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Earth Afire par [Card, Orson Scott, Johnston, Aaron]
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Longueur : 400 pages Word Wise: Activé Composition améliorée: Activé
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One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. This is the story of the First Formic War.

Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn't believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame.

And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.
Fans of Ender's Game will thrill to Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston's Earth Afire.


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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1534 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 400 pages
  • Editeur : Tor Books (4 juin 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
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Card has gone a bit too far with his standard formula :super boy genius triumphs over stupid adults. The characterisations are weaker this time and less credible. And the story-line even less likely than usual. The few super genius adults constantly defy their orders and go off to do their own thing, one has to wonder what sort of military one would have were all the units to do the same thing! And in the middle of their successful raids to kill the aliens, they keep interrupting their actions to help civilians. All very sweet but far more lives would be saved by continuing to kick ass.... Fortunately Mr. Card is a great writer and not a military strategist. It seems the profitable Ender series is being rapidly milked for all it is worth in anticipation of the movie release. An enjoyable read and probably just the ticket for any dedicated OSC fans but I won't be buying the next book.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 New to the Ender series 11 février 2016
Par Robert Eckman - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This was my first Orson Scott Card book.

After seeing the recent ENDER movie, I wanted to get into the Ender story universe that Card created, but rather than reading the first book, I decided to start with the prequels, so that I could follow the story in proper chronological order. So, having said that, I haven't read any of the other books (besides Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, Earth Awakens), so I'm not really privy to the whole Ender universe-story yet

It was difficult to set down the book (actually my kindle) and I read thru this book in a span under two weeks. The story seems to move quite fast, and you're introduced to various characters that you love (or grudgingly tolerate) and see things from their unique perspectives. There are unexpected things too, such as sadness from an unexpected loss, the thought processes of how one makes a decision, and revealing perspectives of systems and people.

*Spoiler Alert*
If you read this book, you'll find that it's "unfinished". It has an ending, but you really need to read books 1 (Earth Unaware) and 3 (Earth Awakens) to get the full story. Even still, apparently 3 more books are on the way to complete "the rest of the story", but they haven't been released yet. I can't wait!!
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great series, interesting plot twists 10 septembre 2015
Par Mark Beans - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Interesting question that I hadn't though about, "How is the story narrated". I think it was mostly second person, "Victor did this...", "Lem did that..." didn't really pay attention, sorry.

Yes, really there was a lot of violence in the book I guess, but given the theme (Earth gets toasted by aliens) what would you expect. It was definitely not gratuitous violence and was handled well.

Great series, interesting plot twists, a few huge technical flaws that are pretty glaring (if you are a physicist or a rocket scientist and are obsessive compulsive about technical details you may want to skip it, drifting up to the alien ship in a cloud of debris while in orbit? Not sure I buy that but it makes for a good story), A lot of the routine technical stuff is detailed in creative ways that I found interesting and probably somewhat prophetic (which I like about SciFi). I really, really liked the character development (again not perfect but creatively done and very interesting). The political, cultural and human commentary I found extremely interesting (which I like about SciFi). Card is really interesting about the human factor and human interaction.

Very interesting story. Good series. I would definitely recommend reading these in order (I didn't and so read the third book again which I thought was the best of the three books).

I started reading these because one of my kids was reading Ender's Game and recommended it to me. He told me that I would really like it and I did. The book (Ender's Game) was much better than the movie, they had to leave way too much out of the movie robbing it of the character development which was unfortunate.

Yes, some of the stuff in his book is a stretch but so what, its fiction remember? The stories and character development and situations are really interesting. One of my favorite authors.

