The Second Formic War Trilogy Confirmed by Aaron Johnston

Earlier today Aaron Johnston confirmed that a new trilogy is in the works. The Second Formic War manuscript is due sometime in 2014. The trilogy will add three more books to the Enderverse making it six prequels to Ender’s Game.

Aaron Johnston confirms The Second Formic War

The first formic war series includes the already released Earth Unaware and Earth Afire. While the third book Earth Awaken is set to be released June 10, 2014. Pre-order at Amazon.

Also, Earth Afire is nominated for Goodreads 2013 Choice Awards for “Best Science Fiction” novel.

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Earth Afire Nominated for Goodreads 2013 Choice Awards

Goodreads is hosting their 5th Annual Choice Awards with dozens of books to vote for in different categories. In the “Best Science Fiction” category Earth Afire is nominated along with 14 other novels.

Goodreads Choice Awards 2013

If you’ve read the novel or just want to support the Enderverse go to Goodreads and vote for Earth Afire.

Orson Scott Card Announces New Sequel to Ender’s Game: “Fleet School”

Southern Virgina University interviewed Orson Scott Card recently. In the aftermath of the recent release of the Ender’s Game movie, Card drops a nuclear bomb that will have Ender’s Game fans raving for more information. Watch the video below to listen to what he has to say about the new sequels:

 

*Excuse me while I scream into my pillow*

It looks like we will get more background on the post-war period this time focusing on the status of Battle School. Ender’s Game sort of starts us off in medias res or in the middle of things. While Ender’s Shadow shows us what the jeesh face on Earth after the war. We also have the Ender’s Game prequels that are on going with Earth Unaware and Earth Afire already released and Earth Awakens coming soon. All in which continue the story of the Ender’s Game characters and now we have a new series that will show us the effects of post-war to the institution that set the whole genocide in motion.

No other information has been said about the new series but we will keep you updated with the recent news.

Source: Southern Virginia University

Read Orson Scott Card’s Pathfinder for Free on Pulse It

Pulseit is allowing readers to read Orson Scott Cards Pathfinder for free on their website. Just go to pulseit.com and you can download the book to begin reading.

Pathfinder is the first book in an ongoing series.

A powerful secret. A dangerous path.

Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him–secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

Rigg’s birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent…or forfeit control of his destiny.

 

 

pathfinder pulseit

 

Source: Simon&Schuster

Meet Peter and Valentine Wiggin from the Ender’s Game Alive Audioplay

Enders Game Alive

Last week we featured the first post to Skyboat Media’s introduction to the Ender’s Game Alive cast, which included the voice behind Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, Kirby Heyborne.

Paul Boehmer EGAIn their second round they introduce us to none other than Ender’s two halves Peter and Valentine Wiggin, Paul Boehmer and Susan Hanfield.

In ways, these two characters are two halves of Ender’s whole, and so it was incredibly important for us to find the right actors to play them.

Paul Boehmer who plays Peter Wiggin had a great reaction from the casting directors for the audioplay when he channeled his inner bully making the attendees of the first table read laugh and sigh. He’s worked as a stage, television and film actor and has worked on past projects with Skyboat Media’s like Dracula.

Watch the video below for a peek at his reading of big brother Peter.

Susan Hanfield EGAPeter being the hard half of Ender, Valentine helped Ender realize that love is the other half of himself. Susan Hanfield is a very hard working women. Involved in narration and voice-over she is also “an accomplished actor who has appeared in several independent films, theater productions, and national commercials.” She’s also involved in the soon-to-be released audio Letters of a Nation. Susan was able to bring the vulnerability of warring siblings and was able to channel that nurturing sister. Just watch a clip of Val and Ender’s lake scene below.

I have to say Paul and Susan are amazing. I’m super excited to see what more they bring to the two characters.

With the new cast list introductions I find more and more excitement for Ender’s Game Alive. Who do you guys want to meet next?

You can follow Skyboat Media and stay up-to-date with Ender’s Game Alive and other news at their Twitter account and Facebook page.

Ender’s Game Alive comes out October 29th. Pre-Order your copy now at Amazon.

Source: Skyboat Media

Happy Birthday Orson Scott Card

Today the author of our beloved novel Ender’s Game celebrates his birthday.

Orson Scott Card

 

Happy birthday Mr. Card, from all us here at the EndersGameFandom.Net.

Ender’s Game Audio Drama Update and Behind the Scenes

We learned recently that Skyboat Media is going to feature an Ender’s Game Audio Drama “Ender’s Game Alive: A Full Cast Audioplay” which is set to release somewhere in October. As production of the radio drama is ongoing we will keep up with the recording and voice actors on their work in bringing the voices to the characters. You can also keep up with the progress of the recording by following them on twitter at SkyboatMedia.

Here’s a rundown of day 1-3 of production:

July  9th, Day 1:

Here’s a quick recap: Kirby Heyborne gave Ender a seizure.  Kathe Mazur gave away her roll.  Janis Ianscared us all to death with her nurse voice.  Theo Bikel nearly unplugged Ender for all time.  Harlan Ellisonslithered about as the Snake.  Scott Brick flew the ship.  Susan Hanfield as Valentine made us teary.

Go to Skyboat Media to read more.

July 10th Day 2:

We had such an incredible group today, it’s difficult to name them all, but heck, we’re too proud and excited not to.  We had father-daughter team Jim Meskimen and Taylor Meskimen as Ender’s only enemy and friend, respectively.  In other words, Jim kept calling Taylor a butt-wiggling worm in a French accent, but don’t worry, Ender helped Taylor—we mean, Shen—get her revenge.  (Who’s a butt watcher now, Bernard?!)  The fabulous Lisa Renee Pitts took several stunning accents for strolls through classrooms and the Caribbean; Roxanne Hernandez wowed us with her animatronic drone and her punchy Petra; Sunil Malhotra played up meanie Stilson and the wise Alai; and Christian Rummel wowed us all with his Bonzo-inflected Spanish.  Kirby Heyborne continued as the heart of the story, warming our own as he found his confidence where his classmates lost their footing (Take that, Bernard!).  And our seemingly never-ending chorus of boys, girls, players, and launchies was made whole by the versatile voices of Kelly CateyAlison Bews, and Judy Bews (That’s right, folks; this time it’s a mother-daughter team. Show business is a family business, right?!).

Go to Skyboat Media to read the rest of the post.

July 11th Day 3:

Enjoy an exclusive sneak peek of our actors in the booth recording for ENDER’S GAME ALIVE: THE FULL CAST AUDIOPLAY, produced by Skyboat Media and published by Audible.com.

You can read more on the new cast and the sneak peek at Skyboat Media.

You can also keep up with the voice actors and production group on their Facebook page, as they showcase their “own little drama behind the scenes.” Look for the hashtag EGAD (Ender’s Game Alive Drama) for updates and behind the scenes of the voice actors and production as they launch into the project.