Earth Unaware

Co-written by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

Release Date: July 17, 2012 by Tor Books
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DescriptionEarth Unaware is a prequel to Ender’s Game. It will be the first book of a planned prequel trilogy. The next book in the trilogy is titled Earth Afire.

“The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems…not important.

They’re wrong. It’s the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. The first Formic War is about to begin.”

Preview the Earth Unaware Audiobook, Permission from Macmillan Audio

READ AN EXCERPT OF CHAPTER 1 HERE

Book Length: According to Amazon, the hardcover version will be 368 pages long.


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