13. August 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Fiction, Science Fiction

Earth Unaware (The First Formic War #1) by Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston , 368 pages, read by Angie, on 08/10/2012

Earth Unaware takes place prior to the events of Ender’s Game and tells the story of the first Formic War. I love Ender’s Game and its sequels, but I can’t say that I truly love this book. It seems very disjointed and there is a LOT of info dumping. I wish there was a lot more show and a lot less tell in this book. It is obviously the beginning of a series and reads like an opener. There is a lot of introduction of characters and explaining of the environment. Unfortunately, it doesn’t all work. We don’t know how all of these people and events are going to play out and most of them are dead by the end of the book. I wish there was a tighter story going here but it really just feels like a lot of setup and filler.

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