The Swarm

Category: Book
By (author): Card, Orson Scott
By (author): Johnston, Aaron
Series: Second Formic War
Subject:  FICTION / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
  FICTION / Science Fiction / General
  FICTION / Science Fiction / Military
  FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Tor/Forge
Published: August 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 9.25in x 6.13in
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From The Publisher*The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces. China has been devastated by the Formic's efforts to eradicate Earth's life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the Solar System's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster. Card's Ender's Game is one of the bestselling and most beloved science fiction novels of all time. It is set on an Earth where society and governments have been radically altered in the face of alien invasion. Readers will discover the past of Ender's world, feel the desperation of Earth that drove humans to make the changes they did, and meet the heroes who fought off the tide of invasion until Ender could decisively end the wars.
Review Quote*The sections that feature highly intelligent, self-reliant children - Card's trademark - are as excellent as ever… solid action, well-developed characters… .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
Biographical NoteORSON SCOTT CARD is the author of the international bestsellers Shadow of the Giant, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Hegemon, and Ender's Shadow, and of the beloved classic of science fiction, Ender's Game, as well as the acclaimed fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. AARON JOHNSTON is an advertising specialist, and was the co-author, with Orson Scott Card, of the contemporary SF thriller Invasive Procedures. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.