Earth Unaware

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405529709
Format: PDF
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HUMANS THOUGHT THEY WERE ALONE IN THE GALAXY. UNTIL NOW. A hundred years before Ender's Game, humanity is slowly making its way out to the planets of the solar system, exploring and mining asteroids. The ship El Cavador is far from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. When the ship's telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, they're unsure what to make of it. Little do they know that this object is the most important thing to happen to the human race in a million years. It's humanity's first contact with an alien race. The First Formic War is about to begin. BOOK ONE OF THE FIRST FORMIC WAR

The First Formic War

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 0765397412
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This discounted ebundle includes: Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, Earth Awakens One hundred years before Ender Wiggin decisively defeated the alien formics in Ender’s Game. A pulse-pounding tale of first contact gone horribly wrong. Ender’s Game opens in the last desperate days of Earth’s war against the implacable insectoid aliens. We are told early on that the Battle School is training generals for the Third Formic War — the war that will end the war; will save the Earth; will finally defeat the Buggers. This is the story of the First Formic Wars, back when humans thought they were alone in the galaxy. Humanity was slowly making their way out from Earth to the planets and asteroids of the Solar System, exploring and mining and founding colonies. Then a ship’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it's hard to know what to make of it. It's massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light. Earth Unaware — When mining ship El Cavador's telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it's hard to know what to make of it. It's massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light. But the ship has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems...not important. Earth Afire — Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. That is, until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could organize in time to meet the threat. Earth Awakens — Politics slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. It's up to Mazer Rackham's squad in China, who have developed a method to destroy the alien landers one by one; and Lem Jukes and his crew on the Moon, who may have the key to destroying the Formic mother ship in orbit. Books by Orson Scott Card The Ender Universe Ender Quintet #1 Ender’s Game #2 Ender in Exile #3 Speaker for the Dead #4 Xenodice #5 Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow Quintet #1 Ender’s Shadow #2 Shadow of the Hegemon #3 Shadow Puppets #4 Shadow of the Giant #5 Shadows in Flight The Second Formic War (With Aaron Johnston) #1 The Swarm Other Books in the Ender Universe Children of the Fleet A War of Gifts (novella) First Meetings (novella) Other Series Homecoming The Mithermages The Tales of Alvin Maker At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Earth Afire

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405529717
Format: PDF
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THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY HANGS IN THE BALANCE One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. This is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince sceptical governments that there was a threat. They didn't believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat . . . Following Earth Unaware comes this thrilling second novel in the Formic War series

Earth Awakens

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405529725
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TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR HUMANITY It is one hundred years before the events of Ender's Game. Tens of millions are dead in China as the invading Formics scour the landscape and gas cities with a lethal alien chemical. Young Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police scramble to find a counteragent, while asteroid miner Victor Delgado infiltrates the alien ship in near-Earth orbit. Victor needs to find a way to seize the ship and end the war, but he'll need a small strike force of highly skilled soldiers to pull it off. In this last-ditch effort to save what's left of humanity, Mazer Rackham and his team may be just the men for the job . . . The thrilling final novel in the First Formic War series

Enders Kinder

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641221498
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Enders letzte Schlacht Einst hatte Ender Wiggin eine ganze Spezies ausgelöscht. Dann fand er einen Weg, seine Schuld zu begleichen: er brachte die „Krabbler“ nach Lusitania, wo sie seitdem mit den „Schweinchen“, den Eingeborenen, und den Menschen zusammenleben. Doch die Menschen fürchten sich vor einem Virus auf Lusitania und wollen den Planeten vernichten. Sie schicken die Waffe, die Ender einst gegen die „Krabbler“ eingesetzt hat. Enders älteste Freundin, die KI Jane, die sich mit ihm zusammen seit ihren Tagen auf der Kampfschule entwickelt hat, müssen die Flotte unbedingt aufhalten, wenn sie ihren Planeten retten wollen. Als die Menschen davon erfahren, schalten sie Janes Netzwerk ab. Um Lusitania zu retten, muss Ender erst Jane retten – doch der Preis dafür ist hoch ...

Xenozid

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641221501
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Ein neuer Krieg Lusitania sollte die Welt sein, auf der Menschen und Aliens friedlich zusammenleben können. Doch auf dem Planeten wird ein Virus entdeckt, das alle Menschen, die sich damit infizieren, sofort tötet. Die „Schweinchen“, die Einheimischen, brauchen es jedoch, um erwachsen zu werden. Die Menschen fürchten das Virus so sehr, dass sie beschlossen haben, Lusitania zu vernichten. Sie schicken ihre Flotte aus – ein zweiter Genozid scheint unvermeidbar. Doch dann verschwinden die Raumschiffe einfach. Han Qing-jao, genannt Gloriously Bright, entstammt einer Familie aus Superintelligenten. Sie soll das Rätsel um die Flotte lösen. Doch wie wird sie sich in Bezug auf Lusitania entscheiden? Wird sie den Planeten und alle, die auf ihm leben, vernichten – oder kann Ender Wiggin sie aufhalten?

The Swarm

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466847816
Format: PDF
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Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their Ender's Game prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in The Swarm. The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth 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. Earth has been reorganized for defense. There is now a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line. There's a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But there is an enemy within, an enemy as old as human warfare: ambition and politics. Greed and self-interest. Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to divert those very human enemies in time to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity in the inexorable Second Formic War? The Second Formic War #1 The Swarm At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Shadows in Flight

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466801565
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Ender's Shadow explores the stars in this all-new novel... At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth's scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten--a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth's history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come. For there in space before them lies a derelict Formic colony ship. Aboard it, they will find both death and wonders--the life support that is failing on their own ship, room to grow, and labs in which to explore their own genetic anomaly and the mysterious disease that killed the ship's colony. Shadows in Flight is the fifth novel in Orson Scott Card's Shadow Series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Enders Schatten

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641100259
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Kein Preis ist zu hoch Zunächst deutet nichts darauf hin, dass Bean zu Großem ausersehen ist: Als Straßenjunge, der sich in Rotterdam mehr schlecht als recht durchschlägt, kann er froh sein, dass sich eine Nonne seiner annimmt. Sie ist die Erste, der die überdurchschnittliche Intelligenz des Jungen auffällt – und nicht die Letzte: Bald schon wird Bean für ein Regierungsprojekt auserwählt. Auf einer Raumstation soll er gemeinsam mit anderen Hochbegabten Strategien für Kriegsspiele entwickeln. Doch was am Anfang nur wie ein Spiel erscheint, wird schnell bitterer Ernst. Denn die Menschen werden von außerirdischen Invasoren bedroht ...

Shadow Puppets

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429956741
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bestselling author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender's Earth and The Shadow Series. Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. The unity forced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School. But one person has a better idea. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older, more ruthless, brother, sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose. And he has an irresistible call on the loyalty of Earth's young warriors. With Bean at his side, the two will reshape our future. Shadow Puppets is the continuing story of Bean and Petra, and the rest of Ender's Dragon Army, as they take their places in the new government of Earth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.