The Hive - Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston

The Hive

By Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston

  • Release Date: 2019-06-11
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 179 Ratings


New York Times bestselling authors Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to the prequels to Ender's Game following The Swarm 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.


Ender series
Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet

Ender’s Shadow series
Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight

The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens

The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
The Swarm / The Hive

Ender novellas
A War of Gifts / First Meetings

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  • Cool but bing was a little annoying.

    By Ngoc Quynh Do
    Nice tho
  • One big B plot

    By Omega project
    Didn’t feel like much happened. Feel disappointed I’ll probably have to wait a couple of years for the finale.
  • Not worth it

    By Dpekks
    They could have put this book as a couple of chapters in the third book, wasn’t worth the time and money