By: Orson Scott Card
After the first Formic War which involved an invasion from space, Earth is trying to prepare for the second one. They know that it’s coming, but the details are unknown. The aliens are very unusual in their techniques and strategies. They seem to be guided by a hive queen, who can communicate telepathically. Trying to figure out their methods and defeat them, could prove to be extremely difficult. The problems and results of the second Formic War continues in the sequel, The Hive.