Aaron Johnston

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Aaron Johnston is an American author, comics writer, and film producer.[1][2]

Johnston was an associate producer on the movie Ender's Game, including a cameo appearance as an International Fleet officer.[citation needed] He co-authored with Orson Scott Card the First Formic War trilogy, a prequel series to Ender's Game.[3] The series includes Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, and Earth Awakens.[4][5]

His comic credits for Marvel comics include Ender in Exile, Speaker for the Dead, Formic Wars, League War, and Mazer in Prison.[3][6]

He is a writer for BYUtv's original series Extinct[7] and provides the voice for Blue Drone in the series.

His play Lifeloop is an adaptation of Orson Scott Card's short story.[8]

Johnston is a Mormon. He first met Card when he was in the same LDS stake as him in North Carolina.



Title Year Series Format Notes
Invasive Procedures 2007 None Novel
Earth Unaware 2012 Ender's Game Novel
Earth Afire 2013 Ender's Game Novel
Earth Awakens 2014 Ender's Game Novel
The Swarm 2016 Ender's Game Novel


Title Year Series Format Notes
Mazer in Prison 2010 Ender's Game Comic
Ender in Exile 2010 Ender's Game Comic
Speaker for the Dead 2011 Ender's Game Comic
Formic Wars: Burning Earth 2011 Ender's Game Comic
Formic Wars: Silent Strike 2012 Ender's Game Comic


Title Year Notes
Ender's Game 2013 Associate producer
Extinct (TV series) 2017 Writer


  1. ^ Herald, Court Mann Daily. "Co-authors Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston discuss new 'Ender's Game' prequels". Daily Herald. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  2. ^ Haddock, Marc (14 July 2012). "Book review: 'Earth Unaware' a promising prequel set up for 'Formic War' series". Deseret News. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Pitt, David (6 July 2013). "Reissued Hollywood memoir a winner". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Harding, Natasha (1 August 2004). "Earth Awakens". The Sun. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Earth Awakens; book review". Gold Coast Bulletin. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Aaron Johnston". Comic Vine. Retrieved January 6, 2017. 
  7. ^ "BYUtv announces new sci-fi series 'Extinct' for 2017". Deseret News. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Posing As People". Hatrack.com. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 


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