Here’s the the cover art and synopsis of the upcoming novel Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston. This is set 100 years before Ender’s Game and tells the story of the first Formic War…

Here’s the synopsis:

100 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 skeptical 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.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 1 edition (June 4, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0765329050
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765329059

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