Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 11/02/2016
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Bookseller Reviews

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Sci-fi pop culture galore!
What if science fiction and video games were all just propaganda, training and preparing us for an impending alien invasion? Zack’s status as an elite game... READ MORE
Charlotte at Douglas
Another enjoyable nostalgic gaming page turner
Cline was never going to surpass such an exceptional debut as Ready player one, but Armada is an admirable follow up, if not lighter on content and perhaps... READ MORE
Liam Nicholson at Sheffield Orchard Sq.


FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF READY PLAYER ONE, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG '[A] masterful tale of Earth's desperate struggle against a powerful alien foe.' - Andy Weir, bestselling author of The Martian

It'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 freedom-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 he's going crazy. A minute later, he's sure of it. Because the UFO he's staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada-in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack's seeing is all too real. And his skills-as well as those of millions of gamers across the world-are going to be needed to save the earth from what's about to befall it. Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can't help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wonder: Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little too... familiar? Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before-one whose every page is infused with author Ernest Cline's trademark pop-culture savvy.

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  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099586746
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 259g
  • Dimensions: 200 x 129 x 23 mm

Customer Reviews

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Ready Player One it is not
Whereas Ready Player One took me by surprise, this felt very similar and initially I felt that Cline was re-excavating a well worn seam, however, it did im... READ MORE
Ian Curd
Cliched story solely written for a movie deal.
The story is a cliched story that resembles the enthusiasm that was portrayed in Ready Player One but the thing about RP1 was that it was original in its o... READ MORE
Afreen Butt
Life Is Just A Game...
I picked this up shortly after finishing Ready Player One. I loved this book just as much as Ernest's earlier book. I don't want to give too much away but... READ MORE
Really, I should...
have paid more attention to reviews elsewhere. The tale is pinched from other sources and was totally over the top. Would not recommend spending money on a... READ MORE
John Warren
A lot of reference dropping.
I read ready player one before this one. I loved the book and kinda liked the adapted, though quite different, movie. I was eager for Armada but I had t... READ MORE