Empire (Empire #1) - Orson Scott Card

The American Empire has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone.

The battle rages between the high-technology weapons on one side, and militia foot-soldiers on the other, devastating the cities, and overrunning the countryside. But the vast majority, who only want the killing to stop and the nation to return to more peaceful days, have technology, weapons and strategic geniuses of their own.

When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together? And which side will you be on?

Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller, who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science fiction and fantasy novels. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near future scenario of a new American Civil War.

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Release date: November 2006
Genres: science fiction
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Updated: September 07, 2010

Empire :: Series

Set in the chillingly near future, a new American Civil War threatens to tear the country apart in this bestselling series by science fiction master Orson Scott Card. The political war between the Right and Left takes a violent turn when both sides turn to guns. With high-tech weapons on one side, militia foot-soldiers on the other, death and destruction reign over the cities and the countryside. Who can hold the people and the government together? And which side will you take? Find out in Empire and its sequel, Hidden Empire, from the author of the beloved Ender’s Game series.

Empire (Empire #1)
Hidden Empire (Empire #2)