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Publisher Description

The story of The First Formic War continues in Earth Awakens.

Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card's bestselling novel Ender's Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both asteroid belts; a few stations; a corporate settlement on Luna. No one had seen any sign of other space-faring races; everyone expected that First Contact, if it came, would happen in the future, in the empty reaches between the stars. Then a young navigator on a distant mining ship saw something moving too fast, heading directly for our sun.

When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it disrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and supply stations, and between them and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship pulled into Earth orbit, and began landing terra-forming crews in China. Politics and pride slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. But there are a few men and women who see that if Earth doesn't wake up and pull together, the planet could be lost.


Ender series
Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet

Ender’s Shadow series
Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight

The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens

The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
The Swarm / The Hive

Ender novellas
A War of Gifts / First Meetings

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
June 10
Tom Doherty Associates

Customer Reviews

Citizenstat ,


A brilliant series. But, there's only one in the next series. Moooooore!!!

Gufjfjjudth ,

Wow! Truly stands on its own.

Totally wraps up the series. Great read. On par easily with first two books.

AHarty24 ,

Earth Awakens

I have always loved Orson Scott Cards books. He is an inspiration to me as a 13 year old to write books. My friends and I enjoy reading his books so much that we quiz each other on certain parts of it. Some people make fun of us for reading, but you know what, we don't care. There is nothing like reading the greatest novelist's of the 21st century's new book. He is someone people should inspire to be not the athletes and celebrities. I have enjoyed the Ender's Game series, the Ender's Shadow series, and now my new favorite out of the 3 the wars of the buggers, or whatever the series name is. I know I sound like an adult, but that is only because I am very well read. I have read close to 75 books in the past 3 years for fun and this book obviously reaches my top 3. In fact it's my favorite.
Dear Mr. Card,
If you ever read this I am your biggest fan of the series' I have mentioned. You are a person I want to be when I grow up.

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