Earth Unaware

Earth Unaware The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt beyond Pluto Other mining ships and the families that live on them are few and far between this far out So when El

  • Title: Earth Unaware
  • Author: Orson Scott Card Aaron Johnston
  • ISBN: 9780765329042
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out So when 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 ofThe mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out So when 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.El Cavador has other problems Their systems are old and failing The family is getting too big for the ship There are claim jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems not important.They re wrong It s the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years The first Formic War is about to begin.

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    1. Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender s Game, Ender s Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys , biblical novels Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah , the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker beginning with Seventh Son , poetry An Open Book , and many plays and scripts.Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays He recently began a longterm position as a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University.Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and their youngest child, Zina Margaret.For further details, see the author s page.For an ordered list of the author s works, see s List of works by Orson Scott Cardcmillan author orsons

    2. Read This Review & More Like It On My Blog!Written as a prequel to the well-loved Ender's Game, Johnston's Earth Unaware tries to fill in some of the holes and unexplored history of the "Enderverse" and the first Formic War that led to Battle School, and Ender's adventures in vanquishing the "hormigas"/Formics. When this book works the most, it succeeds predominately on misplaced nostalgia for the earlier-published-but-later-in-the-chronology novels like Ender's Game, Xenophobe, Children of [...]

    3. As a huge fan of the Enderverse, I knew that I would like Earth Unaware. I was not aware (hah!) of how *much* I would like it- I found it gripping and nearly impossible to put down.Like Michael Flynn's "Wreck of the River of Stars", there is no question how the Formica wars turn out: very, very badly for the humans. We know that from the basic premise of the universe. So knowing the doom that is coming could lend a funereal tone to the work, but in Card and Johnston's hands it does not. The char [...]

    4. I didn't have high expectations going into Earth Unaware. It's a collaboration, and even though Orson Scott Card's name is plastered on the front it's a good bet that Aaron Johnston did most of the writing. I wasn't particularly fond of their last collaboration, Invasive Procedures, where it felt (to me) like someone else writing a book based on an Orson Scott Card idea. For that matter, I haven't been overwhelmed by the recent Enderverse books such as Shadows in Flight and Ender in Exile.Well, [...]

    5. I've read Ender's Game two or three times, and I love it. Needless to say, the fact that it was getting a prequel series filled me with curiosity and trepidation in about equal measures. While finding out about first contact with the aliens could be interesting, Card could definitely much it all up with his asshole opinions. Turns out, though, that this was mostly neither. Card didn't assault me with a religious message, but this book also just was not that good.The first chapters of Earth Unawa [...]

    6. I didn't know this book existed until a coworker dropped it on my desk. I might have been happier then. I have read an awful lot of Orson Scott Card, starting in college when I came across Ender's Game in college and read it through in one sitting. (I did not sleep, I did not eat, I did not go to class, just read until I was finished. Luckily I'm a quick reader so it was a one day thing.)I was skeptical about the Shadow books, but they were fine. So I was willing to give this one a shot.It is *t [...]

    7. So many science issues it was distracting, either this book was written by the coaurhor with no real oversight by Card or I've lost a lot of respect for Card as an author.

    8. Earth Unaware is to Orson Scott Card what "Lady in the Water" was to M. Night Shyamalan - The latest disappointing tale in a descending career abruptly punctuated by explanatory paragraphs to beat you over the head with every concept since he couldn't work it in more craftily. Ender's Game was Card's brilliant supernova of a novel, which, Like Shyamalan's Unbreakable and The Sixth Sense, expertly twirled the reader's mind an incredible twist ending that left one pondering the meaning for days to [...]

    9. One of the pleasures of listening to science fiction audiobooks over the years has been hearing Orson Scott Card's Ender series. Besides being expertly narrated by an ensemble led by Stefan Rudnicki, these audiobooks are entertaining because Card isn't delivering the same book over and over. In Earth Unaware, Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston take the series in yet another direction.I know, I know. It's been proven time after time. When a book series gets to the point where [Original Author] p [...]

    10. This book was not good. There was nothing grievously wrong with it - except the author's apparent complete lack of understanding of physics - but there were lots of little things that just rankled. First of all, some of the audiobook narrators were terrible, particularly the ones who voiced Victor and Lem. If you're going to write about a Venezuelan family of space miners you'd better find somebody who can pronounce Spanish words properly.None of the characters were that great and many of them f [...]

