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The Swarm: Volume One of the Second Formic War

The Swarm: Volume One of 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 9781427273697
Barcode 9781427273697
Published 2 August 2016 by Macmillan
Format Audio CD/Audio
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Author(s) By Card, Orson Scott
Read by Hoye, Stephen
By Johnston, Aaron
Read by Morey, Arthur
Read by Rudnicki, Stefan
Series Second Formic War (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9781427273697
ISBN-10 1427273693
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Macmillan
Imprint MacMillan Audio
Publication Date 2 August 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Card, Orson Scott
Read by Hoye, Stephen
By Johnston, Aaron
Read by Morey, Arthur
Read by Rudnicki, Stefan
Series Second Formic War (part: 1)
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Adventure / Thriller
Science Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 152mm
Spine: 43mm
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Science fiction, Space warfare, Human-alien encounters, Audiobooks
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

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 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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