- Publisher: Tor
- Available in: Hardback, Kindle, and Audiobook
- Available: June 11, 2019
New York Times bestselling authors Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to the prequels to Ender’s Game following The Swam with The Hive, book two in the Second Formic War.
Card and Johnston continue the fast-paced hard science fiction history of the Formic Wars—the alien invasions of Earth’s Solar System that ultimately led to Ender Wiggin’s total victory in Ender’s Game.
A coalition of Earth’s nations barely fought off the Formics’ first scout ship. Now it’s clear that there’s a mother-ship out on edge of the system, and the aliens are prepared to take Earth by force. Can Earth’s warring nations and corporations put aside their differences and mount an effective defense?
Ender’s Game is one of the most popular and bestselling science fiction novels of all time. The Formic War series (The First Formic War and The Second Formic War) are the prequels to Ender’s story.
Praise for the Formic Wars novels
“The sections that feature highly intelligent, self-reliant children―Card’s trademark―are as excellent as ever… Another solidly engrossing installment, where the aliens are really just a sideshow: What we’re witnessing is how and why Ender’s child armies came to be.”―Kirkus Reviews on Earth Afire
“While the reader knows who wins the war, the fate of the engaging characters in this story is up in the air. Thirty-five years after he introduced Ender to the world, it’s great to see that [Card] is still making magic in this imaginative world.”―New York Journal of Books on Earth Afire