You guys, I love Orson Scott Card so much. (I’ve talked about my love for him before, but I didn’t really go into it much.) I read Ender’s Game when I was in eighth grade and I’ve been hooked on his work ever since. I think I’ve read almost every single book in his so-called “Enderverse.” I’ve read non-Ender books that he wrote, too. They are also good, but I’ll always love reading about Ender and Battle School and all the political machinations that go on behind the scenes. Seriously, his work is amazing! If you haven’t read it, you’re missing out.
Anyway, I promise I won’t spoil anything about the books in this post, so if you haven’t read them, don’t be afraid to continue reading this blog entry.
At the beginning of Ender’s Game, Earth is at war with an alien species. We aren’t actually given that much information about the origins of the war. Sure, there’s some context given, but not more than we need for the story. I always wanted to know more about it, which is why I was thrilled to discover a series Card wrote, along with co-writer Aaron Johnston, about the First Formic War. This series contains the books Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, and Earth Awakens. I devoured them all, but still wanted to know more because there are more unanswered questions.
Well, I finally found a release date for the first book in the trilogy to follow. It’s called, appropriately enough, the Second Formic War, and the first book is called The Swarm. It’s due out on August 2 of this year.
You guys, August cannot come fast enough! I’m so excited! I really can’t say how big of an influence Orson Scott Card’s writing has been on my own. I’m nowhere near to being a published, famous writer who is as fabulous as he is, but really, the way he developed his world heavily influenced the writing project I’m working on now. I cannot wait for this series. In the meantime, I might have to do an Enderverse re-read or something like that because I just cannot contain my excitement.
Any other Ender’s Game fans out there?