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Apr 11 2012 12:30pm

Earth Unaware Sweepstakes!

The latest in the Ender Saga, Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston bring you the tale of the First Formic War — the fight that would bring the Battle School into being. We’ve got 10 ARC copies of Earth Unaware right here in the office! Just comment and you might win.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 or older. To enter, fill out entry on this post beginning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) April 11, 2012. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 p.m. ET April 16, 2012. Void outside of the 50 US and DC and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Macmillan Publishers, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

264 comments
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1. Ed!
Aw man, for once I get to the post early enough that I'd be able to be one of the first emailers, and we're back to the comment-based entries. Oh well, sign me up!
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3. Kurtharsis
Neato. I'm in.
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4. Dustin Seelinger
I love Ender so much that i named my son after him! Please pick me!
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6. Shamr0x
I'll check this out looks good
Chris Gouker
7. gouker
I've read all the Ender book so far, would love an ARC!
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8. Andrew Zimmerman Jones
Very neat! Didn't realize a new Ender book was coming out so soon after Shadows in Flight.
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9. William Pope
me.. me.. pick me!
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10. Bittersweet Fountain
Pick me!
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11. Karri
So excited to read another Enderverse book already ^_^
Sam Brougher
12. Azuaron
Ender's Game is one of my favorite books. Can't pass up a Card!
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13. JHalcyon
Free OSC? Yes please!
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15. Matthew C
This sounds awesome, sign me up.
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17. CRAusmus
Sounds like an excellent next step in the EnderSaga..

