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The Swarm: The Second Formic War

The Swarm: The Second Formic War
 

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 th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780765375629
Published 2 August 2016 by Tor Books
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Card, Orson Scott
By Johnston, Aaron
Series Second Formic War (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9780765375629
ISBN-10 0765375621
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Tor Books
Imprint Tor Books
Publication Date 2 August 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Card, Orson Scott
By Johnston, Aaron
Series Second Formic War (part: 1)
Category Adventure / Thriller
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 239mm
Spine: 36mm
Weight 635g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Science fiction, Space warfare, Human-alien encounters, Fiction, Space flight
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 653361

Description of this Book

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?

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Author's Bio

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 the coauthor of The New York Times bestselling novels Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, and other Ender's Game prequel novels. He was also the co-creator and showrunner for the sci-fi series Extinct, as well as an associate producer on the movie Ender's Game. He and his wife are the parents of four children.

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