Children of the Fleet

Orson Scott Card (Author)


From Orson Scott Card, award-winning and bestselling author of Ender's Game, his first solo Enderverse novel in years.

Children of the Fleet is a new angle on Card's bestselling series, telling the story of the Fleet in space, parallel to the story on Earth told in the Ender's Shadow series.

Ender Wiggin won the Third Formic war, ending the alien threat to Earth. Afterwards, all the terraformed Formic worlds were open to settlement by humans, and the International Fleet became the arm of the Ministry of Colonization, run by Hirum Graff. MinCol now runs Fleet School on the old Battle School station, and still recruits very smart kids to train as leaders of colony ships, and colonies.

Dabeet Ochoa is a very smart kid. Top of his class in every school. But he doesn't think he has a chance at Fleet School, because he has no connections to the Fleet. That he knows of. At least until the day that Colonel Graff arrives at his school for an interview.


Ender series
Ender's Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet

Ender's Shadow series
Ender's Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight

The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens

The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
The Swarm / The Hive

Ender novellas
A War of Gifts / First Meetings

Product Details

$8.99  $8.27
Tor Books
Publish Date
September 25, 2018
4.3 X 1.2 X 6.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Mass Market Paperbound

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About the Author

ORSON SCOTT CARD is the author of the international bestsellers Shadow of the Giant, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Hegemon, and Ender's Shadow, and of the beloved classic of science fiction, Ender's Game, as well as the acclaimed fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.


Praise for Children of the Fleet

"Orson Scott Card's best since Ender's Game."--Forbes

"Series fans will enjoy this."--Publishers Weekly

"Dabeet Ochoa is the kind of character who will stick in your mind."--Bibliosanctum (3-1/2 stars out of 5)

"Exciting and engrossing.""--Booktrib

"Don't miss this one."--Book Loons

"Fast-paced, exciting space adventure."--Book Wraiths

"A worthy successor to the world of Ender's Game."--Den of Geek (starred review)

Praise for the Ender series
"Ender's Game is an affecting novel."--New York Times Book Review on Ender's Game

"Card is a master storyteller."--The Seattle Times on Ender's Game

"As always, everyone will be struck by the power of Card's children, always more and less than human, perfect yet struggling, tragic yet hopeful, wondrous, and strange."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Ender's Shadow

"A completely gripping story."--The Toronto Star on Speaker for the Dead

"Card has raised to a fine art the creation of suspense by means of ethical dilemmas."--Chicago Sun-Times on Xenocide

Praise for the Ender's Shadow series

"The publishing equivalent of a Star Wars blockbuster."--New York Daily News on Ender's Shadow

"Ender's Shadow is entertaining, fast-paced science fiction. Don't be surprised if [it] wins the Hugo and Nebula like its acclaimed predecessor."--CNN Interactive

"Bean is in many ways an even more engaging hero than Ender....Ender's Shadow brings that world right back, and smart kids are going to eat it up."--Locus

"The novels of Orson Scott Card's Ender series are an intriguing combination of action, military and political strategy, elaborate war games and psychology." --USA Today on Shadow Puppets