Thanks for the opportunity.
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18. RLBrown
Card is a master.
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19. Pam B
I enjoyed Card's books for many years, and my 34 year son does, too! I had the opportunity to meet him at an American Library Assn. meeting back in the 90s.
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20. ElizabethB
I can't wait!
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21. BumbleBob
Just finished "Shadows in Flight" and I loved it.
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22. Desmond
Count me in, please!
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23. Nicoletort
I'd love to see how it chalks up to the rest of the series!
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25. LBrown
TOR you guys rock!!!
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27. D McCarthy
I am unaware if I won.
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31. Robin D
I would love to be one of your chosen few!!!!
David Simmons
32. bgdaves
I will be getting this book one way or the other, thanks for the chance to get it early.
Kimani Rogers
34. KiManiak
The enemy's gate is down! (Please pick me!)
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35. JMarsh642
The enemy's gate is down. (And I am down for an ARC)
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38. semifamous
I would love to win!
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39. Shaown
Love the Ender Universe!
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40. Ron Bear Ward
Thank you for the chance to read an ARC of my favorite authors work.
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42. Orion183
Have love this series since the begining looking forward to learning more about it's backstory!
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44. Story Cottage
Count me in. (Now if Card could just finish the Ender/Shadow and Alvin Maker series before he dies or has another stroke ...)
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49. Kathy F
Can't wait for the story to continue.
Paige Vest
52. paigevest
This is me, just commenting! Would love this ARC!
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53. Rich G.
OK, I'll try again for one of these giveaway books only because I'd love to have it and FREE is always nice, of course.
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59. Steve_G.
The enderverse is awesome.
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60. Jared Pannell
I'm a huge Enderverse fan. This would be sweet to win.
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62. BetweentheCovers Chris
Sign me up for an entry :D
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63. Kreegan72
I'm always ready for another Ender novel.
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64. Michael Simmons
Cool, so the Pre-quel to the whole deal. Sweet!
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65. laddr
I didn't realize this was coming out, sweet!
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66. Kevin F
Wow, hadn't heard about this at all...
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67. lorend
Pick me pick me pick me! There are Ender's Game references in my MA thesis! Grad students (I'm starting a PhD in the fall) like free books! :)
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68. missmzry
Yay! I would love to win :)
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69. Michael Fanning
I am going to see Orson Scott Card at Teen Book Con in Houston this weekend, and I am SOOOO excited.
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70. rjshirts
Yes, please. :-)
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71. badwolf103084
WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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72. skerrydrem
Oh yes, please!
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74. John Keegan
Hey, it's worth a shot, right?
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75. Teri C
Totally love this series!
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80. Michael Habif
yes please
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82. Starr Harrison
Count me in Please! :D
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83. Mike of here.
I'm curious to see where this goes, I'm in.
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85. jsnp1976
Ender's Game is among the greatest books of all time. I read it in high school for class and then checked xenocide out from library. My younger brother refused to read anything until he had to read E.G. in the same high school class. O.S.C. is still among mine and my brother's favorite authors more than 15 years later.
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89. theeroyle87
Yes please! Cannot wait for this!
Topher Kersting
92. Topher
Down to under 1 in 9 with this post...
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93. Jolyn
Oh! Yay :) I'm excited for this book!
I had to read Ender's Game for my english class sophmore year of high school & loved it! I was the first one to finish in my class. In recent years, I got my friends hooked on it too :) I love Ender!
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94. Frederick Chen
I've wanted to read this since middle school! pick me!
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95. Joe Mis
Love the Enderverse, and Ender's Game turned my son into a sci-fi fanatic!
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96. Andreea R
Me, me, me! :) i'm just reading "Ender's Game" as we speak (type).
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97. Mario Butter
Sounds cool!
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100. Cameluta
Thank you for the giveaway! I'm looking forward to reading the book.
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101. Laura S
My fingers are crossed!
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103. David Culver
I love this series.
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104. Ian the Great
totally. the Ender series by Card is awesome. Even better than Starship Troopers. YES enter me to win a copy of this book.
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105. Kaston Kusler
[color=#ff0000]I love the Ender's Game and Bean series and would be so very greateful for a copy of the prequel! I
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106. Lionel Neri
The more the merrier!!
Scott Abbott
107. Scott
This would force me to catch up, I'm a few volumes behind in the series.
Ben H
108. dripgrind
I don't want Card's warmed-over rubbish, even for free, because he's a notorious homophobe.
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109. Ed2012
Would love to win.
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110. Chris M.
Looks good!
Jeff Tufano
111. profchaos
Pick me! Pick me! Seriously though count me in on the sweepstakes. Truly one of the best series out there.
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112. The Real Leslie
Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the new Ender book.
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113. Helen Babineaux
Please enter me,,, :)
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114. Carl R.
Fabulous! Please sign me up for the chance to win Earth Unaware.
FWIW, I prefer the comment-based entry system to the first man in approach.
Thanks!
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117. pirateslife
Woot! I can't wait to read it!
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118. Zach Stay
That would be pretty cool, not going to lie.
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119. D. Meeks
I want one!
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120. rhandric
Ender's Game is one of my favorite series, this would be a great win!
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121. Chris B
I can dig it.
keith estes
122. keith_estes
Nice. New Ender books are always a good thing
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123. Hoot'n'Toot
wow, lots of entries
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126. Zmogyls39
This book looks sweet!
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128. Edward Novak
Unaware...
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129. Jeanine Plummer
This will be an awesome book - can hardly wait to read it!!!!
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130. GeoGuy4
A new Card novel? Sign me up!
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131. Danyel
Can't wait to read it!
Drew Urmey
132. urmey1
Huh. I don't know how I managed to not hear of this, but I want it.
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134. Jobi-Wan
oooh, sounds epic!
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135. Papajack
I'm for free books!!!
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136. Madison W
Well, I'm right in the middle of Ender in Exile, so sign me up, too.
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137. A. Gawrych
I am excited after reading Invasive Procedures and knowing the author (Mr. Johnston) hopefully a free copy and signature afterwords!
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138. Mogrith
I can always hope.
Stephen Lyon
139. skaftafell
Danger met in space;
The relentless insectoids
Seek Earth's destruction.
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140. Timo Elliott
Love his books, especially the Ender's saga
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141. Merisa Robbins
Me! Me! Pick Me!
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142. Karley Holmberg
I've given away more copies of Enders Game than anyone I know to get kids to read. I own pretty much everything Orson Scott Card ever wrote....except close encounters....PLEASE PICK ME!
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144. Agninus
Last one I won didn't arrive (stolen by squirrels, according to my dog), but I always have hope, each time. I even bought a lottery ticket a couple of weeks ago. First time ever, and I won back the purchase price. The universes, therefore, must revolve around each and every person.
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146. jasongregori
i want to go to there
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147. MKD
Need to catch up on this series I've read most. LOVE the first book this is the only 'space' series I enjoy.
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148. Richard Curran-Kelley
Looking forward to it.
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150. Jim Watts
My whole household are huge Ender fans. sign us up!
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152. Michael Wy
I cannot wait to read this book. Rereading the whole series, so I can pick up foreshadowing in the new one.
Craig Piercy
153. cpiercy
Love the Ender saga. But since this one seems to come first in the chronology, shouldn't it be a "Beginner".

ps - thanks for making this comment format. I tend to read my favorite blogs at a set time during the day so this give me at least a chance to enter. I prefer this format rather than the email format.
Kathleen Mercer
158. KathleenMercer
Love these books. Have most in hard copy; looking for good bundle deal for e book or kindle. would love to add to my collection. ;-)
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159. kirstenpilkerton
Ooo! please!
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161. Craig A. Queen
Looking forward to this book...awesome!
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163. Jonathan John Johnson
Having read all 12 Formic Wars comics (just picked up Silent Strike #5 today), I can hardly contain my excitement to read Earth Unaware.

