science fiction novels, published by Macmillan Audio. In reviewing the 20th anniversary edition audiobook of Card’s Ender's Game, Publishers Weekly stated, "Card's phenomenal emotional depth comes through in the quiet, carefully paced speech of each performer...In particular, Rudnicki, with his lulling, sonorous voice, does a fine job articulating Ender's inner struggle between the kind, peaceful boy he wants to be and the savage, violent actions he is frequently forced to take. This is a wonderful way to experience Card's best-known and most celebrated work, both for longtime fans and for newcomers."

Orson Scott Card
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Earth Unaware
Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston; Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
July 2012
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427221551
ISBN10: 1427221553
Audio Run Time: 9:00
$22.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
July 2012
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427221544
ISBN10: 1427221545
Audio Run Time: 9:00
$44.99

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Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
July 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765329042
ISBN10: 0765329042
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 368 pages
$24.99

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Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
April 2013
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765367365
ISBN10: 076536736X
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 464 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
July 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429946568
ISBN10: 1429946563
368 pages
$7.99
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