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.

amazon-buttonWhen 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.


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Aaron is a New York Times bestselling author, comics writer, and film producer. He cowrote the novels Invasive ProceduresEarth Unaware, Earth AfireEarth Awakens, and the other forthcoming Formic Wars novels with Orson Scott Card.

He was also an associate producer on the movie Ender’s Game, wherein he makes a cameo as an officer of the International Fleet. Blink and you’ll miss him.

Aaron has written dozens of comics for Marvel, DC, and EA comics, as well as half a dozen screenplays. His play Lifeloop, an adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s short story, premiered in Los Angeles and was featured at Western Illinois University.  A longtime stage improviser, Aaron is a former member of LA’s Improv Factory, Santa Clarita Improv, and the Garrens Comedy Troupe. He and his wife are the parents of four children.