Armada

Armada

by Ernest Cline

Hardback Publication Date: 15/07/2014

  $27.99

THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF READY PLAYER ONE

Itâe(tm)s just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedomâe"if he can make it that long without getting suspended again.

Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

At first, Zack thinks heâe(tm)s going crazy.

A minute later, heâe(tm)s sure of it. Because the UFO heâe(tm)s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armadaâe"in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders.

But what Zackâe(tm)s seeing is all too real. And his skillsâe"as well as those of millions of gamers across the worldâe"are going to be needed to save the earth from whatâe(tm)s about to befall it.

Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack canâe(tm)t help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wonder: Doesnâe(tm)t something about this scenario seem a little tooâe¦ familiar?

Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing youâe(tm)ve ever read beforeâe"one whose every page is infused with author Ernest Clineâe(tm)s trademark pop-culture savvy.

ISBN:
9781780893044
9781780893044
Category:
Science fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-07-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
241x164x31mm
Weight:
0.62kg
Ernest Cline

Ernest Cline has worked as a short-order cook, fish gutter, plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support drone. His primary occupation, however, has always been geeking out, and he eventually threw aside those other promising career paths to express his love of pop culture fulltime as a spoken word artist and screenwriter. His 2009 film Fanboys, much to his surprise, became a cult phenomenon.

These days Ernie lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, their daughter, and a large collection of classic video games. Ready Player One is his first novel.

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