    11. I enjoyed the story, but despised the poor basic physics in this book. That has made it me least favorite of Card's books. Add the fact that it is an unresolved ending (unlike any of his other 12 or so books I've read) and it's 2 stars for me. For those interested, the physics blunders mostly focused on a misunderstanding of relative velocity and what's speed means in space. They make a big deal out of a high speed docking maneuver in space, but that is absurd. As long as the 2 ships match each [...]

    12. Ender's Game is still one of my top 5 books of all time. While I didn't like the followup novels as much -- they didn't quite my satiate my reading tastes as much as Ender's Game -- I could still appreciate how well they were written. Earth Unaware, however, is a completely different beast. Seeing that the book was co-authored should have set alarm bells ringing in my head, but I was excited to read a new Card novel, so Earth Unaware is more of a series of short stories that are loosely tied tog [...]

    13. A decent enough entry in the Ender saga. I would have preferred that all the various characters and plot points got tied together more before ending the book. All the MOPs backstory was a waste of time, briefly introducing Mazer Rackham and then booting him offstage. We know we'll see him again, but in this first book, it seems very gratuitous. Most of the science of this book is very fictional, so check your science background at the door, if you've got one. Finding out that the book was writte [...]

    14. The story was typical Orson Scott Card. Solid characters, I wanted to read more. I was entertained. However, the physics and common-sense errors in this book were absolutely horrible, it made me want to scream. If that was it, I would give the book 4 stars.Here is an example: In the first chapters of the book, the need for one of the characters to give an update to the board, drove all of the action - to speed up tests. Then that same character, who had to do a bunch of things for the updates to [...]

    15. As far as I'm concerned, Card can write as many stories in the Enderverse as he wants. Milk that cash cow, man! Especially if the stories are as compelling as these. It was particularly thrilling to read how certain elements in Ender's Game started out (eg: Battle School, the MD, the IF, etc). My only complaint is that the dialog isn't as snappy as Card's other books, but that could be a side effect of the co-authoring. I still found it very enjoyable! Loving the fleshed out backstory and can't [...]

    16. Soy de la opinión de que a la novela ‘El juego de Ender’ le sobran (casi) todas sus secuelas. Ninguno de los libros siguientes alcanzaron el nivel del primer libro, y en muchos casos solo servían para repetir situaciones y alargar una obra que ya casi estaba perfecta. ‘La tierra desprevenida. La primera guerra fórmica’, el último volumen perteneciente a este mismo universo publicado recientemente en castellano por la colección Nova de Ediciones B, tampoco está a la altura de ‘El [...]

    17. I went into this thinking I'd be reading the story of the elusive Mazer Rackham. Without giving anything away, let me say that this is much more than that.As the first in a planned trilogy, I am a little upset that I can't yet read the sequels which have yet to come out, but this is actually a very good sign when it comes to how good a novel is. I'm extremely pumped by the story, even though (since it's a prequel) I technically know what's going to happen.Note that there are some marvel comics a [...]

    18. I now have read twelve books in the Ender Universe. And, sadly, I think I'm done reading books in that universe. The last book I read from Scott Card was Ender in Exile, and I largely left off reading that book with a positive feeling. I wrote in part: "With so many books and so many authors in the wild to enjoy, I'm not exactly sure why I keep coming back to the Ender well. Regardless of whether I figure it out or not, I'll be back to take another drink and more than likely enjoy the taste just [...]

    19. I won volume two of this series in a drawing on . Not wanting to read the series out of sequence I bought EARTH UNAWARE in paperback. While the book successfully (and, I hope, intentionally) mimics the tone of ENDER'S GAME, I suspect that much of the writing here is actually by Aaron Johnston. That's not a bad thing. In fact, despite some readers' qualms about gaffes in the the physics utilized in the book, I found most of the scientific exposition to be considerably more detailed than in most o [...]

    20. After Card and Aaron Johnston began writing the Ender's Game comic book series, they began to see that what happened prior to Ender's story deserved a story of its own. Hence, Earth Unaware, having to do with the events leading up to the first Formic War. Vico is young, but a master mechanic. He and his family have a small ship, El Cavador, and they mine asteroids out in the Kuiper Belt. They are the first to discover an anomalous ship heading their way. Lem Jukes, heir to Jukes Unlimited, a rut [...]

    21. While this book says it's by Orson Scott Card, I'm wondering if most of the writing was actually done by Aaron Johnston, who worked w/ Card while writing the comic book version of this story. If you'll remember, I accidentally read book 2 of this series first. Since Card often starts strong but goes downhill in subsequent books, I was excited to read book 1ok 2 was excellent. Apparently Johnston has the opposite problem as Card. Thanks to Earth Unaware, I started disliking characters. This book [...]

