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Earth Awakens (The First Formic War) by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (Macmillan Audio 10 June 2014 / $44.99) - From Publicity Material: Nearly 100 years before the events of Ender's Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both asteroid belts: a few stations; a corporate settlement on Luna. No one had seen any sign of other space-faring races; everyone expected that First Contact, if it came would happen in the future, in the empty reaches between the stars. Then a young navigator on a distant mining ship saw something moving too fast heading direct for our sun.

When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it distrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and supply stations, and between them and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship pulled into Earth orbit, and began landing terraforming crews in China. Politics and pride slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. But there are a few men and women who see that if Earth doesn't wake up and pull together, the plant could be lost. (see review)

Earth to Echo by Dave Green (dir), Henry Gayden (wr) (Relavity Media 27 June 2014 / ) - It's the last night together for three best friends. Split apart when their neighborhood is slated for demolition, Tuck, Alex and Munch discover a weird signal on their cellphones...and a map to a spot in the desert. Following that signal will turn into the most important night of their lives.

(see review)

X-Men: Days of Future Past by Bryan Singer (dir), Simon Kinberg, Jane Goldman (wr) (Twentieth Century Fox 04 June 2014 / ) - Not long from now, mutantkind is on the brink of extinction. Sentinels have hunted them, adapting to their powers, obliterating any who stand in their way... all because of a murder decades past. Now, the hope of mutants--and mankind itself--rests on one man and a crazy plan to change history.

(see review)

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