A couple of months back, I actually started the Wikipedia page for Earth Unaware!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Unaware
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167. Rita Daniel
Would be wonderful to win!
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168. Gayle Turner
I'm looking forward to hearing more about Mazer Rackham's character - yay!
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169. Bill Tayler
My daughter won't forgive me if I don't get this book ASAP. I can only imagine what the combined creative juices of Johnston and Card will create! Can't wait!
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170. Joel R Wallin
Okay, I'm in.
Brandon Eaker
171. bmeaker
I've enjoyed everything I've read by Card.
Tyrone Johnson
173. swirlingmind
Sounds very interesting! I would like to get a copy.
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174. DukeW
New Ender? Yes, please! : )
Cassandra Ortiz
175. cassiebug
I would love an ARC! I'd buy it either way, but the sooner I can read more of the Enderverse the better!
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176. Carter Friend
Well I would sure like to win that!
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177. Tyrone Cliff
Sounds awesome!!! Can't wait to read it
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178. Ted Hong Aka The Doreman
Looking forward to it!
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179. Tim Morrow
I am so in!
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180. Sarah W
This looks good!
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181. Ethan Brownell
"In short, there is no negotiation with people who have decided that everything we are and hope for and believe in must be torn down and destroyed." --Orson Scott Card
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182. John Fassbender
Cool Beans.
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183. Scott King
Sign me up, please :)
Tom Flair
184. praetor.zero
Oooh, very cool. Ender's Game is still in my top 5 favorite books, even after all these years. I've introduced the series to my 9 year old son and he has gotten a kick out of it too.

Whether I receive the ARC or wait until the library gets their copy, I look forward to reading this addition to the universe. :)
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185. Barton Blackburn
comment
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186. Charles Neira
IF you have seen all the Enders games sites, you have seen my name. Obviously a big fan of all the books, so this would be more then exciting for a fan like me.

Just Remember, the enemy's gate is done.
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187. kr88
This would be super exciting. I bet we'll see that Mazer was a bit more than just lucky. Also, perhaps we'll see some perspectives from the Formic invaders? What a book that would be! I'd love a copy. Thanks for holding this giveaway.
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188. eugaet
Thanks for the contest!
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189. gate13
Can't wait for the relase, would love to get an early copy!
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190. jeni wood
one of the best sci-fi series ever written!
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191. Shannon LilBee
I love these books!
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192. TheDemon2300
Would be nice to win a copy of this for my Enderverse collection.
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194. sprintfish
Book me please!
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195. Jonathan I
*crosses fingers*
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196. AerikTitlesTitles
Hey!
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198. Reginald Linsao
I've been an avid fan of the Enderverse for quite a while now. It'd be nice to win, but all of us are huge fans here. Good luck to everyone.
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199. Stacey K
Thank you for the chance!
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200. Carly Y
I love the Enderverse! An ARC would be really super with my collection :)
I'm in!
Steve Ledger
202. stevedave42
Just diving back into Ender's world, another novel sounds fantastic.
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206. Amani
sounds awesome! pick me!
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207. Sezen
My life would be complete if I won!
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208. Cody from Lamehouse
Another Card book for the Enderverse! I just finished reading Shadown in Flight. Help me become aware TOR! I am hopelessly lost in Og and have ants in my pants.
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211. shallot
Woo! I'm in.
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212. alldark
more ender for me?
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213. Tripp Schlereth
Can't wait for a chance to read more about the Formic Wars!
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214. Mobius
As big a fan I am of the original quartet, I've never paid much attention to the extended Enderverse. However, a prequel sounds pretty interesting to me. I've always been curious about what happened during the first two wars that lead humanity to it's desperate breeding program to produce child commanders. I may pick this up even if I don't win one from here.
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215. Steve Sywak
I read a brief bit of this in the back of another Ender's Game book (Authorized Companion??) It sounded Great!

I hope to win! But still--best of luck to the other nine!