    22. Reseña Esta novela narra el primer ataque de los insectores, o fórmicos, al planeta Tierra. Está ambientada durante la juventud de Mazer Rackham, quien fue mentor de Ender en la novela “El juego de Ender”.Tiene diversos puntos de vista: de “mineros libres” (gente independiente que explota los minerales de los asteroides), de “corporaciones” (empresas que se dedican a explotar los minerales de manera más formal), y de militares (aquí es donde entra Mazer a la historia).Conoceremo [...]

    23. Science fiction may not be for everybody, but IMHO, it ought to be! The science stretches your imagination with exciting technological possibilities and the fiction enriches your mind with great plotting and character development that equals or surpasses other mysteries and thrillers which don't happen to be set in remote outer space at some remote future time. So if you haven't been a sci fi fan, welcome aboard from here on!In Earth Unaware, the authors have gone back to recapture the very begi [...]

    24. The only other Orson Scott Card book I've ever read was Ender's Game. So I may not have the best background for determining if this was a good book or not. On the other hand, it may give the best background to determine if it was good. Honestly, I liked Earth Unaware. It was full of intriguing plot-lines and characters, intense action sequences, and extremely interesting business models (space mining). Sure, it was a little far-fetched with ultra-intelligent teenagers inventing remarkably useful [...]

    25. When I saw Aaron Johnston listed as co-author on this book, I was ready for it to be something of the general quality of Invasive Procedures - in other words, poor. Indeed, I nearly gave it up after the first few chapters because I didn't think I could handle 350 pages featuring a host of emotionally damaged, introspective characters plagued by dysfunctional family relationships - written by someone other than Card - just then. Having no other book on my "must read" list ready to hand, I stuck w [...]

    26. Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johsnston This book is a back story for Ender’s Game. If you have not read the Ender series, do so, you will not regret it. Victor is a mechanically talented young man in a mining clan thrust into the role of interstellar hero. Card has the ability to create characters with utter realism. You may even think you have met some of his characters. Stretching the comparison, I was a small independent computer dealer in competition with corporate entities [...]

    27. Ender's Game is one of the Masterpieces of Science Fiction space opera literature. This novel, the 1st in a trilogy of prequels expands on the Formic wars, mentioned in Ender's Game. This 1st prequel is a disappointment. My take is that it was only written to line the pockets of the authors and publishers, esp with it and its sequels coming out with the EG movie. Even this 1st book ends without being a standalone. I suspect the prequels are a single book split into 3 just to make more money. All [...]

    28. This novel began as a graphic novel in the increasingly bloated and now franchised series that began with _Ender's Game_, and it has all the strengths and weaknesses of a graphic novel: a page-turning plot and incredibly shallow characters and setting. Though billed as the work of Orson Scott Card, the book is in fact a collaboration with Aaron Johnston, and the writing is consequently spotty. There are passages that sound like Card, with his characteristic tense dialogue and sense of character, [...]

    29. Start of a prequel series to Card's big hit Ender's Game, and not a self-contained story but rather the hook for the series. Prequels are difficult since the reader usually knows where they're going, though Card left some room to fill in details and characters. Humanity in this case is represented by tightknit clans of cantankerous asteroid miners and a nasty, evil corporation. (Plus the introduction of a super-elite military special ops unit that's irrelevant to the events in this novel, but pr [...]

    30. Cuando los libros se escriben, como este, a cuatro manos, siempre me surge la duda de hasta que punto participa cada uno en la verdadera labor de escritura máxime cuando el único que incluye una nota final es Johnston y no Card. Afortunadamente, la mano de este último se deja notar, con una historia dinámica, amena, y con personajes humanos y memorables, entre los que destaca sin duda Víctor. La mezcla perfecta de lo militar con lo futurista, en una novela que no deja de ser pura ciencia fi [...]

    31. OH how they teased me with Mazer Rackham! Some of the most exhilarating parts of this book were the snipits of Wit O'Toole and his crew, and they were only training for the most part. I fully believe that Lem Jukes will have a change of heart, considering the author literally makes it blatantly obvious that he doesn't like the person his father has molded him to be, and constantly makes up excuses for why he isn't to blame, it's a bit annoying actually, how obvious the author makes it. Lem Jukes [...]

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