Earth Awakens - Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston

Earth Awakens

By Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston

  • Release Date: 2014-06-10
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 298 Ratings


The 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.

When 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.


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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  • Wow! Truly stands on its own.

    By Gufjfjjudth
    Totally wraps up the series. Great read. On par easily with first two books.
  • Thoughtless dribble

    By Jespoir
    This book is full of thoughtless dribble appropriate for primetime network television. The dialogue is cliche, as if it were written for a blockbuster movie. There’s nothing thought provoking or clever about the action. Clearly, comparing to Card’s previous solo books, this book is 99% written by Aaron Johnson. The first two books in this series had obvious Card influence, but this book has almost none. The philosophical diatribes fans are so used to are missing from this book in every way. It’s very difficult to read through if you are a classic Card fan. Shame on you Orson for allowing your name on this cover! Keep trying Aaron...
  • Earth Awakens

    By AHarty24
    I have always loved Orson Scott Cards books. He is an inspiration to me as a 13 year old to write books. My friends and I enjoy reading his books so much that we quiz each other on certain parts of it. Some people make fun of us for reading, but you know what, we don't care. There is nothing like reading the greatest novelist's of the 21st century's new book. He is someone people should inspire to be not the athletes and celebrities. I have enjoyed the Ender's Game series, the Ender's Shadow series, and now my new favorite out of the 3 the wars of the buggers, or whatever the series name is. I know I sound like an adult, but that is only because I am very well read. I have read close to 75 books in the past 3 years for fun and this book obviously reaches my top 3. In fact it's my favorite. Dear Mr. Card, If you ever read this I am your biggest fan of the series' I have mentioned. You are a person I want to be when I grow up.
  • Action packed...

    By 8bitme!
    Great ending to the first Formic wars..
  • Another Dose of the Good Stuff

    By CAPT Chop
    A very satisfying fix to my jones for OSC prose. Card and Johnston continue to be the SciFi Dream Team, and this book continues the story in this prequel series with excitement jumping up to the next quantum level! The action and the passion keep coming in waves, and I lost too much sleep reading "just a page or two more" into the wee hours. Ends like all their stuff -- me wanting more.