A hundred years before Ender's Game, humans thought they were alone in the galaxy. Humanity was slowly making their way out from Earth to the planets and asteroids of the Solar System, exploring and mining and founding colonies.
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 of light.
But the ship has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big. There are claim-jumping corporates 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. This is humanity's first contact with an alien race. The First Formic War is about to begin.
THE ENDER UNIVERSE
Ender’s Shadow series
The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - crazybatcow - LibraryThing
I don't know who the co-author is here... but... Orson Scott Card was the selling point for me. Turns out the story is really good, which isn't really a surprise. If you like OSC's work, you should ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jthierer - LibraryThing
When I first opened this book, I wasn't terribly concerned that one of the main POV characters was a teenager. After all, Orson Scott Card wrote Ender's Game, which has an awesome child protagonist ... Read full review