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The Swarm

(2016)
(The first book in the Second Formic War series)
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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?

Full cast of narrators includes Susan Hanfield, Emily Rankin, Orson Scott Card, and Aaron Johnston.

Genre: Science Fiction    

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Used availability for Orson Scott Card's The Swarm

Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Swarm (Second Formic War)
Author(s): Orson Scott;aaron Johnston Card
ISBN: 0-606-40829-0 / 978-0-606-40829-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Swarm: The Second Formic War (Volume 1)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
ISBN: 0-7653-7562-1 / 978-0-7653-7562-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Swarm: Volume One of The Second Formic War
Author(s): Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
ISBN: 0-7653-7563-X / 978-0-7653-7563-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Swarm: Volume One of The Second Formic War
Author(s): Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
ISBN: 1-4272-7369-3 / 978-1-4272-7369-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Swarm
Author(s): Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Swarm
Author(s): Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Swarm: The Second Formic War (Volume 1)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA