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Earth Unaware

by Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston (Author)

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Series: Enderverse (1), The First Formic War (1)

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The mining ship El Cavador, beyond Pluto, detects a fast-moving incoming object headed toward Earth. The crew decides it's probably not important, but they're wrong: it represents the opening wave of the first Formic War.
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    La Sombra de Ender (Saga de la Sombra, #1) (ALDRINDSL)
    ALDRINDSL: Misma saga años después y misma manera de escribir (La saga completa esta escrita así)
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Characters: 7
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Note that this book is part of a series and does not have an ending. ( )
  MXMLLN | Jan 12, 2024 |
I read the series out of order. This is a prequel which has some spoilers in the main series (starting at the Ender's Game). I will say was a fantastic book, author kept me glued ....had a hard time putting the book down. ( )
  jdesjardins | Oct 9, 2023 |
I did not know what to expect when I started this. I mean, I loved Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow and liked the various sequels. But it was a co-written book and I had heard that while the plot and story line was Orson's it was the other author who did all the writing. So, I felt that the characterizations would be less than I expecte and thus the overall book would suffer.

I was wrong, it was a great start to the series and the characters became people I was interested in. While I could tell the difference in some small way I overall felt I was reading a Orson Scott Card book.

This book of course sets things up for the series but it is not overly long in doing so. It never felt drawn out or got boring. I will now move on the next one.
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  sgsmitty | Jun 14, 2023 |
A great addition to the Ender Series. ( )
  philipcristiano | Mar 29, 2023 |
I loved Ender's Game, but I always felt like it was dropped in the middle of a story while reading it. I had a lot of unanswered questions. This book, and the next two, should answer a lot of my questions. After reading them, I'll probably have to read Ender's Game again. ( )
  MPS1964 | Jan 6, 2023 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Card, Orson Scottprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnston, AaronAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Adam, VikasNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Card, Emily JaniceNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
de Cuir, GabrielleNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harris, JohnCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hernandez, RoxanneNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hoye, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marín, RafaelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morey, ArthurNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Eric Smith, for silly accents, grisly deaths, and spontaneous musicals. On stage you are a thousand characters, but off it, the most constant of friends.
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Victor didn't go to the airlock to see Alejandra leave the family forever, to marry into the Italian clan.
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The war on apathy moved much slower than real wars fought on the ground.
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The mining ship El Cavador, beyond Pluto, detects a fast-moving incoming object headed toward Earth. The crew decides it's probably not important, but they're wrong: it represents the opening wave of the first Formic War.

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