Steve
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216. Angie J
Can't wait!
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217. Adam Gessaman
Awesome! Even if I don't win, I'll put this in my calendar so I can pick it up on release day. :)
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218. Reuben Lack
I'm in. Should be a great read, whether through here or at the bookstore. :-)
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219. Spartan1446
Sign me up!
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220. Alea P
I love that I recognize some of the others in the comments; Ender fans are the best.
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221. Noah Silver
Sweet idea!
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222. Andrew Hildner
The Enderverse has become my life. I cannot wait for the next installment.
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223. jacklyn rodman
absolutely can not wait.. have read every Orson scott Card Book!
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224. Tim in SoCal
Looking forward to the Ender's Game movie, and this book, too!
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225. Michael Carnahan
So cool!
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226. Henry Quinn
That's sick. Is this unannounced?
Rob Moffett
227. lizrdgizrd
I can't wait for this book! Now maybe I won't have to...
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228. millernumber1
I would like to enter. Been following news of this book eagerly for about six months! (Even though I have all the comics, I've been holding off reading them, because I miss seeing inside the characters' heads).
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229. Daniel Lund
Orson Scott Card is a genius! Love the books! Sign me up
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230. Mira McLallen
I read all the Ender's series book in a month.. Now I'm reading the last book in the Ender's Shadow series. These are great books. Definately sign me up!!!
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231. JD Syme
Can't wait
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232. Sam Klonoski
Been a fan of Ender and Beans whacky adventures for over a decade now! Can't wait for this book and the new movie!
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233. Katie Saphner
Yes please!
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234. EC Spencer
Oh please, please, please, please, please, please, PLEASE! I know I won't win, but I'm glad they're doing this anyway! Congrats to the winners!!!
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235. Doron Kipper
Looking forward to the book!
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236. Jason Morales
I love the Ender's saga. I buy each hardback as it comes out, because I can't wait for the paperback to be released. I've love to read 'Earth Unaware.'
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237. Chanie
My daughter can't wait for this book to come out! Is there a twelve step program for Ender's addicts?
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238. Steven1794
can't wait for the book
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239. Stanna Potter
I'm 61 years old and my 12 year old grandson turned me on to this amazing series. I would go crazy if I could read this most likely, amazing crafted book before it is officially published.
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240. Craig Looney
"Ender's Game" is my favorite book of all time; I even named my son Ender! I just finished "Shadows in Flight" and can't wait to read this one -- it's a part of the Enderverse that's been widely open to interpretation. An Advanced Reading Copy would make my year!
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241. just some guy
Count me in, sounds neat :)
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242. Sam G.
This would be an awesome competition to win!
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245. jesswalk
Please let me win! I waited so patiently for Shadows in Flight! Now this one...and so soon!
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247. ShadaraStanton
My son introduced me to Ender, Petra and Valentine in "Ender's Game" and after nagging me to read it for over a month I finally got a chance to sit down and start it. Of course now I am hooked! I am currently reading "Xenocide" and loving every page I turn. I feel as though I know the characters and while reading I just long to be in their world. I am so looking forward to reading "Earth Unawares" and would love to get a copy before its publication.
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248. Michael Goodman Brady
Good luck to Aaron on his latest release!
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249. Uchendu Nwachuku
So what does one have to do to get in on this sweeps?
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250. Gray Anderson
Good luck to everyone else; I can't tell if I've been able to post yet or not (my computer was acting up when I tried to last time and I got an error message of sorts), so if this entry is redundant, feel free to toss it...I'm only trying to enter once!
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251. John T.
I love OSC. I'm in also!
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252. James Keith Hair
I read Ender's Game at the perfect age in my youth and was able to relate with the lead character and understand him so much so that by the time I was in college, the natural nickname that I earned was 'wiggin'
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253. Keith Leitner
Oh man, a book on the First Formic War? I cannot wait to see this release, I love the entire fictional universe they set up with the "Ender's Game" series. To go more in-depth on the series is nothing but good news to me!
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254. Alexandra C.
I can't wait for this book! I just got to meet Orson Scott Card today and talk to him about the Ender Universe.
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255. cdraney
Just what the world needs... another Ender novel.

No... I'm serious. It is just what the world needs! Now!

Can't wait until July.
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256. Pam Hill
I can't wait to read this!! I'd love to win a copy!!
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257. Jake Smolowe
Can't wait! I love this series so much!
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258. Adam Luna
"Human beings didn't evolve brains in order to lie around on lakes. Killing's the first thing we learned.  And a good thing we did, or we'd be dead, and the tigers would own the earth." -Ender's Game
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259. jason swallow
Card gave us a glimpse at a great and horrifying future, a glimpse of amazing and radicul, and an insight to war and humankind that sometimes take human versus alien to find the underlying truth of heart and soul. To be lost in other worlds and find our own, i can not wait to see the beggining in which war starts and new life is discovered, to experiance the past that began it all and understand the first attack, and see it through new characters eyes before the hero we all grew to love and discover it all over again.
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260. Mike Wy
Can I comment again?
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261. JohnO
I cant wait. Super excited about reading this one.
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263. Chris Wyatt
Pick me! Pick me!
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264. BOBO
Count me in!
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265. Crystal D.
Please & thank you!

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