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

Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston—The Swarm - Volume One Of The Second Formic Wa

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