Mark
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 a shameless suck-in 24 juin 2014
Par William Mixon - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Earth Afire, by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston. I remember when a major science fiction novel could be fewer than two hundred pages long and still actually come to a conclusion, despite the fact that it turned out to be part of a trilogy. I'm thinking, of course, of Asimov's Foundation Trilogy. Earth Afire, at over 500 pages, has neither a beginning nor an end, sitting in the middle of what I hope turns out to be no more than a trilogy. This book is nothing but a shameless suck-in for the sequel. Cliff-hangers at the end of a chapter have a long and honorable history. Cliff-hangers at the end of a book do not. Without knowledge of the preceding volume, Earth Unaware, some of the characters' motivations, usually manifesting as stubbornness, or , if you wish, resoluteness, aren't particularly clear, but still the book is decent as a page-turner, though padded with a lot of actually or apparently extraneous material, as long as you don't care how it turns out. There aren't too many things that strain credibility, other than, of course, the vehicles and weapons, which are _supposed to_ be magic in science fiction. Don't buy this book unless you are willing to commit to buying the sequel in the series about the First Formic War.—Bill Mixon
2.0 étoiles sur 5 Tired, unoriginal, and formulaic 6 août 2014
Par Craig - Publié sur Amazon.com
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In my review of Earth Unaware, I hammered on the silly pseudo science and the rewriting of the backstory from earlier books in the Ender series. In Earth Afire, most of the ideas, gadgets, and situations seem to be retreads of other sci-fi books and movies:

* Super commandos fighting bug aliens (Startship Troopers)
* Aliens blow up Earth's peace ambassador (Mars Attacks)
* Aliens defoliate the earth with dangerous chemicals to prepare for colonization (War of the Worlds)
* A passenger vehicle travels underground by drilling its way through solid rock (the James Bond villain had one of these in
Tomorrow Never Dies).

The list goes on and on.

It wasn't all bad. I liked the interpersonal dynamics between Lem and Ukko Jukes, which was marked by nuanced, back-and-forth psychological games. There was a particularly bleakly funny scene when Lem talks himself out of killing someone whom he thinks is trying to blackmail him. I also liked some of the battle scenes between the special forces units and the aliens.

However, other than a few bright spots, this is a very mundane outing. These novels do not have depth of characterization, originality of plot, or raise important philosophical and ethical questions--all hallmarks of the Ender series. These novels are essentially just expansions of the Formic Wars comic books that came out in 2011. I read this second installment rather quickly (in about a week), so I can say it held my attention, but it was basically just a 400-page comic book novel, a mindless diversion that practically begs you not to think too hard.
4.0 étoiles sur 5 The China Subplot Kept Me Interested! 17 avril 2014
Par Critic's Corner - Publié sur Amazon.com
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The sequel novel to Earth Unaware is Earth Afire.

None of the books of this series (going on #3 in June 2014) stands on its own. But the overall writing style, shifting from scene to scene and seeing them merge at the end works well with Card’s and Johnston’s style of writing.

Earth Unaware introduced us to Victor, a kid who is very smart with mechanics, who works as part of a family of miners light-years from Earth.

Earth Afire leaves the Fathers & Fathers theme and goes into God knows what!

Story & Plot:

Victor finally makes it to Earth, hacked into a “quickship” not built for human habitation and makes it to Luna with video proof of alien invasion. As expected, no one believes him.

What makes the Victor character so obnoxious is his attitude towards others. When he is finished berating people for not believing him, he becomes the victim, discussing the death of his family to the Formics. He blames Lem, the son of the Juke Corporation giant, for much of this.

To make a long story short, Victor and Imala (an accountant we met) meet Jukes for some help. Rather than get the help, Victor immediately goes into a tirade, insulting the very people he needs. He does this again with Lem, calling him out as a murderer when they need Lem’s help! Other characters try to shut him up to this reader’s annoyance.

The story ends with a rather ambitious plot of getting onto the Formic’s mother ship, currently orbiting the Earth. Most of this part is anticlimactic and “stay tuned next book folks.” Annoying.

Conclusion:

Earth Afire has some positive aspects to it: Governments complaining about their image to the world or afraid to act or let others help, which gives the Formics time to invade; the paranoid Lem who thinks his father is two-faced but often exhibits the same characteristics as his father; Colonel Wit, who leads a crack team of soldiers and attempts to make inroads in stopping the invasion despite his orders from above not to interfere; and Imala, a smart gal with not a lot of people skills.

Victor was the most ambitious character at Earth Unaware, but becomes a know-it-all, sarcastic brat in Earth Afire. Here’s hoping the next book vindicates him as he somehow makes it aboard the mothership!
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