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The Swarm

The Swarm

The Second Formic War (Volume 1)

The Second Formic War (Volume 1)

Written and Read By Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston; Also Read By Arthur Morey, Emily Card Rankin, Paul Boehmer, Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Susan Hanfield, and Vikas Adam

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On Sale: 08/02/2016

ISBN: 9781427273703

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Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their Ender's Game prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in The Swarm.

The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship.

There is a mothership out beyond the Solar System's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster.

Earth has been reorganized for defense. There is now a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line. There's a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But there is an enemy within, an enemy as old as human warfare: ambition and politics. Greed and self-interest. Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to divert those very human enemies in time to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity in the inexorable Second Formic War?

The Second Formic War
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CHAPTER 1


Copernicus


 

The First Formic War was a close-fought thing. The Formic invaders had the capacity to destroy all life that was based on our particular array of amino acids, which,...

Written and Read By Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston; Also Read By Arthur Morey, Emily Card Rankin, Paul Boehmer, Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Susan Hanfield, and Vikas Adam

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, North Carolina.

AARON JOHNSTON is an advertising specialist, and was the co-author, with Orson Scott Card, of the contemporary SF thriller Invasive Procedures. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

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