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One thing i noticed about the buggers that is obvious is the fact that they were spread over multiple worlds. The thing i found weird is that they were only spread over the worlds closest to earth. This makes no sense because the Formics would have had to colonize worlds leading to earth skipping the closest worlds in all directions. If they had colonized by proximity then it would have made a sort of sphere of planets which contradicts bean in Enders Shadow when he thinks, "It makes sense-the Bugger home world was probably the farthest away,"
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I think the weirder thing is why they didn't have queens on any of the colonies.
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I always assumed that the IF timed out their ships to make the whole invasion take place over a couple of weeks with the bugger home world the last attack.

I seem to recall it being written somewhere (no idea where) that the buggers had recalled all of their Queens to their home planet during the invasion. (No idea why they would do that, but it would explain the absence of any Queens on the colonies.)

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