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Earth Unaware

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

This is a prequel to Ender's Game and is an excellent addition t

This is a prequel to Ender's Game and is an excellent addition to the Ender universe. It also functions well as a stand alone story that should appeal to both fans and those unfamiliar with Ender's Game. A compelling story with realistic, intriguing characters. I'm al...
This is a prequel to Ender's Game and is an excellent addition to the Ender universe. It also functions well as a stand alone story that should appeal to both fans and those unfamiliar with Ender's Game. A compelling story with realistic, intriguing characters. I'm already looking forward to the next installment.

posted by Anonymous on July 17, 2012

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8 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

A total ripoff

If you are a fan of Mr. Card, as I have been until earlier this year when I felt cheated by the disastrous final book in the Bean series, be prepared for more of the same with Earth Unaware. This latest book is being hyped as a prequel to Ender's Game. It is far from it...
If you are a fan of Mr. Card, as I have been until earlier this year when I felt cheated by the disastrous final book in the Bean series, be prepared for more of the same with Earth Unaware. This latest book is being hyped as a prequel to Ender's Game. It is far from it, although it might get by being hyped as a preprequel to the prequel to Ender's Game in that it alludes to Mazer Rackham. The entire rest of the book has no real link to the story I was led to believe I was buying. Furthermore, this is not a stand-alone volume that tells a complete story on its own, as the writer of the above glowing report would have you believe. It is a cliff-hanger that abruptly stops before it becomes an actual prequel. Only after receiving this book was I made aware that it is actually the opening volume in a series, for which I might not have signed on. The publisher and vendor of this volume should have made it clear that who knows how many more volumes there will be in the offing before the series comes to a conclusion.
Given the writing style used in Earth Unaware, I even doubt Mr. Card actually wrote the book. I should have expected as much when I learned (after being conned into buying it) that this book was co-authored by a writer of whom I never heard before.
The bottom line is that Earth Unaware is a total ripoff to any unsuspecting buyer who is expecting the advertised prequel to Ender's Game in a single compact, fast-paced volume for which Mr. Card was justifiable famous in the past. Having been burned twice in less than a year, I have decided to swear off all future offerings by Mr. Card. Sayonara, Scott.

posted by hariseldenAB on July 26, 2012

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