‘Children of the Fleet’ by Orson Scott Card will be published later this year on October 10, 2017. It is available for pre-order on Amazon.
‘Children of the Fleet’ is expected to be the first novel in a new Enderverse spinoff series. According to Amazon, it is a parallel novel to the shadow series.
Read the novel’s description below.
Ender Wiggin won the Third Formic war, ending the alien threat to Earth. Afterwards, all the terraformed Formic worlds were open to settlement by humans, and the International Fleet became the arm of the Ministry of Colonization, run by Hirum Graff. MinCol now runs Fleet School on the old Battle School station, and still recruits very smart kids to train as leaders of colony ships, and colonies.
Dabeet Ochoa is a very smart kid. Top of his class in every school. But he doesn’t think he has a chance at Fleet School, because he has no connections to the Fleet. That he knows of. At least until the day that Colonel Graff arrives at his school for an interview.
Amazon lists the page count as 304 pages. For comparison, ‘Earth Unaware’ is longer by about 60 pages.
Pre-order on Amazon here.